He's been busy all year getting ready for the big day, but luckily Santa has managed to make room in his busy schedule to pay a visit to Bradgate Park this Christmas. Plan a festive visit and stop by his magical grotto - he might be able to make your Christmas wish come true!

Following the sell-out success of 2022, Bradgate Park is so excited to announce that Santa will once again be visiting Bradgate Park at the Deer Barns Visitor Centre in December 2023! Wrap up warm in your most Christmassy of Christmas jumpers, and get ready for a magical day at the Park. 

What to Expect: 

🎅 Meet Santa Claus: Step into Santa's Grotto, where the jolly man himself awaits to hear your Christmas wishes. Our Santa is the real deal, and he's excited to meet every child!  

🧝‍♀️ Meet the Elves: Santa's trusty elves will be on hand to entertain and delight you with their festive spirit. They'll keep you entertained whilst you wait to meet the man himself. Make sure to check out Santa's book and find out if you are on the naughty or nice list! 

🎁 Receive Your Special Gift: Each child who visits Santa will receive a carefully chosen Christmas gift, age-appropriate, to make their day extra special. 

🎄 Festive Atmosphere: Enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere of our grotto, complete with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and holiday music! 

After your visit to Santa's Grotto, the festivities continue with an array of delightful activities for you to enjoy: 

Christmas Crafts - Our elves will be on hand to assist you in making Christmas decorations 

Christmas Trail - Embark on a magical Christmas adventure as you explore our Christmas trail! Collect the festive stamps at each stop on the trail and collect your festive sticker! 

Festive Shopping - Don't forget to explore the delightful stalls at Deer Barns, offering a wide range of festive goodies, gifts, and treats. From handmade ornaments and unique presents to delicious seasonal snacks, you're sure to find something special to make your Christmas even more memorable. Support local artisans and find that perfect holiday gift! 

Booking Information

🎟️ Booking is essential to secure your spot and you must have a timed ticket to visit Santa.  

🎟️ Each booking slot is 10 minutes long and for a maximum of 3 children. If you have more children, please book two consecutive timeslots to visit Santa together

🎟️ Each timed bookable slot = 1 child.

🎟️  How to book Santa if you have more than 1 child: 

  • Select a time slot. 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the booking page and select “Additional Child”. 
  • Add up to 2 further children for your selected time slot. You will then have a group slot for 2 or 3children. 
  • Should you have more than 3 children, please select another timeslot to run consecutively one after the other. 
  • Please note: Santa's Grotto is a small space and we can only accommodate a maximum of 2 adults per timeslot. 

🎁 Santa's gift age groups are 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7+ years. 

🎁 This event includes a present that will be age-specific and will feature the name of your child, based on the information provided at the point of booking. Therefore, if you will be bringing a different child to the one named at the point of booking, please let the Estate Office know on 0116 236 2713 at least 4 days prior to the date of your visit.

🎁 Please don't be late and adhere to your chosen time slot. If you are running late, Santa might not be able to see you!


Child £15
Adult (up to 2 per timeslot) Free


Saturday 2nd December 10am-4pm
Sunday 3rd December 10am-4pm
Saturday 9th December 10am-4pm
Sunday 10th December 10am-4pm
Saturday 16th December 10am-4pm
Sunday 17th December 10am-4pm


This event takes place at Deer Barns Visitor Centre.


The closest car park to the event is Hallgates(LE7 7HQ), which is Pay & Display. Please be aware, that the machine takes coins (no change given) and card payments. See charges here.


The session will take place at the Deer Barns Visitor Centre and involves a 15-minute walk from Hallgates car park and a 30-minute walk from the Newtown Linford car park.

The terrain is flat on a tarmac carriageway. Once inside the Visitor Centre, the Grotto can be dark, with limited natural light.

The Grotto is wheelchair accessible. If your child has any special requirements that you think we ought to know about, or that might affect your visit to Santa, please get in touch 7 days prior to your visit and we'll be happy to discuss how we can best facilitate your visit. Please give the Estate Office a call on 0116 236 2713, or email [email protected]

Cancellations & Refunds

We are unable to make refunds for this session, except in the circumstance of the session being cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

If you need to cancel your session, please call the Estate Office on 0116 236 2713. 

Santa at Deer Barns is now fully booked.🎅