Come on down to Spilman’s Farm this winter for some magical festive fun… and instead of picking your own fruit and veg….you get to PICK YOUR OWN Christmas!!!

  • Includes storytelling with Santa
  • A trip to Mrs Claus’s Gingerbread
  • Toy Workshop
  • Free Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate
  • Pick your own Present
  • Christmas Disco
  • Fairground Rides

27th & 28th November, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th – 23rd December 2021.

Experience lasts around 60 minutes. Pre-Booking Essential

Church Farm, Sessay, YO7 3NB


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Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure

14th November 2019 – 6th January 2020. 10am – 8.30pm (excluding 25th & 26th December) 

If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park!

The magical Winter Illuminations will be lighting up the Enchanted Forest and the Snowflake Maze will be open for you to explore! Fancy more of a challenge? Try the Nordic Skiing! Enjoy the Winter Illuminations from a different view by taking to 1.2km Nordic Ski route! The ice-skating rink will also be open over Christmas and our rink is covered, meaning you can whizz around the rink in any weather!

Special events include:

  • Santa’s Arrival Parade: 16th & 17th November
  • Santa’s Grotto: 16th November – 24th December
  • Monopoly Weekend : 23rd & 24th November
  • Elf Workshops: 23rd & 24th November
  • Santa’s Breakfast Panto: 30th November, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24 December
  • Tewit Silver Band: 16th & 17th November + weekends in December
  • Christmas Trees & Delivery – New this year is our Christmas Tree delivery service!  The Christmas Tree shop is free to visit! Open from 28th November – 23rd December

Pre-book online HERE 

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.

01937 586333
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Join us and our Rocking Santa for a special start to your Yuletide Festivities.  You can book a private 15 minute family appointment with Rocking Santa in his cinema room grotto.  Booking is essential – £12 per child and includes a gift.

Caves and Cafe open as normal.  Recommended to book online in advanced – they’ll be lots of festive specials on at the Time Cafe!

01756 752780
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1.The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience

The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

Saturday 20th November – Friday 24th December

Multiple Dates and Performance Times

The Christmas Council, in association with Harrogate BID, present the Harrogate Father Christmas Experience where you can take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on getting ready for the big day.  Guests arriving at the special Elf School entrance will be welcomed by a team of elves, before chief elf Tinsel, takes them through their elf & safety training.

There a multiples dates and times for elf & safety training sessions so  check here for full details and other useful information.

2. Stockeld Park

Wetherby Road, Wetherby, LS22 4AN

Saturday 21st November – Sunday 3rd January

Book sessions before you visit

When he’s in Yorkshire, Father Christmas and his reindeers can often be found kicking back and relaxing at Stockeld Park.  His reindeers love the wide-open space and Santa really likes its famous hot chocolate before setting off around the magical Enchanted Forest.  Wrap up warm and find out all about the home of Christmas magic and create some lasting memories with families and friends this winter.

3. Mother Shipton’s Cave

Friday 20th November – Friday 24th December

Prophesy House, Harrogate Road, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

Book sessions before your visit

Another favourite Yorkshire spot of Santa’s is Mother Shipton’s Cave.  A personal friend of Mother Shipton, Father Christmas is a long-standing guest of Knaresborough’s famous prophetess, so he will be working in his grotto, making sure he has plenty of presents ready to load onto his sleigh, ready for the big Christmas Eve delivery.

There’s something for the whole family at Mother Shipton’s this Christmas. Take a photo inside Santa’s beautiful sleigh and sit upon the magical Christmas throne, then visit the Elf Mail Post Office to stamp and post your letters to Santa.


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Festive Family Fun at Lightwater Valley

Treat the family to a magical afternoon/evening of Christmas cheer on selected dates this December.

Experience festive fairground rides, a Sing-a-long Santa show and our magical Elf Express Christmas Train which will take you on a journey through a fantasy land of twinkling lights, Candy Cane Woods and the Gingerbread Land.


Sat 4 December & Sun 5 December – 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Sat 11 December & Sun 12 December – 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Fri 17th December – 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Sat 18 December – Wed 22nd December – 1.30pm – 7.00pm

Little Mints – Breakfast with Santa

Join us on Sunday 12th December for 9.15am at The Sprouted Kitchen Bedale.

This is a private exclusive event and the restaurant will not be open during the event to anyone else.


You will enjoy –

* Breakfast sharing platter for 1 adult & 1 child

* Festive Songs & a story

* Visit from Santa and gift for every child



Little Mints – Breakfast With The Elves

Join us on Saturday 11th December for 9.15am at The Sprouted Kitchen Bedale.

This is a private exclusive event and the restaurant will not be open during the event to anyone else.


You will enjoy –

* Breakfast sharing platter for 1 adult & 1 child

* Festive Song Rhyme Story Time

* Gift for every child



Santa Rocks Ripon!

NEWS FLASH! Santa Rocks Ripon is coming to Ripon Arts Hub on 19th December for a very special, interactive, family friendly show.
It’s nearly time for Santa to deliver presents to all the children…. but there’s a few problems this year.
Things are not going to plan!
Through music and interactive activities using instruments and props (provided) we can help Santa solve the issues so he can set off on his travels around the world.
Santa (on drums and guitar) and Mrs Clause will take you on a magical musical journey. There’ll be plenty of chances to join in including action songs, playing and singing along and games.
The show is suitable for all ages.
After the 40 minute show, all families will get a chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Families will then make their way to the Green Room where children will enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate and festive treat, and adults can purchase mulled wine as well as any other drinks from our licensed bar.
Priced at just ÂŁ10 per child and ÂŁ5 per adult, this is the hottest Festive Ticket in the City. Tickets go on sale on Friday 5th November a 10am.
Don’t miss out!
50% of the profits for this event will go to Ripon Operatic Society, a registered charity.
Get your tickets here!