Christmas is coming... and this year will be special! Come and join in on some festive fun at Hobbledown.

The Hobbledown Light Trail 

3rd December - 3rd January

In 2021, for the first time ever, we're opening our doors at night for a festive winter light trail!

Lighting up between 4.30pm until closing time most dates between 3rd December - 3rd January, you'll get a chance to explore the secret world of the Hobblers after dark...

  • See the likes of Fairy Fern and mischievous Rumpletump among the magical lights and lanterns making up the illuminated trail around the park... and all while enjoying a festive hot chocolate or mince pie!
  • Tickets to the Light Trail only are £12 for guests, £10 for members

Light Trail Light Trail Light Trail

  • A combined park entry and Light Trail ticket is also available, if you wish to spend time enjoying Hobbledown before heading into the Light Trail. Simply purchase a normal entry ticket for the last timeslot of the day (2.30pm or 3.30pm) between 3rd December and 3rd January, and your ticket price will automatically adjust to include entry to the Light Trail!

Park Entry & Light Trail Park Entry & Light Trail Park Entry & Light Trail

Santa's Grotto 


Of course, no Christmas would be complete without a visit to Santa! Get your voice in tune with a little festive singing instruction from the Hobbledown Elves, before you are taken to your exclusive Grotto experience...

  • Prices is £40 per family (up to 5 people max), £36 for members
  • Entry to the Park is not included. The Grotto is an add-on experience to day guests; you must book general admission tickets for the appropriate time slot in order to enter Hobbledown.
  • Please note our  Covid rebooking/ cancellation policy for Santa's Grotto: 
  • Any group wishing to cancel their booking on the day of their visit, no refund will be offered.
  • Any group contacting a day or more in advance, we will rebook to another Santa's Grotto slot at 4pm on day of their choosing, subject to availability. Only if there is no more availabiliy on any date, will a refund be offered, subject to proof of a positive Covid test.

Santas Grotto Santas Grotto Santas Grotto

Santa's Letters 

With our connections to the North Pole, we've been able to arrange a postal service direct from the sorting office in Santa's workshop!

If you would like to receive a letter from Santa, you can use the form available from the Indoor Playbarn. Post it in our Christmas mailbox, and long as we receive your letter before the last posting date for Christmas (Monday 20th December), we will make sure Santa replies...

Meet Roo & Tod, our new reindeer

Joining in the celebrations this year will be our brand new resident reindeer: Roo and Tod! You can meet them at the animal barn near the Thinkery and ask them what it's like working for Father Christmas at this very busy time of year. 

And, if you're stuck for present ideas...

We've got some cracking presents that won't get held up in traffic or delayed in a lorry - a range of gift vouchers that will give anyone something to look forward to in 2022.
Check out our range here: