A magical family experience

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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. 

'We go every year – it’s so magical and is the start of Christmas celebrations for us.'

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

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Tickets and timings

Visit Father Christmas at Eden from 24 November on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 16 December, then daily from Monday 17 December to Monday 24 December. See full details below.

Booking is strongly advised. You must also have a valid form of entry to Eden (admission ticket / Pass / Membership). Please arrive at our Ticketing Desks at the entrance to Eden at least a half hour before your booked Father Christmas session as you may not be admitted if you arrive late.

  • Wednesday 19 December: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
  • Thursday 20 December: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
  • Friday 21 December: sold out
  • Saturday 22 December: sold out
  • Sunday 23 December: sold out
  • Monday 24 December: sold out

'We had the most amazing time. Best Santa experience to date.'

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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. Find out more about our relaxed sessions.

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

Dates and times for 2018 are listed below:

  • Friday 21 December: 10.30am

Sessions for schools and nurseries

If you'd like to bring an education group to meet Father Christmas, please contact our Education Team for more information or to book by emailing education@edenproject.comor by calling 01726 811913.

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.