5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas

5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Gloucestershire is a fabulous place to celebrate Christmas. Festive family events take place across the county. To help you choose the most the most memorable and magical experiences to take your kids to we’ve asked local blogger, Lisa from Travel Loving Family, to share the best places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire…

Christmas on the Farm, Cotswolds Farm Park, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

Father Christmas is coming to Cotswold Farm Park!

Christmas on the farm is a truly unique experience. Enjoy the marvels of this magical festivity, surrounded by donkey foals, lambs and greedy goats.

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December Dates:

2nd – 4th, 9th – 11th, 15th – 18th, 19th – 23rd

Cotswold Farm Park is owned by Adam Henson from BBC Countryfile, perhaps the most well-known farmer in the UK. Meeting Santa at the farm park is a fun and relaxing experience with lots of time spent chatting with Santa.

My boys loved the elves who led the way along the path to a wooden door which they were asked to open with a big key. They also enjoyed choosing their own gift from a big selection in Santa’s toy room. The gifts were a really nice quality and age appropriate. My youngest picked a wooden bird box to make and paint and my eldest a gardening kit. We all enjoyed a full festive day out at Cotwolds Farm Park .

You can read our review here – Visiting Santa at Cotswold Farm Park

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Tips for visiting Cotswold Farm Park

You need to book to see Santa asap as it’s a very popular event. Also make sure you wear lots of layers and wear wellies. The farm park is mainly outdoors and it can get very cold up there, even on a bright

Other tips can be found here – Top tips for visiting Cotswold Farm Park.

5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Archie and the Unicorn at Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean

29th November – 24th December 2019

For a completely unique experience head under earth to Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. The caves were originally mined for iron ore and now operate primarily as a mining museum.

We really enjoyed following the seasonal story trail and meeting the jolly Santa underground in the caves. Again my boys enjoyed selecting their own gift from a stall located next to Santa’s grotto. Make sure you give yourself enough time to browse through the underground Christmas stalls and enjoy a hot drink with homemade cake.

You can read our review here – Meeting Santa at Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Local friends have highly recommended the following Father Christmas’s in Gloucestershire…

Santa’s Farmyard Grotto, Cattle Country, Berkeley

Cattle Country is a popular all weather attraction who know how to put on great seasonal events. (We’ve just recently been to their Halloween event and it was exceptionally good).

Take a tractor ride to see Santa in his festive farmyard. Pet the animals and visit Santa in his Farmyard Grotto where every child receives a present.

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Christmas at Perrygrove, Perrygrove Railway, Forest of Dean

1st-23rd December 2022

Watch the arrival of the train at Perrygrove Station then take your pre-booked seats aboard the Twilight Express. Journey past the frozen lake and keep a good watch for Father Christmas on his rounds. On arrival at the end station enjoy a complementary hot chocolate and snack before setting off on the return journey. The train stops on the way back to check in with Father Christmas who will hand out a token gift to all the children.

Tickets must be pre-booked online for both events.

See website for more information and tickets: https://www.perrygrove.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-perrygrove/

Christmas at WWT Slimbridge

Meet Santa at his wetland grotto this Christmas!

Enjoy a full day out together, making memories in our wetland wonderlands with festive activities and treats to enjoy from the Kingfisher Kitchen.

Date: Sat 10 & Sun 11, Sat 17 – Wed 21 December

Grotto time slots: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 3pm & 3.30pm

This year, join Santa in his wonderful wetland grotto. Children can meet Santa, receive a gift from him and enjoy a full day out at our wetlands centre – with lots of festive activities to take part in (see below).

Grotto location: Pond Zone

Cost: £9.50 per child

Thanks to Lisa from Travel Loving Family for this round up of the Best Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire.

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