Say hello to Santa and book a trip on the tractor with the Christmas elf. Get some great gifts from the Christmas Fair stalls and catch the panto in our theatre, or get hands-on with some seasonal craft activities for all the family.
As well as our own farmyard favourites around the site, you can visit Shetland ponies, goats and alpacas in our animal marquee and settle down on the hay bales for some festive storytelling.
Up at the farm you can meet some donkeys at our farmyard nativity scene, make some ‘reindeer food’ to take home and try your hand at some stock judging, as well as other family activities to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Meet the cute foals © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Crafts at the Christmas Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Take part in festive stock judging © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Browsing for festive gifts © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Meet our tractor-driving elf! © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Meet Santa at the Christmas Fair at the Farm © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Visit the farmyard at the Christmas Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Meet donkeys in our farmyard nativity scene © Ruth Armstrong Photography
9 Dec 2018
National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, G76 9HR
Early Bird tickets
(until Sunday 25 November)
Adult £8/Concession £7.50*
Child £5.50 (under 5s free)
Family of 4 £23
Ticket prices from
Monday 26 November
Adult £10/Concession £9*
Child £6 (under 5s free)
Family of 4 £27
National Museums Scotland Members free
Please note this is a charging event: the Annual Pass and NTS Membership are not valid.
* 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.
Early Bird tickets available until Sunday 18 November.
Book online or call 0300 123 6789Book Early Bird tickets
Find out how to get to the Christmas Fair here.
National Museum of Rural Life