Father Christmas: Tales and Treats

  • December 2 - 6, 2023
  • Ushaw Historic House

    Woodland Road
    County Durham, Durham DH7 7DW
Ticket Price (GBP) £6.00-£12.00 This event is now over

Ho Ho Ho, come and meet Santa in the Parlour, decorated with Christmas cheer. Visit Ushaw on select dates during the festive period for a Christmas experience beyond belief.

On Saturday 2 December, join us for Santa Meet and Greet:
Santa's elves have been working hard to make a personalised mug for each child who visits him. Enjoy a hot chocolate, or hot juice while you chat to Santa. He has been checking the list twice to make sure he knows what your child's wish is. Take festive photos in our beautiful setting to mark the occasion. These sessions are 10 minute bookable timelsots.

On Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December, join us for Preschool Santa:
In the relaxed environment of Ushaw, with toys and crafts for free play, your little ones will be able to get into the Christmas spirit. The experience will start with Santa coming to read a jolly story to the group, before moving to his seat in the Parlour where each child will have a chance to visit him for an individual chat and hot drink in a personalised mug that you can take away with you as a memento. No need to line up as there will be free play toys and crafts throughout the session.

Takes place:
- Saturday 2 December @ 10:30am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 3:30pm (aimed at all ages of children)
- Monday 4 December @ 11am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 2:30pm (aimed at preschoolers under 5)
- Tuesday 5 December @ 11am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 2:30pm (aimed at preschoolers under 5)


Ticket Information

  • Ticket includes 1 child and 1 accompanying adult. 
  • Baby siblings (under 1s) do not require a ticket, but will not receive a gift from Father Christmas. 
  • If you would like your baby to receive a gift then you will need to purchase an additional ticket for them.
  • Normal admission charges apply for additional adults.
  • Tickets will be on sale until midnight on Sunday 26 November 


Discover Christmas at Ushaw here

Date & Time

Dec 2, 2023 10:30 am - Dec 6, 2023 10:40 am

Venue Details

Ushaw Historic House

Woodland Road
County Durham, Durham DH7 7DW Ushaw Historic House
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens is an independent charity set in a majestic estate of 500 acres, hidden for 200 years in the heart of the Durham countryside. A unique heritage and visitor attraction, our glorious Georgian and Victorian Gothic architecture and stunning grounds make Ushaw the perfect place for families to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.

Discover more about Ushaw by visiting: ushaw.org