Mini Grotto Experience

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December, 11am-4pm

Father Christmas is dropping by during his very busy schedule to Holker Hall & Gardens! He will take up residence in the Ilex with his magical Grotto. All the good boys & girls are invited to come and see Father Christmas to let him know their Christmas wishes.

Tickets for the event can be bought here and include a private visit with Father Christmas and his elf. At the end of the visit, each child will receive a Christmas gift and visits are 10 minutes per child/family.

Child tickets also include a hot or cold drink with a biscuit and activity sheet to complete, while adults tickets include a tea or coffee with a mince pie.

Unfortunately, if Father Christmas gets booked up he won’t be able to join us for another weekend as there are so many children to see before the big day. However, Mrs Claus could well be stopping by with some reindeer that she needs some help with!


2022 Season

You have the option of booking tickets in advance via our 'Book Tickets' button in the top right hand corner or when you arrive with us at our kiosk.

We have a few special events going on throughout this season and so there are a couple of dates we will either be closing early or the site will be closed to the public. Please see the dates and times below:

Saturday 25th June – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - 10.30am-3pm
Saturday 23rd July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED
Saturday 30th July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED

Dates and Times

Friday 11th March - Sunday 30th October 2022
Gardens, Parkland, Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall - 10.30am-5pm
Hall open - 11am-4pm