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Kelburn's Christmas Forest

Kelburn's Christmas Forest

Ho Ho Ho....we have a very special treat for you this Christmas! Santa and the magical creatures of the enchanted woods are going to be working together in the Secret Forest to defeat the naughty Ice Queen, who is intent on ruining Christmas!  We are creating an enchanted live-action event, happening both in daylight hours & after dark where the Secret Forest and Country Centre will be decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. The two main events for our Christmas Forest event are the Christmas Forest Trail and Mrs Claus' Winter Workshop (more information below). Our Christmas ponies will also be out offering short rides from 2 -6pm.  There is a cost of £3 and our team will do our best to cater for as many young riders as possible (recommended 2-12yrs) with our ponies available.

Christmas Forest

Join us this December on our interactive trail with live actors, Christmas props, festive music, elaborate set designs and all out Christmas fun!  Go on an adventure through the secret entrance and into a wintery world of wonder. Our team of elves will conclude your experience with a gift for each child! Admission to the event and a present for each child is included in your entry fee.

Mrs Claus' Winter Workshop

New for 2017, visit Mrs Claus' in a secret location to experience her Winter Workshop! We will elaborately decorate this incredible mystery spot where you can wonder through Christmas caves and 'slide' right through the experience. Each person will receive an ornament for their Christmas tree as well, which you can decorate on site. Tickets for this activity are only an additional £3 each and only a limited amount are available.  Mrs Claus Winter Workshop is an add-on and a continuation of the selected time for your Christmas Forest experience, which you will go to first.

Please note that last year’s Christmas event sold out and we recommend buying your tickets online in advance of your visit.  The online sales close at midnight each day for the following day.


Event Details (please read)

  • Please note that Santa will be an important character in the Christmas Forest, but this event will not feature an individual sit down with Santa for every child
  • Times are from 2pm – 7pm each day/evening
  • Weekend event. Dates are 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th December
  • This is a timed event and advance tickets are required.  We accept screen shots and email confirmation on phones as well as printed copies of tickets.
  • Ticket prices for the Christmas Forest are £7 per adult and £10 per child (includes present) or £37 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £3 for children under 3). Please note it is an additional £3 per person for Mrs Claus' Winter Workshop and for pony rides.
  • Experience should last 45min – 1 hour
  • Tickets will be required to access all event facilities
  • You may be placed in a group with other people
  • Please note that the Kelburn's Christmas Forest attraction is on uneven terrain and outside in the forest. We recommend wearing footwear that is appropriate for being in the forest and possibly in the rain. Please note that prams cannot be used on the trail and an undercover pram park area will be located next to starting point.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time and check in at out information office prior to proceeding to the queue point.
  • This event is SEPARATE from the Winter Wonderland Walks. Please remember this when buying your tickets.
  • Season ticket holders, there is a £3 supplement per child for the Christmas Forest and £3 pp for Mrs Claus's workshop.  Please call 01475 568685 or pop into our office to reserve your spot. Payment will be required at time of booking and can be made by card over the phone.
  • Discount (20%) is available for groups of 10 or more. Bookings can made online applying promo code TE9CH3. This will only activate with 10 or more Christmas Forest tickets in your basket.  Please note: The discount does not apply to Mrs Claus's workshop or family tickets.
  • Tickets are non refundable.  Transfers may be available upon request, subject to admin charge(£10) and availability.  Online sales available until midnight for the following day.

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Child (Peak Ticket)

Child Tickets £7.00

Adult (Peak Ticket)

Adult Tickets £9.00

OAP (Peak Ticket)

Concession Tickets £7.00

Family (Peak Ticket)

(2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Family Tickets £30.00


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Child (Off-Peak Ticket)

Child Tickets £4.00

Adult (Off-Peak Ticket)

Adult Tickets £5.00

OAP (Off-Peak Ticket)

Concession Tickets £4.00


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