Christmas at cosmeston

At Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

New for Christmas 2021, Cosmeston Country Park will come to life after dark.

During December you and all your family can experience and enjoy the park in a new light.

Thousands of lights in fact will illuminate the Medieval Village and the surrounding trees

Special effects and experiences to enjoy at this special time of year - suitable for all ages.

Seasonal Illuminated Interactive Trail with professional performers.

Refreshments and entertainment for all the family.

tickets

Please note that our event site is open to all ticketholders between 3.30pm and 8.30pm each day

The times on your ticket are purely arrival times to prevent overcrowding

on the Christmas Trail Experience through the medieval village.

Dusk sessions at 3.30pm and 4pm : For those who want to attend in a bit of late afternoon light and before it gets dark. Sunset between 9th and 23rd December is only a few minutes after 4pm.

For the best illuminations experience (and if you're not scared of the dark)

please book sessions from 4.30pm onwards.

Child Santa Visit tickets are for a meet and greet with Sion Corn (a.k.a. Father Christmas) who can talk with your children in Welsh or English (or both). Family members can attend with their child and take their own photographs. Children and accompanying adults must also buy a trail ticket to get access to the GROTTO within the Medieval Village, where the Santa Experience begins.

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New for Christmas 2021, Cosmeston Country Park will come to life after dark.

During December you and all your family can experience and enjoy the park in a new light.

Thousands of lights in fact will illuminate the Medieval Village and the surrounding trees

Special effects and experiences to enjoy at this special time of year - suitable for all ages.

Seasonal Illuminated Interactive Trail with professional performers.

Refreshments and entertainment for all the family.

This December, Cosmeston Lakes Country Park will come to life each evening as the Cosmeston Medieval Village and surroundings are transformed into a Christmas Spectacle. 

Sion Corn, Sian Corn and their busy little elves will be making their last visit to Penarth ahead of Christmas Eve to check the naughty and nice lists before the big day.

The elves will be busy making their final pre-flight checks, filing the incoming mail requests and they will guide you through an illuminated trail of the traditional buildings and fields around the village. You will experience this family-favourite park, after-dark and as never seen before. With magical special effects, seasonal scenic and musical installations and experiences,

there is something for the whole family to enjoy at this special time of year.

Suitable for ages 3 to 133

Seasonal Scenic & Musical Installations

All Elf & Safety Inspected

Santa's GROTTO and Mailroom

Reindeer Stables*

Meet Santa**

Letter writing facilities

Fully Accessible

Guided Trail by Professional Performers

Traditional Children's Fairground

Hot & Cold Food and Drink

Trail Tickets £12 each (plus £1 booking fee)

Required for each person between the ages of 3 and 133

Anyone under 3 may go free with their accompanying fee paying adult

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible fee paying adult

Anyone assisting a wheelchair user or anyone who needs help to access the event,

gets free admission with the paying supported attendee.

Ticket is for timed entry into the promenade walk through experience
Event site is open half an hour before to enjoy hot and cold food, drinks from the bar, children's traditional fairground rides, letter writing in covered marquees and other seasonal activities for all the family.

*There are no live reindeer at this event.

**Extra £5 ticket (subject to availability) required for any children (all ages) wishing to meet Santa - Trail paying adults from the same family may also meet Santa with their fee paying children for no additional charge.

In partnership with Visit the Vale

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Location

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

Travel by Train Penarth Town Centre is served excellently by Transport for Wales trains. The Event site is within 30 minutes walking distance of Penarth Station.

Travel by Bus to Cosmeston using Bus services 88, and 94 from Cardiff and Barry through Penarth.

Please consider leaving your car at home so you can enjoy a drink and a walk.

Parking There is limited parking at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park for this event. Please observe traffic no parking cones at all times and do not park obstructing resident driveways or dropped kerbs.

coronavirus (covid-19)

Help keep Wales safe

All of Wales is at alert level 0. Read the current guidance.

At this event...

  • Attendee numbers have been restricted to prevent overcrowding

  • Attendee data is being retained for Test Trace Protect purposes for 21 days

  • Hand sanitising facilities are provided throughout the event

  • The event takes place in an outdoor space in the open fresh air

  • Please keep your distance at all times on site

  • Anyone who is symptomatic, has tested positive, is awaiting a test result or has been advised to self-isolate by NHS Wales Test Trace Protect, must not enter the event. Stay at home.

  • Please consider using Lateral Flow Testing to ensure you do not have the virus without symptoms before attending the event.

  • Please bring a facemask with you as some areas of the event are indoors and you will be asked to wear it.