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Relaxed session with Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas for a relaxed storytelling session in the stable yard.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

On 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 December join Father Christmas for a relaxed storytelling session in the stable yard at 3.30pm.

This is an accessible session aimed at providing a more relaxed and calmer Father Christmas experience. With reduced noise levels and crowds, we hope to create a less stressful environment with Father Christmas.

The festive story of a Cornish Christmas at Trelissick will last approximately 20-30 minutes with time at the end to receive a small gift from Father Christmas. A limited number of ear defenders and sensory aids will be available for use in the quiet sessions on the day and an access statement is available from our website.

If you have any additional questions regarding this event, please contact us at

Please note that normal admission charges to Trelissick apply, with free admission to National Trust members, and that assistance dogs only are able to attend. We are unable to process refunds.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £2.00
Child £6.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Story aimed at children aged 3 years and up

Meeting point

After admission through visitor reception make your way to the stable yard with your tickets and a volunteer will greet you.

What to bring and wear

Wear warm clothing as it can be chilly in the stables and feel free to bring blankets.


If you have any requirements for the session please get in touch with us beforehand by emailing or calling 01872 862090 An access statement is available from the Trelissick website, there are some steep slopes in the garden. Please be aware that assistance dogs only are permitted in the stables.


Please note this a group family experience, not a 1:1 with Father Christmas. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at least 15 mins before your time slot.

Contact info

National Trust Box Office

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