Christmas at Uppark House and Garden

This article was about our Christmas activities in 2016. Visit our main Uppark website for up-to-date information.

Saturday 3 December 2016 - Monday 2 January 2017

Christmas below stairs

Explore the warren of the Servants Quarters to discover how Victorian servants would have prepared Christmas for their masters. See food in preparation in the Still Room, find out how the butler and housekeeper ran the household at this busy time and see the dolls' house decked out for Christmas. 

Join us for the first weekend as our Victorian servants welcome you to Christmas below stairs at Uppark.

Servants Quarters open daily from 11am

Christmas gifts
Christmas gifts

Meet Father Christmas

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 December 2016 11am -3pm

Meet Father Christmas in the stables on selected weekends this Christmas. Enter the grotto to find the man himself ready to meet you.  A lovely low key introduction for small children to a very special person.

In a change to previous years, you will need to book a space to meet Father Christmas, each time slot is 10 minutes long with a maximum of 6 people in the grotto at any one time. Please look at our event pages and call the central booking office on 03442491895 to book your place.


£5.00 per child includes admission and gift. Adults must pay normal admission price or show National Trust membership card.

Meet Father Christmas this festive season
Father Christmas meets two children at Uppark, West Sussex

Festive Christmas lunches

Weekdays from Monday 5 December - 23 December 2016

What could be better than someone else cooking you a full Christmas lunch this festive season? Treat yourself during this busy time to one of our traditional Christmas lunches this December with two and three course options are available: 2 courses is £15.00 and  3 courses £25.00

Call our team on 01730825415 to book your Christmas lunch today.

Choose from favourites like roast turkey with all the trimmings, chocolate and cardamon tart and Christmas pudding. Next door, the shop is filled with festive treats, from tree decorations and Christmas ale to soft woollen blankets and the brand new National Trust Monopoly game. 

Enjoy a home-made Christmas pudding this festive season
Christmas pudding at a National Trust property