The Christmas Experience

Lotherton, Aberford, Leeds

25 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

A magical journey through the enchanting world of Christmas. Book now to explore the Christmas Traditions Woodland Walk, and Fairy Dell. Marvel at Lotherton’s splendour in the Hall and lit gardens. Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine, don’t forget to visit the Christmas stalls on a weekend. 

Add to your booking a visit to Santa in the North Pole, decorating gingerbread with Mrs Claus or crafting in the Elf Village, there’s something for all the family. 

Make this Christmas unforgettable.


Meet Santa & His Elves

Visit Santa ‘In The North Pole’ to interact with the elves, join the elf emporium and meet Santa (30-35 minutes) after school and on weekends.

Pre-school children can enjoy a shorter Santa visit at ‘Santa’s Cabin‘ on weekdays during term time.

Both experiences include a gift.

The Woodland Walk & Hall

Come and play with our installations and enjoy festive traditions old and new, following the twinkling lights on the woodland walk.

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 Hall with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery. 

Mrs Claus & Elf Crafts

Visit Mrs Claus in the Hall, where she has taken up residency in the servants kitchen to decorate gingerbread people with our little guests.

Head to the enchanting Elf Village to make your very own reindeer feed and decorate Christmas ceramics with our elves to take home and to keep as treasured memories. 

The Christmas Experience

General estate gate entry & Festive Woodland Walk
From £4
per child
  • Timed entry to the estate, gardens, Elf Village & hall
  • Festive Woodland Walk & Fairy Dell
  • The Wildlife World will close daily at 4pm, with the last entry at 3.15pm
  • Mrs Claus & Elf Craft ticket to be booked separately

Santa Visit

In The North Pole
From £14
per child
  • Interactive meet with Santa & his elves (30-35 minutes)
  • Personal Santa visit & present
  • Interactive elf workshop
  • Evening & weekend sessions
  • Christmas Experience Admission Ticket also required for all visitors

Santa's Cabin

Preschoolers - weekdays
per child
  • One to one meeting with Santa & present
  • Under 4s only
  • Weekday sessions
  • Christmas Experience Admission Ticket also required for all visitors