Although pre-booking is not necessary, it is advised if you wish to avoid queuing during busy periods.
If you do wish to pre-book, please note that although you are purchasing a day ticket for the ornamental gardens, the Reindeer will only be in the gardens between 11:30am and 2:30pm on both days.
Pre-booked tickets are also available for the children’s Find Santa’s Reindeer Trail.
On Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 November from 11.30am till 2.30pm, a little taste of the North Pole will arrive right here in the Walled Garden at Waterperry Gardens! Join us for a very special visit from Santa’s reindeer! You’ll get the chance to learn all about these unique creatures and their natural habitat (normal garden entrance fee applies).
We’re delighted to welcome Reindeer2Hire, a family run business born out of a passion for sharing these beautiful animals with the public, to both enthrall and educate. Every one of the reindeer is truly loved and cared for to the highest standard, spending their entire lives on their countryside farm, nearly all year in open countryside paddocks, leading to a herd that is exceptionally happy, healthy and enjoy life to the full.
Please note, we’ve been advised by reindeer2hire that after consulting with the UK Reindeer Herd Association, it has become apparent that all reindeer companies in the UK are now enforcing zero contact with the reindeer at Christmas events this year. This is to prevent the contamination and spread of coronavirus in the UK in the build up to Christmas. It’s also to protect the reindeer and reindeer crews. A post and chain barrier approximately 3 ft in front of the pen will be in place to allow you to view the reindeer but not touch them.
There will be a sleigh you’ll be welcome to sit in and take photos, one of the reindeer crew members will ensure it’s sanitised between each sitting. We will also be handing out lichen moss from Finland to the children, so that they can take it home and put it out for Rudolph on Christmas Eve!
Find out more about them here: reindeer2hire