christmas at exbury



Inside the Engine Shed there will be festive decorations creating a wonderful Christmas atmosphere, where children can meet Father Christmas in his very special 'royal' train carriage and take home a very special Christmas gift.


Tickets to meet Father Christmas are £8 per child, or £7.20 for Friends of Exbury members. Vsitors must purchase a valid Christmas Fair ticket to enter the Gardens, in order to meet Father Christmas.  (This includes Friends of Exbury Members.) These tickets must be booked online prior to arrival.


To book for more than one child, please book consecutive time slots and then scroll down to fill in the ticket requirement for each slot.



Book to Meet father Christmas 


Whilst in the Engine Shed, children can also write a letter to Father Christmas and decorate a Christmas Wish Heart to hang on our tree or take home.


Both of these activities are free of charge with your Christmas Fair ticket. 

Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas location 

The Engine Shed 


Every 5 minutes between 10:30am - 4pm.

‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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