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!


2021 Season

Wed-Sun, 10.30am-5pm - Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm - Pre-booked Guided Tours of the Hall

Fri-Sun, 10.30am-5pm - Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
Please note the Hall & Gardens will be closed during this time

Christmas Opening:
Hall, Gardens (first two formal sections), Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
26th, 27th & 28th November
1st-5th December
8th-12th December
15th-19th December


Dates and Times

Café / Gardens / Gift Shop / Food Hall – Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm

Hall – Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 4pm

Please note that the Hall will be running pre-booked guided tours on the hour. Tickets need to be booked 24 hours in advance of your visit. Click here to book tickets.