Christmas at Delamere Forest 2012

Christmas is fast approaching and Delamere Forest is the place to visit to get you in the festive mood!

Why not join the Forestry Commission at Delamere Forest for Christmas this year. Visit their Christmas site and choose your perfect tree to take home. The Christmas tree sales site opens on Saturday 1st December every day from 9am – 5pm until Wednesday 19th December. Remember the best trees always go first so be sure not to leave your visit too late.

Santa will be in his enchanting, magical forest grotto waiting to see all the good boys and girls this year every weekend from 9am -5 pm (last entry 4pm). Avoid the long queues – New for 2012 the grotto will also be open every weekday from 3pm – 5pm. Each child will receive a tree sapling as a gift. Plant this magical Christmas tree and Rudolph and the reindeer will never miss your house! The grotto is extremely popular and busy every weekend so please expect to queue. It is definitely worth the wait! Costs £2.50 for children, £1.50 for adults and 50p for OAPs. There is no booking, you just turn up and queue!

The musical land train will be running every weekend 9am – 5pm and weekdays from 3-5pm. The train will take you on a journey through the forest, maybe you will spot Santa’s reindeer feeding! Costs £2.50 per person.

Please note Santa’s grotto and the land train are not open 9am – 3pm during the week as they have been pre-booked by schools and nurseries.

The Victorian Street provides top quality locally produced hot food and refreshments whenever the tree sales site is open so why not stop for your lunch or tea. Cartwrights Tavern is a licensed bar serving cask ale and mulled wine, perfect for a Friday night!

Beat the queues and visit on Friday late nights. The site, including Santa’s grotto and the land train is open until 8pm on Friday 7th and 14th December. The forest is always more magical at night and there is a fantastic atmosphere. Just remember to wrap up warm!

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The Delamere Christmas site is run by the Forestry Commission not Forest Explorers.