This magical, immersive experience will take place in Tapnell Farm Park, alongside all its attractions and the wider Farm’s other entertaining activities, making for a fantastic Christmas family day out. And the fun can even be extended to a short break by taking advantage of special offers at Tapnell’s cosy cottages and year-round glamping choices.

There are fantastic savings to be made for locals and visitors to the island, too, with Tapnell Farm Park’s Winter Season Pass.

Christmas at Tapnell … Saving Santa’s Sleigh!  
The thrills start at home, once tickets for the Christmas experience Saving Santa’s Sleigh have been purchased, when a letter from Hollie the Husky (top left) arrives inviting children to come and help her save Christmas. 

On the big day, families will step into an extraordinary Christmas story and journey through beautiful scenery to meet Hollie and other enchanting fantasy characters along the way. The 45-minute experience includes storytelling, puzzles to solve, challenges to complete, and new friends to make, as everyone gets busy ensuring all the presents are ready for when children wake up on Christmas Day. And little ones will meet Santa to be thanked in person for helping Hollie.

Saving Santa’s Sleigh! takes place on various dates from 26 November-24 December, for ticket prices go to

Farm Park fun
Meanwhile, award-winning Tapnell’s Farm Park attraction will be sparkling with decorations and there will be seasonal treats on the menu in the cafe, plus gingerbread decorating sessions and festive music. 

Children can enjoy all the people-powered fun (above right and top right) that has made eco-friendly Tapnell Farm Park a top choice for families, featuring giant bouncy pillows, go-kart track, soft play, obstacle courses, and resident animals, including this year’s new arrivals, the meerkat pups and wallaby joeys. Other activities at Tapnell Farm include archery, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting and Football Golf.

There’ll be the chance to stock up the Christmas larder in the farm shop, too, and delicious food and drink to tuck into at the award-winning restaurant and bar, The Cow.  

Special offers on winter breaks 
Cosy glamping, farm cottages and a manor house are available to book for winter short breaks with special offers available. And all accommodation is dog friendly.

Among the year-round, en-suite glamping choices are Eco Pods, sleeping 2 (+2 on sofa bed), Modulogs, sleeping four (+ 2 on sofa bed), Wood Cabins, sleeping 8 (+2 on sofa bed). The Lookout sleeps 4, Poachers Perch sleeps 6, Poachers Lodge sleeps 8, Dairyman’s Cottage sleeps 8+2, and Tapnell Manor sleeps 22+4.

Special offers include: 

  • Two-Night Weekend Breaks for stays until 27 March 2023, excluding school holidays. 
  • Winter Events & Special Breaks on 8 and 15 December . 
  • Winter Weekend Cabin Stay on breaks of up to three nights between 3 November and 20 March 2023, excluding school holidays. 
  • Winter Break with Ferry & Farm Park for short breaks and seven-night stays between 3 November and 26 March 2023, excluding school holidays, events days, and departures between 9 December and 2 January 2023. 

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