Visit Father Christmas

Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). This Christmas, why not pay a visit to tell him your Christmas wishes, listen to festive stories, wander along family-friendly trails and try tasty treats?

Santa loves visiting the places we care for, because each experience is a little different. At Knightshayes in Devon you’ll find him dressed in green robes as he would have been in the Tudor-era. Or maybe you’ll meet him at Birling Gap, where you’ll find his magical grotto along the seaside?

What’s more, every time you visit Father Christmas, you’re helping to care for these special places for Christmases to come.

Visit Santa at Ickworth, Suffolk

Visit Father Christmas in the East 

Make a visit to a Christmas grotto and chat with Father Christmas himself in the East of England. Naughty or nice, feel the winter cheer in special places like Hatfield Forest, with carols by the campfire, or Dunstable Downs where you can tuck into a breakfast feast with Father Christmas.

Father Christmas meeting a young boy being held by his mother, standing around a Christmas tree

Visit Father Christmas in the Midlands 

In the Midlands, Father Christmas has organised lots of festive activities, such as the wonderful Christmas breakfast feasts at Kedleston Hall and Charlecote Park. Meet his elves too at Attingham Park and help spread the Christmas cheer with some traditional celebrations at Wightwick Manor.

Santa's Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Visit Father Christmas in Northern Ireland 

Take a magical journey to a special place this Christmas and see Father Christmas at one of his winter homes in Castle Coole. Or have a magical experience at places like Mount Stewart, where little ones can have their first Father Christmas encounter.

Visit Father Christmas in the North

Meet green robed Santa

Visit Father Christmas in the South East 

Father Christmas can be found in his enchanted grotto at Moreden Hall Park, and you can also find him dressed in green at Red House. Embark on a magical journey in a seaside grotto at Birling Gap and take part in some Christmas craft activities.

Santa Claus and Mrs Claus in their Christmas Grotto

Where to find Father Christmas in the South West 

Meet the whole Christmas family at Lacock Abbey, where Mr and Mrs Claus will greet you, or cosy down with a story read by Father Christmas at Saltram and Stourhead. He’ll be dressed in his traditional green outfit at Knightshayes for some true traditional Christmas cheer.

Visiting Santas Grotto at Erddig, Wales

See Father Christmas in Wales 

Father Christmas is making a return appearance to magical places in Wales this year, where you can join him for breakfast at Powis Castle and Errdig. Or, after meeting him at Aberdulais, you can make a traditional Victorian Christmas decoration.