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

A couple chosing a 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 25th November and Sunday 17th 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 25th Nov  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 26th Nov  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 27th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 28th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 29th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 30th Nov  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 1st Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 2nd Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 3rd Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 4th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 5th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 6th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Thurs 7th Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 8th Dec  10am - 7pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 9th Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 10th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Mon 11th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Tues 12th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Wed 13th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 14th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 15th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 16th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 3pm (queue closes)
 Sun 17th 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.  



  Fir  Pine Spruce
Pot grown (1m - 1.2m)  £30 -  £30
4ft/1.2m   £40 £40  £40
5ft/1.5m  £45 £45  £45
6ft/1.8m  £50 £50  £50
7ft/2.1m  £55 £55  £55
8ft/2.4m  £65 £65  £65
10ft/3.0m  - -  -
12ft/3.6m  - -  -
14ft/4.2m  - -  -

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

For 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 25th / Sunday 26th Nov
Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd Dec
Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th Dec
Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th 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.

£7 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 (Thursday - Sunday)

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.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

My husband and I came to get our Christmas tree a couple of weekends ago. While searching for the perfect tree in all the excitement I must have dropped my mobile phone. Without even realizing it was lost, one of delemere staff called my husbands phone from it and got it returned to me. I cannot thank them enough for the staffs honesty and mobile holds irreplaceable memories/photos of my dad who we recently lost so this kind act means more to me than anything! On the day, we only took enough cash to buy the tree so I could not give them anything to show my gratitude and have felt awful ever since. I would be so happy if someone could pass on my thank yous again and ensure these employees are recognizes for their kind hearts and honesty.they are a credit to their employers. It was between 3-5 on sat 3rd Dec. Thank you a million times over. Lisa x

Lisa, 17/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Picked a lovely fresh tree and was nice to hear Bing Crosby through the speakers and there was even a robin singing along in the trees. Lovely atmosphere even though it was cold and raining. Will go again next year. Good price for the tree garden centres charge alot more.

Anonymous, 13/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely fantastic santa was fab .. been coming there years but this year has been the best fantastic value for money ..recommend to everyone

Sarah , 10/Dec/2016
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Last updated: 14th December 2017

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