Forgive the ridiculously early mention of December 25th, but families much more organised than ours might like to know that tickets for the popular Father Christmas experiences at Castle Howard go on sale at 9am on Monday 19th September and are expected to go like hot, er, mince pies. Choose from a daytime audience or an evening with the big man in red:
An Audience with Father Christmas Gather around the fire as the wizard WonderPhil entertains with magic, then join Father Christmas as he tells stories and sings songs before handing out personalised presents.
Evening with Father Christmas Enjoy a festive tea party in the Grecian Hall before setting off on a candle lit trail into the house to discover Father Christmas and his bundle of presents.
Father Christmas at Castle Howard – A selection of times are available every weekend from 26th November and daily from 19th to 23rd December 2016