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5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas 2020

5 Places to see Father Christmas in Gloucestershire this Christmas 2020

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…

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

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November, Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th – Monday 9th December, Friday 13th – Monday 16th December, Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd December

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.

Ticket Cost

Child 4-15 & adult 15+ – £24 non member/£8.00 member. Includes meeting Father Christmas, making a Christmas Eve box and Farm Park entry.

Toddler 2-3 £20 non member/£7.00 member. Babies £6 non member /free

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.

Ticket Cost

Adults £14.00, children 2 – 14yrs with present £14.00, baby under 2 with gift £6.00, under 2 with no gift free.

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

Santa’s Farmyard Grotto, Cattle Country, Berkeley

**2019 Christmas information is not available yet. Please check Cattle Country website**

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

Christmas is bigger than ever at Perrygrove in 2019 with 2 unique events!

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2019.

In the daytime we are running our Traditional Perrygrove Christmas.

For over 20 years Father Christmas has tumbled down the Perrygrove Chimney throughout December to the amazement and wonderment of excited children and adults alike. Book you tickets for a magical day of Steam Trains, Treasure Hunts and our unique Christmas Theatre Experience.

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 

New for 2019 are Twilight Trains! operating on selected evenings we invite you to enjoy a magical experience in the dark with us in our illuminated woods!

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.

Your ticket only lasts for one journey. The whole experience lasts just over an hour.

Tickets must be pre-booked online for both events.

See website for more information and tickets:

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa & his elves, WWT Slimbridge

**2019 Christmas information is not available yet. Please check WWT Slimbridge website**

Every weekend in December
Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea with the elves and visit Santa in his magical grotto. Ice your own gingerbread man, build an elf den, toast marshmallows, get creative making arts and crafts – and don’t forget to send a letter to the North Pole from the post office!

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

For more Christmas events in Gloucestershire check out

30+ Christmas events in Gloucestershire 2018 inc. best places to see Santa! and FREE Christmas events in Gloucestershire 2018.

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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