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Christmas at the Rock Houses

Father Christmas sits in a Rock House by a log fire, dressed in traditional green robes.
Father Christmas at the Rock Houses wearing his traditional green robes | © Claire Hale

Father Christmas and his woodland helpers are visiting the Rock Houses this December. Have a festive breakfast story in the sandstone cave, or take part in creative Christmas activities, write a wish for the world and receive a gift from Father Christmas.

Christmas is finished for now

All of our Christmas 2023 events have now finished. We'll be adding details of our Christmas 2024 events later in the year, so please check back closer to the time.

Come along and have breakfast at the Rock Houses then gather round and listen to Father Christmas tell festive stories in the cave. Recieve a Christmas gift at the end of the storytelling session.

Breakfast stories are available on 2 and 3 December 8:30 - 9:30. Ticket price £12 per child, accompanying adults are £4.50 each. Drink and breakfast pastry included.

Ticket prices do not include entry to the Rock Houses. Rock Houses open at 10.30am and normal admission prices apply (free for National Trust members) if you would like to visit after Breakfast Stories with Father Christmas.

Book here for Breakfast Stories With Father Christmas | National Trust

Or, take a walk through the woods to the Rock Houses where Father Christmas, dressed in traditional green robes and assisted by his woodland elves, will be waiting to give you a gift. Create a Christmas decoration to take home, make magical natural reindeer food to sprinkle on Christmas Eve, create a wish for the world and hang it on the wishing tree before exploring the site for hidden gnomes.

Book your visit to meet Father Christmas at the Rock Houses here | National Trust

Father Christmas and his helpers will be at the Rock Houses on: 2, 3 December, 9, 10 December and 16, 17 December. Maximum of 6 children (plus accompanying adults) to visit Father Christmas at one time.

Tickets are £10 per child.

Normal admission charges apply and you will receive a free return visit for January or February 2024 (this is because we will only have one Rock House open for visitors).