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Sat 24th November 2018 to Sun 23rd December 2018
Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas - Sold Out
Event Type: Event for all

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with our exclusive evening with Father Christmas.

Gather in the Grecian Hall for a festive tea party with WonderPhil, our Christmas wizard,
before setting off on a candle lit trail into the house to find Father Christmas and his friends in the magnificent Great Hall.

Children are invited to gather under the soaring tree and join in with music and stories before
receiving their personalised present from Father Christmas, with photo opportunities too.

Child ticket includes:
- Tea Party in the Grecian Hall
- Visit to Father Christmas
- Invitation from Father Christmas
- Personalised Gift

Accompanying adult tickets must be purchased upon booking and will include admission into the event and refreshments.
Evening with Father Christmas tickets do not include admission to the house and grounds during the day.

The event will start at 6pm and finish at approx 8pm.

£75.00 per child, £15.00 per accompanying adult. Please click here to book tickets.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should we do upon arrival? 

Please park in the main visitor car park and then make your way directly to the Ticket Office when you arrive, you will need to show your email booking confirmation to the Ticket Office staff to check in. You should arrive around 20 minutes before the start of your session, all children attending must have a pre-purchased ticket and invite. 

Any adults accompanying children on this event must have booked a ticket in advance. Due to limited space in the Grecian Hall; this will be limited to 2 adults per child with a ticket. The Kelly Car Christmas Express will shuttle between the Ticket Office and the House, where you should make your way to the Boar Garden Marquee. 

Where is the event taking place?

The evening begins in the Grecian Hall; the entrance to the Grecian Hall is via the Boar Garden Marquee. The event will then move through the House into the Great Hall. 

What will happen at the event?

There will be approximately 30 children on each session; children will be invited to a Christmas supper with 'WonderPhil' the wizard before setting off on a trail through the House to find Father Christmas in the Great Hall, where there will be stories, songs, music and presents. There will be the chance for photos at the end. We ask that you refrain from filming the event and using flash photography during the performance as this can be distracting for the performers and may diminish the experience of other visitors. There will also be a letter box for children to post their letters to Father Christmas. 

Mulled wine and mince pies will be available for accompanying adults. 

What if my child has specific dietary requirements?

We endeavour to be as accommodating as possible for children with specific dietary needs. You must contact us prior to your visit to advice of any requirements, please email [email protected]

How long does the evening last?

The evening starts at 6pm prompt and lasts approximately 2 hours, including supper and a chance for photos with Father Christmas at the end. The Kelly Car will shuttle back to the Ticket Office at the end of the evening. 

Please Note: Pushchairs are not allowed in the House, a buggy parking area will be available. This event will take place after the House has closed, your ticket will not permit you access to the House or Gardens during the day. If you would like to visit the House & Gardens, tickets are available to buy on the day, or book online and save 10%. We ask that you do not bring any food or drink into the Grecian Hall, other than what is provided. 

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