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An audience with Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas as he returns to Trelissick with a festive Cornish Christmas tale.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Father Christmas will visit the stable yard this December with a special story of a Cornish Christmas at Trelissick. Once the storytelling is complete he’ll hand out a small gift at the end to each child. He will be joining us at Trelissick on 2, 3, 9 and 10 December and then daily between 16 and 23 December. Storytelling times are at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 2.45pm. From 18 December there will also be storytelling sessions at 3.30pm.

An audience with Father Christmas is always incredibly popular and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please take 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 at the beginning of the story.

What to bring and wear

Wear warm clothing as it can be chilly in the stables and feel free to bring blankets. Festive accessories such as reindeer antlers or Father Christmas hats are encouraged!


Accessible toilet and blue badge parking available. Step-free and wheelchair accessible route to the stables. 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. Story is approx. 20-30 mins with time at the end to collect a small gift. Babies (under 18 months) not requiring a gift can enter with the family for free. However, if you would like a gift for your baby, please book a child ticket. Normal admission charges still apply, free admission to National Trust members. If you'd like to bring an education group to meet Father Christmas, please contact the Trelissick property office for more information

Contact info

National Trust Box Office

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