This Christmas Sheppy's House of Cider is expecting a very special visitor – Father Christmas! 

We are still offering Children and adult hot meals the evenings of 14th, 15th & 16th December. These will be on a pre order, please take a look at the menu and Please email the restaurant for a pre order or more information and your orders to eat before or after your visit.  Kitchen these days will be staying open till 6.00pm.

Father Christmas is excited to greet children in his workshop based in Sheppy's Oak Vat. Children will get to meet Father Christmas, receive a gift and activity pack.

Once you've met Father Christmas, there will still be plenty to do including visiting the donkeys in our Old Barn, completing your kids activity packs, winter walks around our orchards and, of course, our café will be open for hot food and drinks to take-away or eat-in.

Tickets and Pricing:

Ticket prices are £12 per child.
Ticket includes visit with Father Christmas, age appropriate gift and Christmas activity pack.


Grotto Opening Hours:

Wednesday 14th December 4pm - 6pm SOLD OUT

Thursday 15th December 4pm - 7pm SOLD OUT

Friday 16th December 4pm - 6pm SOLD OUT

Saturday 17th December 11am-  4pm SOLD OUT

Sunday 18th December 11am - 4pm SOLD OUT


Additional Information:

Unfortunately the vat (Father Christmas's Grotto) is accessed by a large step, this means we cannot accommodate wheelchairs in our grotto. Alternative arrangements can be agreed if required, please email us at


Please read the following carefully before booking your tickets:

  • Father Christmas can see a maximum of two children from 1 family at the same time. Only 2 people will be allowed into Father Christmas’s Grotto at any one time. Bookings allow for 2 children attending per slot.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to our age-appropriate gifting, we will require the age of the children attending at the time of booking.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your slot, if you arrive too early you will be asked to remain outside. If you arrive late, you may miss your slot.
  • When you book online, you will receive a confirmation email. When you check in, you must be ready to show the QR code as either a print out, or screenshot of your confirmation email. If you don’t receive one you within 24 hours you must email to ensure that your booking is confirmed.
  • Sheppy's House of Cider reserves the right to cancel or make changes to the event without prior notice.
  • Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of Cancellation by Sheppy's House of Cider to which you will be notified.