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Tapnell Farm Christmas Experience

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Tapnell Farm Park • 5th - 6th, 11th - 13th & 18th - 23rd December

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 2020!

Let Tapnell Farm Park, take you on a magical Christmas Adventure to the North this December... in search of Santa's lost present!

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.


Book with confidence this winter!

This year has been a bit of funny one, and we appreciate that things are 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!?

(*Refund excludes Winter Season Passes)

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!

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To Book Tickets

Minimum Group Size 3. Maximum Group Size 6 (as per Rule of 6)

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Important Information - How Group Sizes have changed this year.

Due to government guidelines we have significantly reduced the group sizes that go though with each session (every 5 minutes) This 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, 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 (Following the Rule of 6 government guidelines)

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)

Please adhere to Government guidelines on social distancing within your group. If you’re unsure, please check here

Should guidelines change and households are not able to mix, Bubbles the elf will happily partially refund or move some of your group (Subject to availability) to their own session to make sure you still get to have a Tapnell Christmas Experience.

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The Event in more detail...

The Tapnell farm Christmas Experience starts at home with a little story to read and a letter from Santa*, who is writing to children that have been kind and helpful to come and visit him; but first he needs your help! It’s time to travel across the world in search of Santa’s lost present…

A new fantastical Christmas journey awaits children and their families this year. The 40 minute experience is lead by a team of trained elves who will fully immerse you in the wonderment of Christmas, there will be story telling and interactive puzzles to solve, lots of amazing scenery too.

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!

And to top it all off Gingerbread Decorating** returns to the Farm Park and can be enjoyed without taking part in the Experience. Unfortunately, we are not able to run the Roller Rink this year due to Covid Restrictions.

* The Story and Letter can be downloaded and printed at home, via a link in the confirmation. Letter's 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.

**additional cost, not included in your Ticket

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU VISIT ... there are some very important things you need to be aware of, before you set off on your big adventure to Tapnell, which can be found here

A Christmas Lights switch on with a difference...

This year Santa has something EXTRA special up his magical sleeves to get the Christmas Lights in the farm, AND across the Isle of Wight switched on! Watch this space for exciting details coming soon!.... HO HO HO!

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