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Christmas at Murton Park

Two magical experiences to choose from

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Weekends in November/December
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This year, Santa’s making a grand return to Murton Park, and oh boy, has he got some surprises up his red velvet sleeves!

We’re not just hanging a stocking and leaving out milk and cookies for Santa. No, we’re decking our halls with boughs of holly with a winter wonderland, shimmering bright. Ready your reindeer, because we’re about to rocket your festive joy to new heights.

(Christmas jumper optional, but strongly encouraged.)

Christmas at Murton Park

Your little ones will get the chance to hobnob with the big man himself (alongside other boys and girls). Maybe even negotiate their position on the naughty or nice list. And the best part? Santa’s even arranged for some special money that the kiddos can spend in our toy shop. Score!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s a whole host of activities waiting to unfold. There’s wish-list writing and even a train ride (choo-choo!) on the Derwent Valley Light Railway – get ready to belt out some festive tunes with the mischievous elves.

Dates

Weekends in November/December:
Saturday 30th November / Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th December, Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd / Monday 23rd December.

Prices

Tickets are £10* per adult, £20* per child and £5* for 0-1 year olds and are available to book online only.

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But wait, we hear you ask, what about Mother Christmas? Fear not, she’s setting up shop in her cozy den, where she’ll share a story or two (with some Makaton signing thrown in for good measure). And there’s more. We’re talking free reindeer food (because who can forget Rudolph?), crafts** for the kids, and for the grown-ups? A scrumptious mince pie, on the house!

All this festive frolicking is bound to work up an appetite. Not to worry, The Yorkshire Barn Café has got you covered. Whether you fancy a hearty breakfast, light meal, a quick snack, or just a calming drink and a slice of homemade cake, they’ve got it all.

So, come on step into a Christmas and make some unforgettable memories at Murton Park.

Christmas is waiting!

If you’re looking for a quieter experience, we recommend booking tickets on the first day, 30th November.

Tickets are £10* per adult, £20* per child and £5* for 0-1 year olds and are available to book online only.

Tea with Santa

Enjoy a one-to-one with the big man himself and enjoy a delicious one-course meal from The Yorkshire Barn Café.

We invite you to our enchanting Tea with Santa event! Imagine this – you’re sitting in the cosy Yorkshire Barn Café, the aroma of a mouthwatering freshly prepared meal wafting through the air.

Over this two-hour whimsical journey, you’ll enjoy a meet-and-greet with the big guy himself (say ‘cheese’ for a keepsake photo!). A scrumptious one-course meal awaits you, with the tantalising option of a dessert, if you dare to make room for it!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Among the twinkling lights and merriment, each child will take part in a fun activity and receive an early Christmas present. And guess who else will be there? None other than Mother Christmas and one of Santa’s mischievous elves!

Dates

Tea with Santa will be on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Wednesday18th and Thursday 19th December from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Prices

Tickets are £15 per adult, £20 per child and £5 per 0-1 year old (if you would like them to have a present). Tickets must be booked online.

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When booking, please choose one dish from the following choices:

For children, a choice of:

  • Chicken nuggets chips and peas or beans
  • Margarita pizza (v)
  • Linda McCartney Lincolnshire sausage (GF & Ve) chips and beans or peas

Orange or blackcurrant squash (choose on the day)

For adults, a choice of:

  • Homemade turkey and leek pie with chips and vegetables
  • Vegan chili con carne with rice (GF & Ve)

Filter coffee or tea (choose on the day)

The meal will be taken in The Yorkshire Barn Café alongside other ticket holders. During the evening, one of Santa’s elves will take your family for your one-to-one with Santa.

Infants who do not need a meal, will not need a ticket, unless they would like a present. If you would like an infant of 0-1 years to have a present, it is £5 per ticket. Please let us know if you require a high chair or space for a buggy at your table when booking.

This delightful evening, surrounded by other families, promises to be a festive event you won’t forget.

*A booking fee will be charged per order for both events. The time slot you choose for Christmas at Murton Park, is the time that you will visit Santa. You will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to your booked slot. For Tea with Santa, please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts at 5pm. For full T’s & C’s and FAQs, see below.

Please print out your tickets and bring them along with you on the day or have the email ready to view on your smartphone.

**Charges apply for face painting and some crafts

FAQs

Where is Murton Park?

We are located to the East of York in the Village of Murton. The postcode is YO19 5UF.

Conveniently this is near the A64, making it incredibly easy by car. You can follow brown signs for ‘Yorkshire Museum of Farming’. If you are feeling energetic we are also on Sustrans cycle route 66.

When you arrive please follow signs showing you where to park.

What dates is the Christmas event running?

