Childrens Attractions

Come and visit Santa on select dates in our Magical Charity Grotto or at the 'Meet & Greet'. Say hello to our friendly reindeer and farm animals while enjoying our FREE children's Art & Crafts area. We also have the choir & band visiting us on special weekends. Fun for all the family! >>>NEW SANTA GROTTO TICKET SYSTEM FOR 2018- SEE BELOW<<<


Santa's Reindeer Visit Santa in his grotto Christmas Trees Farm AnimalsChristmas petting animals

Our farm is open from 17th November 2018
- Every day until Christmas Eve from 9am-5pm
Late night Thursdays - open till 8pm!

Santa, Arts & Craft plus much more!

We have our very special visitor to Welford Christmas Tree Farm yet again! The elves tell us that Father Christmas will be flying over Leicestershire into Northamptonshire before finally dropping in to visit us at the farm where he will distribute his presents in our very own charity grotto!
...And in 2018 we have some very important changes...



Santa's Grotto: Due to being so popular last year we have decided to change to an Online Booking System to see Santa in his Magical Charity Grotto. This is to avoid the 3 hour plus queues we have had in the past resulting in very cold children and parents. Online Bookings will be available soon - these will be on a strictly first come first served basis - tickets cost £5 per child.. As always all profits will go to charity. Families & friends can see Santa together if they wish. We can fit a maximum of 6 people in the grotto at any one time.

Santa's Grotto Weekend Dates: 24th & 25th November, 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th December - time slots available from 1-2.30pm & 2.45-4.15pm*.

Meet & Greet Santa: As tickets to see Santa in his Grotto are limited, we will also be holding our hugely popular 'Meet & Greet Santa' sessions throughout the afternoon, where he will wander around the farm. For a small donation in his charity tin your child can have a photo taken with him and be given a bag of sweets or small gift. This worked especially well for those children who are perhaps a little too nervous to see Santa on their own in the grotto.

Meet & Greet Santa: 24th & 25th November, 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th December 15 minute sessions from 12.45-1pm, 2.30-2.45pm & 4.15-4.30pm*

*Please note times are approximate so please be patient with Santa - he's a busy man and will not rush the children!

All profits from our grotto are given to charity - This year the money will once again be donated to the 'Leicesters Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre' a charity very close to our hearts as our mum, who has MS, visits the centre often.

Last year we raised an amazing £939.19p from the grotto and donation tins we have dotted about the farm. So thank you to everyone who visited him last year or donated something into one of collection tins.

We will also be having our lovely Choir Singers back again helping to make the farm feel extra Chrismtasy. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

We are also very lucky to have The Naseby Band back for their second year to get everyone into the festive mood. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Friendly Farm Animals

Our friendly farm animals are always a real hit with children (and adults!), we have;  pigs, goats, calves, turkeys ....and of course Eddie our 3 legged wonder dog! So come and give then a friendly pat, its free! But remember to bring along a carrot or 2.

This year we have the return of our extra special visitors - Santa's Magical Reindeer - who will be with us from Saturday 24th November right up until Monday 16th December! We are very excited!!! We even have some 'Magic Moss' on sale so you can feed them by hand and help boost their magical flying powers - only £1 per cup from our festive shop!

We also have our little Arts & Craft area back again where the children can get into the Christmas mood by making cards, decorations, write letters to Santa or complete our Christmas Quiz with a chance of winning a prize! It is open every day and whats more... is FREE!

We have some new residents at our little family run farm...Santa has sent his Elves to come to stay with us! They all live hidden around the farm - but we need your help find out where they live. Pick-up a free quiz sheet and see if you can find all 11 Elf doors.


And don't worry if you can't make it when Santa is here because we also have our very own special postbox. So all the good boys and good girls can send their special Christmas letters to Santa direct to the North Pole! You can bring along your own letter or sit down and write one in our Children's Art & Craft Area.


We are pleased to announce that 'Amazing Tipis' are coming to the farm for 2018! They will be selling delicious sweet snacks and an amazing range of festive hot and cold drinks - even Prosecco!

Tipi Open from Saturday 24th November - Sunday 16th December

- Saturday - 9am - 5pm
- Sunday - 9am - 5pm
- Monday - CLOSED

- Tuesdays - 9am - 5pm
- Wedneaday - 9am - 5pm
- Thursday - 9am - 8pm
- Friday - 9am - 5pm

 Welford Christmas Tree Farm
Open 7 days a week from mid-November
From 9am - 5pm 
Late Night Thursdays till 8pm
We close on Christmas Eve at 2pm