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The Lost Gardens of Heligan are open daily with pre-booking essential for all visitors including Local Pass Holders

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Please note that tickets to see Father Christmas will appear online in early November. If you are a Heligan Member or Local Pass holder, please keep an eye on our newsletters which will contain early booking information.

December 2021 Dates:

Tickets to visit Father Christmas available from 10am-3.30pm

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th

Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd

*Christmas eve 10am-1pm

This Christmas the Heligan Team are excited to announce the arrival of a very special Guest, as we look forward to welcoming back Father Christmas and his team of Elves to The Lost Gardens.

He tells us that he just can’t wait to meet you all again as you visit him beside the famous fireplace and share your stories, hopes and wishes with him.

The Lost Gardens provide the most magical and perfect setting for a Christmas experience, especially for the annual visit to meet Father Christmas. As you explore The Gardens on your way to your visit, don’t forget to stop in The Melon Yard to write your letter to Father Christmas…. he really does enjoy reading your thoughtful letters!

You and your family will then be welcomed to the exclusive Festive Reserve Yard within The Gardens, where you will start to prepare for your special visit. Here the Team will ensure you get into the Christmas spirit, with music, Christmas crackers, and festive crafts, and don’t forget your complimentary toasted marshmallows to toast over the warming fire. As anticipation builds you will be escorted by The Head elf to meet Father Christmas in the magical cosy setting of the Head Gardeners Office.

Each child will be gifted a small traditional children’s present to remember their visit to Father Christmas by, along with Christmas magic and traditional that reconnects you to the heart and true meaning of Christmas.

After your visit why not venture on to explore The Gardens, meet the Christmas donkeys (From 18th December onwards), and complete the 12 days of Christmas family visual trail. (Available during daytime visits only).

This year, Father Christmas hopes to return to some normality as he gets to hear all about your year, your hopes for the future, and your wishes for Christmas. He has some magical stories of his own to share with you too! However, we ask you respect any covid courteous guidance in place during your visit.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the unique cosy setting we can only accept bookings with a maximum of two adults per booking. We ask these adults to wear face masks within this setting please.

To ensure the safety of you and your family, Father Christmas, and Our Heligan Team, we ask you to read all the key information document in advance of arriving at Heligan. Face masks must be worn by all adults whilst visiting Father Christmas, with a maximum of two adults allowed to accompany children.

Ticket prices

11th, 12th, 18th, 19th,20th, 21st, and 22nd December daytime visits

£4 per adult and £12 per child.

23rd & 24th December daytime visits

£5 per adult and £15 per child.

Garden entry tickets are essential to be pre-booked in addition to all daytime father Christmas visit tickets, unless a membership or locals pass is held.

11th, 12th December exclusive combined evening tickets to enjoy Heligan Night Garden with a mid-route visit to meet Father Christmas.

£17 per adult,

£17 per child (aged 5-16)

£10 per child (aged 1-4)

18th, 19th,20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December exclusive combined evening tickets to enjoy Heligan Night Garden with a mid-route visit to meet Father Christmas.

£19.50 per adult

£17 per child (aged 5-16)

£10 per child (aged 1-4)

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