Despite the bitter winds and chill in the air it’s the most exciting month of the year. With Christmas fast approaching and a feeling of nostalgia lingering what better way to get the family into the seasonal spirit than by taking the little ones to see Santa himself. The annual Christmas visit plays a huge part in Childhood memories so why don't you check out what's on offer nearby and let the magic come to life...
1.The Lapland Experience – Thornton Hall Farm, Skipton.
All aboard the Christmas Express! A festive experience like no other! Head over to Thornton Hall and take a trip to Lapland to meet Santa and his Elves in his Grotto. Prepare to be fascinated in the enchanted storytelling area and enjoy tales by the cosy fire away from the cold. This Santa experience also includes a personalised gift for your little ones to take away. On until 23rd Dec, more info about tickets here.
2.Santa’s Grotto – Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston.
Step back in time and experience a magical moment, come and meet Father Christmas at Brockholes this year.
Each child will receive a present from Santa and there will be opportunity to take photographs with the man himself. On until 18th Dec, more info about tickets here.
3. Santa Express – Astley Hall, Chorley.
Prepare to be whisked off on a truly magical journey, Chorley’s Santa Express takes families from Chorley town centre through Astley Park to meet Father Christmas at Astley Hall where they will receive a special gift. Get ready to be fascinated on this enchanted journey.
There will also be festive face painting and arts and crafts going on too, so head on down and join in the fun. On until 18th Dec, more info about tickets here.
4.Santa’s Camp – The Wayfarer, Parbold.
Santa is flying in from the North Pole, armed with his tent poles as he sets up his special Santa Camp at The Wayfarer. The children can follow a storyteller through the magical life-sized nativity trail, shop at the reindeer food bar and visit Santa’s camp where he keeps cosy and warm with a wood-burning stove. Children bring Santa their letters and take home a gift from him too. There’s plenty for the grown-ups to do at The Wayfarer, why not get in the festive spirit with a warm mulled wine or browse the mini market for Christmas gifts and hampers. You won’t be short of things to do here. On until 11th Dec, more info about tickets here.
5. Farmer Christmas – Farmers Ted’s Farm Park, Ormskirk.
Christmas is such a magical time of the year and what better way to celebrate the season than with a trip down to Farmer Ted's for Farmer Christmas! Enter the Winter Wonderland and make your way through the huge halls into Elf School to write a postcard to Santa himself. You can build a snowman and pose for a photo in the Christmas carriage, then it’s off to the 4D cinema to see a Christmas Adventure. Ride the Santa Express and travel to the Magical Christmas Forest to meet the elves and reindeer, you’ll finally reach Santa’s workshop and meet the man himself in his Christmas grotto. On until 23rd Dec, more info about tickets here.
There’s lots more happening in Lancashire over the Christmas period – See what’s on our page for full listings.