Enjoy our Family Christmas event as lanterns and candles turn the garden into a magical space for you and your children to explore, the garden will be lit for an early event, as you explore you will discover a tiny magical world of fairies. There is also a chance for those children who want to to do a Christmas Craft.
Around the garden will be a series of minature tableau, some seasonal, some quirkly, some just daft.
Santa is scheduled to visit us, rumours are circulating of a sleigh parked outside the barn and his elves will be along helping to distribute a small gift to each child
Afterwards join us around the campfire, or retire to the cafe in the barn for hot chocolate, spicy Christmas drinks and mince pies.
PLEASE note this is a child focused event. Adults do not need a prebooked ticket. We will be grateful for any donations on the night from adults who feel they have had good value and enjoyed the experience.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a family event, no groups of adults without children please
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited onsite parking at Hollybush. We give priority to those with mobility needs. On street parking is available in the area.
Buses stop near the Kirkstall Leisure Centre on the A65, by the Bridge Inn or Retail Park on Bridge Road , trains to Headingley Station or Kirkstall Forge (NB a good mile along the towpath in the dark and limited train service!)
What can/can't I bring to the event?
This is a family event, please DO bring a torch if you think you will need one. This is a wildlife garden with some uneven paths. It is pushchair usable.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. absolutely, if someone gets ill or the hamster runs away please do give your ticket to another family.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Following some problems at a previous event please do bring you printed ticket with you, if you get your tickets from a friend please do bring the printed copy as if we don't have the booking on the list we need proof to go to eventbrite/paypal to track the ticket money. PLEASE be able to quote the name used on Eventbrite to book the tickets. If you buy from the cafe we need the paper ticket.
What is the refund policy?
Apart from severe weather (downpour, gale, deep snow) this event will run. We will move as much as we can indoors and under temporary shelters. Wrap up for the forecast and get on down!
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
YES, see above re tickets.