Christmas Events

Santa’s Post Box

Date: Saturday 10th November - Sunday 16th December
Time: 10am - 1:30pm
Cost: £5 in advance, £6 on the day

Come and write your letter to Santa at Brockholes before heading off on a winter walk to Santa’s Post Box!

Make sure that you find the secret North Pole Stamp on route or your letter won’t make it to Lapland!

Once you’ve posted your letter, join us for a warming hot chocolate by the fire in our Reedbed Restaurant.

Letter packs are priced at £5.00 for online orders (available until 11.45pm the day before) or from our Welcome Centre on the day at £6.00 per pack.

Letter packs are available to purchase and online orders to be collected from 10.00am – 1.30pm.

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Santa’s Grotto

Date: Weekends, 1st December - 16th December
Time: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: £7.50 per child

Santa is back at Brockholes. Come and meet him in our magical Christmas Grotto!

Each child will receive a present from Santa and there will be an opportunity for you to take photographs.

Santa is always popular, so we advise you to prebook your appointment early!

Appointments are available between 11.30am and 3.00pm, in 30 minute time slots, so if you book the 11.30am – 12.00 noon time slot you will see Santa sometime in that 30 minutes.

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Breakfast with Santa

Date: Weekends, 1st December - 16th December
Time: 9am - 11am
Cost: From £8.95

Join us for a magical morning with Santa in the Brockholes Restaurant!

Children can enjoy a full cooked breakfast followed by a very special visit by Santa, who will be bearing a gift for each child.

Children’s breakfast includes bacon, scrambled eggs, beans, toast and orange juice or milk to drink.

Adult tickets include a full 8 item cooked breakfast with tea or coffee and free parking for the full day.

Vegetarian options are available.


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Wreath Making

Date: Saturday 8th, and Sunday 9th, December
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £6 per wreath

This weekend we will be running one of our most popular craft sessions of the year – Christmas Wreath Making!

We will have all the materials and equipment you need to make a stunning wreath from natural materials, plus lots of ideas to get you started!

There is no need to book, just come along!


Christmas Crafts

Date: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £2 per item

Make your own Christmas decorations on this Christmassy crafts day.

It’s a great festive activity for all the family to enjoy together.

There is no need to book, just come along!


Christmas Xplorer Challenge

Date: Wednesday 19th December - Sunday 6th January
Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost: £3 per pack

Explore Brockholes, find the Christmas themed markers, complete the challenge, have fun together!

Brought to you in partnership with British OrienteeringXplorer is the perfect outdoor activity to get the whole family outside in the fresh air together post Christmas!

Map packs are £3.00 and include a map (either challenge 1 or challenge 2), an answer sheet, a Brockholes pencil and on completion, a certificate, sticker and a Christmas chocolatey treat!

Please come dressed for the weather conditions wearing sturdy footwear. This is an outdoor activity.

Car parking charges apply