19th November - 24th December
A Magical Christmas Experience
The Father Christmas Experience

Marsh Farm is a family attraction and aimed towards children up to the age of 12. It is our policy not to allow adults into Marsh Farm without children.
A booking fee of £0.50p will be applied per ticket, this covers processing and ticketing administration.

Ice Skating

The magic continues

Experience our fantastic festive fun fair

This year, included with every Father Christmas Experience booking, you’ll also be able to experience our fantastic festive fun fair, weather permitting, which includes:

  • A Real Ice Skating Rink
  • Festive Fun Fair
  • Christmas Train Ride

The ice rink is operated as first come first serve, during popular times there will be timed sessions so that everyone can skate.

Make your Christmas Magical

Elf holding a polar teddy bear

A truly magical time

We’ve added even more magic to our Father Christmas Experience

A wondrous journey awaits you, but before you can embark on your enchanted adventure, you’ll need to be granted special access to the North Pole! Don’t worry, our expert Elves in Passport Control will make sure all your papers are in order and send you on your way.

First stop, the Elf Academy! Here you have a once in a lifetime chance be inducted as an honorary Elf! Yes, you can learn the spells that could land you a spot on Fathers Christmas’ team…that’s as long as those mischievous Elves can remember how they go!

Mother Christmas stirring her magical cooking pot

Meet Mother Christmas

Continue your spellbinding journey

Brrrrr, it just got really chilly, could snow be on it’s way? Let’s find out as we step into the Snow Show, filled with a flurry of surprises.

Your tummies are probably starting to rumble now, especially with that yummy smell filling the air, where’s it coming from? Ah Mother Christmas’ kitchen! I wonder what she’s got in the oven today? I’m sure she’ll share her sweet treats to keep you fuelled up for the rest of the adventure.

Father Christmas Experience 2022

Magical Christmas Tour

Now sit tight and listen carefully for your name….it’s time to see who is on the Naughty and Nice list at the Grotto. When it’s called you’ll get to meet Father Christmas himself and make sure he got your letter and is ready for the big day.

The magic doesn’t end here! Next you’ll visit The Teddy Bear Market where you can choose and make your very own fury friend to take home with you.

But before we head back to the farm, your visit to the North Pole wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Toy Shop in ElfVille, where you can exchange your Magical Snowy (that’s Elf money!) for any toy on the shelves.

Safely back on the farm, you can still stick around to enjoy our festive rides, meet the animals, indulge in treats from our special Yuletide menu and even have a go at ice skating!

Event Information

  • This is a 2 and half hour magical experience for all the family, with magical elements/activities.
  • Under 1’s are free of charge as observers. All children 1 year and over are full price as per pricing (see below)
  • All inclusive price, all activities with guided tour included.*
  • This is not an adult-only experience.
  • Access to our festive fun fair, all rides are included in your booking price.
  • Please note: Annual Passes MUST be valid at the time of the Father Christmas experience to gain this reduced rate.

*photographs and make-a-bear outfits optional extras.

Kids waving their magic wands
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The Best Christmas Experience in the UK

We visited the Father Christmas today at Marsh Farm. It was far the best Father Christmas experience I have visited over the years in the UK. Excellent value for money I would have paid a lot more for my ticket.

Sarah – Tripadvisor

Family enjoying a Christmas
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Best Father Christmas experience ever!

Just a message to say we went to your Father Christmas experience today and it was BRILLIANT! Really impressed with the set up, your staff were very helpful. He was so lovely. You guys were very generous with the teddy and gift also. I’m so glad we booked up to come to you for this. It really has set my 5 year old daughter up ready for Christmas.

Essex Mom – Tripadvisor

Have you been naughty or nice?

I Believe

What’s included with your booking

Your Magical Tour

Here is a breakdown of what is included in your Father Christmas Experience booking.

🎄 A Truly Magical Christmas Tour
🤪 Loads of Elf Fun
🪄 Magical Shows
🎅 Meet Santa & his Elves
🍪 Decorate a Gingerbread Person
🧸 Get your very own Make a Bear Teddy
🌟 Festive Photo Ops
🧝 Choose your special toy from the Toy Shop
🛷 Free Parking for the day

Plus all the fun of the farm and the Winter Spectacular, including;
⛸️ Real Ice Skating Rink
🎠 Festive Fun Fair
🚂 Spectacular Train Ride
🤪 Adventure Play
⛳ Crazy Golf
🤪 Indoor Soft Play
🍔 Playbarn Restaurant
🏰 Bouncy Pillows
🐷 Adorable Animals

Important Information

Although we are confident we can safely open our doors under current government guidance, we are conscious that these guidelines could change. If for any reason this event cannot go ahead, we will transfer your tickets to another ‘like-for-like’ event. All tickets are non-refundable.