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Santa Spectacular FAQs

Do we need to book advance tickets for Santa Spectacular?

We recommend booking online so that you can guarantee the day you want to visit and receive an online discount for booking in advance (up to midnight before the date of visit)

Can you buy tickets on the day for Santa Spectacular?

There are on the day tickets available at admissions every day but these are not discounted.

What is included in the Santa Spectacular ticket?

The Santa Spectacular ticket includes all of the activities on the Santa Spectacular programme, there is no extra charge for any of these activities. Please note that on certain dates some activities will run to timed sessions such as the skating on the synthetic ice rink. Please check the programme before your visit for all of our times.

Your Santa Spectacular ticket also gives admission to all the usual areas of the farm such as our Farmyard, the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, Mr Tod’s Lair, Super Secret Squirrel Nutkin Test and Cotton-Tail Village. Peter Rabbit will appear in two sing-a-longs per day and also two meet and greets which are listed on the programme and are included in the Santa Spectacular ticket price. We do recommend heading to the Meet and Greets early as on our extremely busy days we cannot guarantee every child will be able to meet Peter Rabbit but we do our best within the 25 minute Meet and Greet slot.

Do Under 2’s need a ticket?

There is a charge for Under 2’s who want to meet Father Christmas and choose a toy from his Toy Shop, make a soft toy in the Create-a-Cuddle Workshop and do gingerbread decorating.

If your under 2 will not be taking part in those activities they are free of charge. Babes in arms can still go into the Grotto with older siblings but will not be able to choose a toy from the Toy Shop.

Do we receive a timeslot to meet Santa?

We do not run timeslots for meeting Santa. However, Santa does not leave Willows Activity Farm without meeting every child who has a Santa Spectacular ticket. Our Grotto is open from 10am daily and on certain dates we open our doors at 9am so you can be first in line.

We do recommend you take our elves advice on the day and if the line is long to see Santa then come back later on in the day when it isn’t as long. There are plenty of activities to keep little ones occupied including our gingerbread decorating, Create-a-Cuddle workshop, skating on the synthetic ice rink, watching our brand new 3D short film, Elf Academy and lots more.

I’m a Willows member do I have to pay extra to visit during Santa Spectacular?

Willows members can continue to visit Willows and enjoy the activities as part of their Willows membership (except visiting Santa, Create-a-Cuddle and gingerbread decorating). However, if a child member wants to visit Santa and receive a toy from his Toy Shop, take part in the Create-a-Cuddle workshop and gingerbread decorating there is a £17 top up fee per child. Adult members do not need to pay additional fees.

Will Peter Rabbit and his friends feature at Santa Spectacular?

The Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, Mr Tod’s Lair, Super Secret Squirrel Nutkin Test and Cotton-tail Village are open every day of the year and included in your Santa Spectacular ticket.

Peter Rabbit will feature in a new seasonal singalong show every day and a Meet and Greet, both of which are included in the Santa Spectacular programme.

VIP Peter Rabbit Meet and Greets (for up to 3 children per booking) are available to buy online in advance to your visit and are a separate cost to Santa Spectacular tickets. These tickets have a specific date/timeslot.

Do we have to pay for a photo with Santa?

Our professional photographer elves will be with Santa in his Grotto to take a photo of your child(ren) with Santa. These will be available to buy. We request that adults don’t take their own photos to ensure every child has lots of time to chat with Santa. We will also have photo opportunities throughout the park on the day. These are not compulsory, and guests can take their own photos wherever they like, except with Santa.

Do we have to pay to park our car?

The car parking facilities at Willows Activity Farm are free of charge.