Tea & Cake with Santa

Tea & Cake with Santa

Join Painshill for tea and cake and a visit from someone very special.

Seated in our festively decorated function room, in your family group, enjoy a hot drink and cake before meeting Santa.



Tea and Cake with Santa will be running on:

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Nov

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov

Sat 5 & Sun 6 Dec

Sat 12 Dec until Thur 24 Dec


Tea and Cake with Santa sessions will be held at:

12pm until 12.40pm

1pm until 1.40pm

2pm until 2.40pm

3pm until 3.40pm

Tickets for Tea and Cake with Santa also include entry into the Painshill landscape for the day and the Snowfari statues. Please note that the Snowfari trail will take between 1.5 hours and 2 hours. Depending on what time slot you book for Santa you will want to leave time to enjoy the Snowfari event before or after your tea with Santa.


Adult Painshill members – £6

Adult non-members – £12.50 (includes entry to the landscape for the same day to enjoy Snowfari)

Children over 9 months – £16.50 (includes a present from Santa)

Infants under 9 months – £10.50 (includes a present from Santa but no food and drink)

Please note all prices include our other Christmas event out in the landscape – Snowfari!


All booking is online.

With limited availability we are offering Painshill members priority booking

Painshill members can book from Wednesday 21 October at 12noon. 


General booking is from Friday 23 October at 12noon.

Refunds and exchanges 

Due to limited numbers bookings cannot be amended or transferred. Please select the correct number of tickets before proceeding with your booking.

Please note: we will continue to follow government guidance on COVID-19 and this event may be subject to change.

We do not offer refunds unless the event is cancelled. If it is we will communicate with you as soon as possible and we will issue a full refund.

Food and Drink

Hot drinks including tea, coffee or hot chocolate and Christmas treats will be served.

If you have any dietary requirements please inform an Elf as soon as you arrive. Gluten free and dairy free options will be available.


Once all groups have been seated at socially distanced tables, Santa will enter the room.

Families will be able to go up to Santa one table at a time (at an appropriate distance).

All children will receive a present.

Santa will follow up-to-date Government guidelines at all times.


Families will be able to have a photo with Santa one table at a time (at an appropriate distance). All visitors are responsible for taking their own photos. To reduce contact, Painshill staff will not be able to take photos and a photographer is not included in the price. Please wait at your table to be called forward by the elves.


You will have the option to choose an age range so your child receives an age-appropriate present.

Age ranges to choose from will be

0–1 years

1-3 years

3–4 boy/girl

5-7 boy/girl

8-9 boy/girl

10-11 boy/girl

12-15 years

COVID precautions

Family tables for Tea and Cake with Santa will be limited to six people only.  A maximum of twenty people will be in the function group in any session (this is half what the function room normally holds).

Once you are seated, please remain at your table until collected by the Head Elf to receive your present.

Please wear a mask when you are moving around the room (unless under 11 or exempt). You do not need to wear a mask once you are seated at your table.

Please note that in between each session tables and chairs will be sanitized.

We are and will continue to follow the latest Government guidelines. If required, some elements of the event may be adapted if guidance changes.

Please do not come to the event if you are feeling ill and suffering any symptoms of COVID-19 or should be self isolating. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the event due to COVID-19 so we can move your booking or refund your tickets.


Our function room and Visitor Centre are wheelchair accessible. The Snowfari trail in the landscape is also all on accessible pathways.

If anyone in your family has special needs and you feel seeing Santa in this setting does not work for you please give Painshill a call to discuss your needs.

Bikes and scooters

Bikes and scooters are allowed for the under 5s only.


Unfortunately dogs are  not allowed in the function room. We ask you not to bring them to Painshill for this particular event.