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Father Christmas at the Farm


  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

A holiday favourite, families can see Father Christmas and his elf helpers in a festive grotto at the Farm. Enjoy roaming entertainers, live music with festive choirs and brass bands and stop off for a tasty treat in the Christmas Cafe.

Don't forget to take your photo in Santa’s sleigh and make your own magical reindeer food in the Mill to take home and sprinkle around on Christmas Eve!

Tickets are strictly limited to see Father Christmas and must be booked online in advance. Plan your festive day out below.

Dates: Bookable timeslots from 10:30am - 2:30pm on the following weekends:

25 & 26 November

2 & 3 December

9 & 10 December

16 & 17 December

22 & 23 December

24 December - Christmas eve



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £10.00
Child £12.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 01625 374400


Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

The Farm

What to bring and wear

Dress warmly!


Note: some paved walkways on historic cobblestones


National Trust members pay admission to this special seasonal event. Children's entry includes gift from Father Christmas. National Trust members pay parkland vehicle entry charge.

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Event summary

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Event summary

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+ 21 other dates or times

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Event summary

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Event summary

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