The Eden Project is now open daily. All visits must be pre-booked online. Read our FAQS.

The Father Christmas experience

This year Father Christmas has brought his entire magic-making laboratory to take over the top floor of the Core building, where he will be using some of Eden’s amazing plants to help create new magical powers.

Expect plenty of surprises and a fun show full of warmth and cheer – along with Christmas treats for everyone to take home!

Each Father Christmas experience ticket includes:

  • Thirty-minute Christmas experience featuring Father Christmas and the elves
  • A hot chocolate on arrival
  • A special festive gift for children from Father Christmas and the elves
  • A take-home treat for all on exit

Dates, times and tickets

The Father Christmas experience at Eden takes place on selected dates between 4-24 December, and must be pre-booked in advance at £10 per ticket per person (child or adult).

In addition, all guests require valid Eden admission, Pass or Membership, and must pre-book a timed entry slot at least 30 minutes before the start of their session. 

Tickets go on sale from 4 November 2020 at 5pm (with priority booking for Eden Project Members on 2 November)

Enjoying Father Christmas at Eden safely

We’ve worked hard to create a magical yet safe experience for all our visitors this Christmas. Eden continues to operate at reduced visitor capacity with pre-booked timed entry for all guests. Please ensure you allow at least 30 minutes between your timed entry admission to Eden, and the start of your Father Christmas experience.

To ensure the highest safety standards for our visitors and team members, the Father Christmas experience will be different to previous years. Capacity for each show will be significantly reduced overall, and there is a maximum group size of six per booking in line with government guidelines.

There will be no physical contact between Father Christmas and visitors, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Any guests over 11 years must wear a face mask. However, we are taking every step to make sure the experience remains as magical as Father Christmas himself.

Find out more about how we’re keeping our visitors safe.

Relaxed sessions

We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communications needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. You can enjoy a visit to Father Christmas at your own tempo in a calmer and gentler environment. These will take place at the following times:

  • Saturday 5 December: 11am
  • Sunday 13 December: 2pm
  • Sunday 20 December: 10am
  • Sunday 22 December: 11am

Tickets go on sale from 4 November 2020 at 5pm.