Christmas at Murton Park runs throughout November/December: Saturday 30th November / Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th December, Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd / Monday 23rd December.

Sessions starts at 9.20am, every 20 minutes until 4.20pm everyday.

Tea with Santa will be on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Wednesday18th and Thursday 19th December from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Can we pay on the door?

All tickets must be pre-booked at www.murtonpark.co.uk

We are unable to accept walk-ins on the day.

What if my child is older and doesn’t want a present from Santa?

You can purchase a £10 adult ticket for Christmas at Murton Park and a £15 adult ticket for Tea with Santa instead.

Do I have to pay for my baby?

Christmas at Murton Park: Tickets for babe-in-arms (under the age of one) are £5 and include a gift. We do ask that in the audience with Santa they sit on an adult’s knee.

Tea with Santa: Infants who do not need a meal, will not need a ticket, unless they would like a present. If you would like an infant of 0-1 years to have a present, it is £5 per ticket. Please let us know if you require a high chair or space for a buggy at your table when booking.

Do adults pay?

Christmas at Murton Park: Yes, it is £10 for an adult. As well as the experience of walking through Santa’s village, meeting the elves and having an audience with Santa, all adults will receive a mince pie.

The only exception to this is carers with a valid carers card, who will be charged £5 each.

Tea with Santa: Adult tickets are £15 and include a one-course meal and drink from The Yorkshire Barn Café.

Do carers pay?

Christmas with Murton Park: Yes, it is £5 per carer with a valid carer’s card. Tickets must be booked in advance on www.murtonpark.co.uk

Tea with Santa: there is no carer discount for this event. Carers will need to purchase an adult ticket for £15.

Are tickets refundable?

All tickets are non-refundable. If York is under lockdown or you live in area under lockdown, you can transfer your tickets to the Christmas event next year. If you are self isolating your tickets can be transferred to the Christmas same event next year. If you are unable to attend the event for another reason, we require 24 hours notice. We will do our best to transfer you to another date for the 2025 event.

Can I bring a dog?

Unfortunately it is not possible to bring a dog to the Christmas event. We also ask that dogs are not left in cars whilst you attend the event.

What if I miss my slot with Santa?

Christmas at Murton Park: We can only fit a certain number of people into the audience with Santa. If there is space we will try to accommodate you but it may not be possible.

Tea with Santa: We can only fit a certain number of people in the café and this event is running on two dates only. We will do our best to accommodate you but it may not be possible.

What time should I arrive?

Christmas at Murton Park: We ask that you arrive at site 30 minutes before your booked slot with Santa. You will be welcomed onto Santa’s village 10 minutes before your slot.

Tea with Santa: Please arrive at 5.30pm.

How long will the visit last?

Christmas at Murton Park: We expect the visit to site to last around 2 hours, however you are welcome to stay and play / explore the site all day should you wish to do so.

Tea with Santa: The event will last two hours from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Is there food available on site?

Christmas at Murton Park: Yes, The Yorkshire Barn Café will be serving homemade tasty meals / lunches as well as snacks and hot and cold drinks.

Tea with Santa: A one course meal and drink is included in your ticket price, with the opportunity to buy dessert and other drinks if required.

Can I buy additional mince pies for my children?

Christmas at Murton Park: Yes of course, in the Toyshop all adults will receive a free mince pie and you will be able to buy additional ones and other tasty treats if you wish.

Can I bring my child in a buggy?

Christmas at Murton Park: We know little legs can get tired and are welcome in buggies everywhere except in the audience with Santa, this is due to space (however, there will be a buggy park outside Santa’s cabin). We are also not able to fit buggies on the train, however there will be a buggy park at the station.

Tea with Santa: Please let us know if you require a high chair or space for a buggy at your table when booking.

How much of this event takes place outdoors?

Christmas at Murton Park: Large parts of this event are outdoors. The audience with Santa and Magic Toy shop are under cover but warm outdoor clothing is strongly advised.

Tea with Santa: The whole of the event take place indoors.

What happens if it rains?

Christmas at Murton Park: We operate in all weathers. The audience with Santa, Magic Toyshop and main building where the toilets and shop are situated are all undercover. We strongly advise winter clothing.

Tea with Santa: The whole of the event take place indoors.

Will the toilet facilities be open?

Yes, the toilets will be open. We have a dedicated member of staff on site who will be cleaning them throughout the day.

What happens if there is a lockdown or I am self-isolating?

If York is under lockdown or you live in area under lockdown, you can transfer your tickets to the Christmas event next year.

If you are self-isolating your tickets can be transferred to the same Christmas event next year i.e. Christmas at Murton Park or Tea with Santa.

Please refer to Government guidelines regarding wearing masks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

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