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Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas in his secret folly….

Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence at Hestercombe.father-christmas-in-front-of-the-fire

Book now to enjoy a magical experience where every child can speak to the man in red himself and receive their own special toy.

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, then you’ll wander through the wintertime gardens to meet Father Christmas.

In his little house, the log fire will be roaring, lights will be twinkling on the Christmas tree and sacks of presents will be waiting.

A visit to Father Christmas is extra special in the dark as you can wander along the illuminated pathway to his garden hideout.

A traditional Christmas day out…

Meeting Father Christmas is just one part of an exciting festive day out at Hestercombe.

Make a day of it and enjoy our other Christmas events: glide around on our skate rink, follow our Get Ready Reindeers Trail, take part in wreath making workshops and enjoy a Christmas concert in the Bampfylde Hall.

Dates and times…

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December, from 10am

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December, from 10am

Friday 22nd December, from 3pm

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th December, from 10am


 £9 per child (includes all-day admission to Hestercombe).

Father Christmas can see a maximum of three children in each slot– please book one session for up to three children. If there are more than three children in your group, give us a call on 01823 413923 or email and we’ll book a double slot for you.

Children must be accompanied by an adult – half price garden admission applies for each accompanying adult (Hestercombe members go in free).