Family Christmas fun

An enchanting, guided experience to meet Father Christmas, his reindeer and elves

Magical Christmas at Cressing Temple Barns

The award-winning Magical Grotto is back at Cressing Temple Barns this November and December. Meet your elf and be led on a 45-minute magical adventure.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Write a letter to Father Christmas
  • Sit in the sleigh, which is being prepared for the big day
  • Make some festive crafts to take home
  • Visit the Wish Queen in the magical woodland
  • Select a toy from the Toy Shop
  • Play some festive games
  • Meet Father Christmas

And the adults get to sample a mulled wine and mince pie

A truly magical experience for all the family.

Event details


  • November 24, 2019
  • November 30, 2019
  • December 1, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • December 8, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • December 15, 2019
  • December 18, 2019
  • December 19, 2019
  • December 20, 2019
  • December 21, 2019
  • December 22, 2019
  • December 23, 2019
  • December 24, 2019


10:00am - 6:00pm


£20 Child, £7.50 Adult 24 Dec: £30 Child, £10 Adult Under 1's free of charge

Who for?

For the whole family


Cressing Temple Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, England, CM77 8PD

How to book

Book online

Pre-booking essential book online or call 01206573948.

Please note

This experience is 45 minutes minimum, but some people stay on site for up to 2 hours.

It is mostly aimed at children aged 9 or under. However, every generation of the family is likely to enjoy this traditional event, and be transported back to when they truly believed.

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Book online or call 0333 013 2901 to book or ask questions. You can use our online enquiry form for group bookings.

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