Father Christmas at Sunnycroft 2021

The hallway at Sunnycroft with Christmas decorations and tree in December 2020.

A visit to Father Christmas is a special festive tradition for many families. We’re planning to hold Father Christmas visits at Sunnycroft again this year offering a safe and special Father Christmas visit experience.

Visiting Father Christmas

Despite his mince-pie packed schedule Father Christmas has made some time to stop off at Sunnycroft again this year to meet families and find out what’s top of their Christmas lists.

On your visit you'll meet Sunnycroft's baker who has been busy making festive treats for Sunnycroft's special visitor, before meeting Father Christmas himself. Children will receive a small soft toy gift to take home. 

Father Christmas visits will take place on weekends from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 12 December and then daily from Friday 17 to Thursday 23 December. We will also be holding some Twilight Father Christmas visits after school and in the early evening on selected weekdays during December. All visits to Father Christmas must be pre-booked in advance.

Father Christmas talks to a child about a present
Father Christmas talks to a child about a present
Father Christmas talks to a child about a present


Booking to visit Father Christmas

*Father Christmas visits at Sunnycroft are now sold out*

Stained glass detail from a window at Sunnycroft

What's on 

Father Christmas tickets will be available to book from Tuesday 19 October.

Tickets cost £15 per child and £5 per adult. A maximum of 6 people can visit Father Christmas at one time – there must be a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child in that group and tickets must be pre-booked in advance.

We're carefully planning the details for Father Christmas visits to ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable visit for all the family. In England and Wales, face coverings are required in indoor areas, except in cafés and tea-rooms, unless you're exempt. The visits have been planned under the current government guidance for Covid-19, should these change, we may have to make alterations to the visit.

Sunnycroft in the winter sun
Sunnycroft in the winter sun
Sunnycroft in the winter sun

School and nursery visits to Father Christmas

Schools and nursery groups can visit Father Christmas in the morning on selected dates in December (1-3, 8-10, and 15 and 16 December). Please email attinghameducation@nationaltrust.org.uk for information and prices for visiting with a school or nursery group.  


More information

How many people can I book to visit Father Christmas?

A time ticket slot can have up to 6 people in any combination of adults and children as long as there is a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child on each booking.

How long will the visit last?

Once you've stepped through the door at Sunycroft the experience will last around 10 minutes. 

Are the house and grounds open at the same time?

No, Sunnycroft will only be open for Father Christmas visits.

How accessible is Sunnycroft?

Access to the house is via steps on entry and exit, for more information on access please read the access guide below.

Sunnycroft Access Statement 2021 (PDF / 0.2MB) download

What facilities are at Sunnycroft?

Toilets, including a baby change are available. There is no café or shop at Sunnycroft.

Questions about the visit

For further information please email sunnycroft@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01743 708170. Please note this is for enquires about the event only, bookings cannot be taken via these contact details. If your enquiry is urgent please call 01743 708170.