Father Christmas in the south west

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the big man himself and this year you’ll get the chance to see him at various places throughout the south west.

Check out our list below to find out where Santa is going to be visiting near you.


    Father Christmas's sleigh will be stopping at Stourhead’s magical mansion on Saturday 7 and Sunday 15 December.


    Visit Father Christmas in his grand grotto at Montacute House on a range of dates in December this year.


    For a more unique Father Christmas experience join old St Nick at Killerton where he’ll be dressed in green, as he would have been in Dickens’ time.

    Castle Drogo

    Celebrate the art of Christmas letter writing at Castle Drogo this year. Children will have the opportunity to write a letter to Father Christmas before following a trail through the garden to deliver it to the man himself.

    Coleton Fishacre

    Father Christmas will be stopping by Coleton Fishacre this year to see who’s been naughty and nice and handout goody bags. You’ll be able to find him in our library on Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December.

    Arlington Court

    Father Christmas has made time in his busy schedule to visit the good boys and girls at Arlington Court this year. Be sure to bring your Christmas list with you when he’s here on Sunday 22 and Monday 23 December.


    For a chance to see Father Christmas and help out the elves in his busy workshop pay a visit to Knightshayes on one of four dates during December. While there you’ll be able to see the house decorated with traditional Victorian decorations, take a winter walk and then warm yourselves up in the stables café.


    Father Christmas will be wearing his green Tudor-style outfit at Trerice as well this year. Come on one of four dates throughout December when he'll be here, sharing stories of Christmases past.


    If you have any last minute Christmas wishes to give to Father Christmas he’s going to be at Lanhydrock daily from 21 to 24 December, 12pm to 3pm.


    For a visit to Father Christmas with a difference why not come to Studland Beach, where he’ll be chilling out in his beach hut hideaway.