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Friday, 03 November 2017 16:40

Win afternoon tea with Father Christmas

Win the chance to meet Father Christmas at the Festival of Christmas

Father Christmas and kid

What's on offer
Enter our festive colouring in competition for a chance to win your own special visit with Father Christmas! Anyone can enter, but children are strongly encouraged – winners will be picked at random once the competition closes.

How to enter
To enter, simply send us your masterpiece before midnight on Thursday 23rd November. You can do that be either tweeting a picture to us @PHDockyard or tagging us on Instagram @phdockyard  – in either case, use the hashtag #NutcrackersInColour.

Or you can email us a photo or scan to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Don’t forget to include the artists name and age. Happy colouring!

Trees christmas

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Walk in a winter wonderland this Christmas as you take in 150 stalls at our Christmas market, kick-back in Fagin's Tavern and see Father Christmas and his reindeer. 

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides experiences that can't be created in a classroom and brings history to life. All visits are designed to maximise pupils' learning experiences and depending on your curriculum, time and budget you have available there are a range of options to suit your needs.

Education Tickets


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a unique range of historic and modern venues for group visitors seeking to make their visit even more special. Pre-booked groups of a minimum of 15 people are eligible for advanced group rates. Groups who have not pre-booked will be charged a basic group rate on the day.

Group Tickets

*Prices shown include discount. Offer cannot be combined with other offers or applied for retrospectively. Offers are only redeemable online only and applies to All Attraction tickets only. The waterbus is operated on a first come first served basis and is subject to availability. Please see the full booking terms and conditions. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Registered disabled visitors to the dockyard should purchase an appropriate ticket according to their age. They are eligible to bring along a carer for free if required. A complimentary day ticket can be allocated to the carer on request at the Visitors Centre, and is included with the online ticket purchase. For more information on our accessibility, please read our accessibility page.