Festive events using live reindeer

Below is a list of some of the festive events that we know are planning to use reindeer in 2021.

If there is an event in your area, please:Reindeer in shopping centre

1. Boycott the event and ask friends and family to do likewise.

2. Contact the event organisers to politely explain why you won’t be attending and ask them to find more compassionate ways to celebrate Christmas. You can use our sample letter for suggestions.

3. If you would be interested in organising a peaceful protest near the event, please get in touch and we can provide leaflets and support.

4. Order an ‘Antler Pack’  for more ways to help reindeer.

Swipe left/right for more information

LocationEventDateContact
1. Stockton-On-Tees Preston Park Museum - Meet the Reindeer 27th Nov to 24th December museum@stockton.gov.uk
2. Dorchester Christmas Lights & Reindeer Experience - Nutley Farm26th November 2021 to 2nd January bookings@nutleyfarm.co.uk
3. Ascot, Berkshire Lapland UK Has already startedenquiries@laplanduk.co.uk
4. Formby, Liverpool Santa's enchanted forest based at Go Outside Merseyside From 26th Nov Via website: https://www.santasenchantedforest.co.uk/contact/
5. LLanelli, Wales Llanelli town centre reindeer parade4th December chair@ymlaenllanelli.com
6. Stockton-on-Tees Stockton On Tees Council5th December events@stockton.gov.uk
7. Belfast Lets go Hydro resort27th Nov – 23rd Dec info@letsgohydro.com
8. Basingstoke Milestone Museum Hampshire Cultural Trust23rd December milestones.museum@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk
9. Norton, Essex Christmas @ Woodstock Farm23rd December Via website on https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/18755
10. Swansea Gower Fresh: Swansea Winter Wonderland20th Nov – 24th Dec info@gowerfreshchristmastrees.co.uk
11. Swaledale Tan Hill InnVarious dates from 4th to 23rd Decinfo@tanhillinn.com
12. Near Pontypridd Woodland Walk Garden Centre20th Nov – 24th Dec Via website: http://www.woodlandwalk.co.uk/contact-us.php
13. Oban Oban Winter Festival - Reindeer parade27th Nov info@obanwinterfestival.com
14. Cressing, Braintree Cressing Temple Barns6th Nov cressingtemplebarns@essex.gov.uk
15 Enfield Springtime NurseriesFrom 12th Nov bookings@christmas-wonderland.co.uk
16. Chobham Surry Chobham Adventure farm4th to 24th Dec enquiries@chobhamadventurefarm.com
17. Dudley, West Midlands Champions Church3rd December info@championschurch.org.uk
18. Cheapside, Lancaster Lancaster Market Square Reindeer Day5th December lancastervic@lancaster.gov.uk
19. Platting, Manchester Drive-Thru Christmas @ Sheridon Events Venue, Miles Platting22nd Nov- until end of Dec. 25th & 26th December Reindeer in Manchester to feed. tickets@drive-thruchristmas.co.uk
20. LittlehamptonLittlehampton Town Council19th Nov events@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk
21. Wetherby, North YorkshireSanta’s & His Reindeer Grand Arrival Parade! Stockeld Park 20th & 21st Nov enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
22. Heckfordbridge, Colchester Colchester Zoo4th, 5th, 11th, 12th December and 18th – 24th December enquiries@colchesterzoo.org
23. Eton, Windsor Eton Christmas Lights Switch-on18th Nov Via website: https://www.windsor.gov.uk/visitor-information/contact-us
24. Hurst, Wokingham Dinton Pastures Country Park Xmas Events11th & 12th December countryside@wokingham.gov.uk
25. Dartford, Kent Hawley Garden Centre Santas grottoDec 4th - 24th sales@hawleygardencentre.co.uk
26. ElginElgin Christmas Lights Switch on20th November gemma.cruickshank@elginbid.co.uk
27. Leeswood, Mold Reindeer Lodge/SafariMany dates from 27th Nov to 24th Dec info@reindeerlodge.co.uk
28. Wheatley, Oxfordshire Waterperry GardensSat, 20th November - Sun, 21st November office@waterperrygardens.co.uk
29. Freasley, Warwickshire Planters Garden Centre21st Nov - 23rd Decinfo@plantersgc.com
30. Oldham Oldham Reindeer parade27th November customer.feedback@oldham.gov.uk
31. Dunfermline Dunfermline Christmas Lights Switch-on and reindeer parade21st November promoting.fife@fife.gov.uk
32. Christchurch, Dorset Stewarts Garden Centre Christchurch 20th Nov – 24th Dec info@stewarts.co.uk
33. Titchfield, Fareham Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre (Fareham)27th Nov – 24th Dec info@stewarts.co.uk  
34. Long Melford, SudburyLong Melford Sudbury Suffolk Festive Fair27th Novemberinfo@longmelford.co.uk
35. Newcastle Upon TyneNewcastle Racecource - Winter WonderlandHappening now. winterwonderlandnewcastleevent@gmail.com
36. Flixton, Urmston, ManchesterFlixton House presents REINDEER MEET & GREET5th Decemberhello@watersidearts.org
37. Crieff, PerthshireWinter Wonderland at Crieff Hydro26th Nov – 23rd Dec (Wednesdays to Sundays)sales@crieffhydro.com
38. Horam, East SussexSanta's Christmas Fayre Horam Village Hall4th Decsantaschristmasfayre@gmail.com
39. Burton on Trent, StaffordshirePlanters at BretbyFrom 22nd Nov to xmasinfo@plantersatbretby.com
40. BedfordBedford Christmas Lights5th Deccustomerservices@bedford.gov.uk
41. North Shields, Tyne and WearReindeer parade at Royal Quays Outlet and Independent Centre11th Decenquiries@royalquays.net
42. Seaham, County DurhamRichardson's Garden CentreAlready started. sales@richardsonsgardencentre.com
43. Yardley, BirminghamThe Swan Centre in BirminghamSat 20 & Thu 25th Nov, Thu 16th & Thu 23rd Dec.info@swancentreyardley.co.uk
44. Clyde Valley, LanarkshireGouldings Garden Centre Enchanted Winter Wonderland Forest TrailEvery day until xmas eveinfo@gouldingsgardencentre.com
45. Upper NorwoodUpper Norwood Library - Meet Santa and his Reindeer Event11th Decinfo@unlt.org
46. Old Catton, NorfoldNorfolk Winter Wonderland10th Dec - 31st Decoffice@cattonpark.com
47. Bagshott, SurreyBagshott Big Bash11th Decbagshotbigbash@outlook.com
48. Marsworth, BuckinghamshireDesign My Night - REINDEER & FATHER CHRISTMAS MEET AND GREET21st Decinfo@wemarsworth.co.uk

If you hear of other events planned in your area, that will include live reindeer, please get in touch so that we can contact the organisers and ask them to find kinder ways to celebrate Christmas.

Contact us

Campaign news

Ground-breaking news for crustaceans and molluscs

A new government report confirms what many of us knew or suspected all along, namely that cephalopods (such as octopuses, squid and nautilus) and decapod crustaceans (like crabs, lobsters, prawns and crayfish) can feel pain....

Posted 24 Nov 2021

A breakthrough for Wales

After many years of campaigning for mandatory CCTV for all UK slaughterhouses, we have a breakthrough to share! The Welsh Government has finally set a date for the introduction of mandatory CCTV for all Welsh...

Posted 15 Nov 2021