Join Santa and his elves at The Royal Mint Christmas Experience as they get ready for the busiest night of the year! Take a tour of our festive factory, where the shiny coins you might find in your stockings and Christmas puddings are made. Discover the story behind some of our favourite Christmas traditions, send your letter to Santa in our special postbox and meet Santa at the end of your tour, where all children will be given a beautifully made gift to take home.

The Royal Mint Christmas Experience runs every day from Friday, 19 November 2021 to Friday, 24 December 2021 and tickets cost £15 for adults and children, including a hot drink and a festive treat for adults and a gift for children (babies and toddlers under 18 months go free).

The Royal Mint Christmas Experience includes the following:

What's on

Guided Christmas Tour

Your tour will take you through Santa’s Sorting Office and past his very desk, where your letters are destined! Peek into the coin factory to see if you can spot the elves hard at work.

Strike Your Own Coin

This Christmas, celebrate one of the nation’s favourite tales with a special chance to strike your very own Snowman 2021 UK 50p Coin, for an additional £6.90 per person.

Meet Santa

Your festive tour ends with a visit to Santa’s grotto to meet Father Christmas himself. Take a photo of your child with Santa and leave with a special, shiny gift as a reminder of your magical experience.

Café and Shop

The adult admission price, when accompanying a child aged 15 or under, includes a hot drink (tea, coffee, hot chocolate or mulled wine) and a festive treat. In addition, our on-site café will offer a fantastic Christmas menu including mulled wine, mince pies, festive sandwiches, bratwurst and more.

In our shop you will find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life. You can buy a luxury decoration for the Christmas tree or a calendar to count down to the big day.


Book your time with Santa

Book your e-tickets for The Royal Mint Christmas Experience here. Simply choose the day and time you’d like to visit and bring along your email confirmation on the day.

Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa

Don't forget to bring your letter to Santa with you on your tour, where you can post it to him in our special mailbox before it makes its way to his desk!


The Royal Mint Christmas Experience runs every day from Friday, 19 November 2021 to Friday, 24 December 2021. Tours take place every half an hour, as follows:

Monday–Friday: first tour 10:30am; last tour 7pm
Saturday–Sunday: first tour 9am; last tour 5:30pm

The Royal Mint Experience
Heol-Y-Sarn, Ynysmaerdy
Rhondda Cynon Taff,
CF72 8YT

Conveniently located just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4, The Royal Mint Experience is just 20 minutes away from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff. Easy to get to and simple for visitors to find, our exhibition also has on-site visitor parking clearly signposted upon arrival. Best of all, our car park is free, suitable for both cars and coaches, and is also easily accessible for wheelchair users.

By car

If you’re using a Sat Nav or a GPS navigation device, the postcode is CF72 8YT.

  • Exit junction 34 of the M4, take the exit signposted to Llantrisant
  • Follow the road through two sets of traffic lights and continue to the first roundabout
  • At the first roundabout, take the second exit and continue through two sets of traffic lights to the second roundabout
  • At the second roundabout, take the second exit
  • Continue to the next roundabout, taking the fourth exit
  • Continue straight on and take the third left to arrive in The Royal Mint Experience car park

By bus and train

The closest train station to The Royal Mint is Pontyclun which is approximately four miles from The Royal Mint Experience. There are frequent train connections to Cardiff Central but we advise booking a local taxi firm from Pontyclun to complete your journey. We can provide local taxi firms; please call 0333 241 2223 for assistance.

The closest bus stops are:

  • To/from Pontypridd: Parc Busnes Edwards (4 minute walk from us)
  • To/from Cardiff: Ely Valley Road, Ynysymaerdy Industrial Estate (12 minute walk from us)

To plan your route in advance, visit or call Traveline Cymru on 0300 200 2233 for assistance.

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