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Attraction image The Lost Gardens of Heligan 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance Twenty seven years ago, Heligan's historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to

Father Christmas at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

15th December, 2018 - 24th December, 2018

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15th -24th December

This Christmas, we’re really excited to be welcoming Father Christmas and his Elves back to The Lost Gardens of Heligan; he did so enjoy meeting you all last year.

Write a letter to Father Christmas and explore the Gardens with our magical Christmas Trail. You and your family will meet Father Christmas and his elves in a cosy setting nestled in the garden. Each child will receive a small traditional gift.

Bookings will include the chance to write a letter to Father Christmas, explore our Christmas Trail, meet Father Christmas and his Elves and enjoy our Christmas workshops.


£7 per child £2 per adult.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the unique cosy setting we can only accept bookings with a total of 6 people per booking.

You must purchase Heligan admission tickets, or hold a Heligan Membership, or Locals' Pass if you are going to visit Father Christmas as the experience will take place within The Lost Gardens if Heligan.

To book your tickets, please click here or head to Heligan Reception.

Member/ Locals' Pass holder Child (Age 0-5 years) - £7
Non Heligan Member/ Non Local Pass Holder Child -includes garden entry.- £7
Member/ Locals' Pass holder Child (Age 5-17 years)- £7
Non Heligan Member/ Non Local Pass Holder Child -includes garden entry.- £13.50
Member/ Locals' Pass holder Adult- £2
Non Heligan Member/ Non Local Pass Holder Adult -includes garden entry.- £16.50
NB – Please remember to bring your tickets or phone (for mobile-tickets) when you visit Heligan

When you've ordered your tickets, please click the Email link in the right-hand panel to give us the boys' and girls' names and ages so that we can pass them on to Father Christmas's helpers or Tel: 01726 879 500. The tickets are non-transferable so as not to confuse our Christmas helpers!

Please allow enough time for your special visit.

Please arrive ideally 30 mins – 1hr in advance , to enable your family to enjoy our Christmas trail and the opportunity to write a letter to Father Christmas.

Please note: The Head Gardener’s office, where Father Christmas is located is a 15 minute walk from the Ticket Office of Heligan.

Visit: https://www.heligan.com/events/heligan-events/father-christmas-visits-the-lost-gardens-of-heligan-4

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