Visit Green Santa at Belvedere House Gardens and Park. He will be in his Grotto at Belvedere, along with his Elves, on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 & 23, 2018 from 11.00am to 5.30pm.
Online pre-booking essential: All Green Santa Bookings include entry to the House Gardens and Park and Playgrounds. Pre-booking online is essential.
Event Venue: Belvedere House, Gardens and Park
Some Santa Dates have booked out (still available at the time of this update):
Santa Timeslots are every 30 minutes from 11.00am and 5.30pm on each of the dates above.
Children (aged 18 months to 17 years): €9.00
Toddlers (aged under 18 months): Free
Inclusions: Each child gets a potted holly plant, a wildflower seed shaker (reindeer food!), and Victorian Candy from Santa. Toddlers are free and will recieve (with parents' permission) a candy cane.
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Choose your preferred Santa date and precise timeslot. Days and timeslots cannot be changed. Book early to avoid disappointment. Only available dates and timeslots will be presented. If the system does not allow you select the required number of children/toddlers for any particular timeslot, it means your requirement for child/toddler admissions exceeds availability.
Question: Is Green Santa recognisable as Santa, especially by young children?
Answer: Green Santa will be instantly recognisable to children as Father Christmas. Green Santa is based on the Santa of Victorian Times. Normal Santa accessories including rotund figure, boots, belt, beard, glasses, etc will all be there.
Q: What are the ‘natural gifts’?
A: The event aims to provide a great value, quality Christmas experience with a difference. The Children will get a potted Holly Tree from Green Santa to bring home with them. They will also receive a Green Santa Wild Flower Seed Shaker with instructions for planting and the customary Victorian Candy.
Q: How many children see Santa at one time?
A: This is a Family visit with one Family at a time entering Green Santa’s Grotto.
Q: How long will Santa spend with the Children?
A: Green Santa will spend longer with the Children than a regular Santa Visit, as there is an activity to complete with the children.
Q: What is the activity?
A: The activity involves completing the potting up of the Holly Tree with Santa.
Q: What will Santas Grotto be like?
A: Green Santa's Grotto will be an enchanted snow-filled Grotto with real trees, a forest theme and other surprises.
Q: What type of clothes should children wear, as they usually wear their best clothes to visit Santa?
A: For those who want to walk the outdoor trails, dress appropriately for the weather on the day.
Q: Can Parents/Adults accompany children?
A: Yes, parents/adults can accompany children to Green Santa and will also have access to House, Gardens, and Park afterward.
Q: What is in it for infants (up to 18 months old)?
A: We don’t charge for infants up to 18 months old and they can join the rest of their family on their visit, and they will receive (with parents’ permission) a candy cane. Because they are too small, they will not receive a potted plant, but please bring along your camera so that you can get pictures taken with Green Santa.
Q: Can we cater for large groups?
A: We can cater for a limited number of large groups by appointment between 11am and 12 noon. You will need to contact us well in advance to book an appointment so we can tell Santa.
Q: What else is there to do at Belvedere apart from the Green Santa Visit?
A: Belvedere House, Visitor Centre, and Estate will have a truly special festive spirit with traditional decorations all around. Your visit to Belvedere House itself will have a flavour of Christmas’ past with natural decorations from the grounds of the estate.
There are 160 acres of parkland to explore and playgrounds to be enjoyed. Follow the various walking trails through the whispering trees of Belvedere's ancient woodland and perhaps make a wish in the Magical Fairy Garden.
CaToCa Fine Foods & Giftware will also be serving several seasonal delicacies on their menu.
For outdoor activities, dress for the weather and allow enough daylight time to see everything either before your Green Santa visit or afterward.
Belvedere House, Gardens & Park
Belvedere House is located 6km south of Mullingar town on N52, just 40 minutes from Dublin.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.477197, Longitude -7.369201999999973