Hestercombe is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic ~ please read our updated opening information
10:00am - 7:00pm | Cost: £12
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, who’ll hand you a special activity pack full of festive fun.
When Father Christmas is ready, you’ll wander through the winter gardens to the man himself. In his magical garden folly, the log fire will be roaring, lights will be twinkling on the Christmas tree and sacks of presents will be waiting…
A visit to Father Christmas is extra special in the dark as you can wander along the illuminated pathway to his garden hideout.
After seeing Father Christmas, children can enjoy taking part in our Christmas gardens trails, followed by a visit to the Stables Café for festive hot chocolate and other winter treats.
Ticket prices for Father Christmas in 2021 are TBA. They include Hestercombe admission for the child, and half-price discount on admission for accompanying non-member adults (members go free).
Father Christmas can see a maximum of three children per visit – please book one session for up to three children.
PLEASE NOTE To ensure the experience is Covid-safe, a maximum of five visitors will be allowed into Santa’s Grotto during each visit including children. We kindly ask that you limit the size of your party as much as possible. Any additional family members will be asked to wait outside under shelter during the visit.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 4th December 10am – 7pm
Sunday 5th December 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11th December 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12th December 10am – 7pm
Saturday 18th December 10am – 7pm
Sunday 19th December 10am – 7pm
Monday 20th December 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 21st December 10am – 7pm
Wednesday 22nd December 10am – 7pm
Thursday 23rd December 10am – 7pm
Friday 24th December 10am – 7pm
Due to the Covid pandemic, and because we have a duty to safeguard our staff and visitors, we have some special rules for Father Christmas attendees this year. Please read the following carefully before booking your tickets:
View our event cancellation and refund policy
Thank you for your understanding from everyone at Hestercombe.