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Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Enjoy a magical and festive family day out at Bocketts Farm including a visit to meet Father Christmas in his traditional workshop.

25th November - 24th December 2021


Visiting Father Christmas:

The experience begins as children hop on board the Santa Express trailer. Our elves then take you on a short journey to their traditional workshop. Next, you'll be invited to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto. Each child will receive a special golden coin to spend in his amazing toy shop, selecting the gift of their choice to take home! Before you leave you may like to purchase a professional photo or souvenir.

The Father Christmas visit at Bocketts Farm is a shared group experience. The timed session with Father Christmas is not exclusive to your particular group, however children will meet with Father Christmas individually or with their family group.

Elf Hands Open
Child Snowy Tree

Your Booking:

Tickets MUST be booked online in advance. When you book, you are selecting a time to visit Father Christmas. Each visit departs promptly at your booked time and lasts for up to 40 minutes. The ticket price for children includes farm entry and a visit to Father Christmas plus a gift. Adults are only required to book farm entry tickets and accompany their children to meet Father Christmas without an additional cost. There is a limit of 2 adults per family group to accompany children through the experience.

You must arrive at the farm at least 30 minutes before your booked Father Christmas time. If you are late or miss your session time to see Father Christmas then we regret this cannot be rearranged. There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend on the Farm Park - you have all day to explore!

The magic doesn't end there! Also included in your ticket price

  • Discover your 'Inner Elf' with our fun Elf Passport!
  • Make your very own Reindeer Food to take home
  • Step into the Giant Snow Globe - great fun for all the family!
  • Colour and make a Christmas Badge
  • Meet hundreds of friendly farm animals including baby lambs from December
  • Explore all our indoor and outdoor play
  • Enjoy a timed session in the heated indoor soft play (bookable on arrival).
Reindeer Food
Mince Pies
Children on Sleigh

Times & Prices


Weekends from 27th
November & 17th - 24th
December inclusive


& Weekdays 6th - 10th
& 13th - 16th December


25th - 26th November &
29th November - 3rd December


Valid on selected WEEKDAYS
when visiting AFTER 2.45PM
& selecting a Father Christmas
Visit from 3.15pm.
(available 29th Nov - 16th Dec)

Child 3 - 17 years £32.95 £30.95 £25.95 £22.95
Child 2 years £30.95 £28.95 £25.95 £22.95
Under 2 years £17.00 £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
Disabled Child £28.95 £26.95 £25.95 £22.95
Adult £14.50 £12.95 £8.95 £5.95
Senior £12.95 £10.95 £8.95 £5.95

SPECIAL LATE NIGHT OPENINGS - 13th, 14th and 15th DECEMBER until 7pm

Combine a visit to Father Christmas with a great value After School Farm Entry rate when you arrive from 2.45pm. 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.

Please view our Visitor Safety Information Page for more detailed information on how we are keeping our visitors safe.

Christmas Event Terms & Conditions:

  • To redeem your tickets on the day, please provide your booking reference number upon arrival. You are not required to print this.
  • Tickets purchased are only valid for the date and timed session for which they were booked. If you miss your timed session for Father Christmas, we are unable to rearrange this.
  • The Father Christmas visit at Bocketts Farm is a shared group experience. The timed session with Father Christmas is not exclusive to your particular group, however children will meet with Father Christmas individually or with their family 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 5 minutes.
  • Please 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.
  • After School Tickets purchased are only valid for farm entry after 2.45pm, with the first Father Christmas time available from 3.15pm. These are only available Mon - Fri from 29th November - 16th December.
  • After School Tickets purchased on late opening evenings (13th, 14th and 15th December) allow farm entry from 2.45pm - 7pm. The indoor play, small animal village, main barn, tearooms and shop will be open until 7pm. The rest of the farm park's outdoor areas will close as usual at 5.30pm.
  • The visit to Father Christmas is suitable for children of all ages. Babies wishing to meet Father Christmas, receive a gift and have a professional photo taken MUST have a booked ticket. Babies in arms, not wishing to meet Father Christmas or receive a gift can accompany parents into the grotto without a ticket.
  • The number of accompanying adults per family group is limited to 2. We regret this means additional adults or family members in your group will not be able to join the Father Christmas experience, however we hope you can enjoy a festive farm visit together.
  • A photo of each family group with Father Christmas will be captured by the elves. This photo and additional souvenirs are available to purchase in the Toy Shop using card payment. You may also take your own photos.
  • In the event that a member of your group becomes unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 or they have been asked to self-isolate, we request that they DO NOT visit the farm. If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, you must stay at home and self-isolate if you are not fully vaccinated or if they have been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. If you are unable to visit for this reason, then please contact us PRIOR to or ON your original intended date of visit to request to transfer your tickets to an alternative date. This will be subject to availability, but we will make reasonable efforts to do so. Tickets not redeemed on their booked date will automatically expire and will not qualify for a transfer request. To contact us please phone 01372 363764 or email Our full Online Sales Terms and Conditions can be read here
  • Whilst it is not currently mandatory to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces, the Government still recommends that we 'continue to wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces where you come into contact with other people that you do not normally meet'. In light of this, we will continue to ask our employees to wear a face covering in all indoor areas. We would encourage all visitors wear a face covering indoors if they are able to. This includes in the Main Barn, Playbarn and in our Christmas Grotto.
  • If the government covid guidelines change in a way that compromises our ability to safely run the Father Christmas experience this year, then we reserve the right to cancel the Father Christmas experience without any notice. In this event, we would offer a refund for all affected tickets.
  • Should we face the unfortunate situation where we are officially forced to close, we will offer a full refund to all customers who purchased tickets for the period of closure. Please note this excludes the booking fee. We would request that a period of up to 28 days is allowed for the refund, but we will endeavour to do this as quickly as possible.
  • If you are personally unable to visit due to self-isolation, quarantine or being ill due to Covid-19, then we will do our best to accommodate a change of date but this cannot be guaranteed. No refunds are available in these circumstances.