Where To See Father Christmas In Chester 2022

It may still seem like Christmas is a while off but people are already booking their favourite festive events, like Winter Wonderland. And I have even been told that some Christmas venues are already fully booked, so if you do have some places in mind you may wish to get in touch with them sooner rather than later to bag your tickets. If, however, you are still looking for places where you can take your little ones to see Father Christmas in Chester in 2022 then below is a list of places where you can book now and where, at the time of writing, they still had tickets left.

Please note – We will be updating this list as we go so make sure you keep popping back to see if we have found any more wonderful places where you can spend time with Father Christmas in Chester this year.

CruiseBoat with Father Christmas

If you are looking for something special this year then why not book a cruise down the River Dee with Father Christmas. The cruise lasts one hour and adults will receive a mulled wine or tea/coffee and a mince pie with children enjoying a cordial and gingerbread man. Father Christmas will gift all children 10 and under an age-appropriate book too so why not book now for some festive fun on a fully decorated boat.

When  4th December at 3 pm, 10th December at 12 pm and 3 pm and 17th December at 12 pm and 3 pm

Where ChesterBoat Souter’s Lane The Groves Chester CH1 1SZ

Price Adult £12, Children 2 – 10  £14, Children 11+ (does not include a book from Santa) – £8.50


Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is famous for it’s Christmas Lantern walks. It gives visitors the opportunity to see the Zoo like never before, all lit up and magical at night. You will get to walk through various magical wonderlands all with different themes and hopefully spot an animal or two as well.

When Friday 11th November – Thursday 23 December

Where Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 1EU

Price Children from £12, adults from £15.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre

The Grosvenor shopping centre in Chester is creating an enchanted grotto where your child can meet the elves, Santa and also receive a gift from Father Christmas

When 25th November – 24th December
Where Grosvenor shopping centre
Price £10 per child and £5 per accompanying adult.

Chester Cathedral 

Fancy brunch with Father Christmas? Then if so, you can book Sunday brunch at the refectory in Chester Cathedral this winter. All children aged 1 and over will also receive a gift.

When 27 November, 4, 11, 18 and 24 December

Where Chester Cathedral Saint Werburgh Street Chester CH1 2DY

Price Adults £15, Child £10


Zippy’s Playworld

The soft play centre in Chester are hosting festive toddler sessions. You will be able to combine a play in their play area with a walk through the magical winter wonderland and a trip to Santa’s workshop to receive an early Christmas.

When  5th – 8th December and 12th -15th December 9.30 am – 12 pm

Where Zippy’s playworld Unit 5 Grange Park Grange Road Chester CH2 2AN

Price £14.95 + 1 free adult per ticket, Additional adults £2.50, Babies 0 – 11 months £5 


Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

Not far from the city centre you will find the lovely Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa who this year are offering a brunch with Father Christmas experience. There will be a mix of delicious breakfast food, song, dance, stories and activities, including festive crafts and face painting. It sounds like a morning to remember.

When Sunday 27 November – Sunday 18 December 22, 10 am – 12 pm

Where Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa Chester CH4 9DG

Price £19.95

Hayracks Farm

Hayracks Farm is a lovely little farm just outside of Chester. Here you and your children can not only meet Santa but also have fun in the grotto, meet the elves, making crafts and feeding the animals. Each session last 3 hours.

When 3rd, 4th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th of December and weekdays 19th-24th December 2022

Where Hayracks Farm Thornton-le-Moors, CH2 4HU

Price  Child £19.95, Adults £6.00

Ice Cream Farm

The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm are hosting Christmas workshops where children can meet Santa in his lodge, choose a gift from the elf emporium, participate in Christmas crafts, make reindeer food and receive a collectable Christmas mug with two coops of ice cream.

When 26th November – 23rd December

Where The Ice cream farm Drumlin Hall, Newton Ln, Tattenhall,  Cheshire, Chester CH3 9NE

Price £22.50

Tatton Park

Visit Father Christmas and his elf helpers at the Tatton Park Farm and enjoy a live nativity, entertainment and crafts for kids to take home!

When From November 26th to December 20th

Where Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Price £10 per child and includes farm entry and a gift

£10 per adult and includes farm entry


This year Boleworth are offering children the chance to meet Father Christmas for free when they attend the Christmas event with. The event includes seeing Bolesworth lit up in all it’s glory, a fun fair, Christmas markets and light trail, light show and water display. It sounds magical!

When 2nd – 24th December

 Where Bolesworth Castle Bolesworth Road, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9HQ

Price Child £18 Adults £27

Do let us know if you are aware of anywhere else you can see Father Christmas in Chester and we will add it to our list.

Not in Chester this festive season? Then you may prefer these posts

Where to see Santa in Manchester

Where to see Santa in Cornwall 

Where to see Santa in York

Now you have your visit to Santa booked it is time to get Christmas ready in every other department too, including your shopping, so if you are looking for inspiration for your Christmas shopping then check out our below guides

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