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Christmas Events

Fill a festive day with Christmas at Harewood

13 November 2021- 3 January 2021

Get your family into the Christmas spirit with a winter day at Harewood House!

+ Roam 120 acres of gardens and grounds, decorated with shining lights, giant Christmas trees and marshmallow toasting fires!

+ Spark the kids’ imagination with Upon a Christmas Wish in the House – a stunning immersive production telling a Christmas tale like never before

+ Delve into hidden valleys and skip across stepping stones in the Himalayan Garden, and say “Merry Christmas” to the penguins, flamingoes and parrots in the Bird Garden

+ Run, jump and play on Harewood’s beloved Adventure Playground, and explore this year’s new Woodland Wonderland

+ Enjoy yummy festive drinks, snacks and lunches – hot chocolates and pie + peas anyone?

+ Buy thoughtful gifts in our two Christmas shops, and discover local independent makers at the Festive Gift Fairs on selected weekends

Sign up for family Membership for amazing value, unlimited access to Harewood throughout Christmas and all next year (during open season) – visit

Visit to find out what’s on and to book tickets – early booking is strongly advised.

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Christmas 2021

Christmas Festival at the Web Adventure Park

Make lasting memories with your family at our magical and unique Christmas Experience.

A wondrous event including an audience with Father Christmas himself, meeting his Elves and his reindeers Donner and Blitzen as you wander round the animal park and enter the Winter Wonderland. There you will find Father Christmas planning his Christmas Eve adventure, maybe check if you are on his “Nice List!” If you are very lucky the Elves may have a gift for you too.

Dazzling Darren and Michael Jordan will showcase his Christmas Magic performances, six in total including our Elf on the Shelf show. A jam-packed day with lots of laughs and wows guaranteed.

Then take a walk into our Christmas Fair for unlimited rides on our Double Carousel, Helterskelter, Balloons, Pony Express, Formula, Miami, Sizzler, Apple Coaster, Cups and Saucers, Bulls and new Waveswinger – fun for all ages

If you need to warm up head to our indoor play with ample to keep the children amused from babies through to bigger children. Parents can relax and enjoy a hot chocolate or glass of wine!

There is also the fun of outside adventure park, where children can let off steam and enjoy all the activities available.

Twinkling lights, Christmas trees and Festive Characters.
A full day of family fun with lots of activities and Christmas joy, not to be missed!

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

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27 November 2021 – 2 January 2022

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton returns this year, with Santa and his elves ready to welcome visitors from across Leeds and beyond.

BRAND NEW for 2021 is our Festive Woodland Walk which will include larger than life Christmas traditions including interactive elements for all of the family to enjoy. Also new for this year are our Elf crafts in the courtyard and Mrs Claus in the house!

The Hall will be dressed up in all of its Edwardian festive finery, the Fairy Dell will be twinkling and Wildlife World will be open during the day for a full day out experience.

Every visitor must have a pre-booked ticket before visiting, no payment will be taken on the gate.

Please ensure all visitors have a Christmas Experience estate entry ticket.


Santa’s Elf Village – Under the Wishing Tree. Running from 3pm weekdays and all day on the weekends and school holidays from 27 November – 24 December.

Come along to our elven bivouac to meet Santa, Snowy Flake and his friends under the magical wishing tree for stories and elf tales. Visit Dizzy Bells outside the Reindeer Emporium and take home some magical reindeer feed for Rudolph on Christmas Eve. Pop by and say hello to Postmaster Pippin McJingles outside Ye Olde Post Office Central to ensure your letter to Santa is safely on its way. Finally meet the main man himself outside Santa’s Cabin for a special Christmas one to one, and a little present for the journey home.

Santa’s Cabin (preschoolers)- Running Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 2pm from 29 November – 17 December.

For the smallest of little people, we are offering an opportunity to say hello with Santa outside his cabin and receive a special Christmas gift. This is a great opportunity for little people’s first visit to Santa, who may struggle engaging in the full 30-35 minute ‘Under the Wishing Tree’ experience.

Relaxed sessions for children with additional needs – Tuesday 7th December. Can be booked from the 5th October by calling our box office on 0113 3760318

0113 378 2959
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Tickets for Christmas at Mother Shipton’s can be purchased ONLINE ONLY for selected dates through November 2021 and December 2021. Places are limited, don’t miss out!


What to expect this Christmas:

· See Santa (socially distanced)

· Meet Chief Elf Chestnut

· Optional add-on purchase of a special soft toy gift to receive from Santa’s Elf Helper whilst you meet Santa

· Winter Woodland Walk

· Festive Displays & Scenes

· Christmas Post Office

· Adventure Playground*

· Cave where Mother Shipton was born*

· Petrifying Well*

· Gift Shop

· Museum

· Wishing Well

· Wishing Logs

· Take-Away refreshments available to purchase

· Picnic tables available & toilets open

· Dog Friendly (on a lead, the only place that dogs can’t go is inside the adventure playground)

*Subject to weather conditions


Tickets are for timed sessions. Most sessions allow up to 2.5 hours within the attraction.


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20th November 2021 – 4th January 2022

The Christmas adventure is back at Stockeld Park,

Magical festive fun to have from morning ‘til dark!

What to do first, ice skating or a nice warm drink?

Feeling so happy as you skate around the rink!

Time to get lost in the giant snowflake maze,

Let’s hope you’re not stuck in there for too many days!

The forest holds so much fun, you can travel by ski or foot,

So many adventure playgrounds, you won’t know where to look!

And when it gets dark on those magical Christmas nights,

The forest lights up with pretty illuminations, that twinkle so bright!

Of course, you can meet the man, Santa himself,

And even have breakfast with him and his elves!

If you’re looking for Christmas magic, Stockeld Park is the key,

You can even take home your own Christmas tree!

Presents, tinsel, and pretty green holly,

You’re sure to leave Stockeld Park feeling very Jolly!


Suitable for toddlers

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.

01937 586333
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Christmas 2021.

Join us and our Rocking Santa for a special start to your Yuletide Festivities.  You can book a private 15 minute family appointment with Rocking Santa in his cinema room grotto.  Booking is essential – £12 per child and includes a gift.

Caves and Cafe open as normal.  Recommended to book online in advanced – they’ll be lots of festive specials on at the Time Cafe!

01756 752780
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Born of the Forest: Festive Family Sessions

Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Join us for natural, open ended play opportunities in our vast private woodland setting, led by Vikki, a qualified forest school practitioner and Early Years specialist teacher.

Book online for Festive Family Sessions.

Christmas at Lightwater Valley

Treat the family to a magical evening of Christmas cheer on selected dates this December and experience a festive fairground and a Sing-a-long Santa Show. Hop aboard the Elf Express Christmas Train and journey through a fantasy land of twinkling lights, Candy Cane Woods and the Gingerbread Land



Christmas at The Old Swan

Various dates throughout December.

Breakfast With Santa:

Join us for a festive buffet breakfast, Santa will be in his grotto with gifts for all the children.

Santa’s Sunday Lunch:

A fabulous family event, arrival drink followed by a three-course festive lunch, accompanied by a children’s entertainer keeping the little ones occupied.

Santa will be in his grotto with gifts for all the children.

To book, please contact  01423 500055 (option 4)