Santa Flies Into Welford

As always, we have a very special visitor to our little Christmas Tree Farm! The elves tell us that Santa will be flying over Leicestershire into Northamptonshire before finally dropping in to visit us on special days. You can book your visit to see Santa in his Shepherds Hut via our new online booking system. All profits raised are donated to charity.

 

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

Santa's Grotto

Come visit Santa in his festive Shepherds Hut. He will be waiting to see all the good little boys and girls on special dates at the farm.

Our Charity Santa's Grotto has proved to be hugely popular over the years and has helped raise lots of money for some very worthy causes. 

- Each child will receive a present from Santa
- You can book your time slot via the link below
- To book we will need the names of your children attending and their ages
- Cost is  £5 per child - payable on the day of your visit to the farm
- All profits are donated to charity
- Due to space a maximum of 4 children can be seen at any one time

Santa's Grotto Weekend Dates for 2018:

Time slots available from 1pm - 2.30pm & 2.45pm - 4.15pm*.

- Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018 - SOLD OUT
- Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018 - SOLD OUT
- Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018 - SOLD OUT


To avoid the 3 hour plus queues we have had in the past, we have decided to change to an Online Booking System via Eventbrite for 2018. 

Thursday 29th November 4pm – 6pm - SOLD OUT

Saturday 15th December 12:15pm – 2:45pm - SOLD OUT

Sunday 16th December 10am – 2pm - SOLD OUT

*Please note times are approximate - so please be patient - Santa is a very busy man and will not rush the children


Important Santa Information:

- The Santa's Grotto is accessed via small wooden steps in the Christmas Courtyard.
- Please wear appropriate clothing and bring an umbrella if it is raining as there is no covered area outside the Grotto while waiting.
- Your ticket means you are booked within an allocated 30 minute time slot (e.g. between 1pm - 1.30pm) and that you should be seen within that 30 minute period. We have found that trying to book specific time slots only disappoints the children and parents as some visits can take longer or less time than others.
- Timings are approximate, so please be patient if Santa does over run.
- We limit the number of bookings/families within each 30 minute time slot so that each family has a fair amount of time with Santa and are not rushed.
- Yo
ur visit will not be combined with any other families - you will have your own allocated visit with Santa. You are more than welcome to combine your visit with your own friends or family at the time of the booking. This can be particularly helpful if you have very shy children.
- Santa can see a maximum of 4 children in total at any one time, this is due to limited space within the grotto.
- We need the names and ages of your children at the time of your booking as this helps the Elves on the day to ensure we have the age appropriate gifts and the right number of presents.
- You will be booking a time slot only via Eventbrite - no payment will be taken at the time of the booking.
- Once you have made your booking you will need to print out your e-ticket and bring it with you on the day of your visit as proof of your booking. You will need to present the ticket to one of our Elves (our staff!) and make the payment of £5 per child either by cash or card payment.

- We cannot take payment at the tine of the booking due to the complex nature of our booking system. Unfortunatly Eventbrite cannot accomodate the number of options we require. Therefore you will only be booking your time slot. Payment will be due on the day of your visit.
- Tickets will be on a strictly first come first served basis.
 

Meet & Greet Santa

As tickets to see Santa in his Grotto are very limited, we will also be holding our hugely popular 'Meet & Greet Santa' sessions throughout the special afternoons.

Santa will wander around the farm at certain times and for a small donation in his charity tin your child can have a photo taken with him and be given a small bag of sweets or a small gift.

This works especially well for those children who are perhaps a little too nervous to see Santa on their own in the grotto for the first time!


Meet & Greet Santa Weekend Slots:

15 minute sessions from 12.45pm - 1pm, 2.30pm - 2.45pm & 4.15pm - 4.30pm*

- Satpurday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018
- Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018
- Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018


15 minute sessions from 12pm - 12.15pm & 2.45pm - 3pm
- Saturday 15th December 2018

*Please note times are approximate - so please be patient - Santa is a very busy man and will not rush the children!
 

Raising Money for CharityAs always all profits from Santa will be donated to charity. Our chosen charity is the 'Leicestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre'.


This charity is very close to our hearts as our own mum, pictured left, has suffered with Multiple Sclerosis for many years. This therapy centre has been a fantastic place for her to visit, so we know that every penny donated makes a massive difference. 
 
Last year the Santa's Grotto profits combined with the moeny taken via the blue donation tins dotted about the farm came to just under £1,000. So a huge thank you to all who have donated.
 


What our customers say about Santa:

“Loved coming here, the Santa was the best Santa I've seen, he was lovely with my lil boy, can't wait to come back”

“Fantastic Santa and wonderful festive atmosphere”

“What a magical place!! We enjoyed every minute of our visit! The children loved Santa!”

“Santa was absolutely fantastic. I was very impressed he took the time to chat to the kids and not just rush them”

“Totally enjoyed our first visit Will be going again next year. Our tree is lovely and Santa was the best ever”


Family Run Chrismtas Tree Farm + Lots of Christmas Trees + Tree Bases + Sparkly Decorations + Twinkly Lights + Gorgeous Gifts + Local Crafts + Fresh Handmade Award Winning Wreaths + Mulled Wine + Mince Pies + Santa's Reindeer + Friendly Farm Animals + Santa's Grotto + Children's Art & Craft Area + Santa's Post Box + Festive Choir, Band & Refreshments on special dates + Ample FREE parking + Much much more! We are just off J1 of the A14 + NN6 6JF


Will & Ella Miles
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