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Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Father Christmas returns to Bocketts Farm from the 22nd November to 24th December 2018!

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

The visit begins as the children hop on board the Santa Express trailer with one of the elves for a short ride from the Farm Park. Up to 2 adults may accompany each child by walking alongside the trailer, which travels very slowly. Each group carries a maximum of 15 children.

Once through the magical gates, you’ll gather as a group in his workshop, set deep in a traditional hay barn. In the grotto, each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.

The visit from start to finish takes approximately 15 -20 minutes.

Advance bookings to see Father Christmas available online.


N.B bookings can be made in advance up until midnight the day before. A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the day but we cannot guarantee this. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Also this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Elf Service

2018 Prices


Weekends & everyday
from 8th Dec


from 22nd Nov – 7th Dec


FROM 3rd – 19th DEC

Child 3 – 17 years £21.00 £17.00 £14.50
Child 2 years £19.20 £17.00 £14.50
Under 2 years £9.50 £9.50 £9.50
Disabled £18.10 £17.00 £14.50
Adult £11.00 £7.50 £5.00
Senior £10.00 £7.50 £5.00

Please note that Father Christmas may only be booked when making a visit to the Farm Park too.

Up to 2 adults or seniors may accompany each child to visit Father Christmas free of charge. Under 2’s wishing to visit Father Christmas are £9.50. Babies accompanying but not meeting Father Christmas are free of charge and do not require an advance ticket.

Dates & Times



Thurs 22nd – Fri 23rd Nov 10.30am – 1pm
Sat 24th – Sun 25th Nov 10.30am – 4pm
Mon 26th Nov – Fri 30th Nov 10.30am – 1pm
Sat 1st Dec – Sun 2nd Dec 9.15am – 5pm
Mon 3rd Dec – Fri 7th Dec 10.30am – 3.30pm
Sat 8th Dec – Sun 9th Dec 9.15am – 5pm
Mon 10th Dec – Thurs 13th Dec 10.30am – 4.30pm
Fri 14th Dec 10.30am – 6.30pm* (special late opening evenings)
Sat 15th – Sun 16th Dec 9.15am – 5pm
Mon 17th – Tues 18th 10.30am – 6.30pm* (special late opening evenings)
Weds 19th 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs 20th – Sun 23rd Dec 9.15am – 5pm
Sun 24th Dec 9.15am – 3pm* (farm closes at 4pm)

*SPECIAL LATE OPENING EVENINGS on Fri 14th, Mon 17th and Tues 18th:

Farm Entry just £5 when you arrive after 3pm. The indoor playbarn, main barn, Small Animal Village and Tearooms will stay open until 7pm. The rest of the farm park will close as usual at 5.30pm.

*Bookings for large groups of 10 or more children, birthday parties, school and nurseries and groups with special needs should contact us to make their booking over the phone on 01372 363764.

Special event terms and conditions

  • The Father Christmas visit at Bocketts farm is a group family experience, with up to 15 children per session with accompanying adults. If you book less than 15 children, your session is not exclusive to your group.
  • The Santa Express trailer is for children only. We cannot permit adults to ride on the trailer. The trailer travels at walking pace so adults may walk directly alongside with pushchairs or with children not comfortable to ride alone on the trailer. The ride lasts no longer than 3 minutes.
  • You should aim to arrive at the farm at least 30 minutes before your booked Father Christmas time to allow for parking and ticket collection etc. Your booked Father Christmas visit time is not changeable and once you have checked in at the entrance you must ensure you arrive at the departure point 10 minutes before your session time. The Santa Express trailer will depart promptly and will not wait for late arrivals. If you miss your session we cannot guarantee you a ticket for another session.
Father Christmas at Bocketts Farm
  • The visit is suitable for children of all ages. Babies wishing to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift should be booked as usual. Babies not wishing to meet Father Christmas nor receive a gift can accompany parents into the grotto without booking.
  • Up to 2 adults may accompany each child into the grotto.
  • Older children not booked to see Father Christmas count as an accompanying adult.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Each child will receive a wrapped gift, suitable for their age.
  • Bookings are to be made for a set date and time slot.
  • Bookings are non-refundable.
Bocketts Christmas Elf
Bocketts Christmas Elf
Bocketts Christmas Tree