Christmas at Mother Shipton's
Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical, memory-making Christmas experience.
Wander through the gorgeous winter woodland to see the enchanted Christmas Village, festooned with festive delights and merry displays to marvel at along the way.
There’s something for the whole family at Mother Shipton’s this Christmas. Take a photo inside Santa’s beautiful sleigh and sit upon the magical Christmas throne, then visit the Elf Mail Post Box to post your letters to Santa.
Our jolly elves will be working hard around the attraction, from welcoming visitors, to serving hot drinks from our vintage style coffee van. Our toilets are open, and we have picnic benches throughout the attraction.
You can also venture deeper into the woodland to visit the incredible Petrifying Well and see the Cave where the famous prophetess Mother Shipton was born. Make a Christmas wish in the Wishing Well or hammer a coin into our Wishing Logs as you explore the historic site. See petrified celebrity items in our museum and browse our Gift Shop for an array of wonderful gifts, stocking fillers and decorations.
Dogs are welcome everywhere except the adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.
Please note that although the middle of the attraction (picnic areas, Adventure Playground, trail area, woodland) is accessible for pushchairs, beyond this there is no access for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or pushchairs to the Cave, Well and Museum/Gift Shop due to the steps and gravelled ground. We recommend bringing a sling for little ones and parking pushchairs under the shelter provided. The attraction is not suitable for people with impaired mobility. The elves suggest wearing sturdy footwear and waterproofs. Access to the adventure playground, cave and well is subject to weather conditions.
Tickets for Christmas at Mother Shipton’s can be purchased ONLINE ONLY for selected dates through November and December.
What to expect this Christmas:
- Visit Santa
- Meet Chief Elf Chestnut
- Winter Woodland Walk
- Festive Displays & Scenes
- Christmas Post Office
- Adventure Playground*
- Cave where Mother Shipton was born*
- Petrifying Well*
- Gift Shop
- Wishing Well
- Wishing Logs
- Take-Away refreshments available to purchase
- Picnic tables available & toilets open
- Dog Friendly (on a lead, the only place that dogs can’t go is inside the adventure playground)
*Subject to weather conditions
Tickets are for timed sessions. Most sessions allow up to 2.5 hours within the attraction.
Christmas Experience Reviews
A Yorkshire Girl: https://ayorkshiregirl.com/?p=1272
Girls Around Harrogate: http://gaharrogate.co.uk/santa-at-mother-shiptons-cave/