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Top Tips For Visiting Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience 2023.

Child with a reindeer at cockfields farm
27 Nov 2023

Heading to Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience check out our top tips to make sure you have a great family day out. 

Santa has arrived at the Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience and we were invited over to check it out.

To help ensure that you have a great day out and don’t miss out on any of the fun activities we have put together our top tips for families below.

Read>>> Review of Cockfields Christmas Experience 

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Top Tips For Visiting Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience. 

Wrap Up Warm 

Review Cockfields Santa snow

It should be no surprise that The North Pole is not the warmest of places.

Although all attractions are inside you will need to wrap up with layers, hats and gloves and suitable footwear. 

Arrive On Time 

Review Cockfields Christmas - Arrival North Pole Passport Control

As you can imagine Santa is very busy this time of year and to ensure you get to see him you need to arrive on time for your slot.

Also, the farm is asking that you don’t arrive any earlier than 15 minutes beforehand as there will be nowhere to prior to this. 

Check Your Passport

Cockfields Farm Christmas Top Tips Check your passport

The North Pole Passport contains all the Christmas activities included in your ticket. With so much going on it could be easy to miss one or two.

Therefore we recommend checking it before you leave to make sure that you have a sticker for each – more details in our Review of Cockfields Santa

Don’t Miss The Elf Academy Show 

Review Cockfields Farm Christmas Elf Academy

Apart from seeing Santa which you do at the start of your visit, the only other activity which you have a set time for is the Elf Acemedy where you build your own reindeer toy. 

When you check in your allocated time will be added to the back of your North Pole Passport. If you miss this time slot you can’t enter another show.  We would therefore recommend setting an alarm on your phone so that you don’t forget. 

Check out more info on the show in our review of the Cockfields Christmas Experience here 

What Build Your Own Bear Outfits are available to buy

Cockfields Farm Christmas Top Tips - Build a Bear outfits

If your little one loves to dress up their plushes you can purchase an outfit for the new bear. 

These cost £12.00 and the choices include : 

  • Elf Outfit 
  • PJ’s
  • Princess dresses
  • Farmer
  • Astronaut
  • Superhero

And lots more

Grab Your Free Hot Drink 

Cockfields Christmas Top Tips - elfbucks hot chocolate

On entry, you are also given a hot drink token per adult visiting. These can be exchanged at the Elf Bucks hut in the farmyard or in the cafe next to the farm entrance.

The Elf Buck can be exchanged for any hot drink but we highly recommend the hot chocolate. 

6. Food at the Cockfields Christmas Experience 

Review Cockfields Santa food at cockfields

Touring the North Pole is hungry work, but Cockfields have you covered.

Along with a selection of hot drinks, they sell hot and cold food in both the cafe and the shepherd’s hut in the farm yard. 

Choices include toasties, burgers, hot dogs, chips and lots more. Plus they offer kids hot meals.

They are also serving a selection of Christmas specials including festive paninis and lovely Christmas-themed sweet treats. 

7. Professional Photos in Santa Grotto

Cockfields Far Christmas Santa Proffesional Photo options snow frame

When you visit Santa in his Grotto, one of his elves will take a lovely professional picture. You will be given a QR code which you need to keep in a safe place.

You will be able to view the photos at the desk next to the Wooly Jumper cafe. If you wish to purchase the photos there are lots of options from baubles for £10.00, snow frames for £15 and packages starting at £20.00.

8. Taking Your Own Photographs at Cockfields Santa Christmas Experience

Review Cockfields Santa Santas sleigh photo

Along with the professional photos, the Grotto Elf is also happy to use your camera or phone to take some pics.

There are also lots of lovely photo opportunities around the farm including. 

  • Santa’s sleigh in the animal barn, just to the left of the cows 
  • A huge fun photo frame in the farm yard near the meerkats
  • Cartoon Elves bench in the Wooly Jumper Cafe
  • Elf village houses at various locations
  • Falling snow at the exit to the Elf Academy

And lots more.

9. Don’t Forget About The Farm Activities

Cockfields Farm Christmas Carousel

Your ticket to Cockfield’s Christmas Experience includes some of the farm activities. 

These include meeting the farm animals with feed available to purchase at the entrance, the fun play areas, and the huge jumping pillow weather permitting. 

The farm carousel will also be running which is free to ride as many times as your little one likes. 

10. How Long Does The Cockfields Santa Christmas Experience Take? 

Review Cockfields Santa fun photos

After you have seen Santa the Christmas Experience is self-led so you can spend as little or much time there as you like.

We were there for just over four hours including time for lunch and a little break to enjoy our treats.

11. What Treats and Gifts Do You get From The Cockfields Christmas Experience? 

Cockfields Christmas Top Tips - toys you get

A Christmas Experience wouldn’t be complete without taking home a gift or treat and the children came home with the following: 

  • A toy from Santa’s Toyshop which you can choose yourself
  • A Christmas at Cockfields Tote Bag
  • The plush toy from the Build Your Bear Workshop 
  • Decorated Gingerbread man from Mrs Claus’ Kitchen
  • Magic reindeer dust that you put together yourself
  • The North Pole Passport with stickers showing everything you have done 

Adults also get a hot drink each which can be enjoyed on the farm or taken away. 

Check Out >>> Review of Cockfields Farm Santa Christmas Experience

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