Our Father Christmas experience

There are letters to sort, presents to deliver, and a very important sleigh to prepare. Father Christmas is keen to meet you and your children, so they can help.

Inside the cosy tent you’ll get to see ‘behind the scenes’, including the elves’ bunkbeds, the pigeonholes full of children’s letters, and all the stockings laid out ready for the big day.

After settling down for a story beside an open fire, each child can enjoy a special moment with the man in red. 

This Father Christmas was about putting the magic back into Christmas

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So much more than a visit to Santa... beautifully done

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Tickets and timings

He'll be available to meet you and your family at the following times, every hour starting at half past:

  • 15 December: 11.30am–6.30pm (4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm slots sold out)
  • 16 December: 11.30am–6.30pm (all slots sold out)
  • 17 December: 11.30–6.30pm (all slots sold out)
  • 18 December: 10.30–6.30pm (5.30pm and 6.30pm slots sold out)
  • 19 December: 10.30–6.30pm (10.30am, 4.30pm and 5.30pm slots sold out)
  • 20 December: 10.30–7.30pm (12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm slots sold out) 
  • 21 December: 10.30–7.30pm (all slots sold out) 
  • 22 December: 10.30–7.30pm (all slots sold out) 
  • 23 December: 10.30–7.30pm (all slots sold out) 
  • 24 December: 10.30–3.30pm (all slots sold out) 

Tickets cost £6 per child (aged 1 year plus) and £4 per adult – with discounted tickets for November sessions of £5 per child, and £3 per adult. You'll find adult and children's tickets bundled together in different combinations on our online bookings site as follows: child and two adults; child and one adult; child and three adults; additional child.

You must also have a valid form of entry to Eden (admission ticket / Pass / Membership).

Relaxed sessions

We work with the Sensory Trust to stage relaxed performances designed to welcome audience members who may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs. Find out more about our relaxed sessions.
You can book these sessions at the following times:
  • 17 December: 11.30am* (sold out)
  • 18 December: 12.30pm* (sold out)
  • 22 December: 10.30am* (sold out)

*These performances will be signed.

You must also have a valid form of entry to Eden (admission ticket / Pass / Membership).

Guidance for ticketholders 

Each session lasts approx 45 minutes and will start promptly. The time will be stated on your ticket.

You must purchase Eden Project admission tickets, or hold an Eden Project Membership, Annual Pass or Locals' Pass if you are going to visit Father Christmas as the experience will take place within the Eden Project.

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and valid for the stated time slot only. Dogs are not allowed inside the Father Christmas tent. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult; there is a maximum of four children per adult, and three adults per child. Adult tickets cannot be exchanged or used as entry for a child.

Please note that all members of your party (children aged one year and over, and adults) must be covered by your ticket(s) to see Father Christmas.

Access requirements

To help Eden provide you with the best possible service, we ask you to provide any access requirements you may have when booking your tickets. Please contact the Box Office on 01726 811972 if you will be taking a wheelchair into the experience, as space is limited.

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