Tapnell Farm Christmas Experience

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Tapnell Farm Park • 3rd - 5th, 9th - 12th, 16th - 18th & 21st - 23rd of December 2021

The winds of time are changing, there's a slight nip in the air!...the breeze carries the sound of Christmas, can you hear it? We promise you it's there.

The distant sound of laughter, of bells and elves and who? The Wonderful world of Christmas is calling out for you.

Tapnell's award-winning Christmas event returns for 2021 with new Characters and adventures!

Let Tapnell Farm Park, take you on a magical Christmas Adventure from North to South this December..on the trail of the Naughty Elf!

With immersive memory making around every corner, there is another world of imagination to discover this Christmas at Tapnell! Travel away from the humdrum, far from your daily worries, and straight to a place of wonderment…where kids can be kids, and grownups can too, to make magical memories to take home with you.

For special short break offers, please see below.


Christmas at Tapnell 2021 - Trailer

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Book Tickets

Group Size = Minimum 3, Maximum 6

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Download and print The Letter From Smudge The Elf

Before you arrive for your experience

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Session Dates/Times & Tickets

The Tapnell Farm Christmas Experience will be held on the following dates.

Thursday 2nd, 9th, and 16th December - Afternoon & Evening sessions** ( Standalone event, Farm Park Closed - Separate entrance, no need to purchase Farm Park admission)

Friday 3rd, 10th, & 17th December - Day Sessions (Farm Park open as normal, Farm Park Admission must be purchased*)

Friday 3rd, 10th & 17th December - Evening Sessions** ( Standalone event, Farm Park Closed - Separate entrance, no need to purchase Farm Park admission)

Saturday 4th, 11th, & 18th December - Day Sessions (Farm Park open as normal, Farm Park Admission must be purchased*)

Sunday 5th, 12th, & 19th December - Day Sessions (Farm Park open as normal, Farm Park Admission must be purchased*)

Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd December - Day Sessions (Farm Park open as normal, Farm Park Admission must be purchased*)

* You can purchase a combined ticket with Christmas Experience and Farm Park Admission Online. Once you have purchased this, you do not need to book your admission to the farm park, just show your booking confirmation as proof of entry to the farm park.

** If coming to a session when the farm park is closed, you do not need to buy farm park admission so please book the 'Christmas Experience no Park Entry' Ticket.

Enjoy Hot Drinks and Seasonal Snacks whatever time you visit: Please note that on dates when the Farm Park is closed you will still be able to purchase refreshments when visiting the Christmas Experience

Book with confidence this winter!

These past 2 years have been a bit strange, and we appreciate that things are still a little difficult right now - So we want our customers to book with confidence knowing that If government guidelines change and we are unable to operate our Christmas Experience, Event tickets and Admission* will be fully refunded! Santa said it was absolutely fine, so what are you waiting for!?

All ages love Christmas at Tapnell and whatever the weather, expect a journey like no other.. The Christmas experience is entirely undercover, so the weather won’t spoil anyone’s fun! A guaranteed magical experience you won’t forget.

We are taking COVID19 measures into consideration and planning an event that is safe for both our customers and staff... we won't let that spoil the fun though!

(*Refund excludes Winter Season Passes)

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Important Information - How Group Sizes have changed this year.

Due to previous government guidelines surrounding events we have significantly reduced the group sizes that go though with each session (every 5 minutes) and we have kept it this way, should new restrictions be introduced this winter. A smaller group is actually quite lovely, in that the experience is now much more intimate and personal (and you get more one on one time with Santa!)

However, this means that there is only one booking per session at the moment, and we need to ensure that you have a magical experience the whole way through (not just with Santa) so the group sizes will be a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 6 (Like last year). The experience is full of 'group participation' activities and that is why we have set the minimum of 3, it will be more fun for your child if you invite another friend or two, or a family member to join when booking (This is not a walk up and see Santa experience, you are going on an adventure! )

So when you decide to book - make sure you have considered who will be coming with you, and book as one group (as there is only one booking allowed per session at the moment)

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The Event in more detail...

The Tapnell farm Christmas Experience starts at home with a little letter* from Smudge The Naughty Elf, who is writing to children inviting them to come and help him! ( And eventually, meet Santa!)

A new fantastical Christmas journey awaits children and their families this year. The 45-minute experience is lead by a team of trained elves who will fully immerse you in the wonderment of Christmas, there will be storytelling and interactive puzzles to solve, plus lots of amazing scenery too.

* The Letter can be downloaded and printed at home, via a link in the confirmation email. Letters are not personalised but can easily be written on and posted to children by an adult. We recommend holding off from reading/sending this out to your children as late as possible in case the government changes how we can operate.

The Tapnell Farm Christmas Experience is designed for children from 2 years to 100, as there is something for everyone. At the end of your adventure you will meet Santa himself, he knows a lot more about you than you think, and he can’t wait to meet you all and to thank you for helping out! We will ask for more details at the online checkout to help Santa surprise your kids!

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Christmas in the Farm Park

This year the park will be beautifully decorated to welcome in the festive season, including the return of our famous giant Christmas Tree ( We're not sure if we will trust Smudge the Elf with that one) The Cafe will be also be serving delicious festive treats, there will be festive music and face painting (at weekends TBC)

And to top it all off Gingerbread Decorating** returns to the Farm Park at weekends throughout December in The Cabin and can be enjoyed without taking part in the Christmas Experience.

Seasonal shopping discounts for Winter Season Pass Holders will be available in our Farm Park Shop (on selected dates - Keep an eye on newsletters and social media) The shop will be stocked to the rafters with great gifting ideas for all ages.

**additional cost, not included in your Ticket

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Book Tickets

Group Size = Minimum 3, Maximum 6

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Why not bring the family for a short break?

We have introduced special one and two night stays linked to our Christmas Experience.

Prices from £50 per person (minimum 2 people) for a one night stay.

For full details click here