Our Father Christmas experience

There are letters to sort, presents to deliver, and a very important sleigh to prepare. Father Christmas and Mother Christmas are 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 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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'We had the most amazing time. Best Santa experience to date.'

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Dates and times

You can visit Father and Mother Christmas at Eden on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays until 18 December, and then daily until Christmas Eve. 

Sessions last about 45 minutes and will be available to book at the following times. 

  • Friday 13 December: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
  • Saturday 14 December: sold out
  • Sunday 15 December: sold out
  • Wednesday 18 December: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 19 December: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
  • Friday 20 December: sold out
  • Saturday 21 December: sold out
  • Sunday 22 December: sold out
  • Monday 23 December: sold out  
  • Tuesday 24 December: sold out 

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 and Mother Christmas at your own tempo in a calmer and gentler environment. Find out more about our relaxed sessions.

These are now fully booked.

Sessions for schools and nurseries

If you'd like to bring an education group to meet Father and Mother Christmas, please contact our Education Team for more information or to book by emailing education@edenproject.com or 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. Please arrive at our Ticketing Desks at the entrance to Eden at least a half hour before your booked Father and Mother Christmas session, as you may not be admitted if you arrive late.

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 and Mother Christmas.

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 and Mother Christmas as the experience will take place within the Eden Project. Children aged four and under can visit Eden for free, but any child aged one year and over who is visiting Father and Mother Christmas does need a ticket for this event

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.

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

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.