Relaxed Visits to Father Christmas 2023

Relaxed Visits to Father Christmas 2023

It’s our favourite time of the year

Father Christmas returns to Bolton Abbey this winter

December 2 & 17 at 9am

We are pleased to introduce a number of relaxed visits to our Father Christmas experience. These visits will take place at the beginning of the day when the Estate is quieter. Each session will have a smaller number of spaces and are intended for neuro-divergent children and children with additional needs who wish to meet Father Christmas and his elves.

Step into the twinkling Christmas Village, tucked away in the middle of Strid Wood and see what enchanting experience awaits. For more information on what the relaxed visit entails and to help you prepare for your visit Click Here.

Important Information

  • Please park in Riverside car park – BD23 6AN. what3words: whirlwind.dimensions.jeeps
  • Present your complimentary car park ticket on arrival to gain entry to Bolton Abbey. You can print or present your ticket on a smartphone.
  • The Christmas Village is located in Strid Wood. There is a 15 minute walk from Riverside car park, through Strid Wood to Father Christmas’ Village. Please allow time for the walk and arrive at the Christmas Village no more than 5 minutes before your booking.
  • The event takes place outdoors. Shelters will be in place for some of the activities, however, some sections are exposed to the elements so wrap up in warm clothing and wear sturdy shoes.
  • An element of the event is personalised – to ensure you receive the personalised memento it is important you book in advance. If you book within a week of your visit you will still receive the item, however, it will not be personalised.
  • The Christmas Village experience is exclusive to ticket holders.
  • Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Christmas Village.
  • Bolton Abbey does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Please check and double check your diary before booking your visit to Father Christmas’ Village because we are unable to transfer, exchange or refund tickets.
  • Pre-book your tickets early to guarantee a memorable visit and avoid disappointment.

Click Here for further event information and FAQ’s.

Relaxed Tickets:

Child – (all children visiting Father Christmas must have tickets – including babies).

2nd December at 9am – £28.00
17th December at 9am – £32.00

Adult/Older Sibling – £12.00