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Christmas at Whinlatter Forest

Our sustainably grown, high quality Christmas trees are 100% Santa Approved! Come to the forest to choose your perfect tree and mark the start of the festive period with an authentic day out with the family.

Choosing your perfect Christmas tree

When you visit, our friendly, expert staff will help you choose from our selection of Lodgepole Pines, Nordmann firs and Norway Spruces! Our high quality, sustainable Christmas trees all come with a 100% Santa Approved certificate, so you know that you're getting the very best tree.

Pick one, plant one!

To highlight the importance of sustainable forestry, you'll receive a free Christmas tree sapling with every purchase! Keep it well watered, and care for it well, and that sapling will grow into a big, strong Christmas tree.

Opening dates and times

Christmas trees are on sale from December 2 until December 18, 10am-4pm. Please visit our Winter Opening Times page for full site information.

Special offers

Free parking with every tree purchase!
Everyone who buys a Christmas Tree will get free parking for that day - just bring your tree receipt up to the Information Point with your registration and we'll take you off the Park With Ease system.

10% discount on all Christmas trees for Discovery Pass holders
Just bring your discount card to the cabin when you buy your tree.

£10 off a joint Discovery Pass
Get a joint Whinlatter & Grizedale Discovery Pass for £45. You'll get free parking at both sites for a whole year as well as other great benefits.

Stuck for present ideas?  This would make a perfect gift!

Usual price £55.  Only available for passes bought on site, not available online.
Offer valid 28 November to 18 December.

It's not all about the trees

It's not all about the trees! Get in the festive spirit at our Christmas craft events, and take a snap in our elfy-selfie scene, or go for a stroll around the Christmas trail.

Last updated: 25th November 2016

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