21/11/2020 - 23/12/2020 |

The hall will be transformed with our annual Christmas displays to get everyone into the festive spirit. Keep an eye out in the summer when we’ll announce this year’s theme.


Decorations throughout the hall are largely handmade using material that’s grown or produced on the Doddington Estate. Take a look at the photos from previous years to get a flavour of Christmas at Doddington.


It’s an opportunity to soak up the festive atmosphere of Christmas in a treasured family home, which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its four hundred year plus history. A chance to see what the present day family and staff have created and to think about how Christmas may have looked and felt through the centuries.


2020 Christmas opening dates/times

21 Nov – 20 Dec; Wed-Fri 12-4pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

21-23 Dec; Mon, Tues, Wed 12-4pm



House Admission: Adult £12, Child £6 (under 3yrs free), Family £33

Tickets also include access to the gardens. Father Christmas is NOT included, visits must be booked separately.


*Doddington season tickets are accepted. Please note that Historic Houses, RHS member cards and any other special promotions (e.g. 2 for 1) are NOT accepted during Christmas opening*


  • Tickets are available to purchase in advance online (from Sept 2020) or on arrival at the Gatehouse.
  • Please note that e-tickets are not timed and access is free-flow, you may visit between the times advertised on the selected date you wish to visit (last entry 1hr before closing).
  • The upper floors of the Hall are not accessible by wheelchair or pushchair. Please see our accessibility page prior to visiting.
  • Tickets do NOT include Father Christmas


GROUP VISITS: Self-guided group visits are available during normal opening times and private group visits are available at other times by appointment only. Please contact Gill for all group visit enquiries.


photos: instinctive photography