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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.

Get away from the crowds of the high street in our beautiful mountain setting, with a range of festive activities, seasonal food in Siskins Café and beautiful gifts in the forest shop.

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.

Choosing a Nordman fir Christmas tree at Whinlatter

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 1, 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 Visitor Centre information desk 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, take on a challenge with our orietneering competition or enjoy breakfast with Santa in Siskins cafe. See our Events page for full details.

25 November - Orienteering competition
3.5km hard course. Fastest time wins a 6ft Christmas tree!

2 & 3 December
9 & 10 December
Fun Christmas craft activities for families. Free, drop-in.  

10 December - Breakfast with Santa in Siskins cafe
10-11.30am Booking essential, 017687 78410

7 and 14 December  - Wool crafts 
Have a go at needle felting and wet felting.  Make a small item to take home.  Not suitable for children. Free / drop-in. 11am – 3pm

Also look out for The Highway Rat Activity Trail coming to Whinlatter in December.
Join the Highway Rat on his forest adventure. Follow the trail to complete fun activities and spot characters along the way.

Last updated: 18th November 2017

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