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Sunday 28th November. We are pleased to report that Storm Arwen has now passed and the gardens will reopen at 10am.

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Relaxed Sessions

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.

We will host relaxed sessions for families with children with additional needs on Saturday 18th and Tuesday 21st December from 09.30-10.00am. To book one of these sessions, please call Heligan reception by calling 01726 845100.

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.

£4 per adult and £12 per child.

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