Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan

15th -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.

Write a letter to Father Christmas and explore the Gardens with our magical Christmas Trail. You and your family will meet Father Christmas and his elves in a cosy setting nestled in the garden. Each child will receive a small traditional gift.


Festive Christmas Trail

(Located throughout the gardens, 10am -4pm)
15th – 24th December

Journey through the gardens with your family and share in some good old-fashioned festive fun! This sensory trail invites you to detect the ‘smells’ of Christmas, guess the present (no peaking allowed!), crack your best Christmas cracker jokes and sing along to your festive favourites! Join in and be merry this Christmas at Heligan.

Christmas Craft workshops

(Located in the Stewards House, 10am – 4pm)

15th - 24th December

Come and warm up by the fire and enjoy crafting for Christmas.

Here at Heligan we love our feathered friends, make your own ‘Rocking Robin’ friend to take home with you.

Create a unique ‘Jar of Kindness’.

Select from fragrant petals and herbs, add some magical sprinkles and some kind words to create something truly special and unique for yourself or for a loved one.

Sometimes the most important gifts don’t cost any money at all.  Create a ‘token gift’ for your loved one this Christmas.

This could be a ‘token of kindness’, a ‘token of time’, or a ‘token of love’.

Bookings will include the chance to write a letter to Father Christmas, explore our Christmas Trail, meet Father Christmas and his Elves and enjoy our Christmas workshops.


£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.

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. 

Heligan Member/ Local Pass Holder Non Heligan Member/ Non Local Pass Holder -includes garden entry. (Garden entry price: Adults £13.50 Children 5-17 £6.50)
Child (Age 0-5years) £7 £7
Child (Age 5-17 years) £7 £13.50
Adults (Ages 18+) £2 £16.50

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

When you've ordered your tickets, please click the Email link in the right-hand panel to give us the boys' and girls' names and ages so that we can pass them on to Father Christmas's helpers   or Tel: 01726 879 500. The tickets are non-transferable so as not to confuse our Christmas helpers!

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.