Google Reviews


"Great place to take a toddler on a beautiful day that adults will enjoy, too! The park is large, lots of space to run around and see all of the animals - reindeer, alpacas, llamas, goats, pigs, donkeys, horses, turkeys, geese, chicken. There is good signage with interesting facts about the animals and it's fun to feed them (food bags are 1GBP each). Nice that they have several hand washing stations. The area is beautiful. There's a cafe and a little shop as well."

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Comments About Father Christmas


Santa has his own hair and beard. He does not wear a wig… He is the “real” Santa


“Dear Bobby, I brought my son, Tim, who has special needs, and my granddaughter, Jessica, to visit Father Christmas last Sunday and I felt that I had to write and thank you for a wonderful experience which far surpassed our expectations. We were welcomed by everyone and all of your staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful.

“We truly appreciated the thought and work that must have gone into creating the North Pole in Wych Cross. Father Christmas seemed to be completely at home there.

Thank you again for your generosity and hospitality.” Sue (Xmas 2016)

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a fantastic day. We first visited last Christmas, and this year we had to return as it was so amazing. Today was no different and our daughter loved every moment of it, and your Father Christmas is the best around! We look forward to visiting again next year. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas break.” Ben and Catherine (Xmas 2016)

“I hope this isn’t too late to get the message to Santa. My son is 8 years old and this year questioned Santa for the first time. One of the main reasons was that when he sees Santa he never knows who he is. Every year since he was little ‘Santa’ has sent an elf, in the form of a cuddly toy, to stay with my son. The elf is called ‘jingles’. This year my son wasn’t really interested in Jingles as he had doubts.

“When we came to see Santa I handed the elf a message to give to him before we went in saying who my son was and who the friend was that came in with us and it also mentioned Jingles the elf.

“Needless to say amazing Santa worked all of this into his session with the boys. Immediately welcoming them by name and he even worked Jingles into the conversation. He didn’t get much from my son because he was tongue tied in amazement. The very first thing he said when we left Santa was ‘Well that was definitely the real Santa’.

“So please pass on my thanks for giving me at least one more year of magic with my son. Hopefully his experience will mean he still believes next year as well. I’m so chuffed and apologies it took so long to mail.” Henrietta (Xmas 2016)

“Thank you for an absolutely fantastic day Sunday! Rosie had a good old chat with Father Christmas and the workshop looked fantastic!  We had a lovely walk with Cluedo, Barney, Marco and of course my lovely David.  Annabelle, our walker was lovely as always. Wishing you all a merry Xmas and please give David a hug on Xmas Eve and wish him a happy birthday, I can’t make it over to give him a hug!  You guys do such a fantastic job!” Jo (Xmas 2016)

“Thank you Father Christmas for being so magical…..perfect start to Christmas for our little three year old Ethan.” The Harris family (Xmas 2016)

SANTA 2016 WITH BOY“I just wanted to say how much the kids enjoyed the family Llama walk. My nephew is over from New Zealand and loves animals and he felt it was the best Christmas present so it’s something we would definitely do again with him when he next visits. Thank you and kind regards.” Paula (Xmas 2016)

I would just like to say a very big thank you to you and all your staff for the wonderful experience of visiting Santa in his grotto. We brought our three young grandchildren and they loved it. The youngest one is only two and would not go near any Santa that he’s seen. No such trouble with your ‘REAL’ Santa. He was enthralled. The whole thing from start to finish was great. The staff were 1st class, especially the elf who looked after us and the catering staff were great. Once again thank you and we will be back next year. Happy New Year to you all.” Lindsay (Xmas 2016)

“Father Christmas was delightful and such a kind man and he had a good chat with the children. He told us that Tamia’s, our daughter, Elf was called Twinkle and reassured us that the reindeer would enjoy eating carrots. “ Jill (21st December 2015)

“Santa was wonderful. I cannot believe that the ‘Real Santa’ stops here! Well organised, easy queuing and pleasant. All staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you.” Rachel (21st December 2015)

“In a world in which everybody is so quick to complain, may I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank you! With my four grand children, we visited Father Christmas on Saturday. The children were spell bound, so too were the adults! He was real and he was lovely with the children. He had time for them and spoke to them with such care, depth and meaning.

