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 Old John Tower 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 2021, Bradgate Park are so excited to announce that Santa will once again be visiting Old John Tower in December 2022! Wrap up warm in your most Christmassy of Christmas jumpers, and get ready for a magical day on the Park. 

Climb to the top of Old John hill, where you will be greeted by Santa's friendly Elves at the entrance to Old John tower. You will then be guided inside the Tower - which will be decked with boughs of holly and strewn with fairy lights by Perfectly Pitched! - and up the spiral staircase to visit the man himself. At the end of your visit, Santa's cheeky Elves will help all children find a gift under the Christmas tree after their visit with Santa.

Booking is essential. Upon booking, you will choose a 10 minute timeslot in which to visit Santa. Please see below for details.

Important information

  • Each booking slot is 10 minutes long and for a maximum of 2 children. If you have more children, please book two consecutive timeslots so that you can visit Santa all together.

  • Please note: as Old John tower is a small monument, 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 which 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 be mindful that there is nowhere covered to wait to see Santa - so please don't be late and adhere to your chosen timeslot. If you are running late, Santa might not be able to see you!


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


Saturday 3rd December 10am-3pm
Sunday 4th December 10am-3pm
Saturday 10th December 10am-3pm
Sunday 11th December 10am-3pm
Saturday 17th December 10am-3pm
Sunday 18th December 10am-3pm


This event takes place at Old John tower.


The closest car park to the event is Hunt's Hill (LE6 0AH), which is Pay & Display. Please be aware, the machine takes coins only and no change is given. See charges here.


The session will take place in Old John tower, and involves a steep climb uphill to reach the building across uneven terrain. Once inside the tower, you will climb a spiral staircase to meet Santa. The inside of the tower can be dark, with limited natural light. 

Unfortunately, this event is not wheelchair accessible.

If your child has any special requirements that you think we ought to know about, or which might affect your visit to Santa, please get in touch 7 days prior to your visit with us with us 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 in the Tower is now fully booked.