Lotherton's Christmas Experience

3 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

Steeped in traditional Christmas magic and excitement, Lotherton is pleased to host The Christmas Experience once again for families to enjoy a festive trip out.

Sleeps until Christmas


Returning for 2020:

Enjoy the interactive 12 Days of Christmas Woodland Walk through the Captains Wood. Sing along and count the dancing ladies, calling birds and drummers drumming as you wander through.

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.

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 (20-25 minutes).

Pre-school children can enjoy a shorter Santa visit in his cabin on weekday lunch times. Both experiences include a gift and tickets include entry to the wider estate.

Both experiences have been adapted to maintain social distancing at all times, and visitors will remain outdoors at all times.

Safety Measures

The safety of our visitors and colleagues is our number one priority. To help keep everyone safe, we’ve implemented a number of measures and changes to The Christmas Experience.

We are operating to strict capacity therefore booking is essential for all visitors. The house will be dressed for viewing from the outside and Santa has moved into the Elf Village which means this area will only be accessed for those with a Santa ticket.

The Christmas Experience

Timed entry into Lotherton Estate
From £4
per person
  • Time entry session on to the estate
  • 12 Days of Christmas & Fairy Dell
  • The House & Playgrounds
  • Wildlife World (last entry 3.15pm)

Santa's Elf Village

Under The Wishing Tree
From £12
per child
  • Interactive meet with Santa and his elves (40 minutes)
  • Includes entry into The Christmas Experience (adult tickets required)
  • Personal Santa visit + present
  • Evening and weekend sessions

Santa's Cabin

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

Lotherton Members

Members must book an entry slot if attending between 3rd Dec – 3rd Jan 2021

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.