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Visit Father Christmas

2023 update.

We’re sad to say we aren’t running our Father Christmas visits this year.

During the pandemic our core team of actors left the industry for other professions and it's taking time to find actors of a suitable calibre. Our Father Christmas visits are a unique and much loved experience and we don’t want to compromise our magical woodland visits with a second rate performance.


We're taking this time to carry out maintenance work and other improvements to our Christmas Tree forest and woodland cabins.

Father Christmas will be back in 2024!



Tickets are required for everyone entering the Woods. No ticket is required for babies when accompanying an older sibling, however if you wish for your baby to visit Father Christmas and receive a gift then a child ticket must be purchased and an age appropriate gift is included. Those without tickets will not be permitted entry.

Child Ticket £ tbc (under 14 years) + booking fee

Adult Ticket £ tbc (14 years and older) + booking fee.

Visiting with friends...

Our woodland cabins are cozy and can only accomodate small groups of people at a time. This is part of what makes our visits to Father Christmas such a magical experience and we're unable to take bookings for large groups. When booking, please be aware that you may not be able to visit Father Christmas with friends on another booking..

We're a small team and responding to complex cancellations or rescheduling requests for bookings that span multiple households makes our event unworkable.

Please contact us directly if you're having problems booking tickets for your family by emailing

On the day...

Please arrive at the farm and be ready at the Wonder Wood at least 15 minutes before the time stated on your ticket. Your tickets are to a specific time slot, sadly if you arrive late you will miss your visit with Father Christmas.

We strongly urge you to check local travel conditions before setting off and to allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. Roadworks and heavy holiday traffic on the M25 are common throughout December. 

Group sizes are strictly limited to keep a special, magical feel in the Woods. It is not fair for customers arriving on time to have their group over crowded with latecomers and their own experience diminished.

Arriving on time is your responsibility, we cannot offer refunds or reschedule tickets for latecomers.


Booking your tickets...

Tickets are usually available from the start of November (after our Pumpkin Festival ends)

Tickets can only be booked online in advance and are not available on the day. When booking your tickets, please make sure you have fully entered your card details and received a confirmation email.

The 'Payment Confirmation' screen you will be taken to next (pictured) is NOT the final stage of the booking process....


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  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Lizzie Rice

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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