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.

Father Christmas 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 coming down a chimney at Blickling

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Christmas stories and sleigh bells  

Climb the winding staircase up to the Long Gallery, where Father and Mother Christmas will be waiting for you by the fireside. Enjoy a chat with the man in red and some Christmas storytelling.

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

Father Christmas grottoes near you 

We've pulled together a list of where you can come and visit Father Christmas at our places, by region.