Kelvin Fletcher opening his Peak District farm to families for Christmas

Former soap star turned Peak District farmer Kelvin Fletcher is opening up his 120-acre farm to the public again following the success of an Easter event. The actor started a new life on his own real-life farm with his family after leaving ITV’s Emmerdale in 2021 after 20 years of playing Andy Sugden.

The Fletcher family shared the exciting news that the farm in the far west of the Peak District will host a special Christmas event. Fletchers on the Farm will host a “magical” Santa’s Village event on many dates throughout December in the run-up to Christmas.

The farm, in Wincle, has been of huge interest to fans of the Fletcher family, with the project even being the focus of an upcoming series for ITV. The documentary-style series is made up of eight 60-minute episodes following Kelvin, wife Liz and their children as they navigate life as first-generation farmers.

On Friday, July 14, the family announced the event with a 48-hour flash sale of tickets. The flash sale is now over but interested families will only have to wait till September 1 to buy tickets for the first-ever Christmas event at the farm.

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Tickets for children for the experience are priced from £48 to £54, while adult tickets are from £24 to £28 depending on which date you choose in December. There are also cheaper parent and toddler events taking place at the start of December when prices are £18 for toddlers (aged 0-3) and £12 for adults.

According to the farm’s website, the event will include a “variety of activities to take part in and many photographs to be taken”. There will be a giant snow globe, a giant piano to play on and Santa himself will be meeting every child in his cosy front room.

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