“Quite simply, he was the best Father Christmas I have ever seen……! Are you sure he is not the real Father Christmas? Also many thanks to the Elves and to your staff in general ….. All were so very pleasant and helpful. You are without doubt first on our list for Father Christmas 2016. Well done to you all. Andrew (20th December 2015)

“I just wanted say a massive thank you and to let you know what a lovely first visit we enjoyed as a family. Everyone we met be it staff, other families and even the animals were very welcoming. Have a lovely Christmas. Kind regards.” Lisa-Marie (20th December 2015)

“Father Christmas was amazing. Kids really enjoyed it. The ‘Helper Elfs’ were brilliant and did a fantastic job to make the overall experience even better. Thank you.” Tracey (20th December 2015)

“This year’s Santa’s Grotto at The Llama Park was exceptionally good, with lots for children to do, and it was well set out. Father Christmas was totally credible and he remembered the children from last year.” Gill (20th December 2015)

“Santa was brilliant and the present he gave to my son was just what he wanted. Great value for money.” Cath (20th December 2015)

“We really enjoyed our visit today. Santa was great; we didn’t feel rushed and the workshop was lovely.” Angela (13th December 2015)

“Thought that Santa’s grotto was really lovely and Father Christmas was ideal and just as I would imagine him to be.” Peter (13th December 2015)

“We come every year.” Kate (13th December 2015)

“Great!!” Daniel (13th December 2015)

“I’ve had an amazing time feeding the animals, and seeing the REAL Father Christmas. It is MAGICAL.” Will (13th December 2015)

“Children loved Santa, the ‘Wonderland’ and Grotto. Very well done. Very good value for money. Food was very tasty.” Jessica (12th December 2015)

“Have been here to see Santa years ago and he was good, but this year it has been a million times better. Well done everyone!” Louise (11th December 2015)

“Santa was amazing! Absolutely brilliant!” Ruth (11th December 2015)

“Well done everyone”. The Donkey Field Pre-School Visit (11th December 2015)

“Great time. Lovely. The three children loved it.” Kay (December 6th 2015)

“Santa was the best ever!” James (December 6th 2015)

“Fabulous day out! Santa was fantastic!” David (December 6th 2015)

“Very well thought out Grotto – wooden toys, workshop and manger. Very ‘authentic’ Father Christmas! Highly recommend!” Guy (December 6th 2015)

“Staff are very friendly and helpful.” Kat (December 6th 2015)

“For over 70 years I have visited Santa in his Grotto many times, as a child, as a parent and now as a grandparent. However, today’s visit was by far the best experience in all those 70 years!” Michael (December 6th 2015)

“The ‘Best Father Christmas Ever!!’ Seen him several years running now. We can tell that so much effort has gone into building the Grotto and it is different every year, which is great.” Madeleine (December 6th 2015)

“Very impressed. Well organised. Santa’s Workshop and Grotto experience was really special.” Kirsty (December 6th 2015)

“Lovely atmosphere. Superb Father Christmas. Excellent experience enjoyed by all the family. So much hard work and thought put into it.” Ken (December 6th 2015)

“Father Christmas was good.” Carol (December 6th 2015)

“A lovely laid back day. The ONLY place to see the REAL Father Christmas and a blooming good roast lunch too. Thank you!” Emma (December 6th 2015)

“Excellent Santa***** Kids loved meeting ‘The Real Santa’! Awesome food, great quality and fair price. Kids enjoyed the animals and play area.’ Steve (29th November 2015)


TRIPADVISOR – Reviewed 22 December 2014
“The real Father Christmas ”  –
Spent a lovely Sunday morning at The Llama Park. The children loved feeding the reindeer, llamas, alpacas and other animals. A visit to Father Christmas and his elves is a must… it’s best to book otherwise there’s a long queue, but it’s worth the wait ( I’m now a believer ) and the staff are wonderful. Finished with a great lunch in the cafe.
We will be back.”

