Christmas Experience Events

Christmas at Blithbury is a truly at magical experience for the whole family. Our award winning* Christmas Experience is like no other; from the moment you arrive in our ticket office the festive spirit is in the air.

Upon arrival, you will have the chance to purchase some lichen moss to take around with you to fuss meet and hand feed our reindeer. The herd have been brought into our barns for the winter, so you get the chance to get up close and personal. They love posing for a photo so be sure to bring your camera!

In Elf School, our elves will entertain the little ones until the time arrives to visit Santa! Our Head Elf will call you and your party (maximum of 5) through from Elf School into our grotto for your personal meeting with Santa. As all the children who enter Blithbury Reindeer Lodge are on the good list, upon seeing Santa they can select a present from our Elves Toy Workshop!

Santa’s grotto is cosy so each booking is limited to a maximum of 5 people who can go through to Elf School and on to see Santa. If there are more adults in your group additional adult tickets can be purchased (subject to availability) the ticket will allow entry to the lodge but NOT to Elf School or Santa. Any additional members in your group would be free to meet and greet the reindeer and take part in all the other activities at the lodge.

Elsewhere on the farm, Elves will be sitting by our roaring fire to tell the wonderful story of how Santa came to leave his reindeer at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, written by a local writer Tamsin Wood! No visit is complete without stopping by our Christmas shops to stock up on gifts and mementos, including our specially commissioned Blithbury Reindeer cuddly toy and don’t forget to collect you Elf School certificate.
On the courtyard, children can write a last minute letter to Santa in our Elves workshop and you can enjoy a cup of tea in the lovely Blithbury Vintage Tearoom.

To see Santa’s reindeer hard at work and getting in plenty of practice for Christmas Eve, our trained reindeer are waiting to the take you in a traditional Scandinavian sleigh for a ride around our set sleigh track. A sleigh ride can be booked at the ticket office on the day of your visit.

Throughout the day our experienced members of staff and Senior Reindeer Handlers will be giving talks all about our reindeer on the farm, learn about reindeer behaviour and the characters we have at the Lodge.

Christmas Experience includes:

  • Entry into Blithbury Reindeer Lodge
  • Talks by our experienced staff
  • The opportunity to feed and fuss over 100 reindeer
  • Story-time by the fire
  • Attendance at the original Elf School – where you’ll receive a certificate of attendance**
  • A personal visit with Santa
  • Access to the Elves Toy Workshop, where each child selects a gift


A Sleigh Ride in a traditional Scandinavian Sleigh (1 adult and 1 child) – £7.50
Receive a driving licence for those who have had a sleigh ride, officially signed by the Reindeer Man

NOTE: Sleigh Rides are bookable at the ticket office on the day of your visit.

For more information please visit our ‘Christmas FAQ’  page or ‘Plan your Visit’ page

*   Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
** Each child will receive a certificate of attendance of Elf School, these can be collected from Comet’s Christmas shop.



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