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Tickets have now sold out - to go on the wait list please email info@hestercombe.com

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, who will keep you entertained in the grotto as you wait to meet Father Christmas.

When the time comes you’ll wander through the winter gardens to the man himself. In his sweet little garden folly, the log fire will be roaring, lights will be twinkling on the Christmas tree and sacks of presents will be waiting…

Dates and Times

  • Saturday 2nd December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Saturday 9th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Sunday 10th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Saturday 16th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Sunday 17th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Monday 18th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday 19th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Wednesday 20th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Thursday 21st December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Friday 22nd December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Saturday 23rd December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
  • Sunday 24th December, 10am – 4pm (FULL)
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Father Christmas Tickets & Prices

  • Children £14.00
  • Adult members - Free
  • Adult non-members - half price garden admission (£7.25)
Father Christmas's Grotto at Hestercombe Gardens

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Please read the following carefully before booking your tickets:

  • Please check in at our Visitor Reception 15 minutes before your slot. If you arrive early, head down to the restaurant to enjoy some refreshments while you wait; please don't be late, as you may miss your slot.
  • When you book online, you will receive a confirmation email. When you check in, you should be ready with your reference number and a print out, or screenshot of your confirmation email to show at the Ticket Office. If you don’t receive one email info@hestercombe.com or call us on 01823 413923 to ensure that your booking is confirmed.
  • You should ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as there may be some slippery surfaces on your route, especially when wet.
  • Don't forget, if you are also planning to come to see ILLUMINATE, our Christmas illuminations, tickets to see Father Christmas do not include ILLUMINATE admission, this should be purchased separately.

View our event cancellation and refund policy

If you experience any difficulty with booking, or have any questions, please email Visitor Reception in the first instance at info@hestercombe.com, or call 01823 413923.

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