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What’s On

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

You can find a detailed event calendar here.

Please note that betweebn Monday 25 November and Thursday 28 November the House, cafe and estate grounds, including the Elf Village and 12 days of Christmas walk will close at 4pm.

Twelve Days of Christmas Woodland Walk

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Stroll on our magical woodland walk, follow our twinkling lit paths and discover the enchanting interactive installations of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Open Air Ice Skating

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Celebrate the festive season this winter at the brand-new open-air ice rink, opening for 6 magical weeks at Lotherton’s Christmas Experience!

Santa’s North Pole

22 November 2019 – 23 December 2019

Journey into the North Pole, our tree-lined home where Santa and his elves have taken up residency for the final weeks preparation before Christmas day.  Come and meet our elves, help out in the crafts workshop and even make your own souvenir to take away with you.  Our Head Elf will make sure you are looked after during your time there.  While you are there take the opportunity to write a postcard to Santa to make sure he knows what you want, and finally meet the big man himself before he visits you again on Christmas Eve.  Before you go don’t forget to take a picture or two on our miniature #Elfie sleigh.

This experience is approximately 40 minutes and you will be in a group of 12 whilst in the elf workshop doing crafts until you meet Santa individually with your family.


Elf Village

22 November 2019 – 24 December 2019

Wander down to the Elf Village where young ones can join the elves in making craft activities or listen to stories, and everyone can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or warm snack under our twinkling canopy. There will also be Christmas stalls on weekends in December with crafts and gifts.

Santa in The Elf Village

2 December 2019 – 24 December 2019

If you have a pre-schooler who wants to visit Santa but a full 40 minutes in the North Pole, with craft making, is too much you can visit him when he visits his cosy cabin in The Elf Village on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am – 2pm. Simply pop by The Elf Village between these times on the selected days and you can purchase a ticket to see him from The Little Christmas Shop. Then visit Santa and his elf in his cosy cabin where your little one can meet the big man in red himself in an intimate setting and receive a gift.

Enchanted Fairy Dell

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Uncover our secret fairy hideaway, tip-toe through the dell to catch a glimpse of our fairies in their new village and listen to their giggles and whispers.

The House and Edwardian Selfie Studio  

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020     

Visit the house and reveal in the beauty that is Christmas in the Edwardian stately home, with its fabulous decorated 12ft trees and a table spread fit for a king. Drop into the Edwardian Selfie Studio and take a completely different type of selfie!

The Christmas Courtyard

22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Visit our undercover courtyard to top up on your decorations with a delightful assortment from our shop, or enjoy a mulled cider or hot chocolate, or a delicious hot meal in the café.

Weekend Events

23 November 2019 – 22 December 2019

Family Magic Shows will take place at 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00 on 23, 24 and 30 November, and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 December. You can find them in the Drawing Room within the main house. Tickets £3 per person for adults and children, and under 1s free. You can book tickets in advance with admission but tickets will not be on sale on the day. A ticket is required for each person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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