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Christmas at Grizedale

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 setting, with a range of walks, bike trails and sculpture to enjoy followed by a warming drink and snack in Grizedale Cafe.

Choosing your perfect Christmas tree

When you visit, our friendly staff will help you choose from our selection of firs. 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 2, 10am-4pm and are on sale at Grizedale MTB, 01229 860369.
Christmas Opening Hours
Visitor Information & Grizedale Cafe

Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
27 Dec-30 Dec 10am-4pm
New Years Eve 10am-3pm
New Years Day 11am-3pm
2 Jan-7 Jan 10am-4pm

Grizedale MTB
Christmas Eve 9am-1pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
27 Dec-30 Dec 9am-4pm
New Years Eve 9am-4pm
New Years Day 10am-4pm

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Special offers


£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.  See our Yuletide at Grizedale page for full details.

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

Last updated: 30th November 2017

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