An Experience to be Remembered!

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 2020 – 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.


Please be aware this is now a DRIVE THRU experience

Brads with frame

“Visited with my special needs class. We couldn’t fault your organisation, resources and staff. The children will remember their trip for a long time.”

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“Nothing was too much trouble, staff were understanding and attentive. Can not thank them enough”

Just be you sessions

This 2020, adapted “Just Be You” A Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure sessions are being held on the following dates/times:

5th, 6th and 13th December

Suitable for all ages, particularly those with additional needs

Duration: approx 3 hours long

Begins at: 9.20am

Six Magical walk through areas.

Enchanted drive-thru Reindeer experience. In your own vehicle.

Guided with an Elf.

Includes Santa visit.

Includes grotto gift.

Face masks must be worn in all indoor areas.

Under 1’s and Carers must have a ticket.

As we have to adhere to the Rule of 6, babies are included in this number, and as such have applied a reduced charge for them.

Not available due to lockdown restrictions

Sunday 29th November


Over 1 £25.95
Under 1 £7.95


Over 18 £18.95
Carer* (1:1) £18.95


Saturday 5th December


Over 1 £26.95
Under 1 £7.95


Over 18 £19.95
Carer* (1:1) £19.95


Sunday 6th December


Over 1 £26.95
Under 1 £7.95


Over 18 £19.95
Carer* (1:1) £19.95


Sunday 13th December


Over 1 £27.95
Under 1 £8.95


Over 18 £20.95
Carer* (1:1) £20.95

What you can expect on the day

A quick guide to the itinerary of your experience.

A quick guide to the itinerary of your experience.

Please be aware that this adventure has now been adapted to a fully drive thru experience in your own vehicle.

Experience starts

Your Adventure begins...

Begin your journey as you pass our official Christmas check in and meet our Miss Christmas and meet your very own elf guide


As you head over to our terrace, become overwhelmed by the aroma of warmed hot chocolate, take in the lovely views, and say hi to Professor Doolittle’s friendly penguins – a great chance for a socially distanced photo!

Professor Doolittle's House

Be escorted to the Professors house to meet his housekeeper as she tries to prepare for Christmas - amidst the chaos caused by more animals!

Santa's Workshop

Head over to Santa’s workshop and help build an animal - Professor Doolittle’s gift, especially for you!


Be entertained in our show area as you help the professor calm down Larry & Allan – our crazy llamas. Help save Christmas with the magic of rhyme and bubbles.

Meet Santa

Visit the man in red in his extended North Pole abode. Each child will spend time with Santa and hear of his stories of how the Professor taught him to communicate with his reindeers. Collect your magic oats as you go and save them for your journey ahead.

The Deer Park

Venture to our Christmas check in and head of in the comfort of your own car around our Doolittle Drive around, feed the deer and spy all the professor’s favourite animals. Please be aware that this section of the adventure requires your own vehicle.

Please be aware that since the release of the new government’s tier system

(26.11.2020) this adventure has now been adapted into a magical fully

drive thru experience – in your own vehicle.

Postcode Checker:
Although our postcode shows that we are in Tier 2 unfortunately the Lancashire / Yorkshire border runs through our farm and we are classed as Lancashire – Tier 3.

What Else do you need to know:

  • Tickets required / pre-booking essential.
  • You must arrive in your own vehicle to take part in this adventure.
  • All adults must attend with their children and purchase a ticket.
  • Each experience lasts approx. 2.5 hours from the start of each slot booked – please arrive at your slot time as we cannot hold groups of people due to social distancing.
  • Maximum numbers per group = 20, but numbers have to include under 1’s this year.
  • Free and disabled parking.
  • All areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Furniture will be moved from the different stages of the experiences to allow greater access for wheelchair users.
  • Reindeer Park Drive Thru (see important note above).
  • Under 1 Grotto gift does not involve Build a Teddy due to age restrictions. Alternative gift provided.
  • Following the government’s guidelines, the Farm Park is not open for use after your adventure.
  • Additional charges apply for Pony Rides (£2.50), Caterpillar Rides (£2) and Junior Quads (£5). NOT OPERATING
  • Season Tickets, passes, vouchers and offers are NOT valid for Christmas events.
  • Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferable. Please visit our event Terms and Conditions for further information.
  • Visit our FAQs web page for lots more information.
  • Wrap up warm! Hats, scarves, boots recommended.
  • FOOD NOT INCLUDED, welcome drink only for the Christmas Adventure.
  • A £2.50 booking fee will be added to each transaction.