The Church Farm Santa Experience 2017



What dates is The Church Farm Santa Experience 2017 running?

For 2017 Santa will be visting on the following dates- Sat 2 & Sun 3, Sat 9 & Sun 10 then  Sat 16 & Sun 17 December 2017. 


Why are there different ticket prices?

Rides nearer to Christmas day tend to be more in-demand so they remain full price. We reduce the price of earlier dates to make them more attractive.

All dates offer exactly the same experience. If you're able to come on an earlier date you can really make some savings!


Is it possible to transfer tickets?

Unfortunately it's not possible to transfer tickets. This policy is in line with all major ticketed events.


What is The Santa Experience?

The Santa Experience is a theatrical journey which takes place up in the real Christmas tree forest.

You're taken from the farm up to the forest by tractor and trailer then are guided on foot around the forest.

The guides take you round to meet a whole host of characters before you meet Santa himself. The ride is personalised

by using information you give us on a form on the way up in the trailer to make it more special. After Santa you can enjoy 

a mince pie before your return tractor ride back to the farm. The whole ride lasts 45 - 55 minutes.

Do adults need to buy tickets too?

Yes, please purchase a ticket for every person who wants to come on The Santa Experience. We aim to make our ride special for the whole family!

Children under 1 year old are free and do not require a ticket. 


Are dogs allowed on the farm?

No, this event isn't suitable for dogs and they will not be permitted onto the ride. Only guide dogs will be admitted.


Do we need to book tickets?

Yes, it's important to pre-book tickets for the Santa Experience as most rides sell-out.


Will tickets be available on the day?

All Santa rides usually sell-out so it's not usually possible to book on the day. Tickets will be available only if spaces remain.


I can't book tickets on a particular date. Can you help?

Rides fill-up quickly so it's often difficult to find a ride with available spaces online.

If you're struggling you can give the TicketQuarter box office a ring on 0844 8000 410 (calls cost 5p per minute)


Will the farm park be open?

Limited attractions and animals will be open to see until 4.30pm each day.

The only farm attractions open over Santa weekends will be the small animal area, pedal go-kart track, adventure playground,

plank maze and indoor sandpit. All other attractions are closed at this time of year as we're selling Christmas trees in the main area

and have multiple tractors running around other areas.

Do the children receive a gift?

Yes, Santa has a special chocolate gift for every child. We also have a dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and egg free option-

suitable for coeliacs, vegans and vegetarians. If you'd like your child to receive this instead then do let us know on the form when you board the tractor. 


Do the adults get anything?

Yes, we haven't forgotten about you! Adults will be given a mince pie and alcohol-free mulled wine.


Will be allowed to ride if we're late?

Not usually, no. We can only permit customers onto later rides if space permits and rides usually sell-out.

 The booked ride time is the time the tractor leaves for the forest.

Do allow extra time to park, put coats on then walk to the boarding area.


Is the ride wheelchair accessible?

The ride features a ride in a trailer up to the forest which does have 3 stairs to access it.

We can carry one wheelchair in the trailer if you're able to fold it and we're happy to assist with this.

Alternatively if it's easier for you you're welcome to drive up to the forest in your own transport.

To make arrangements for this then do email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


STANDARD pumpkinpatch

Join us over October half-term for lots of spooky family fun. We'll have loads of activities and attractions all designed to give you a Halloween experience without being too frightening!

    • Pick your pumpkin from our pumpkin patch! We have over 2000 growing pumpkins in our field and you can hitch a ride there as part of our tractor ride. 

    • Experience the excitement of our live shows! Our puppet show on twice a day. We also have static displays of birds of prey for you to learn about too.

    • If you're feeling brave then do ride on our beastly barrel train. 




What dates are the Halloween activities running?

For 2017 we have Halloween activities on the following dates- Sat 7 & Sun 8, Sat 14 & Sun 15 then every day from Sat 21 - Sun 29 October.

How much does everything cost?

Do see our admission prices and prices for optional extras at the bottom of this page.

Can we come along just to pick pumpkins (without the other activities)?

No, pumpkin picking is only available as part of our Halloween Half-Term activity timetable. Ready picked pumpkins are available to buy in the farm shop if you prefer.

Do we need to pay for the pumpkins?

Yes, your admission ticket includes loads of activities including the tractor ride up to the pumpkin patch. Once up in the pumpkin patch you may choose to buy a pumpkin using cash.

How much are the pumpkins?

Pumpkins are priced from £2 - £5

Can we buy wholesale pumpkins from you?

Sorry, no. We only supply our own farm shop and pumpkin picking customers.

Can we pay by card (credit or debit)?

We accept cash and card payment in the farm admission shed and coffee shop. Pumpkin sales, barrel train tickets and ice cream are all cash-only though so you may want to bring along some pocket money for those.

Are dogs allowed on the farm?

Dogs are not allowed on most areas of the farm. We do this to protect our farm animals from possible harm. Dogs are welcome in the middle canvas section of the coffee shop.

Do we need to book tickets?

No, you can just turn up on the day. Please be advised that this event can be busy and we recommend selecting an early date or weekday if you'd like to have a quieter visit.

Is it scary?

No- most activities are designed to be fun rather than frightening. The Beastly Barrel train does have monsters so do avoid that option if you're unsure about scaring little ones!



So much to see and do

Why To Choose Us

  • Friendly and fun family farm

    Farm Park

    We have a fantastic farm park with a wide selection of farm animals, attractions and activities.

    Low season

    We offer a low-season rate on weekdays outside school holidays and bank holidays

  • Munch coffee shop

    Fresh and tasty

    Our coffee shop serves a wide selection of hot and cold drinks plus sandwiches, paninis and soup.

    Gluten free

    We are currently developing a range of gluten free options too

  • Farm parties and school visits

    Farm parties

    Our farm parties offer an alternative to the usual soft-play centre. Our parties offer some great outdoor activities with the use of our indoor facilities too

    School visits

    Our school visits are very popular- all run by Farmer Ash. We have lower rates at less popular times of the year to reduce the cost of your group visit.

  • Fabulous family events

    15 years in the making

    We have been running family events for over 15 years now and we try to make them better every year

    Three main events

    Come to our Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Half Term or Santa Experience.Select one of these in the menu to find out more

  • Farm shop

    Farm shop

    We have a range of fantastic goodies and gifts for the foodie in your family.

    School visits

    Our school visits are very popular- all run by Farmer Ash. We have lower rates at less popular times of the year to reduce the cost of your group visit.

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