Almond Valley

Enjoy a little Christmas Magic at Almond Valley

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow chilly, dear old Santa Claus takes up residence in his magical farmyard cottage. He wishes everyone the compliments of the season, and has some early Christmas presents to share with the children who visit him. Elsewhere, Almond Valley is brightly decorated for Christmas, there are seasonal crafts in the museum to try your hand at, while the animals of Mill Farm are enjoying their own special celebrations. This year Santa has a cozy cottage in the warmth of the tearoom, and there are many different ways to meet Santa and enjoy the special wonder of the festive season.

Santa's Farmyard Cottage

December 8th & 9th, then daily from 14th until 24th

Visit Santa in his farmyard cottage and receive an early Christmas present as part of a great day out at Almond Valley, which is open as usual between 10am and 5pm. Tickets to visit Santa in his cottage cost £6 each (£4 for friends members), and include a worthwhile and age-appropriate early Christmas present, which includes admission to Almond Valley. Accompanying adults are admitted at a discount price of £5 each.

Advance booking ESSENTIAL

Santa Breakfasts

14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st December

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage. Brilliant breakfasts are served between 10.00 and 11.00. Children's breakfasts (choice of scrambled egg on toast, or cereal with toast and jam) are £8 each (£6 for Friends members) including Santa gift and admission to Almond Valley. Accompanying adults are admitted at £6.00 each, including a breakfast roll and tea or coffee.

Advance booking ESSENTIAL

Christmas Afternoon Teas

14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st December

Enjoy a smart sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with scones, mince pies, fresh-cut sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles. These cost £10 per adult, which includes free admission to Almond Valley. For children, there's a perfect scaled-down version priced at £5 and if they wish to visit Santa, pre-booked tickets are available at £6 (£4 for Friends members). Tea is served at booked times between 14.00 and 15.30.

Advance booking ESSENTIAL

Supper with Santa

14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st December

A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your festive tables by the kitchen elves. Once everyone has had their fill, it's time to visit Santa, receive an early Christmas present, then go wild in the soft play area (included in the cost). Supper starts at 16.30 - be seated by then - and the fun continues until 18.30. Booking is essential, with children's meals (including Santa visit and play session) costing £12, with tasty eats for grown-ups at £8. Please note that the farm and other attractions of Almond Valley close, as usual, at 17.00 on these dark, chilly evenings

Advance booking ESSENTIAL

Group Visits and Santa Parties

Scheduled as required.

We're very happy to welcome group visitors at Christmas-time and offer a special mid-week Santa visit package for groups of twenty of more children. We also host Santa parties with food and drink, ideal for nurseries, playgroups, company outings, and all other forms of children's group in your own private party room. Click here to download further information and a booking form.


Telephone us on 01506 414957 during office hours to check availability, and choose a specific time for your Santa visit - no big queues this way!

Please provide credit card details for full payment at the time of booking

We'll need information on the names and ages of the children who will be visiting and the number of adults accompanying them. For Santa Suppers we'll also need your menu choices.

We look forward to hearing from you !