Book Father Christmas

Father Christmas Booking 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Father Christmas returns to Strid Wood in December.

December 1 & 2 | December 8 & 9 | December 15 & 16 | December 22 & 23
December Weekdays 21

This year, families are welcomed to adventure deep into Strid Wood. With the help of our cheeky elves our young visitors will be invited to find Father Christmas tucked away in his cosy log cabin. The scene will be set with open log fires, Christmas carols playing softly through the trees and an abundance of twinkly lights.

Our new experience offers ticket holders an extended Christmas visit which is exclusive to visitors booked to meet Father Christmas. Intertwined with our much-loved, traditional activities is an extra sprinkle of festive magic to ensure this is a visit memorable for all.

Each child will receive a gift from Father Christmas. Children must be pre-booked for this event. To avoid disappointment we advise you to book early.


Child £15.00

Adult £7.50

Children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Free admission to Bolton Abbey with a valid Father Christmas ticket.

Father Christmas in the Strid Wood


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Useful Information

• Event runs from 9.30am – 5.30pm
• Parking in Riverside car park
• Please show your printed e-ticket for free admission to Bolton Abbey
• Please register at the tent opposite the Cavendish Pavilion 15 minutes before your time slot
• We advise sturdy shoes and warm clothes as Father Christmas is camped in Strid Wood
• Families will be escorted by our cheeky elf from registration to Father Christmas. It is a 20 minute walk to Father Christmas
• The route to Father Christmas suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs
• Event not suitable for dogs
• Hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase
• After dusk, extra lighting will be in place in the wood, but torches are advisable.
• Please take extra care during this event
• Bolton Abbey does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets
• Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note the ticket to visit Father Christmas is an electronic email ticket. It must be printed and shown on arrival at Bolton Abbey.