Father Christmas Comes To Kent

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After a triple sell-out event last year 'Father Christmas in Kent' will be back in Tunbridge Wells for 2015 to create and capture those priceless moments between a child and Father Christmas.

He will be available to see children and families, old and new, in his cosy Log Cabin from Friday 20th November until Thursday 24 December 2015 on selected midweek and weekend dates.

Booking a family visit includes meeting our friendly elves, spending a magical time talking to Father Christmas about the children’s Christmas wishes before receiving an age appropriate quality gift.  Also included in the ticket price is one professional mounted family photograph of the family with Father Christmas.

“Children and families voted last year’s Father Christmas experience as one of the best ever in Kent."

While you wait to see Father Christmas, write a letter to Father Christmas to post in our special post box."Our authentic Father Christmas visit was very well received last year at the Hop Farm with more than 10,000 people visiting us and was a complete sell-out 8 weeks before opening," said organiser Darryl Curcher. Demand completetly outstripped supply so early that we put 3 extra dates in to cope with the publics request for tickets but it was still not enough. 

"It shows that it is possible to produce a quality Father Christmas visit without families having to spend a small fortune, without having to queue for hours and without the complusory Christmas shop to walk through at the end of your visit.

"In our experience, if Father Christmas does not know your children’s name then he is not the real Father Christmas!"

We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid any disappointment for children expecting to see Father Christmas.  However, it may be possible to book your visit on the day, subject to availability.


PLEASE NOTE: Our Father Christmas Experience is like no other and could be copied but never equalled or produced in the same way unless run by our own production team. Our Father Christmas in Kent production team is now working a whole new experience for 2015 away from the Hop Farm Family Park.


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Our Brand 'Father Christmas in Kent' will be coming to back to Tunbridge Wells for 2015 due to the popularity of this authentic, personalised family visit. Tickets will go on sale from Friday 4 September 2015 for past customers and priority notification customers only. General release will be two weeks later on Friday 18 September 2015.


There is no queueing for our Father Christmas experience as all our guests have a personal and private time-slot with Father Christmas like no other. There is also only a £2.00 charge for parents and children under one go free with a full paying child.

To see 2012/2013/2014 reviews Click Here

Christmas event admission fees:

Children ages 1-14 £12.50, under 1's are free with a full paying child. (but do not receive a gift) Adults are £2.00 when accompanying a paying child.  Each family visit has a 8 person limit due to space available in the Father Christmas Log Cabin.

Opening Dates & Times for Father Christmas 2015

Tunbridge Wells Icerink, Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells: 20 Nov - 24 Dec 2015

Groombridge Place & Gardens, Groombridge: 28 Nov - 24 Dec 2015


Friday 20 Nov

  15:00 - 19:00TW

Sunday 22 Nov

12:00 - 5:30TW

Saturday 28 Nov

  10:00 - 5:30

GP - Sold out

Saturday 5 Dec

10:00 - 5:30GP & TW

Sunday 6 Dec

     10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Saturday 12 Dec

Sunday 13 Dec

    10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

       Monday 14 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Tuesday 15 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Wednesday 16 Dec

Thursday 17 Dec

Closed All Day

 Friday 18 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

      Saturday 19 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

       Sunday 20 Dec

     10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW 

Monday 21 Dec

 10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Tuesday 22 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Wednesday 23 Dec

10:00 - 5:30 GP & TW

Thursday 24 Dec

   10:00 - 3:00 GP & TW



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Terms & Conditions of Ticket Sales

What our customers say about our Father Christmas Experience


Your Father Christmas visit includes

  • A meet & greet from our elves in our reception area

  • A chance to write & post your letters to Father Christmas

  • Each family can enjoy a memorable private visit to see Father Christmas

  • Children aged 1-14 can choose their own quality present

  • Each family will receive one professional, mounted family photograph

  • All adults are £2.00 each and babies under one free with a full paying child

  • Extra photographs and merchandise are available to buy from our sales cabin

  • Toys & gifts are also available to buy

Father Christmas Image Gallery






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