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Magical Christmas Experience at Mother Shipton's

Up Next: 4th December 2022, 10:00am
Location: Mother Shipton's Cave
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Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical, memory-making Christmas experience.

There's so much to enjoy at Mother Shipton's this Christmas:

🎅🏽Enjoy a personal family visit with Santa in his cosy Christmas grotto and receive a special Santa gift

🛷Take a photo inside Santa’s magic sleigh

📖 Visit Holly Berry the storyteller for some enchanting Christmas tales

🦌Create your own bag of reindeer food to take home and sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve

📮Write, stamp and post your letter to Santa at our North Pole Post Office

🎄Hang a handwritten wish upon the Christmas tree

☕️Warm up with a deluxe hot chocolate in our cosy log gazebos

✨Treat yourself or a loved one to something special in our magical Christmas Shop

🔮Visit the cave, incredible Petrifying Well and make a Christmas wish at the Wishing Well!

The excitement begins as soon as you arrive; Santa’s jolly elves will give you a warm welcome and each child who has a Santa Experience Ticket will be presented with a pack of festive activities.

Wander through the gorgeous winter woodland to see the enchanted Christmas Village, merry delights and festive displays to marvel at along the way.

Chief Elf Chestnut will be excited to greet you ahead of the main event - an exclusive visit to Santa himself! Step inside Santa’s cosy Christmas grotto and spend some time making lasting memories together. Capture the moment with a special keepsake photograph and receive a lovely gift from Santa.

Festive delights including delicious hot chocolate, gingerbread biscuits and mince pies will be available to purchase from our quirky refreshment cabins. We have covered cosy log gazebos and picnic benches throughout the attraction.

You can also venture deeper into the woodland to visit the incredible Petrifying Well and see the Cave where the famous prophetess Mother Shipton was born. Make a Christmas wish in the Wishing Well or hammer a coin into our Wishing Logs as you explore the historic site. See petrified celebrity items in our museum and browse our Gift Shop for an array of wonderful gifts, stocking fillers and decorations.

To visit the Magical Christmas Experience, you will need to purchase both:

A Christmas Park Admission Ticket (admits up to 5 people) £33 and a Santa Experience Ticket at £10 per child (aged 0-12 years)

The combination of these two tickets includes admission into the park, the experience of visiting Santa and receiving a special gift, Christmas Stories with Holly Berry and a festive activity pack.

An alternative ticket option is also available for those who purely wish to explore the park during the festive period. You can purchase A Winter Woodland Walk Ticket at £33 for a group of up to 5 pedestrians or individual tickets at £10 each.

This ticket includes access to the Cave, Petrifying Well, Wishing Well, Museum and Gift Shop. You will also be able to purchase a range of festive refreshments.

Please note that we cannot allow dogs into the attraction this year due to the unique set up of our Christmas event.

Please also be aware that although the middle of the attraction is accessible for pushchairs, this does not extend to the Cave, Well and Museum/Gift Shop due to the steps and gravelled ground, we recommend bringing a sling for little ones and parking pushchairs under the shelter provided just before the steps.
During the winter months the temporary surfaces throughout the park make the attraction unsuitable for people with impaired mobility.

Tickets for Christmas at Mother Shipton’s can be purchased ONLINE ONLY for selected dates through November and December.

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