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Beningbrough at Christmas

Weekends, 1 – 23 December 2018 

To rest ahead of the big day, Father Christmas likes to come and holiday just outside York at his beautiful country retreat in Beningbrough Hall. He brings some of his best elves…although they’re still very naughty. They enjoy playing in the garden, dressing up in the hall and riding on the bikes – just like you.

Come and meet Father Christmas in the library of the hall as part of a small group. He’ll read you some stories unique to Beningbrough, chat to each and every one of you and have a photo taken if you’d like. You’ll leave with a small gift to take away.

Sessions will run on weekends in December at various times from 11.30am – 3.30pm. Price is £9 per child with one free adult place. Further adult places can be bought at £9. Booking is essential as we do tend to get fully booked – phone the elves on 01904 472014

There is also artrageous running on the weekends 12noon – 3pm, plan your visit and make time to get creative together in the family art workshop, free for everyone. Artrageous can be found in the Hayloft, accessed by stairs only.

Beningbrough is open on winter weekends 11am – 3.30pm and although Father Christmas will have left for a well-earned rest, we’re also open for exploring the gardens on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Normal admissions charges also apply – free to National Trust members and under fives.

We ho-ho-hope to see you soon.

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD



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Christmas at Mother Shipton’s

Mother Shipton’s is opening for the first time this Christmas. Children meet Santa, then choose from an array of wonderful gifts in his Toy Shop. Be greeted by the Head Elf for story time and don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo opportunity in Santa’s Sleigh! Create a wish to hang on Mother Shipton’s Wishing Tree and post a letter to the North Pole. As you take in the magical surroundings treat yourself to hot drinks and mince pies. Children can also buy and decorate their very own Christmas treat. Wonderful gifts and decorations are available in our new pop-up Christmas shop.

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY, selected dates from 24th November to 23rd December. For more information visit Places are limited, don’t miss out! Book now at



Crimple Hall Santas Grotto

Every weekend from Saturday 1st of December – 10:00am – 5:00pm to Sunday 23rd December – 10:30am – 3:30pm Weekdays (Wed,Thurs,Fri) 19th,20th and 21st 10:00am – 3:30pm — The Crimple Hall elves are waiting to greet all of the good little boys and girls before taking them down our magical woodland path to find Santa. A Grotto experience that will leave them mesmerised with the magic of Christmas.

Santa at Swithens Farm

Santa will be arriving at Swithens farm & getting cosy in his grotto on Saturday & Sunday 1st December 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

If you wish to see Santa the cost is £5.00 per child including a great gift. No need to book in advance, just turn up when Santa’s here!

Santa will also be in his grotto each weekend in December until Christmas Eve, from 10am until 4pm. Sunday 2nd December, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th December, Saturday 22nd December, Sunday 23rd December & Christmas Eve 24th December, 10am until 3pm.

Santas Grotto at Ripley Castle

Weekends from 15th  December – 24th December
Santa will be back in his cosy grotto in the Old Stables of the Castle’s East Wing. Families can enjoy a magical visit to see Santa. Remember to wrap up warm to explore the stunning Gardens and Deer Park as free entry is included – don’t forget to look out for Rudolph! Santa’s Grotto is open to boys and girls from very little ones up to the age of 10 years.

Tickets: £12.50 per child.

Stockeld Park

Santa’s Grotto is open from 17th November 2018 until Christmas Eve.  Weekday tickets (12pm-7pm) are  £8 per child and weekend (10.30am – 7pm) and Christmas Eve tickets (10.30am – 6pm) are £11.50 per child.  Tickets can be purchased on a first-come first-serve basis at the ticket office on the day of your visit.  Your ticket includes a lovely Christmas gift – suitable for all ages.  Each child ticket includes entry for up to 2 adults, any additional adults will need to purchase an entry ticket for £2.  They’ll be an opportunity to purchase a photograph of your little on and Santa too.

Williams Den – Christmas at The Den