Santa’s Helicopter Arrival SATURDAY 1st December 2018

Christmas opening event for 2018.......

We are thrilled that Santa will be arriving by helicopter again this year, and there'll be lots to see and do for our 2018 landing...

The gate to the Main House lawns will open from the Walled Garden at 10.00 am.

Tickets include:-

Meet the Reindeer - AMENDMENT - due to recent news coverage regarding animal welfare concerns we have decided to cancel the Reindeer for this year's event.  We are currently assessing an alternative attraction(s) and will confirm this in due course.

See Santa Arrive by Helicopter - our spectacular arrival never ceases to thrill!  Santa will arrive promptly at 11.00 am.  We recommend arriving at Stubbings at least 20 minutes before his arrival to ensure you have time to park and access the grounds of the house (through the Walled Garden).

Carols with Santa - once Santa has landed we will sing a few carols accompanied by the Maidenhead Concert Band.

A Gift from Santa - there will be the opportunity to have a quick photo with Santa and to receive a gift bag.

Additional activities for this year include (extra charges apply):

Meet Princesses Belle and Elsa - our lovely princesses will be offering glitter tattoos and a photo opportunity for the kids.

Food and Drink - the Cafe will operate a takeaway counter on the lawns offering hot drinks and warm snacks.

Barrel & Stone Pizza - create/decorate your own pizza, get Barrel & Stone to bake it for you, then hey presto, it's ready to eat! 

Biscuit Decorating - Kids can enjoy decorating their own gingerbread Christmas tree biscuit.

Please note that tickets are available online only and sell out well in advance of the event, so please book early to avoid disappointment (tickets will NOT be available on the gate).

If you envisage trouble explaining why Santa is in a helicopter our resident poet Steve has come up with little poem to help...

Oh Santa...

There's happy faces everywhere
And little children stand and stare
Oh look mummy, Santa's coming from the sky
And in a helicopter, ...but daddy why?
Well with so many children in the world today
Santa has to fly the modern way
And that is without his reindeer and his sleigh

Steve M 

Please note:

- One adult/guardian per maximum 3 children.

- All persons wishing to enter the event will need a ticket.  We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance, on our online ticketing system, as tickets WILL NOT be available on the gate.

- Children under 2 years of age will be granted access to the lawns without a ticket but only when accompanied by at least one ticket holder.

- Santa’s arrival by helicopter is weather dependent. We are unable to offer a refund should the helicopter not fly, but Santa will arrive regardless, so should the weather turn against us, the show will go on…

- The opportunity to meet Santa, have a quick photo taken with him and receive a gift bag will be offered on a first come, first served basis.  Please be patient when queuing as there is only one Santa!

-  We have added to the activities this year in order to fill any waiting time for meeting Santa, but, please note there may be an extended waiting period.  We ask all visitors to be understanding whilst we work through the queue (this is the ideal time to visit the Nursery to choose your Christmas tree, visit our Christmas Shop or to enjoy lunch in the Café).

Venue Information

This event will be held on the private grounds of Stubbings House (an overflow car park will be provided on a field so wellies are advised).


Saturday 1st December - the gate to the Main House lawns will open from 10.00 am.  The gate is accessed through the Café building and Walled Garden.  Santa will arrive promptly at 11.00 am.  We recommend arriving at Stubbings at least 20 minutes before his arrival to ensure you have time to park and access the grounds of the house (through the Walled Garden).


Buy online only and book early to avoid disappointment (ticket will not be available on the gate). 

The ticket price is £6.00 each for adults and children (entry will be free for under 2 year olds).  

The on-line ticketing system will be available up to 9am on Saturday 1st December 2018.

Tickets available online only.

Please access our secure online ticketing system here to purchase your tickets.

For more information please telephone 01628 825454 during normal office hours (Mon-Fri).

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Stubbings Estate, Stubbings Lane,
Maidenhead, SL6 6QL

Tel: 01628 825454 Fax: 01628 822656


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