Lotherton's Christmas Experience

26 November – 31 December 2022

Steeped in traditional Christmas magic, we are pleased to bring back The Christmas Experience for 2022. Meet Santa and his elves, visit Mrs Claus in the house, wander around our interactive woodland walk of Christmas traditions and decorate Christmas ceramics in the North Pole.



Meet Santa and his elves

Visit Santa ‘Under the Wishing Tree’ in the Elf Village to interact with the elves and meet Santa in person (30-35 minutes).

Pre-school children can enjoy a shorter Santa visit in his cabin on weekday lunch times. Both experiences include a gift.


The woodland walk

Come and play with our installations and enjoy festive traditions old and new on the woodland walk around the estate.

Discover the fairies in their secret hideaway Fairy Dell, listen to the giggles and whispers as you tip-toe through. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian House with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery.

Elf Crafts & Mrs Claus

Visit Mrs Claus into the Hall, where she has taken up residence in the servants kitchen and will be decorating gingerbread people with our little guests.

Head to the North Pole to decorate Christmas ceramics with our elves to take home to keep as treasured memories.

The Christmas Experience

General estate gate entry & Festival Woodland Walk
From £4
per person
  • Timed entry to the estate, gardens and hall
  • Festive Woodland Walk & Fairy Dell
  • The Wildlife World will close daily at 4pm, with the last entry at 3.15pm
  • Lotherton members must book a timed estate gate entry ticket to access the estate and grounds
  • Mrs Claus & Elf Craft ticket to be booked separately

Santa's Elf Village

Under The Wishing Tree
From £14
per child
  • Interactive meet with Santa and his elves (40 minutes)
  • Personal Santa visit + present
  • Evening and weekend sessions

Santa's Cabin

Preschoolers - weekdays
per child
  • One to one with Santa + present
  • Under 4s only
  • Includes entry to The Christmas Experience (adult ticket required)
  • Weekday sessions

Lotherton Members

Members must book an entry slot if attending while the Christmas Experience is running.

To do this please select your chosen entry time, select the free members ticket type and confirm your free order. Bring your confirmation and membership card with you on the day.