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Storytime with Father Christmas

Join us for some festive magic. 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

Please arrive in the Stableyard at the start of your ticket. The first 15 minutes we'll do some festive crafts together. The next 10 minutes we will get involved with the hobby reindeer riding school. The final 25 minutes we'll cosy down for a story with Father Christmas. There will also be a chance to have a photo and receive a gift. The session will end at the house basement.

Dates and times to meet Father Christmas: 30 November, 10.30 - 3.05pm 1 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 7 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 8 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 14 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 15 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 21 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 22 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm 23 December, 10.30 - 3.05pm

Ticket price - £15 per child. Tickets for this event are non-refundable and can't be changed to other sessions.

We recommend this event is suitable for children aged 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to space at Father Christmas' grotto, we can only admit one adult per child to the story time part of the session. Only assistance dogs allowed in the Grotto.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements, we'd love to work with you to ensure you and your family are able to have the best possible experience.

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



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child £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. Assistance dogs only.

Contact info

Stourhead Estate Office

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