+ I haven't received my tickets

Please check your junk mail in case they are there. If not, please send us a message on [email protected]

+ How do I visit Santa?

Please purchase Santa tickets in advance of your visit, they can only be purchased with Illuminated Trail tickets. Tickets to visit Santa cannot be purchased on their own.

+ When is the event?

2rd – 23rd December 2022 from 4.00pm until 10.00pm (last entry 8:30pm) each day. The Illuminated Trail will close at 10:00pm. Santa will be in his Grotto until last entries at 8:45pm.

+ Where is the event?

Head to Beecraigs Country Park, by Linlithgow, West Lothian. Please follow AA signage from all approaches. SatNav info > EH49 6PL

+ How do I purchase tickets?

All tickets must be bought online in advance & strictly no ticket no entry. Tickets are on sale now. There will be no Box Office on site.

+ What is included in the ticket price?

Your ticket covers entry into the Illumination Trail only.

Santa’s Grotto and Storytelling Experience, Attractions and Festive street food and drink are all additional extras & not included in the price of the Illumination Trail ticket.

+ How do I apply for a Carers ticket?

All Carers tickets are free

The person you are caring for should buy a ticket in the usual way. Then fill out the following below;

Carers application page form

You just need to provide the booking details and we will send you the free Carers ticket.

+ Do adults need a ticket for Santa

All children who wish to visit and receive a gift from Santa require a ticket.

Accompanying adults do not require a ticket.

The Santa Storytelling experience will last approximately 20 minutes.

+ How long does my visit last?

The event will last up to 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather!

+ How do I pay for items at the event?

Our preferred method of payment is by cash as the signal in the forest is poor. We cannot guarantee the availability of cashless payments.

+ Is there onsite parking at the event?

Parking at the event is free. Please be sure to book your parking ticket when purchasing your ticket online.

However, parking is extremely limited and we would request that your group use the minimum number of cars possible to visit the event. We understand of course that groups or larger families will require more than one car and this will be accommodated where we can. Please note: if your booking is for 4 people or less your tickets will include one car space. It will help the event organisers greatly if you can maximise the space in your car.

Blue badge parking bays are on a ‘first-come’ basis in the Visitor Centre Car Park. Cars must display blue badges to gain entry. In the event of there being no disabled parking bays, you will need to park in the regular car park.

+ Is this event suitable for families?

Absolutely! It is wonderful for all ages. Please ensure all children under 16 are accompanied at all times.

+ Is the event accessible for prams, buggies and wheelchairs?

Yes, absolutely. All paths are accessible with care. However, please remember it is a forest, it is the winter and we are in Scotland, so some adverse weather conditions may occasionally impact the route in certain places. Please take this into consideration when purchasing your ticket. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather!

+ Is the event suitable for ASN & ASD?

Yes, we are working with our partners. More information to follow.

You can download our storyboard here

+ Are pets allowed?

We are very sorry but no pets are allowed.

Only assistance/support pets with the required authorised paper work will be allowed permission into the event.

+ Will there be strobe lighting?

Yes! There will be the use of lasers and strobe lighting throughout the event. Appropriate signage will be in place.

+ Can I take photos and videos?

Yes, please do! Photography and video for personal use and sharing via social media is encouraged! It’s going to look amazing! Share your Festive Forest images with everyone using #BFF2022

+ Litter & Smoking

We are sharing the park with a huge range of wildlife and must protect the country park’s environment. Please make sure you use the bins on site, or take it home with you.

There is a strict NO SMOKING policy throughout the entire event.

+ What is your cancellation policy?

The event will only be cancelled if extreme weather makes the route unsafe or if there’s a major fault in our electrical supply or equipment. A decision to cancel would be taken at 2pm on the day, and notice would be posted online.

In the event of a cancellation, you have two options:

  1. Rollover to a new date.
  2. Refunds will be offered only in the event of a full cancellation. We have a team who monitor weather conditions. In the event of a full cancellation, of any time slot or any day or more days, customers will be issued with booking codes to allow their visit to be re-booked on another date / time. If there are no suitable dates for the 2022 event then the codes will be valid for 2023. In the event that it is still not possible to book, a refund will be issued. All refunds will be made by February 28th 2023.
+ Is there food and drink available on site?

Yes! There are opportunities to buy delicious food and drink throughout the event site. We would remind the preferred payment method is cash, due to unstable network issues.

Please note: No food or drink can be brought on site.

+ What do I need on the day of the event?

Bring your home-printed Ticket or download to your mobile phone. You’ll be asked to show display your car park pass on your dash on arrival at car park – there’s no drop off zone and your ticket allows one entry and exit.

Tickets are only valid for the specific date and entry time stated on the ticket, selected at the time of booking.

Please understand, we can’t guarantee entry if you miss your allotted slot.

Tickets are non-transferrable. All barcodes are unique and once scanned, cannot be used again.

+ Do children under 3 need a ticket for the illuminated trail?

No, children under 3 will not require a ticket to access the illuminated trail.