An Experience to be Remembered!

It is essential to Thornton Hall Country Park that as many families as possible (particularly those with additional needs) are able to enjoy and fully experience the magic of the interactive Christmas events on offer.
“Just Be You” sessions are NEW for 2018 – smaller groups and lengthier time slots, making it easier for anyone needing to take their time to adapt to their surroundings, and for those that may not be at ease with noise and/or larger groups.  So relax and enjoy an easier, comfortable, stress-free event.

Visited with my special needs class.  We couldn’t fault your organisation, resources and staff.  The children will remember their trip for a long time.”


What's included:

During your Christmas adventure you will enjoy:

  • Luxury welcome drinks.
  • Mrs. Christmas’ festive kitchen.
  • Elf workshop (includes NEW Build a Bear!)
  • NEW live, interactive choreographed show.
  • A ride on the Santa Express to visit the Deer Park.
  • Magical Grotto experience.
  • Plus all the fun of the farm from 10am – 4.30pm.

Dates / Times:

Your experience will begin at 9.40am and will last approx 2.5 hours (please arrive 10 minutes prior).

This 2018, adapted “Just Be You” A Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure sessions are being held on the following dates/times:

  • Sunday 2nd December (9.40am)
  • Saturday 8th December (9.40am)
  • Sunday 9th December (9.40am)
  • Saturday 15th December (9.40am)
  • Sunday 16th December (9.40am)


Child (age 1+)£19.95
Child (under 1 - no grotto gift)Free
Child (under 1 - grotto gift) £5.95
Carer* (1:1)FREE

* Carer ID card to be shown on arrival

Important note – the journey to the deer involves a bumpy ride on the Santa Express – assistance will be available to ensure everyone can attend this part of the experience, If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance of your visit

What Else do you need to know:

  • Tickets required / pre-booking essential.
  • Each experience lasts approx 2.5 hours from the start of each slot booked – please arrive 10 minutes prior.
  • Maximum numbers per group = Reduced to 16 for ‘Just Be You’ sessions.
  • Free and disabled parking.
  • Disabled lift access to check in for the Christmas experiences.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Reduced group numbers for these sessions.
  • Furniture will be moved from the different stages of the experiences to allow greater access for wheelchair users.
  • Santa Express ride (see important note above).
  • FREE admission for carers (*) 1:1
  • Ticket includes Farm Park admission.
  • Additional charges apply for Pony Rides (£2.50), Caterpillar Rides (£2) and Junior Quads (£4).
  • Season Tickets, passes, vouchers and offers are NOT valid for Christmas events.
  • It is not possible to change / cancel your booking – visit the event Ts&Cs for further information.
  • Visit our FAQs web page for lots more information.
  • (*) Carer ID card to be shown on arrival 1:1.
  • Wrap up warm! Hats, scarves, boots recommended.