Believe – a Magical Christmas Experience in County Durham

Believe, a Magical Christmas Experience in County Durham – Come and discover all the exciting magic and unwrap some hidden adventures in this outdoor, immersive, interactive, spectacular! New this year we are delighted to announce that Believe Christmas will be a FULL-day adventure!


It is an outdoor Christmas experience taking you on a journey through ‘live’ performances and interactive activities. It is an experience creating memories with your loved ones to treasure for a lifetime! Joining Elf Guide’s to lead you around the Elf Tipi Village, you will meet all the Elves who are there to entertain you and bring fairy tales to life!


This adventure is based in the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel County Durham. A Magical Christmas Adventure for the whole family.


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Come and join us for an adventure to soak up this immersive, interactive Christmas magic!


Come to our Elf Tipi Village and meet our Reindeer too! Visit our Elf School, new this year “Mrs C’s Ministry of Elfin”, for an exciting insight into Elf training. Take a walk through the mystical woods to discover the hidden magic!, join us for a brand new Crimbo pantomime EXTRAvaganza, as well as visits to all the most loved favourite’s…Make a lovely Christmas treat to take home in the Elves Workshop, write your letter in the official North Pole Post Office with Elf Post Stampalina, and an exciting visit to the jolly man himself…..Santa in his Laplandish Tipi next to his fire where he magically knows info about each child!  Take your well-earned lunch break between activities to visit any Street Food you may fancy and relax to refresh for the remainder of your adventure.




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  • Wednesday 21st December 2022
  • Thursday 22nd December 2022
  • Friday 23rd December 2022


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10:30am – Arrive and Park

10:45am – Ensemble at the Elf Meeting Point to find your group

11:00am – The Magic begins!

16:30pm – Elves say Goodbye!



  • Baby (under 6 months old) – £0.00
  • Toddler (under 2 years old) – £23.00
  • Child Ticket – £41.50
  • Adult Ticket – £39.50


Please note: All individual tickets have a booking fee of £2.50 to be added for each ticket to cover the booking system and card payment fee. Tickets are non-refundable. If you have any changes to your booking, we will try and accommodate you as best as possible but there will be an admin fee for the booking system of £5.00



Tickets are available to book online via


Early booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. If you require any help, please email  


For more Christmas ideas, see our post on Christmas Events in the North East.