Embrace time together with loved ones and feel the spirit of Christmas during this interactive story time. Expect cartoonish capers from a clumsy misguided elf and discover what Father Christmas is up to on the lead to the big day.
While Mr. Claus tinkers away he’ll tell tales of his festive adventures before checking who’s made it onto his naughty or nice list. Children can join in, much like a pantomime and will take home a Christmas tree decoration. Before Father Christmas says goodbye, families will be offered a chance to take photographs with him.
There are five relaxed sessions available, designed for audiences with specific access requirements. The capacity of these sessions will be limited. They're created for young people and adults who feel most comfortable with smaller audiences and reduced audio volumes.
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- Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Recommended 3yrs+ Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Meeting point
Be welcomed at Visitor Reception where you'll get your hand stamped. Then head up to Gibside Stables where you'll be greeted by a festive elf.
The trail to the Stables is paved and includes a steep incline. Accessible mobility vehicles are available to hire, call 07712 535938 in advance. Occasionally, a shuttle bus service is available from Visitor Reception.
Children under 12 months do not need a ticket if they are attending with another paying child, unless you would like them to receive the small gift. There will be 21 people at each show, some seating will be provided, children and those with special requirements will be prioritised. Please arrive at Visitor Reception at least 40 minutes before your time slot. The walk to the Stables will take 30 minutes. Arrive at the Stables 10 minutes early. Admission not included in the price of the ticket. Please bring along your membership cards or pay for admission at Visitor Reception on the day. Dogs are not allowed at the event however they’re welcome at Gibside on leads and must be attended.
Central Box Office
Follow the North star to Gibside Stables for an enchanting encounter with Father Christmas and his pointy-eared friend in this immersive theatre experience.