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A family Christmas at Borde Hill

Sat 9 Dec - Sun 10 Dec

Join us for ‘A Family Christmas at Borde Hill’.
We invite you and your loved ones to experience the magic of Christmas at Borde Hill. On selected days throughout December, the Garden will open its gates welcoming families for a day of festive fun. 

Opening times: 10 am to 3.30 pm

Children can: 

  • Write their letters to Santa
  • Explore the Garden on an uplifting Christmas story trail about ‘The Pony Who Dreamt of Being a Reindeer’.

Throughout the event, embrace the beauty of the season with an enchanting winter walk that the whole family can enjoy. As you explore the Garden, immerse yourselves in the crisp air and stunning views before warming up with an indulgent cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine from the Gardeners’ Retreat Café.

The Garden Shop will be open, alongside six carefully curated stalls brimming with gifts for all the family.

Christmas Kids Trail
‘The Pony Who Dreamt of Being a Reindeer’

This winter, children aged 3–8 years old can ignite their imaginations while exploring the Garden on an uplifting story trail about a spirited little pony who longed to be part of the Reindeer Sleigh Team, spreading joy around the globe at Christmas.

But wait, there’s a twist! The legendary Sleigh Team is grounded this year as a magical sleigh bell has mysteriously vanished. Enter Bella the Pony, fuelled by dreams of soaring through the skies alongside Santa’s reindeer, she embarks upon on a quest to locate the missing bell so that the magic of Christmas can remain intact.

Can Bella find the bell in time to save Christmas? Follow the story trail to find out… the fate of the festive season rests upon her tiny hooves!

Important info

  • During our Christmas event days, Garden admission will be half price.
  • The Garden, Adventure Playground and Gardeners’ Retreat Café will be open
  • The Woodland and Parkland will be closed
  • Dogs on leads are welcome in the Garden.
  • The kids trail is outdoors on hard paths
  • Come dressed for the weather!

Borde Hill

Haywards Heath


Adults £5.75
Concession £5.50
Child (3-16 years) £4.00
Family (2+3) £17.50
Family (1+3) £14.00

Extra charges apply for The Santa's Grotto Experience (£15 per child) and Kids Story Trail (£4 per child).

i-go offer doesn't apply


About Borde Hill


Borde Hill Garden is set in over 200 acres of garden, park and woodlands which has views across the Sussex High Weald. Borde Hill Garden is planted in “living garden rooms”, each offering a different character and style.

We have regular events throughout the year.

Learn more about Borde Hill


Most paths in the formal Garden are step-free and accessible to those with restricted mobility. Gentle slopes, hard surfaces and gravel paths allow good wheelchair access and mobility maps are available from Visitor Reception.

There are plenty of benches located around the Garden for relaxing and taking in the sights should you want to stop for a rest.

The Parkland and Woodland have naturally uneven terrain making them unsuitable for wheelchairs.

There are a limited number of standard and all-terrain wheelchairs available to borrow from Visitor Reception. If you’d like to reserve one ahead of your visit please ring 01444 450326. 

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Blue Badge
  • Drop-off Area

The car park surface is gravelled with designated spaces for blue badge holders located close to the Garden entrance. There is also a drop off point directly in front of the Visitor Reception building.

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities

An accessible toilet can be found behind the main Garden entrance and Visitor Reception building which includes an emergency pull cord for use if you need assistance. This toilet also has baby changing facilities.

Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

Assistance dogs on leads are welcome in the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Adventure Playground.


Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Garden
Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP