Father Christmas in the East

Meeting Father Christmas is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical, so why not visit him at one of our special places across the East of England? However, you may need to book in advance - he's a very busy man you know!

Children meet Father Christmas at The Vyne, Hampshire

Father Christmas at Hatfield Forest 

Over the festive season, the wintry weather takes its toll on the forest’s grassy paths which become worn and eroded. Even Father Christmas is helping us care for the forest by changing his usual walking trail to carols by the campfire.

Children listening to Father Christmas tell stories

Father Christmas at Ickworth 

At Ickworth you can sit next to the Christmas tree for stories and gifts from Father Christmas. But remember to book ahead so your little one's aren't disappointed. He's a very popular man!

Father Christmas talks to a child about a present

Father Christmas at Dunwich Heath 

If you’ve been good all year, you can drop in to meet Father Christmas at the Coastguard Cottages Tea Room. Why not follow our Reindeer Trail and see if you can find all of the reindeer hiding on the heath?

Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Dunstable Downs 

Start your day by enjoying breakfast with Father Christmas before working it off on our Christmas trail. Pop back into the Centre on your way out to enjoy a cheeky Christmas treat and hot chocolate.

Father Christmas and a young girl

Father Christmas at Oxburgh 

At Oxburgh Hall you can visit Father Christmas in his grotto and let him know your Christmas wish. Timed tickets help make sure you’re never having to wait too long to see him either.

Snowy scene of Father Christmas at Wicken Fen

Father Christmas at Wicken Fen 

Come and visit Father Christmas in the traditional Fen Cottage at Wicken Fen. You’ll find him next to the roaring fire, before making Christmas crafts with the elves in Wicken’s wonderland.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.