Why does Father Christmas spend December at Sacrewell?

For anyone that doesn’t know, Sacrewell Farm is run as a charity by the William Scott Abbott Trust. Every December, we’re very lucky to have Father Christmas join us at the farm and it means we get the opportunity to raise some money for the Trust. The funds are reinvested into the upkeep, the livestock, the heritage buildings and support countryside learning.

Father Christmas believes in charity and kindness, which is why he chooses to give away so many presents. After a little chat with the big man himself, he’s asked us to give away one ‘Visit Santa’ session this year. If you’d like to be in the chance of winning, SHARE the post on social media and tell us one good deed you’ve done this year. That way, Santa can tell us who belongs on the nice list.

Father Christmas told us “Last year, my elves worked incredibly hard all year round to get all those toys made for Christmas Day. I usually let them have Sundays off to play, but we can’t afford the time in December. So this year to make their day a little easier, I have volunteered to muck out the reindeer stables every Sunday throughout December, which believe you me is not a fun chore. They’re always rushed off their feet trying to help with Christmas, so it has made a nice change to get a chance to help them instead.”


The William Scott Abbott Trust and Sacrewell

In 1964 the William Scott Abbott Trust was formed with aims to advance all forms of agricultural practices on Sacrewell Farm and to provide educational facilities to the general public. To reinforce these aims Sacrewell visitor centre was opened.

Sacrewell Farm is set on 550 acres of land, of which Sacrewell accounts for a small proportion. In guidance with the Trust, all profits made at Sacrewell are reinvested into the upkeep, the livestock and the heritage buildings.

Sacrewell is an established award-winning farm attraction. There are a variety of animals, heritage buildings and displays set in 50-acres which bring to life the history of the farm and enable adults and children to discover the importance of food and farming. The Trust supports projects that encourage countryside learning such as Sacrewell Seedlings, Young Farmer’s Apprentice and Farm Camp.

The Christmas Experience


Please reserve your session online to see Father Christmas at the farm this year.

Find your way down the main path and follow the sound of Christmas music as it guides you to Santa’s sleigh outside the millhouse. Amble a little further across Pooh Sticks Bridge and you’ll be led past some trees towards the stables, where Christmas crafts and marshmallow toasting are also taking place. Whilst you wait inside to meet our special guest, enjoy some mince pies and watch the blacksmiths at work at the forge (or why not have a go?) Each visit includes a present for the children.

All Santa visits are in addition to regular farm admission prices- during low season, admission prices are £4.55 per child, or £5.40 if you would like to donate to the William Scott Abbott Trust through gift aid on entry. Farm admission grants access to Sacrewell and the Playbarn at Sacrewell. All presents included with each Santa visit are non-returnable and non-exchangable. Our December opening hours are 10am until 6pm (Tuesday-Sunday) and 10am-4pm (Mondays).