16th November to the 24th December
A Magical Christmas Experience
The Father Christmas Experience
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Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience is a family event and aimed towards children up to the age of 12. It is our policy not to allow adults into the experience without children.
A booking fee of £15.00 will be applied per order, this covers processing and ticketing administration.

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Father Christmas walking amongst trees

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!

Make your Christmas Magical

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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.

One of the Best Christmas Experiences in the UK

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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 Elf Emporium for a gift in exchange for your Magical Snowy (that’s Elf money!)

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 an up to 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.

Elves playing on ice

The magic continues

Experience our Children’s Rides and Ice Rink

This year, included with every Father Christmas Experience booking, you’ll also be able to experience our magical Ice Rink where you can glide and giggle round the rink.

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

Christmas amazed with Christmas
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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

A Dad and Toddler enjoying a Christmas Show
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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?

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Father Christmas and one of his Elves

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 Father Christmas
🍪 Decorate a Gingerbread Person
🧸 Get your very own Make a Bear Teddy
🌟 Festive Photo Ops
🧝 Receive your Gift Elf Emporium
🛷 Free Parking for the day

Plus all the fun of the farm including;
⛸️ Real Ice Skating Rink
🎠 Children’s Rides
🚂 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.

Important Information

Please be aware that the Father Christmas Experience is based outside and in barns.

Please make sure you and your little ones are wrapped up warm.

1. If your tour starts after 2pm we recommend you arrive at least 2 hours BEFORE your tour so that you can enjoy our spectacular ice rink (opening times 10.30am-12,45pm & 1.30pm-7pm(subject to change)and the farm. We have the Playbarn where you can get some food, this closes at 5pm, with last ordered at 4 pm.

2. Please wear your warm clothes, it can get quite cold in the North Pole, and we want you to stay toasty!

3. Please remember to wear your wellies or appropriate footwear. No one likes soggy feet!

4. Please leave your buggies in the buggy park while on your tour.

5. Please arrive to the farm at least 30 minutes before your tour time to check in at Admissions and make your way to Passport Control at least 15 minutes before your experience…our elves do not like lateness. You’ll also miss parts of the adventure, we can not reallocate you to a different time slot.

6. Be sure to grab one of our delicious festive hot drinks before heading to Passport Control, as there is no food or hot drinks served during the tour. Once you reach Magical Memories, towards the end of the tour, you’ll be able to buy hot drinks and yummy sweet treats and reflect on your magical journey.

  1. Remember, we have a real ice rink for you to glide around this year. So be sure to give yourself plenty of time either before or after your tour to enjoy this, it’s open from 10.30am – 12.45, and 1.30pm – 7pm. Be sure to bring gloves and a spare pair of gloves.
  2. Please bring a spare pair of socks for our ice rink. Just incase you get wet feet, no one likes wet feet!
  3. Don’t forget to visit our magical Elf Emporium before you head home, we’ve got gifts galore!
  4. We have gone cashless and can only accept credit or debit cards.
  5. Most importantly, enjoy every minute and make magical Christmas memories.