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Sold out - Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Father Christmas will be returning to his grotto at Quarry Bank this festive season.

  • Booking essential

*Please note that this event is sold out. There are no more tickets avalible.*

Wish lists at the ready! Join us for a special 30 minute session of festive activities and crafts, including a private family visit to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift.

Suitable for children from 6 months to 10 years. Tickets are also on sale for our baby and toddler festive play sessions which are specifically designed for those aged 6 months - 5 years of age.

Please purchase a Father Christmas ticket for each child.

Two adults per family permitted to attend with the child(ren).

Non-National Trust members do not need to purchase Quarry Bank admission tickets in order to attend this event. If however you wish to explore the buildings and gardens on your visit, then you will need to pay for admission at Visitor Reception.

Please note that the Weaving Shed Restaurant and the Mill Shop can be accessed without an admission ticket.

National Trust admission charges do not apply.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child £12.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for children 6 months to 10 years.

Meeting point

Please meet in the Mill Yard near the Mill entrance at least 5 minutes before your entry time.

What to bring and wear

This is an indoor event.


The event space is accessible by a lift in the Mill for those who need it. Please note that it's not possible to accommodate buggies and prams in the event area. There is a buggy park in the Mill yard for them to be stored.


Please note this is a 30 minute session and you should arrive in the Mill Yard at least 5 minutes before the start time to your session. If you are more than 10 minutes late to your session, you may not be permitted entry. Neurodiverse friendly sessions are also being offered for anyone who has additional needs on the mornings of 21, 22 and 23 December.

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