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Children's Activity Event:Father Christmas in Residence at Holkham Hall

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Children's Activity Event, from 18 Dec 2021


Father Christmas in Residence

Father Christmas in Residence

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


You are invited to visit Father Christmas in Residence at Holkham Hall.

During this magical event, you will meet Father and Mother Christmas who will regale you with tales of wonder and magic, they will fill you with festive cheer and good humour and fill your children’s hearts with wonder! Your visit will be set amidst the opportunity to wander the State rooms, magically decorated for Christmas; children can enjoy a festive treasure hunt and our expert room stewards will share their knowledge about the Hall and the magnificent Christmas decorations. Younger visitors will delight in receiving a small present to take home and pop under the tree. Plus, before visiting the Hall, everyone can enjoy a drink and biscuit (children) and glass of Prosecco or soft drink and tasty mince pie (accompanying adults). Yum!

The Details

Child tickets, including a present, are valid for ages 0-12. Any children over the age of 12 should book an adult ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults must be accompanied by a child. A visit to Father Christmas lasts 15 minutes, and the tour of the Hall approximately 45 minutes. Please inform us when booking if anyone in your party has any particular access, dietary or other requirements. Please check your dates and times carefully, as any changes to your booking will each incur a £10 administration fee. Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked time.

You’re welcome to visit the Courtyard Café and Gift Shop. Please check opening times here.

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th you can also enjoy a visit to our Festive Food Fair.

Let’s Protect Each Other

Full risk assessments will be carried out as part of our Good to Go industry standard. For the latest update on our approach to COVID-19 guidance, please read our useful information page.

Cancellation Policy

If you book tickets and government restrictions mean that you are unable to visit, or we need to cancel the event, you will receive a full refund of the ticket price. Otherwise, please see our cancellation policy.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Level access to shop, café, walled garden, Holkham Stories Experience and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full access information is available on our website.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Dec 2021 10:00 to 16:30
Sun 19 Dec 2021 10:00 to 16:30
Wed 22 Dec 2021 10:00 to 16:30
Thu 23 Dec 2021 10:00 to 16:30


Child (0-12 years) £28, Adult £28, includes a glass of Prosecco and mince pie for adults and a soft drink, biscuit and small gift for children.


Holkham Estate,
Wells-next- the-Sea,
NR23 1AB


See location of Holkham Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 884428  Lat: 52.94948 Long: 0.80283

Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main coast road, within easy reach of Norwich, King's Lynn, London and Cambridge.

Use NR23 1RH in your satnav.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 28 miles from King's Lynn station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Level access to shop, café, walled garden, Holkham Stories Experience and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full access information is available on our website.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp