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Storytime with Mother Christmas

Meet Mother Christmas for Storytime in the Lacock festive grotto. A cosy, magical experience to delight young visitors and get everyone excited for Christmas.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Get comfy, listen carefully and be ready for a Christmas story with one of the most important characters of the season. It's a busy time of year for Christmas VIPs, can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? Storytime with Mother Christmas includes a gift.

Each child event ticket also includes entry to the abbey grounds, cloister and decorated Great Hall. Normal admission applies for non-member adults.

Free parking for National Trust members £4.50 parking for non National Trust members



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child adults free but normal admission applies£10.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Accompanying adults do not require event tickets in addition to grounds entry purchased on the day


Suitable for children aged 0-6+

Meeting point

Meet in Lacock visitor reception to start your visit. It's a short walk to the grotto from the abbey gates so please allow at least 15 minutes to get to there.

What to bring and wear

Dress in your festive best, but wrap up warm. The grotto is cosy but there is a short walk through the grounds to get there.


The Christmas grotto is on the ground floor accessed via the abbey cloister, with some steps. If you require step free access please let us know and we will accommodate you.


The experience will last approximately 30 minutes, each audience has a maximum of 12 places so booking is essential. This event is aimed at children of Primary School age. presents will be available for 0-2, 3-5 & 6+ Each child ticket also includes free entry to the abbey grounds, cloister and decorated Great Hall. Each accompanying adult will need to pay the normal admission fee, National Trust members go free.

Upcoming events


Christmas at Lacock 

All things light, bright and colourful bring extra sparkle to Lacock's Christmas festivities for 2023.

Event summary

7 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 29 other dates or times

Light Struck by Ellen Carey 

Photographer and artist Ellen Carey brings a celebration of light, colour and playfulness to Lacock with an exhibition of her works.

Event summary

7 Dec 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
11:00 to 16:00
+ 115 other dates or times

Toddler Time with Mother Christmas 

Cuddle up with your little ones for a Christmas story in Lacock's cosy grotto. A relaxed session for under 5s.

Event summary

8 Dec to 15 Dec 2023
10:15 to 10:45
+ 5 other dates or times