It is essential to Thornton Hall Country Park that as many families as possible (particularly those with additional needs) are able to enjoy and fully experience the magic of the interactive Christmas events on offer.
“Just Be You” sessions are back for 2023 – smaller groups and lengthier time slots, making it easier for anyone needing to take their time to adapt to their surroundings, and for those that may not be at ease with noise and/or larger groups.  So relax and enjoy an easier, comfortable, stress-free event.
Just Be you

Just be you sessions

Perfect for: Those who need a little time to adjust to their surroundings or children with additional needs or sensory requirements.

Father Christmas: A personal visit with the man himself and gift included.

Duration: from 125 minutes to 135 minutes plus soft play.

Prices: Please see the individual dates listed below.

Slot times: 26th November 2.40pm, 3rd and 22nd December 8.50am and 9th December 6.20pm

Arrival: Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your slot time.

Soft Play and Diner: If you wish to visit Soft Play and The Diner you will have access after your adventure for 90 minutes (8.50am and 2.40pm adventure times) Please be aware that Soft Play is before your 6.20pm adventure slot time. Soft play will be with other visitors and not limited to the Just Be You. 

Important info: Anyone arriving late to their adventure will not be able to partake and no refunds will be given.

Scroll down for all the details about your Adventure



Sunday 26th November


Over 1 includes gift £29.95
Under 1 includes gift £10.95


Over 18  £19.95
Carer* (1:1)   £12.95


Sunday 3rd December


Over 1 includes gift £33.95
Under 1 includes gift £12.95


Over 18  £22.95
Carer* (1:1)   £13.95


Saturday 9th December


Over 1 includes gift £35.95
Under 1 includes gift £12.95


Over 18  £25.95
Carer* (1:1)   £14.95


Friday 22nd December


Over 1 includes gift £37.95
Under 1 includes gift £12.95


Over 18  £26.95
Carer* (1:1)   £16.95


* Carer ID card to be shown on arrival. Failure to do so will result in full price being charged on the door.


What you can expect on the day

A quick guide to the itinerary of your experience.

Duration: from 125 to 135 minutes depending upon the requirements of the group. Plus entry into farm and soft play (limited time in soft play)

Experience starts

Compass Point

Begin your journey at Compass Point, where you will meet one of Father Christmas’ closest associates. Here you will learn how Christmastide is in jeopardy, will the human folk have enough magic in their hearts to save the celebrations?

The Greenlands Express

It’s time to be transported deep into the Yuletide Village to help save the celebrations, keep your eyes peeled as along your journey you may witness some of the Steggi (or deer to human folk) preparing for their flight!

Mother Christmas' Kitchen

Be one of the few human folk to step foot through the portal and enter the Yuletide Village. The kitchen of Mother Christmas awaits, help get her baking back on track before the big day!

Village Sorting Office

Visit the Village Sorting Office, home of the ever-wise Apollo the Owl. Apollo is the brains behind the magical operations within the Yuletide Village, and it is the human folk’s job to help them. Those that assist Apollo may be rewarded with some Christmas magic of their own!

Fairy Forest

Journey into the forest, where Elvina the Fairy has lost her magical voice. In order to repair her magic, Elvina must be surrounded by those with the most magical hearts. Will the forest light up once again?

Enchanted Tipi

Magic lights twinkle, the smell of festive drinks is filling the air and the sound of Christmas cheer can be heard – is the magic beginning to return? Step foot into the heart of the Yuletide Village, the Enchanted Tipi – soak up the joyful atmosphere and sip a festive drink before the adventure continues.

Meet Father Christmas

Father Christmas is eager to discover if the human folk have returned the magic to the village and saved the celebrations. Will you be rewarded with a gift from the man himself?

Wintertide Wonderland

Venture into the Wintertide Wonderland, the threshold between the Yuletide Village and the Human Folk’s Homeland. Are the Human Folk's hearts magical enough to restore the winter weather to the land and conclude this chapter of the adventure?

Soft Play

After your adventure you will have a limited time slot (90 minutes) into the soft play area. This is included within your ticket price.

The Diner

Feast in The Diner after your adventure. We have a selection of hot and cold food available to purchase, along with a range of festive specials.

What you need to know:

  • Tickets required / pre-booking essential.
  • All adults must attend with their children and purchase a ticket.
  • Just be You lasts approx 125 – 135 minutes depending upon the requirements of the group
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior.
  • Maximum numbers per group = Reduced to 16 for ‘Just Be You’ sessions.
  • Free and disabled parking.
  • Maximum numbers per group = Approx 16.
  • Prams and pushchairs are not permitted on The Adventure but can be left in reception. 
  • Wrap up warm! Hats, scarves, and boots are recommended.
  • A luxury drink is served in the Enchanted Tipi.
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking.
  • Food is not included.
  • We endeavor for all experiences to be accessible. However, due to the nature of two of our rides, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users unless they are able to independently transfer to the vehicle.
  • Ride 1: The Greenlands Express: This is a ride to the deer park. This section can not be reached without the vehicle. Unfortunately, this section of the adventure will be missed if independent transfer is not possible.
  • Ride 2: Christmastide Carriage: This is a ride to Wintertide. This section can be reached without the ride if independent transfer is not possible. This will be guided by a member of staff.
  • A booking fee will be added to each transaction.
  • Season tickets, passes, vouchers, blue light discounts, school/party offers or any discount/promotional codes are NOT valid for any of our Christmas Events.
  • Your ticket includes Farm Park admission with limited activities and rides. Open from 10am.
  • The soft play is included in your ticket price for a limited time only.
  • Food and drink will be available at various places around the farm park for you to purchase.
  • Please check your booking is correct. Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferable.
  • Please visit our event Terms and Conditions for further information.
  • Visit our FAQs web page for more information.