TRIPADVISOR – Reviewed 13 December 2014
“Best Father Christmas – lovely place to visit” –
This is our second year taking our children to see Father Christmas. After seeing him last year – there was no option to go elsewhere as he is the real deal! If you are looking for a down to earth, genuine Father Christmas experience. Perfect relaxed venue – simple and lots of reindeer and llama to see after. Charlotte.

“Santa was superb! Great knowledge of presents and interaction with the children was excellent.” James

“Thank you so much for making our visit to Santa so enjoyable. Santa was great and the llamas beautiful. Thank you and all you friendly elves!” Ann

“Santa was brilliant – so friendly.”  Kayleigh

“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your kindness and understanding with my friend’s little boy with special needs. He has some difficulties and you were so caring, allowing him to see Father Christmas without waiting. He was absolutely thrilled and Santa was amazing! His mum does not always find people are friendly and helpful so many thanks for making today so special for us all.” Caroline

“For the second year running we brought our children to see the real Father Christmas. Stunning decorations and lovely cheery elves, thank you!” Michelle

“Father Christmas was the best one we have every seen. Really hope you have the same one next year.” James

“The best Grotto I have been to, very authentic and Santa was brilliant.” Oksana

“Father Christmas was very kind, spoke well to the children and was knowledgeable about they gifts they wanted.” Jane

“Our trip to Father Christmas was brilliant. He gave us lots of time and chatted.” Rosemary

“Father Christmas was lovely and had plenty of time to talk to our grandson who really enjoyed his visit.” Wendy

“Ollie, the head elf, was very good too.” Felicity

“Father Christmas and his elves were excellent.” Jim

“I visited the Park yesterday with my two children and Father Christmas was so good, my little girl who is 8 was sure he was the real thing! Thank you for a great day.” Amie

“No wigs, beards or pillows for tummies here. This is the best and most authentic Father Christmas I have seen in my 83 years of visiting Grottos. My Great Grand Children loved it.” Gerry.

“Father Christmas was brilliant! Really authentic! Thanks.” Beckie.

“Father Christmas was EXCELLENT!” Matt.

“Santa was really great and had a very good knowledge of toys. Seeing the reindeer was a real highlight.” Teresa.

“Father Christmas was amazing. He was a lovely man and the very best Santa by far!” Margaret.

“We visited last year and came back this year because it is a very good Santa’s Grotto.” Gillian.

“The best Grotto we have visited. Ollie the Elf keeps the kids entertained and Father Christmas is brilliant – very authentic!” Louise.

“A good display of animals and birds outdoors. We have brought three lots of grandchildren to The Llama Park now and enjoyed an improving experience. Thank you.” James.

“The changes to The Llama Park are fantastic. All the staff are very friendly and Father Christmas was AMAZING!” Donna

“Santa was great especially as he had his own real beard! John

“Really magical experience. An authentic Santa and Elf who were both really good with the children. Would definitely recommend.” Michelle.

“We came to visit Father Christmas on Sunday and I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was! I can’t praise Father Christmas enough! My son is a bit young to understand the concept of it all, but your Father Christmas still spoke to him as if he could, and the whole experience felt very special. I have recommended a visit to all my other Mummy friends. I hope that next year, when my son is more able to understand it all that we can visit your very special Santa again. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!” Sydra

“We came to see Father Christmas with my sister who has learning difficulties and Father Christmas was amazing with her, making her feel very comfortable and she really enjoyed it. So a big thank you.” Amy

Father Christmas in His Grotto
Father Christmas in His Grotto – 2014