Book Now for our Christmas Experience – we’re open 10am-6pm. For availability, please check the tickets page.
With Santa’s Grotto, a real life nativity and lots more festive fun, the Monk Park Farm Christmas Experience promises sparkle and joy!
Join Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and our friendly farm elves for a magical celebration that will delight all ages.
Whether you’re visiting from Thirsk or the wider Yorkshire area, make sure to allow yourself plenty of time as your tickets to our Christmas Experience and Santa’s Grotto include full-day admission to the farm!
For children and adults who prefer a quieter experience, we are also holding sensory friendly sessions so that everyone can join in our festivities.
And, with activities running both indoors and outside, you’ll have a very merry time with us here at Monk Park Farm, whatever the weather!
Meet Father Christmas
Our cosy Santa’s Grotto is perfect for a relaxed and personalised visit with Father Christmas. He loves telling his magical stories and hearing all your Christmas wishes. And, of course, he’ll have gifts to hand out, made especially by his elves in their workshop!
Make a day of it
Take a merry meander around the farm’s winter wonderland and say hello to our outdoor animals. Christmas is the favourite time of year for our deer because they love the reindeer food made by our guests and farm elves – so don’t forget to take some with you! Our footpaths and feeding stations are accessible to buggies and wheelchairs, so the whole family can enjoy the experience.
Meet the Animals
Our sparkling Petting Barn is the place to be for cuddles with our animals, and you can also see our real life nativity for that magical Christmas feeling. Head outside for a go on our festive barrel ride and to burn off some energy at our huge play park. And don’t leave without dropping in to the Elves’ Toy Shop to see all the wonderful items they have made.
Visit the Café
Festive treats and warming refreshments are available in the Hungry Monk Café, where you can also check if you’re on the naughty or nice list, write a letter to Father Christmas and send it off to the North Pole from our festive post box.
The Monk Park Farm Christmas Experience runs on selected days from December 2nd to 23rd. Tickets for Santa’s Grotto include a gift, all the festive activities and full access to the farm all day.
To avoid disappointment – on weekends and during school holidays, please pre-book your tickets before arriving.
In February 2021, Monk Park Farm was bought by new owners and a comprehensive schedule of improvements and investment began.
Before re-opening in April, the entrance, toilets and cafe were refurbished, the outdoor play area was improved and a huge new sandpit added.
During the year we added electric karts and held a fantastic Halloween Spooktacular.
In 2022 we extended the petting barn, installed a new kids mini train ride, two gigantic air bouncers, refurbished the picnic and play area near the pond and worked hard to make our paths more pram and wheelchair friendly. We also held our first Christmas Experience!
We’re continuing to invest and improve the Park in 2023 and look forward to welcoming you!
We had the best day at Monk Park Farm. The kids were happy and entertained the whole time. The staff were all lovely and the whole place was spotless. We... read more
July 25, 2023
Fantastic value for money - A wonderful day out with my 6 year old. I was so impressed with how clean and healthy all the animals and pens were and how friendly and accommodating... read more
July 22, 2023
Great day out - The children enjoyed all the play areas, the pig race was excellent. Feeding the animals and interacting with them. On the whole fab day out. We... read more
July 17, 2023
Fantastic day! - It was a fantastic day.
Couple with 2 year old, Sunday 10:30-2:30.
The petting barn is spacious and immaculate, lots of animals to pet and feed all very clean and... read more
July 17, 2023
Amazing! - Loved it!
We stopped off on our way back home to Cumbria from a holiday in Lincolnshire and I'm so glad we did! Our 3 year old daughter loved... read more
July 16, 2023
Great place to visit - Great place to visit with children. Animals well cared for, lots of things for children to do with play areas etc but also some lovely walks. All clean and tidy,... read more
July 13, 2023