The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall 2022 runs from 26 November 2022 and is one of the best places to see Santa in Yorkshire. The Christmas Experience 2022 is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with some exciting new attractions added to the usual lineup.

New this year, visitors will travel back in time to Christmas past in the Lotherton Hall house itself to get a glimpse of how the Gascoigne family and their staff celebrated the festivities in Edwardian times. 

Family favourites back by popular demand include gingerbread decorating in the Hall with Mrs Claus, the enchanted woodland walk, Christmas crafts with the elves and, of course, Santa and the wishing tree. 

Father Christmas at Lotherton Hall 2021

The official Press Release for The Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2022 shares sneak peeks of what to expect this year:

Taking up residency together for the second year in a row, the festive season’s favourite family are preparing to sprinkle more magic than ever before over the stunning estate just outside of Leeds. 

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s deputy leader and executive member for economy, culture and education, said:  “After a record-breaking sell-out success in 2021, we’re delighted that Mr & Mrs Claus are returning to Lotherton for the much anticipated Christmas Experience. Families across the region have snapped up more than 17,500 tickets in the first few weeks! We encourage anyone who’d like to visit Father Christmas to book as soon as possible as his diary is almost full”

The Christmas Experience opens on 26 November 2022 and is run by Lotherton and Breeze. Tickets are available now from just £4.55, children aged 4 and under go free! 

Early booking is essential as spaces are limited and strictly on a pre-booking only, time-slotted system.

Fly faster than Santa does on Christmas Eve to www.thechristmasexperience.co.uk to book a magical trip this Christmas season.

More About Lotherton Hall and their brilliant Christmas Experience in YorkshireLotherton Hall is a beautiful Edwardian country home set in the West Yorkshire countryside. I also just happen to be 10 minutes down the road from where we live. I have shared many pictures of our visits there over the past 3 years. We were super excited to be going to their Christmas Experience event. 

The Lotherton Hall Christmas Trees! 

The Christmas trees inside the house at Lotherton Hall are just perfect! Every single one is decorated so well it instantly gets you into the festive spirit and makes you want to go home and redecorate your own tree to within an inch of its life.

We’re so excited that the house is open again in 2021 after being closed last year. It’s not the whole house but enough of a lovely Christmassy vibe to get you into the spirit!

Meet Santa and Mrs Clause at The Christmas Experience 2022

Santa has help from Mrs Clause in the Elf Village. Whilst she’s manning the Gingerbread decorating activity, the kids can meet Santa too. They have taken up residence under the wishing tree. There are some lovely crafting stations with the elves too.

Please refer to the website for more details as some of the activities have sold out already, but even so there is so much to do at the Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall that you won’t be disappointed.

The 12 Days Woodland Walk at Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2022

The Lotherton 12 days of Christmas walk has had an upgrade. It features some great interactive stops, as well as some fun facts along the way. The lighting takes your breath away. I would definitely recommend starting with this because if you leave it until the end of the evening, you might not finish. 

Top Tip: pack your wellies, it can get a bit muddy. You can take your pushchairs on the walk, but it could get very muddy.

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall has something for everyone. I recommend wearing warm clothes, and wellie boots because it’s also quite muddy in places. It also takes at least 3 hours, minimum, to see all the attractions and participate in all the activities so give yourself plenty of time, or make a day of it.

How much are tickets to the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2022?

There are several different pricing options, depending on what you want to do, so please check out The Christmas Experience Tickets page for the various pricing & ticket options. 

The Christmas Experience opening times, unless otherwise specified:

  • Sunday – Thursday – 9.00am – 7pm, last entry 5.30pm
  • Friday – Saturday – 9.00am – 8pm, last entry 6.30pm

Santa visits & Mrs Claus visits are available via pre-booked slots only; Elf Crafts booking preferred but can be purchased on the day.  

The Christmas Experience and the House will be closed on 25 & 26 December, 2022.

Santa and Mrs Claus’ last day at Lotherton is 24 December, after which they leave to prepare for Santa’s very important journey around the world on Christmas Eve.

The pictures in this post are a mix from the past 3 years.


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