Meet St Nicholas and Lady Winter in their Yuletide grottos this Christmas.

We will be doing a christmas event this year and due to the current situation we will have Lady Winters grotto and story telling with St Nicholas in his large outdoor grotto with socially distanced “tables” that can seat up to 5. We will sell per “table” to allow family grouping social distancing. Details to follow.

Enjoy a glass of hot punch (alcoholic and non alcoholic available), before being taken to the woodland grotto to make a wish with Lady Winter and then a short story with St Nicholas, aimed at the whole family. Each session can only hold up to 40 people maximum, so book early to avoid missing out. Expected duration is 1 hour and 10 minutes from the start time.

Our St Nicholas mirrors the Father Christmas of the past: a wandering storyteller, miracle-worker and a protector of children, bringing light, generosity, abundance and celebration to the dark months of winter. He is one of the fairy folk: the Holly King, clothed all in green and crowned in evergreens and ivy. Lady Winter, his female counterpart, is the introspective part of winter. In her grotto, experience the beauty in the barrenness of winter, which she tells us brings an opportunity to rest, to be still and to dream. She shows us the gift of silence and inner strength that can be found find in the cold and solitude winter brings.

Please be aware, this is different from the red-suited Santa Claus; This is a different and older interpretation of Father Christmas. It will be an atmospheric Christmas of stories, candles and imagination.

Children won’t receive a toy but something more meaningful and symbolic instead, as well as chocolate coin.

Ticket price £15 pp

Book online only here

Session dates

  • Sat / sun 30th November / 1st Dec
  • Sat/ sun 7th/ 8th Dec
  • Sat 14th Dec – 23th Dec

Session start times

14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00

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