Festive Treat Trail

Santa and his elves are cooking up a truly magical Christmas at Fairwood Lakes with a new Festive Treat Trail and Grotto. This year, a fun baking theme will take you and your family on a special journey that unfolds as follows:

  • Start the trail at Mrs Claus’s Carriage Kitchen where the culinary Christmas magic begins.
  • You and your loved ones will learn the story of Lapland’s Wonderous Wooden Spoon – Woody.
  • Venture along our illuminated lakeside trail spotting all the goodies along the way.

The ultimate treat awaits further along the trail in our winter woodland where Santa will greet you with the warmest welcome, a flurry of magic, and a personalised visit inside his enchanting Grotto. Every child will receive a thoughtful baking-themed gift and a magic spoon from Santa.

Continue along the Festive Treat Trail for merry adventures in the cute and cosy Elves’ Gingerbread Village where our wooden tree huts will be deliciously decked.

New Ice Skating Rink

Get your skates on for some winter wonderland fun at Fairwood Lakes. We are so excited to be unveiling our new ice skating rink for Christmas 2022! Suitable for all ages and abilities, you can glide like a pro and practice the perfect pirouette, or simply give it a go if you have never tried before. Ice skating is an additional £4 for 10 minutes. If you have annual membership, you and your family can enjoy half price skating during your visit to Santa’s Grotto. Tickets for our new ice skating rink are not bookable in advance – please purchase on the day of your visit.

Wrap up your Fairwood festive fun back at our play park for indoor soft play and outdoor play in the Fairwood Forest. Our cafe will be serving a range of food and drink to keep you warm and refuelled.



Book Your Family Ticket

Festive Treat Trail and Santa’s Grotto tickets start at £39 for one child (12 months and older) and five adults. Each additional child is £10 with a maximum of six people in a group including an accompanying adult. Included in the ticket price is the character meeting in the Carriage Kitchen, the illuminated trail, your visit to Santa’s Grotto, a thoughtful baking-themed gift per child including the magic spoon, and a hot chocolate for each child. Ice skating has an additional charge.

If you would like to include an additional adult to your family ticket beyond six people (for example, 2 children and five adults), extra adult tickets can be bolted on to your family ticket at £3.50 per adult. Additional adults tickets must be purchased via our Reception team. Please note that additional adult tickets can only be purchased as part of a group booking. Please call 01373 826792 for additional adult tickets or further information about your booking.

Book your family ticket here.

The Festive Treat Trail and Santa’s Grotto opens on Saturday 26th November to Saturday 24th December, 2022. Join us for this year’s tastiest trail at Fairwood Lakes!

If you choose a time slot later in the day, for example 5pm, make the most of your visit by arriving earlier in the day to enjoy our outdoor play park, ice skating and cafe.

Your booked slot is the arrival time to meet Santa in his Grotto. Please arrive at Fairwood Lakes to check-in 30 minutes before your booked time slot to allow time to enjoy the magical visit to the Carriage Kitchen and walk along the illuminated trail to the Grotto. And remember – you can arrive as early as you like to make the most of your time at Fairwood Lakes.