Father Christmas is here
Father Christmas and his little helpers will be visiting our magical locations on a mission to find out who is naughty and who is nice. Catch Santa at Castle Coole, Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Hezlett House and The Argory. Santa is a very busy man in December so please call and book in advance if you want to visit him this festive season.
Santa's House: When you visit Santa’s home at Castle Ward, you will be welcomed by Mrs Claus who helps you waken Santa as he sleeps by an open fire. While Mrs Claus serves some shortbread and mince pies, Santa will tell a story about Christmas at Castle Ward. Each child leaves with a Christmas treat and a beautiful toy.
30 November to 22 December (Wednesday to Sunday only). Booking essential. Contact 028 4488 1204. Adult £7 Child £15 Member Adult £7 Child £15
Santa at the Temple: Mount Stewart has the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Catch the Santa Express to Temple of the Winds, explore the hidden grotto, meet the elves in their workshop and enjoy festive refreshments before meeting Santa, Mrs Claus and the magic elf. Hear their story, join the fun and take home a lovely present.
4-7, 10-14 and 17-23 December. Booking essential. Contact 028 4278 8387. Adult £7, Child £15, Member Adult £7, Child £15
Christmas Fair: Head down to Armagh where celebrations are in full swing with the fantastic Christmas fair at The Argory. There will be dozens of craft and food stalls and festive entertainment. Enjoy afternoon tea in the house and also a chance to see Santa and Mrs Claus in their magical winter wonderland.
6-7 December 11.30am – 5.30pm. Normal admission, members free. Additional charge for Santa's grotto and afternoon tea. Booking for both is required upon arrival.
Santa's Christmas Grotto: Add some magic to your Christmas at The Argory. Children can meet the elves in their workshop while Mum and Dad enjoy some festive refreshments. Then take a magical journey to see Santa and Mrs Claus in their winter wonderland grotto.
12-14 and 18-21 December 4-8pm. Booking essential. Contact 028 8778 4753. Adult £5, Child £12, Member Adult £5, Child £12
Magical Christmas: Meet Santa in the magnificent basement at Castle Coole and enjoy the amazing Christmas spectacle.
13-21 December. Booking essential. Contact 028 6634 8249. Adult £5, Child £12, Member Adult £5, Child £12
Santa's House at Hezlett: Witness the wintry wonder at Hezlett House when you visit Santa and Mrs Claus in their cosy holiday home in Castlerock. Enjoy mulled wine, juice and mince pies by the fire, and a lovely gift from Santa.
6-7, 12-14 and 17-21 December. Booking essential. Contact 028 2073 3419. Adult £6, Child £15, Member Adult £6, Child £15