Posted by Katie Albury on 28 Nov 2019

Steeped in royal history, Polesdon Lacey, part of the National Trust collection, has put together a truly magical wonderland for all the family this Christmas and from 29th November- 23rd December 2019, you can meet Father Christmas and his elves in his enchanted cabin in the woods.

The Father Christmas Experience at Polesdon Lacey

Following the signs along a woodland path and trees twinkling with fairy lights, you’ll find a cosy log cabin and are greeted by Father Christmas’s elves.  The elves are on hand to entertain the children with festive crafts and Christmas sing-a-along’s which magically make it snow outside, making the wait to see the big man really fun for your little ones.

The elves then escort you through the glistening woods to meet Father Christmas in his bejewelled cabin before heading to the Toy Shop to choose a gift.

Afterwards, families are then invited to explore the winter trail where the magical outdoors experience is continued.

All That Glitters

Once the grounds have been explored, families can take a tour around the grand house which has been transformed into an ‘All That Glitters’ spectacular. Every room in the house has been brought to life for Christmas, inspired by the infamous jewellery collection of the last owner of the land Mrs Greville.

There is also a Christmas market, wreath-making classes, horse drawn carriages, music and festive menus on offer in the cafe, spilling the magic of Christmas throughout the entire venue.

Unlike many Father Christmas experiences, Polesdon Lacey encompasses it’s surroundings and history to create one very magical experience for all of the family to enjoy this Christmas. There really is something for everyone making it an all-round festive family day out in the magical outdoors of this beautiful Surrey setting.

Prices & Booking

Advanced booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Ticket is for a 15-20 minute experience, including craft activities and time with Father Christmas. Ticket includes a gift for each child. Normal admission charges to Polesdon Lacy still apply for this event.

Father Christmas Experience Prices

Child + 7 years old £15.00
Child 4-6 years old £15.00
Child 0-3 years old £15.00

Polesdon Lacey Admission Prices

Adult £15.00
Child £7.60
Under 5’s FREE
Family £38.00

Parking £2.00 for two hours or £5.00 all day.

Visiting Tips

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is a must to be able to fully immerse yourself in the woodland trail.

Allow plenty of time for parking and making your way to the Grotto situated within the woodlands. You can arrive any time within your booked 15 minute entry time slot.

Book your tickets to see Father Christmas at Polesdon Lacey via their website:

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Katie xx

Katie Albury
Katie is a digital content creator and home organiser and is mummy to two girls, Elsie and Billie.

Katie has been a parenting and lifestyle blogger for over five years at Beyond Tired and she also designs and sells prints for the home. She is a little bit obsessed with lists, organising and decluttering and runs on a lot of tea and zero sleep.

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