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Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

14th -24th December

This Christmas, we’re really excited to be welcoming Father Christmas and his Elves back to The Lost Gardens of Heligan; he did so enjoy meeting you all last year.

You and your family will meet Father Christmas and his elves in the cosy setting of Head Gardeners Office which is nestled in the garden. Each child will receive a small traditional gift.

To enjoy the full ‘Father Christmas at The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ experience; we recommend you wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and allow a couple of hours or so, to be able to explore our Festive Trail through the Gardens, write your letter to Father Christmas and enjoy Christmas craft workshops by the fire.

Please note that when you book within a 1-hour slot, Father Christmas will see you within your allocated hour, though please be aware there could be a 5 to 55 minute wait. We have festive activities and Elves on hand to help during your waiting time. However, you can arrive at any time within your hourly time slot. Please check in with an Elf on your arrival.



£7 per child £2 per adult.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the unique cosy setting we can only accept bookings with a total of 6 people per booking.

Tickets are non-transferable, so not to confuse our Elves.

Children must be accompanied by a paying Adult.

You must purchase Heligan admission tickets, or hold a Heligan Membership, or Locals' Pass if you are going to visit Father Christmas as the experience will take place within The Lost Gardens if Heligan.

To book your tickets, please click here or head to Heligan Reception. 

For all further information, please click here.

Father Christmas experience ticket with valid Heligan Membership/ Local Pass holder Father Christmas experience ticket including Garden Entry
Child (Age 0-1yrs ie. baby in arms) (no gift required) No ticket required n/a
Child (Age 0-5yrs) (including gift) £7 £7
Child (Age 5-17yrs) (including gift) £7 £12.50
Adult (Age 18yrs +) £2 £12.50

NB – Please remember to bring your tickets or phone (for mobile-tickets) when you visit Heligan

When booking your ticket - If you are a Heligan Member or Local's Pass holder you will need to have your card with you to input your 6 digit card number. You will also need to bring your Membership Card with you when visiting Father Christmas.

Please allow enough time for your special visit.

Please arrive ideally 30 mins – 1hr in advance , to enable your family to enjoy our Christmas trail and the opportunity to write a letter to Father Christmas.

Please note: The Head Gardener’s office, where Father Christmas is located is a 15 minute walk from the Ticket Office of Heligan.

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