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Santa's secret forest

Walk through a real forest with Woodland Elves to visit Father Christmas and his enchanted helpers and tell him your Christmas wishes. A wonderful winter fairy tale deep in the magical woods, enchanting and magical with lots to experience and enjoy.

Approx age range 1 - 10 years.

Buying tickets to visit Father Christmas.

We try our very best to provide a magical Father Christmas visit for your and your family. Please read the following carefully information to avoid confusion or disappointment for your children.

Book online.

Tickets will be available to buy in early November after our Pumpkin Patch has finished. Tickets can only booked online in advance. Unlike previous years, tickets are not available on the door. Please do not disappoint your children by arriving without tickets.

Timed Performance.

Your tickets are to a timed performance on a specific date. Please be sure you are able to attend before booking your tickets as they cannot be changed once booked.


Latecomers cannot be admitted. Your tickets are to an immersive theatrical experience that departs at a specific time. If you miss your group's departure time there is no ability to 'catch up' or to join a later group. Group sizes are strictly limited to avoid overcrowding. It is not fair to customers arriving on time to have their group over crowded with latecomers. We try our best to accommodate latecomers but sometimes this is simply not possible.

Visiting with friends and group bookings.

Group sizes are strictly limited for everyone's enjoyment. If you are planning to visit with friends, we strongly recommend you plan this in advance and make one single booking for your entire group. There is no other way to guarantee entry to the same time slot. Once a particular time slot has sold out we have no ability to rearrange your time slot or add friends to your group. Group sizes are strictly limited.

Collecting tickets.

You must and the farm and ready to enter the Wonder Woods at least 15 minutes before the time stated on your ticket. Our Father Christmas visits are busy and we have no ability to accommodate latecomers. Please check local travel conditions before setting off and allow plenty of time to arrive on site, park and make any necessary comfort breaks. Roadworks and heavy holiday traffic on the M25 are common throughout December, we cannot accept responsibility for you being delayed in traffic etc.

  • "We took our twins boys to santas forest today, I would recommend this to any parent. The set up and Santa were the best we have come across. Well worth a visit"

    Lisa Murphy comment on Facebook 9th Dec 2012

  • "Amazing, best santa experience of all time. This an enchanting and magical setup, everyone involved should be very proud, you really have captured the magic of Christmas"

    5* Review David Scott - Nov 2015

  • "Came here today with the family to meet Santa...totally amazing ...the children were totally absorbed by the magical enchanted forest and its Elves ...beautifully done...and Santa was fantastic ...many thanks to you and your team at Crockford Bridge Farm x"

    5* Review Sam Stamps - Nov 2015

  • "We came yesterday and cannot recommend it enough! Truly magical"

    Lizzie Rice - Nov 2015

  • "Went last year, Going again this year. Loved it."

    Tina Michelle Killeen - Nov 2015

  • "We went yesterday and it was really magical. The kids loved every minute of visiting Santa and cutting down our own tree. What a way to start off our festivities. Thank you!"

    Sophie Timon - Nov 2015

  • "We went yesterday it was so good I can't put into words will go again next year. It's just fab xx It's a must"

    Carole Stemp - Nov 2015

  • "My two girls (age 6 & 8) me and my husband visited Santas Woodland Forest this afternoon and went on an enchanting journey with the beautiful woodland elves..... It was absolutely amazing... this experience was better than any other Santa we've ever seen. It is so creative and magical... my girls were absolutely enthralled from start to finish... and everything felt really imaginative and definitely sparked my daughters imagination... I would thoroughly recommend it to any family with children - even up to 12..... they even tell you a story."

    Celia Malins - Nov 2015