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Explore Christmas at Delamere Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

A couple choosing their Real Christmas treeAs experts in trees Santa has given our Christmas trees his 100% approval! That's because Santa knows that when you pick your perfect tree in our magical woodland settings, it will be of the highest quality and grown in a sustainable manner in the UK.

How to find us

Delamere Forest Christmas Tree Centre is located at Whitefield carpark off the B5152. The nearest postcode for Sat Navs is CW8 2HZ.

Google Map: Delamere Forest, Whitefield Carpark 

Opening hours

We are open for Trees Sales daily between Sunday 26th November and Sunday 18th December from 10am until 5pm. We are open until 7pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

Santa's Grotto will be open to the public on Weekends ONLY from 10am until 5pm. The Grotto queue closes at 3pm.   

 Date  Tree Sales  Santa's Grotto
 Sat 26th Nov  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 27th Nov  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 28th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 29th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 30th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 1st Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 2nd Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 3rd Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 4th Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 5th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 6th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 7th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Thurs 8th Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 9th Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 10th Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 11th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 12th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Tues 13th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Wed 14th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 15th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 16th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 17th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 18th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
     

Christmas Trees

Netting a real Christmas treeWe offer a wide range of sustainably grown Christmas trees. All trees are netted by our team for your convenience.  

 

Prices

  Fir  Pine Spruce
Pot grown (1m - 1.2m)  £30 -  £30
4ft/1.2m   £35 £35  £35
5ft/1.5m  £40 £40  £40
6ft/1.8m  £45 £45  £45
7ft/2.1m  £55 £55  £55
8ft/2.4m  £65 £65  £65
       

 

Larger Trees and Delivery
We no longer offers a tree delivery service or sell trees larger than 8ft/2.4m. As an alternative you could try Elveden Trees who can be contacted on 01842 890423.

Tree Stands
A range of tree stands are available for you to buy to hold your tree upright and keep it in the best condition by allowing you to water your tree regularly. Stands range in price from £20 - £30.


Santa's Grotto

Santa at a Christmas tree sales centreFor a truly wonderful Christmas experience, why not bring your family along to Santa’s Grotto. The Grotto is housed in a beautiful log cabin and set in the picturesque surroundings of Delamere Forest. 

Opening times
Open to the general public on weekends from 10am to 5pm – Grotto Queue Closes at 3pm.

Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th Nov
Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th Dec
Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th Dec
Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th Dec

We reserve the right to close earlier that advertised due to demand. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The closer we get to Christmas day the higher the demand.

Prices
£6 per child entry.  All adults will be charged £2 admission


Food and Drink

Local company Delamere events will be enhancing our Christmas experience by providing fantastic locally sourced food from a festive tipi along with festive mulled wine to keep you warm while selecting your tree.


Other Facilities

Car Parking
All car parking spaces are located within 250 meters of the Christmas Tree Centre. Car parking is free for the Christmas tree centre. Disabled parking is available close to the main marquee. 

Food and Drink
A selection of hot and cold food and drink are available from the Christmas tree centre.

Toilets
Portable toilets are located on site.

Payment Options
The Forestry Commission accepts cash and all major credit / debit cards except American Express. Unfortunately we are not able to accept cheques or offer cashback. Food and drink is cash only.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Been going to get my Christmas tree from Delamere all my life, it wouldn't be Christmas without going here.

Haydn, 16/Nov/2016

I love love love bringing my kids to get our tree ....!!

Michele Adamson , 21/Oct/2016

Is there any dates or information available regarding Father Christmas visits at Delamere Forest

Kerry holland, 26/Sep/2016

The grotto will be open weekends between 26th November 2016 and 18th December 2016, 10-5pm, queue closing at 3pm.

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Please email us at delamere@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 23rd November 2016

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  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre staff are happy to provide detailed local information and a wide range of gifts. Open all year.
  • Viewpoint
  • From the top of Old Pale you can see as far as Liverpool Cathedral.
  • Wildlife
  • Blakemere and the diverse forest make Delamere a popular destination for ornithologists.
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Delamere Office

0300 067 4340
delamere@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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