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Storytime with Father Christmas

Create cosy Christmas crafts, gallop with hobby-reindeer and snuggle up for a festive story with Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join us at Stourhead for some festive magic. Begin in the Stableyard and get creative with our jolly helpers. Then jingle your way up the drive on one of our hobby reindeer. Before snuggling down for a cosy Christmas story with Father Christmas himself.

Dates and times to meet Father Christmas: Saturday 2 December, 10am - 3.20pm Sunday 3 December, 10am - 3.20pm Saturday 9 December, 10am - 3.20pm Sunday 10 December, 10am - 3.20pm Saturday 16 December, 10am - 3.20pm Sunday 17 December, 10am - 3.20pm Monday 18 December, 10am - 3.20pm Tuesday 19 December, 10am - 3.20pm Wednesday 20 December, 10am - 3.20pm Thursday 21 December, 10am - 3.20pm Friday 22 December, 10am - 3.20pm

Ticket price - £15 per child.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and preferably no more than one adult per child as the grotto is quite snug.

Please note that normal admission to Stourhead House and garden applies, and is not included in this ticket. If you are joining us for the final session of the day, the house and garden will be closed by the time the session ends.

Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child Per ticket£15.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable


Recommended for children under the age of 12.

Meeting point

Please park in the main National Trust car park and walk to the Stableyard.

What to bring and wear

This is both and indoor and outdoor event so please dress for the weather. There are lockers for large items of clothing as you move inside for the storytime part of the event.


Step-free and wheelchair access is available. Please can all accessibility requirements be organised with us beforehand by emailing or calling Stourhead estate office on 01747 841 152. Please note that there is no accessible toilet in the house.


Please note that if you are joining us for the final session that the house and garden will be closed by the time the session ends. Please note that the main car park is a 10 minute walk to the house, so aim to arrive 10 minutes before your timed slot. Pre-booked tickets only. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable Guide dogs only.

Contact info

Stourhead Estate Office

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