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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'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.

These will take place on the following dates:

  • Sunday 1 December: 12.30pm
  • Saturday 7 December: 1.30pm
  • Sunday 15 December: 11.30am
  • Monday 16 December: 12.30pm
  • Friday 20 December: 10.30am

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

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. 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.

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.

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. Children aged four and under can visit Eden for free, but any child aged one year and over who is visiting Father 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 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.