A very Victorian Christmas

We're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield...

A very Victorian Christmas

Saturday 24 November 2018 - Wednesday 2 January 2019

This special time of year gets off to a magical start as we step back into a Christmas past. Join us as we take the season's best loved traditions and bring them to life with our immersive Victorian experience.

With stockings full of festive family fun, traditional decorations, storytelling and games, soak up the atmosphere as the Gibbs family and their servants prepare for the festivities.

Due to ongoing issues with our booking system, tickets to visit the house duing 'A very Victorian Christmas' cannot be pre-booked.

House tickets will be available on the day from the Ticket office on a first come, first served basis. There will be two release times for tickets, as shown in the table below:

Release time for tickets

Time slots to visit the house

From 10am



From 11.30am




Please note, if you have already pre-booked a ticket, your ticket will be honoured on the day.

A full accessibility statement for 'A very Victorian Christmas' at Tyntesfield is available here: 'A very Victorian Christmas' at Tyntesfield accessibility statement (PDF / 0.2MB) download   If you have any further queries, please email us at tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk.

There are stockings full of festive decorations at Tyntesfield this Christmas
Tyntesfield Christmas
There are stockings full of festive decorations at Tyntesfield this Christmas

Father Christmas at Tyntesfield

Father Christmas has stopped by Tyntesfield in the lead-up to his busiest night of the year with plenty of presents and festive cheer for young and old.

This year, he's staying in Chaplain's House, which is only accessible via steps. If this causes an obstacle for you or someone in your group please email us at tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk before making your booking and we will discuss other options with you.

A full accessibility statement for 'A very Victorian Christmas' at Tyntesfield, including our Father Christmas events, is available here: 'A very Victorian Christmas' at Tyntesfield accessibility statement (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Sorry, tickets to 'Meet Father Christmas' and 'A carriage ride to see Father Christmas' are now sold out.


Christmas carriage rides

You can catch a festive ride in a horsedrawn carriage this Christmas at Tyntesfield

Spaces are limited so we'd recommend booking a space:

Evening opening at Tyntesfield

From Christmas mysteries and late night shopping to tranquil walks through the garden and chances to visit the house after dark, you can see Tyntesfield in a whole new light this December.

Tickets to visit the house and for the Christmas mystery event do sell out, so booking is recommended.

Christmas concerts in the Chapel

Come all ye fathful.. and enjoy the very best in Christmas music in Tyntesfield's glorious chapel. This year we're welcoming a range of local choirs throughout December, perfect for sparking that festive feeling.

You can either choose to book a £30.00 ticket that includes a Christmas dinner (please email us on tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk if you require a vegetarian meal or have any other dietary requirements we should know about), a mince pie and a hot drink, or a £15.00 ticket that includes a mince pie and a hot drink.

Afternoon concerts start at 5pm, please arrive at 4.15pm for your mince pie and hot drink. The concerts last approximately one hour.

Evening concerts start at 7.30pm. If you have booked a Christmas dinner, please arrive at 5.45pm. If you have not booked a Christmas dinner, please arrive at 6.30pm. The concerts last approximately one hour.

Tickets do sell out so we'd recommend booking your space:


Christmas shopping

Our Cow Barn shop will be beautifully decorated for the season and is the perfect place to pick up presents and decorations this Christmas.

Festive food

You can expect a whole host of festive tasty treats in our Cow Barn restaurant this Christmas.

In the Pavilion cafe, at the bottom of the estate, you can warm up your toes by the woodburning stove and enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats.



A very Victorian Christmas

Whoop! It's that festive time of year again, can't wait for you all to join us for a very Victorian Christmas.

Upcoming events

TYNTEtots: Rapunzel

Thu 24 Jan 2019
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by the classic story of Rapunzel.

Weekly winter photography challenges at Tyntesfield

Thu 24 Jan 2019
Stretch your photography skills and see how many of our weekly photography challenges you can complete in January and February.

'Play hard' storytelling tours

Thu 24 Jan 2019
On weekdays in January, access to the house at Tyntesfield is on a 'Play hard' storytelling tour only. Find out more about the Gibbs family and how they made Tyntesfield their home. Tickets are also available on the day.

Feel Good Friday: Tyntesfield run

Fri 25 Jan 2019
Blow the cobwebs away with a morning run round the Tyntesfield estate, enjoying spectacular scenery along the way.

Trust 10

Sun 27 Jan 2019
Run 10k for free at Tyntesfield Tyntesfield has a pay & display car park: £3 per vehicle. National Trust members who scan their cards at our parking machines or those with an in date car sticker park free.