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Christmas at Sunnycroft

The hall, with a tiled floor, at Sunnycroft decorated for visits to Father Christmas, with cards and garlands of greenery on a side table with a clock to the left, and through a curtain is a Christmas tree decorated with lights
Sunnycroft decorated for Christmas | © National Trust/Jayne Gough

Inspired by the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, enjoy a festive Christmas experience at Sunnycroft this December. Visits to Sunnycroft are by pre-booked ticket at this special time of year.

The Twelve Days of Sunnycroft Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, Sunnycroft gave to me… its own unique take on a well-known festive song.

For 2023 we’re taking inspiration from The Twelve Days of Christmas song, but with a touch of Sunnycroft magic and charm.

Step inside the house, see it dressed for Christmas and discover how the collection lends itself to The Twelve Days of Christmas. Will you see six geese -a-laying, and can you find the partridge in a pear tree?

All visits to Sunnycroft this December must be pre-booked in advance.

Visiting Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be stopping off at Sunnycroft to meet families as they visit The Twelve Days of Christmas, children will receive a small gift from Father Christmas.

Twilight Father Christmas visits can be pre-booked daily from 2 - 23 December, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

Daytime Father Christmas visits can be booked on weekends in December between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

All visits to Father Christmas must be pre-booked in advance.

Tickets for visiting Father Christmas cost £18.00 per child and £8.00 per accompanying adult. You can book for a maximum of six guests per time slot. If your party is more than six people, please book two time slots.

There must be a minimum of one adult and one child per time slot and tickets must be pre-booked in advance.

If your party is small and you would like to combine your visit with other family members or friends, please do so at the time of booking.

Bookings can also be made by calling the Central Booking Line on 03442 491895.

Behind the Magic

While Father Christmas is busy elsewhere, visitors will experience an exclusive look at how Sunnycroft has been transformed for the festive season with the theme the Twelve Days of Christmas.

‘Behind the magic’ will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 December, daily, from 10.30am til 2pm, visitors will be admitted to the house by pre-booked ticket for a half hour visit. Visits are only by pre-booked ticket.

Tickets cost £8 per person (charges also apply for National Trust members), and numbers are limited due to capacity within the house.

Once arrived, visitors will be able to make their own way around the ground floor of the house, see it dressed for Christmas and discover how the collection lends itself to the Twelve Days of Christmas, in a way that only Sunnycroft can.

Father Christmas will not be at Sunnycroft for these ‘Behind the magic’ sessions.

Bauble decorations on a Christmas tree
Festive Christmas decorations | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

Frequently asked questions

Questions about the visit

For further information please email or call 01743 708170. Please note this is for enquires about the event only, bookings cannot be taken via these contact details.

Children playing badminton in front of the house in the garden at Sunnycroft, Shropshire

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