Where you found Father Christmas in the South West 2019

Father Christmas called in at lots of places across the South West, reading stories and giving out presents. Find out where he stopped off near you in 2019.

Father Christmas talks to a child about a present

An audience with Father Christmas

Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please young visitors.

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Storytime with Father Christmas at Saltram, Devon 

We've received confirmation and the big man himself will be back at Saltram this Christmas. Tickets for this years much anticipated Storytime with Father Christmas are on sale now.

Child with Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas at Dunster Castle - SOLD OUT

On Saturdays and Sundays from 8 - 22 December, plus Friday 20 and Monday 23 December, why not pay a visit to Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes? Each child will receive a gift to get their holiday off to a great start. A special treat to some extra magic to the festive season for little ones and grown-ups alike.

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Storytelling with Father Christmas at Stourhead

The jolly man in red is stopping at Stourhead with stories, gifts and other activities to enjoy.

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Meet Santa at Kingston Lacy

Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

Meet the man in green at Knightshayes this Christmas

Father Christmas is stopping by to pay a visit at Knightshayes again this year. Wearing his traditional Victorian green uniform, he'll be cosy in the armchair in his grotto in the East Wing and ready to give out some special gifts.

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A chance to meet Father Christmas

You’ll find the big man tucked away in his snuggly study and in-between his busy schedule, he is ready to listen to your Christmas wishes.

Father Christmas surrounded by festive decorations in the stables at Trelissick, Cornwall

An audience with Father Christmas

Father Christmas returns to Trelissick to entertain us all with his festive tales. Make sure to stay off the naughty list for a special gift to take home.

See Father Christmas at Killerton, Exeter, Devon.

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Head to the Stables to meet a very special visitor.

Mother and Father Christmas in their grotto at Cotehele, Cornwall

At the mill with Father and Mother Christmas at Cotehele

Mother and Father Christmas will be receiving visitors in their grotto at Cotehele Mill before they return to the North Pole to start their Christmas deliveries.

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Meet Father Christmas

Father Christmas has stopped by Tyntesfield in the lead-up to his busiest night of the year.

Masquerade mask on a red velvet chair at Lanhydrock

Masked Ball Christmas at Lanhydrock

Step back in time and wander through the house dressed for the 1893 fancy dress ball. Pose in the vintage carriage, learn Victorian etiquette and make a mask of your own before joining the servants downstairs on their Christmas night off. Father Christmas will also be stopping by.

Christmas flower display

Christmas at Buckland Abbey

Join in with the festive magic, as Buckland transforms into a decorated Tudor wonderland. There's plenty for the family to do throughout December from seasonal crafts, Christmas trails, meeting Olde Father Christmas and much more.

Visit santas grotto in the north east

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If you've been a good girl or boy then pop along and visit our traditional green Father Christmas for an early present.

Girl talking to Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Castle Drogo

There's a treat in store for children if they follow the trail and find Father Christmas in his grotto.

Father Christmas with a young girl

Father Christmas comes to visit Hidcote

Follow the festive trail around the garden and meet Father Christmas who'll be waiting to hear your Christmas wish.

Children with Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Greenway

On Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December the jolly man in the red suit will be giving out Christmas gifts in his grotto. His helpers will be telling festive stories and helping little-ones to write their Christmas letters to send in the Greenway Post.

Boy looking at the decorations on a Christmas tree

Christmas at Trerice

Warm yourself by the fire, make decorations for the tree, celebrate with good food and hear stories of traditions past from Father Christmas.