Visit Father Christmas

A child visits Father Christmas at Speke Hall

Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). So it’s good news that the jolly man himself will be making some stop-offs at places we look after this Christmas.

Santa Claus will be setting up his grottoes in beautifully decorated surroundings and even out amongst the winter scenery. Tell him your Christmas wishes, listen to festive stories and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and family-friendly trails.

Feel warm in the knowledge that every visit to see Father Christmas helps us care for special places for Christmases to come.

We've selected some of our favourite events, or you can use the events search below.

Father Christmas landing in a fireplace at Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Father Christmas at the Castle 

Father Christmas will be paying a visit to Bodiam Castle this December. See little faces light up as they meet the jolly man himself against the backdrop of the glittering castle, with a gift for those who have been extra good this year.

Father Christmas

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Woodland Tales with Father Christmas 

Escape to the countryside this Christmas and visit Clumber Park where Father Christmas will be telling festive tales in the woodland. Once the story has finished all children will receive a small gift from Father Christmas himself.

Father Christmas and a young boy

Quarry Bank, Cheshire

A Quarry Bank Christmas 

Join the festive fun with a traditional Christmas weekend at Quarry Bank. Tell Father Christmas what’s on your wish list and enjoy Christmas carols by the twinkling tree, stories, last-minute shopping, and finish your day with a warming mince pie.

Tudor Father Christmas at Trerice

Trerice, Cornwall

Tudor Father Christmas

Visit this fine Elizabethan manor house in the Cornish countryside and add a touch of grandeur to Christmas this year. Come and meet a special Tudor Father Christmas, hear his tales and go home with a very special paper package tied up with string.

Father Christmas at Hinton Ampner

Search for a Christmas event in your area 

Use the events calendar to find a Father Christmas grotto near you.