15 November 2019

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Hobbledown will be hosting a Sensitive Santa Session for children with special educational needs (SEN).

The experience will allow children to meet Santa in his Grotto in a more relaxed, stress free environment with no queues.

The session takes place on Saturday 7th December 2019 from 8:15am.

How it works:

8:15am to 9:15am – exclusive free play in the Hobblings Play Barn for SEN families and siblings. There will be:

  • No music
  • No tannoy announcements
  • Quiet rooms available away from the play barn
  • Our First Aid room will be available for changing requirements

9:15am to 9:30am – A chance to feed some donkeys or alpacas outside

9:15am to 10:30am – Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto

  • We will ensure the Grotto is a quiet environment with no music and subtle lighting.
  • Children can enter and leave as they need or want to without the need to queue.
  • Guests can interact with Santa as they feel comfortable.
  • Santa will be seated centrally in the room so that guests can approach when they are ready.
  • Crafts will be set up on tables around Santa
  • Each child will receive a small gift.

10:30am onwards

After the event all guests are welcome to stay and play at Hobbledown all day, but please be advised that after 9:15am there will be music and announcements in the play barn as normal.


£12.95 per child. Accompanying carers and adults free.