Brand new festive experience set to open at Lotherton Hall this week

Leeds, Leeds Star

The Christmas Experience will open in the beautiful grounds of Lotherton Hall this week.

Featuring an Elf Village and Santa’s Grotto, the estate’s spectacular new attraction officially opens this Friday, November 25, with families urged to book in ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Spread throughout the estate and Edwardian house, The Christmas Experience will bring together several different attractions, which include a magical Twelve Days of Christmas Walk, a secret Fairy Dell, and the much-anticipated Elf Village, where Santa and his elves have taken up residency for the final weeks of preparation before Christmas Day.

In the Elf Village, families will be greeted by Santa’s elves and taken to their workshop, where children can help the elves with their crafts and make a souvenir to take home, before being taken as a family group to meet Santa and tell him their wishes.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said: “The Christmas Experience will be a truly special event for all ages, and we are looking forward to opening our doors to families on the November 25.

“With just a few days until our Elf Village opens, we are finding that Santa’s diary is already filling up fast so we are urging families to book their tickets if they want to see Santa this Christmas, with nearly all weekend slots now booked up.

“However, the magic doesn’t stop at our Elf Village, with visitors to the estate also able to enjoy our Twelve Days of Christmas walk and our Fairy Dell in our idyllic grounds for the very first time. From beautiful lanterns, to dazzling installations and a full fairy village for children to explore, this will be a truly magical experience that families will want to experience for themselves.”

Visitors to The Christmas Experience will be required to purchase an estate entry ticket and then book a slot at the Elf Village. A maximum of two adults per family can accompany children into the Elf Village free of charge, however please note Elf Village tickets are limited due to high demand.

The Christmas Experience and Elf Village opens November 25, 2016. For more information and to book tickets, go to: www.thechristmasexperience.co.uk