Relaxed Session Storytelling with Father Christmas
This is a relaxed session where the experience is slightly reformed to reduce the numbers of guests and minimise loud unexpected noises.
Making noises during the performance will not be discouraged and we have an available chill-out space for anyone who may become overwhelmed.
This relaxed experience is designed to benefit patrons on the autistic spectrum, make involuntary noises, or anyone looking for a more relaxed atmosphere.
Bring the family to celebrate Christmas at St Mary’s Guildhall and enjoy storytelling, gingerbread decorating and seasonal family fun with Father Christmas.
Join Father Christmas for a seasonal sensory story in the great hall, gingerbread decorating in the medieval kitchen, plus enjoy exploring the specular historical rooms along with a range of children’s crafts at the beautifully festively decorated venue.
*Please note this is a group experience which will be shared with other families at the event. Each child will have the opportunity for a short meeting with Father Christmas and they will receive a small chocolate selection box gift.
All tickets must be booked in advance for all family members wishing to attending. Failure to arrive at your allocated time may result in non admission.
Standard admission, return again tickets, promotional tickets, national rail promotional offers and GO CV and GOC CV+ rates do not apply to this event.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the event.
All visitors will require an advance purchased ticket including children under 1's. Only visitors who have purchased a child ticket will receive a gift from Father Christmas and a gingerbread to decorate. This event is around 45min/1 hour and is recommended for children aged 5 to 11.
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For everyone to enjoy St Mary’s Guildhall, there is a lift to the first floor and rising platform into the Muniment Room. There is a new spiral staircase to the 2nd floor and where access is not step free, 360 panoramic views of the rooms are available on the digital tour tablets.
There are toilets and baby changing facilities on the ground floor located opposite the Cloisters.
Parking for St Mary's Guildhall
If you’re planning a trip to St Mary’s Guildhall by car, you can park in the city centre at a variety of available car parks. The closest ones are:
Salt Lane Multi-Storey
Grove Street surface car park
For further details please visit Parking - Coventry City Council