Festive Family Nature Trail
Have you ever wondered how the reindeer prepare for their epic voyage on Christmas Eve? Each year, they undertake an extraordinary mission, travelling far and wide to deliver presents to children around the world. This monumental task demands incredible strength and stamina. Not only must they cover thousands of miles through the skies, but they also have to haul a sleigh laden with presents, not to mention Father Christmas!
This year, Fern, Timber, and Pebble have discovered the top-secret training routines that the reindeers follow to prepare for their festive flight. Are you ready to uncover their secrets?
Wrap up warm and get ready to meet our crafted Christmas reindeers. You’ll learn all about their preparations through the captivating pages of our Secrets Books hidden throughout Discovery Land.
What To Expect
Discovery Land is an outdoor family nature trail, taking you through ancient woodland, green pastures, meadows and around our beautiful lakes. Throughout the walk, you’ll find plenty to entertain your young ones, from adventure play, treehouses, balance beams and climbing frames, to educational prompts and seasonal displays. This winter, we’re welcoming guests to our Christmas Trail for a family festive experience.
Throughout the year, we run a variety of different trails with themes in tune with the changing seasons. Our seasonal trails offer new experiences for our loyal families with new features to explore, promising ever-changing adventures in the great outdoors.
£6 per person + 50p booking fee
On The Door
£7 per person
Peak dates include weekends and school holidays.
On The Door entry subject to availability.
£4 per person + 50p booking fee
On The Door
£5 per person
Off-Peak dates include Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays during term time.
On The Door entry subject to availability.
Last entry is 3pm Monday to Saturday and 2:30pm on Sundays.
Last entry on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve is 2pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Christmas Trail at Discovery Land take?
We would recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for our Trail at Discovery Land. You’re welcome to move at your own pace, lingering longer at certain points throughout the walk – with many of our visitors spending the day with us!
Is it suitable for pushchairs?
Discovery Land is accessible for buggies, however please note we are in a natural environment where the ground can be hilly and bumpy in places.
Does entry to Christmas at Discovery Land include The Father Christmas Experience?
No, The Father Christmas Experience is a separate event that takes place within our Garden Centre. You can find out more about The Father Christmas Experience here.
What happens when it gets dark?
As the winter months approach, we want to remind those planning to visit us later in the afternoon that daylight fades earlier. While you’ll find festive lighting along various sections of the walk, it’s important to note that the entire pathway may not be fully illuminated. Kindly consider this when choosing your entry slots.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Discovery Land
Is it suitable for wheelchair users?
There is very limited access for wheelchairs at Discovery Land, therefore it will probably be necessary to stay around the main entrance area. To reflect this limited access, we do not charge for wheelchair users.
How long can I stay?
Please note your ticket time is your arrival time slot, you can arrive at the walk anytime within this allocated period. Once you have checked in at the walk, you can have as much time on the walk as you like (our gates close at 5:30pm Monday – Saturday, 4:30pm Sundays and Bank Holidays).
What facilities are available?
Toilets and baby-changing facilities are available at Discovery Land and within our Garden Centre.
What happens if it rains?
Discovery Land is a family nature trail through woodlands and meadows and is open come rain or shine. We would always recommend keeping an eye on the weather forecast and coming prepared with wellies and your brolly!
What food/drink is available?
A selection of food and drinks options will be available on your visit. Just inside the entrance to the Discovery Land, you’ll find our Shepherd’s Hut Café. Serving chilled and hot drinks, snacks and marshmallows for roasting over our fire pit, open Thursday – Sundays during term time and daily during the school holiday. Here on the Priory Farm Estate, you’ll also find our Garden Room Café (located within the Garden Centre) and our Farm Shop, where you can pick up lots of delicious items to enjoy!
School trips, parties & groups
School trips, birthday parties and groups welcome by arrangement. Please get in touch to find out more.
I can no longer make it, can I cancel my booking?
Sorry, tickets are non refundable. As per our booking terms, you are welcome to transfer your booking to an alternative date subject to an account being set up with us upon booking. Please see below for further details.
I can no longer make it, can I move my booking to an alternative date?
Tickets are transferable to another date up to 12 hours before your scheduled visit, for all ticket purchasers who have created an Account upon booking your tickets. This allows you to manage your booking and change the date and time of your visit, should you need to, a minimum of 12 hours prior to your booked date. Making any changes to your booking will incur a small administration fee of £0.50 per person. Tickets will not be transferable for ticket purchases who do not create an Account upon booking. Please note, ticket transfers are subject to availability. No refunds will be issued if you miss or are late to the experience.