WIN family ticket for Father Christmas experience at Thackray Museum of Medicine

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Christmas At Thackray 2023
CHRISTMAS is about to come early for one lucky family with the chance to win a magical Santa experience at Thackray Museum of Medicine!

We have teamed up with the Leeds venue to give away a family ticket – entry, plus lunch in the cafe, for up to two adults and three children.

Our winning family can go any date from November 18 to December 3, or attend an early years session on Tuesday, December 12.

ENTER HERE: For your chance to win, plus full terms and conditions, simply complete the secure online entry form before deadline at noon, Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – visit

BOOK NOW: Guarantee your place. Tickets are now available for dates from November 18 to December 23, with special Relaxed Experiences* on November 25 to 26 and BSL Interpreted Experiences**, December 10 and 16 – visit

Father Christmas will take families on a magical journey on a 90-minute enchanting experience, with an exciting blend of activities, crafts, and heartwarming moments with Santa himself, to explore the diverse ways people celebrate Christmas around the world.

Thackray Museum of Medicine, formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse, in Beckett Street, is one of the UK’s largest medical museums and the only one of its kind in the north of England, welcoming over one million visitors.

As part of its immersive Father Christmas adventure, visitors can embark on a captivating activity trail throughout the museum, where they'll uncover clues and enjoy some delightful winter crafting.

Visitors can strike a pose on the Thackray sleigh for memorable photographs to capture the joy of the season.

The highlight of the experience is a special audience with Father Christmas, where he will regale cosy festive stories. Each child will receive a thoughtfully selected gift to take home as a cherished keepsake of this unforgettable encounter.

Edward Appleyard, Chief Executive Officer of Thackray Museum of Medicine, said: "Christmas, just like medicine, isn't a simple story.

"It dates back to centuries of history from many cultures around the world, something we celebrate as being a strength of the rich diversity of Leeds and the communities that surround the Museum.

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Father Christmas at Thackray Museum of Medicine is just the family tonic for a perfect festive season

"It’s a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of culture we are able to represent here at Thackray, as we showcase worldwide Christmas culture in our second year of Festive celebrations."

The audience with Father Christmas is scheduled one hour after entry times, allowing ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the museum's captivating exhibits beforehand, including the critically acclaimed On The Bench Exhibition on Sports Injury.A heartwarming, festive adventure, it promises fun and excitement for all the family and is suitable for all ages. Advance booking is essential.

A separate ticket must be purchased for each attendee, as this event is not included in the annual pass.

* Relaxed Experiences: Dates: Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. Specifically designed for children with additional sensory needs and anyone else who may benefit, these morning sessions offer a quieter environment and reduced capacity. These sessions can be booked separately.** BSL Interpreted Experiences: Dates: Sunday, December 10 & Saturday, December 16. For sessions booked on these dates, the audience with Father Christmas will feature a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, making the experience accessible to all.


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