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5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

There are countless places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall but here are The Little Pip’s five favourite places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall.

  1. Sugar and Spice Grotto, Bedruthan

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Scandi inspired grotto and workshop

 “Rumours say that Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas have crash landed at Bedruthan this year while doing a test flight, after the near miss last year. The Cornish elves are working very hard to get the sleigh up and running for Christmas Eve. But right now we need your help because upon landing all of the children’s gifts have fallen into the snow-covered trees of the Bedruthan Sugar and Spice Grotto! Help Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas to search for presents that have fallen out of the sleigh – there may even be one for you…”

Open every day in December. £15 for one child and adult, £5 per additional adult

Journey takes approx 60 minutes. Tickets here

You can read Little Pip’s review of Sugar and Spice Grotto, Bedruthan here.

5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

2. Victorian Christmas, Lanhydrock

Visit a Victorian Father Christmas, who wears green robes, in a beautifully decorated room

“See the past come alive at Lanhydrock this Christmas. With just a few special rooms open and decorated, you can come and see how the Victorians prepared for lavish family meals in the kitchen and celebrated this wonderful time of the year.”

 Weekends in December. £5.25 per child plus booking fee. Admission to the house required, or National Trust membership

Visit takes 10 minutes. Tickets here

3. Santa by steam, Bodmin and Wenford Railway

“Gather your family and friends and take a journey with the railway elves to visit Santa’s grotto. Arrive at Bodmin General Station for mince pies, seasonal drinks and carols on the platform, before climbing aboard for an hour-long return journey on a beautiful steam hauled train. During the trip you’ll visit Santa, with plenty of time for a photo, and gifts for each child. When he’s not driving the sleigh with Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer, Father Christmas travels by steam train!

To help make even more Christmases extra special, Santa will be travelling on two relaxed (Autism friendly) trains, and four wheelchair accessible trains at Bodmin & Wenford Railway this December.”

Weekends in December. £14.50 per passenger.

Journey includes one hour steam train ride and includes a mince pie. Tickets here

5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

4. Christmas at Eden

“There are letters to sort, presents to deliver, and a very important sleigh to prepare. Father Christmas is keen to meet you and your children, so they can help.

Inside the cosy tent you’ll get to see ‘behind the scenes’, including the elves’ bunkbeds, the pigeonholes full of children’s letters, and all the stockings laid out ready for the big day.

After settling down for a story beside an open fire, each child can enjoy a special moment with the man in red.”

 Tickets £8-£18 depending on numbers, plus valid form of entry to Eden. Ice skating is also available.

Experience approximately 45 minutes. Tickets here

5. Christmas at Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are magical at any time of year, but at Christmas they are extra special.

“Write a letter to Father Christmas and explore the Gardens with our magical Christmas Trail. You and your family will meet Father Christmas and his elves in a cosy setting nestled in the garden. Each child will receive a small traditional gift.

Bookings will include the chance to write a letter to Father Christmas, explore our Christmas Trail, meet Father Christmas and his Elves and enjoy our Christmas workshops”.

 Tickets £7 per child, £2 per adult plus entrance ticket to Heligan.

Tickets here

Thanks to Rachel from The Little Pip for submitting this guest post.

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5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

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