Don’t miss our hugely popular, fun events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas – lasting memories to be made…
Limited mid-week dates of 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 December, 10.30am-2.00pm. Only available to purchase 'on the door' on the day.
Join us with your pre-schooler to visit the Big Man in Red! Experience the magic of seeing Santa Claus in his beautiful grotto and receive a special gift. Then enjoy a wonderful day of interactive animal and playtime fun!
Farm park entry applies - try our Half Price December Tickets, Parent & Toddler deal or Senior Citizen Meal Deal! Santa tickets subject to availability.
Please note, all of the following Christmas events are pre-book only. For more information, see our booking page
Breakfast with Santa
Have Breakfast in style in our cafe as Santa Claus joins you at your table to get you into the festive mood! He'll have a lovely chat with you during breakfast and is sure to know all about his special diners! Santa will provide a special early Christmas present to children dining and of course he'd love to have photos taken.
At the end of Breakfast, it's time to sit with Mrs Claus in her parlour as she reads a very special Christmas Story. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the farm park's facilities.
Autism Friendly Santa Sessions
Come to see Santa for a special, more relaxed experience and at a pace suited to your loved one. Book a specific time slot to avoid crowded areas & noise and meet with our friendly staff member first to discuss how we can provide the most memorable experience. All children are welcome at our regular Matlock Farm Park Christmas experience, however these sessions will be lively and busier and include other Christmas encounters and activities. The Autism Friendly Santa Sessions are designed for loved ones who require a calmer, shorter experience.
Festive Village Santa Experience
2023 will see an exciting and fuller Christmas experience for our visitors with encounters and activities with different characters around the Christmas village, including:
Christmas craft making with Chief Elf and Mrs Claus, with special goodies to take home
A magical story telling experience for children with letter writing, so children can post their Christmas letters in the north pole post box.
Mulled wine and hot chocolate
Meeting the cheeky elves at the naughty-or-nice o'meter to see if your on Santa's 'Good List'!
Seeing the Big Man in Red, Santa Claus in his beautiful, cosy grotto so you can tell him all of your Christmas wishes. Children receive a special gift too as an early Christmas present!
We are also open for general farm park entry on all dates that our Christmas events run, offering lots of animal and playtime fun, plus:
Festive pony rides*
Christmas treasure trails
Elf fun around the park
Crafts in our barn
Carol singing (December dates)
*small charge applies