Where is the Official Residence of Belarusian Santa Claus
The Address of the Father Frost’s Estate:
Address: Republic of Belarus, Brest region, Kamenets district, agro-town Kamenyuki (GPS 52.556889, 23.797583).
Phone for info:+ 375 (16) 315-63-98 (day off - Sat, Sun + holidays)
Working hours of the Father Frost’s Estate: all year long without days off and holidays – 9AM to 6 PM.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha official website (link): https://npbp.by/tours/how-to-visit-the-estate-of-grandfather-frost/
Father Frost’s Estate on the map:
Distance from region centers and approximate travel time by car to Belovezhskaya Pushcha:
Minsk - 365 km ~ 4 h 25 min
Brest - 55 km ~ 1 h
Vitebsk - 645 km ~ 7 h 30 min
Grodno - 225 km ~ 3 h 45 min
Gomel - 550 km ~ 8 h 20 min
Mogilev - 225 kmAdvice for those who plan to go by car:you can't go by car in the forest. You should leave it at the main entrance. There are only 2 Parkings, so it would be better to arrive before 11AM to take a stand.
Want to Send a Letter to Father Frost?
Use this address: 225063, Republic of Belarus, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, agro-town Kamenyuki, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, to Father Frost
It is possible to write an email: https://npbp.by/tours/the-estate-of-father-frost/write-a-letter/
Prices at Father Frost’s Estate in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Rented Accommodation in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
1) You can rent accommodation near the complex Belovezhskaya Pushcha. You can choose a suitable option on their official website: https://npbp.by/residence/ For our group of 5 people, the minimum cost of accommodation was more than $75, so we decided to choose an option below.
2) Rent a house on a farmstead nearby on Booking.com. We chose farmstead Pushchanka, Comparing price-quality ratio, it is the best option. Thanks to the promotion, it cost us about 45$
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Price of excursion to Father Frost:
You can see on the photo, that in November 2018, the ticket price was 8.5 BYN (for adults) and 7 BYN (for children),
Since December 2018 the price increased to 9 BYN for children and to 10 BYN for adults
Children’s ticket is for children from 1 up to 14 years old.
**1 $ = 2.14 BYN
Ticket Price for other excursions in Belovezhskaya Pushcha:
- Museum of Nature (Ticket Price: 3 BYN children’s, 4 BYN adult's) * Children’s ticket is for children from 6 up to 14 years old.
- Open-air cages with wild animals (Ticket Price: 2 BYN children’s, 3 BYN adult's) * Children’s ticket is for children from 6 up to 14 years old.
- Sightseeing tour and visiting Museum of Folk Everyday Life and Ancient Technologies (Ticket Price: 6 BYN children’s, 10 BYN adult's) * Children’s ticket is for people from 1 up to 18 years old.
Excursion to the Forest Estate of Belarusian Father Frost
The signpost informs that the very residence of Father Frost is 12 km from the main entrance. We were instructed at the ticket office that we should wait for the bus.
The tour bus sets off not far from the main gate of Pushcha, in front of the cafe “Sosny”. There you can relish pancakes with the famous herbal tea.
The busesto Father Frost run daily on schedule: 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 4 PM.. From December 10, on weekends and holidays, the buses will depart every hour.
The bus is comfortable and spotlessly clean. During the way, sounds interesting information about the Pushcha, it's long exciting history. We really enjoyed the road: a picturesque scenery and a pleasant voice prepared us for fairy tales and create a magical feeling of celebration
The Program in the Father Frost’s Estate
When our group arrived at the destination, Yanka (an assistant of Father Frost) was already waiting for us. He is a charismatic, positive and buoyant old man with an excellent clear diction. You can watch our video. Then the group went about 800m on foot to the main entrance of the Father Frost's Estate.
The Gates of the Estate of Belarusian Father Frost
The gate is guarded by loyal wardens of Father Frost – Oak son of Oak in the left tower, in the right - Elm son of Elm. According to the legend, they used to be trees. Once upon a time, a strong wind root them out. Father Frost asked for a help a talented woodcarver Alexander Maslo. He managed to revive Father Frost’s friends. Since then they served faithfully to the wizard.
We said the words: "Wardens, Wardens, let us in, please“(the use of magic words is obligatory in the Estate) - Oak son of Oak and Elm son of Elm opened the gates.
The Map of Excursion
The route of the excursion on the Estate is circular, i.e. we enter through these gates, and return in another way. As Janka said, this is a great opportunity to leave all the bad things on this way and step on a new road rejuvenated.
The Father Frost’s House
Father Frost's Apiary in Belovezhskaya Pushch
The Oldies Vasiliy and Ganna take care on Father Frost's hives. Their small house is to the right of the glade, the hives - to the left. It was the end of November, so the magic bees of Pushcha were sleeping. However, we didn't miss the opportunity to say Hello to them. After all, Yanka promised us that our life will for sure become sweeter if we say Hello to the magic bees. Buzz-z-z-z.
The Magic Mill in the Estate
If you touch the Magic Mill and remember all your bad deeds, it will mill them and turn your bad deeds into dust and sand.
This place impressed our G (Gleb) most of all and made a kind of psychological impact. The fact is that Gleb used to cry on football trainings (almost every time). It was a real problem, which caused trouble. We tried to change it, but it happened again and again.
In front of the Mill, he repented for his crying and inability to lose with dignity. Gleb asked for the strength not to cry on trainings and it came true!!! At the very first training!
The Frog Princess in the Estate
It is said, that Father Frost took the Princess from a fairy tale. He hopes, that one day someone from the visitors will kiss her and disenchant. Janka said, many men tried to kiss her, but a magical transformation never happened. He thinks the reason is kissing without love. There is hardly anyone, who will fall in love with the amphibian Princess. If you haven't watched our video yet – you can do it now, we described this part of the excursion in detail.
Launch Facility of Belarusian Father Frost/h4>
Creamhorn (a fabulous moose of Father Frost) is harnessed in this sleigh on New Year Eve. Accompanied by Creamhorn, Father Frost delivers gifts to cities and villages of Belarus. You can take pictures in the sleigh, but you cannot saddle Creamhorn. Legend has it, who will try to saddle a horned animal, will become horned oneself.
The Glade of the Twelve Months
The Glade is a half-circle area at the edges of which stand the figures of 12 months. You should approach the month of your birth, touch it and make a wish with closed eyes. It will come true within a year. You shouldn't speak your wish aloud. Despite the fact, that our small group consisted of 5 people - we needed only 2 sculptures - March and October.
Christmas Tree in the Estate
Belovezhskaya Pushcha is renowned worldwide for its centuries-old trees. A few years ago in the Estate was growing 120-year-old natural spruce of 40-meter high. It was the highest spruce in Europe! Unfortunately, the tree came to wither because of the age. Now in the spotlight is an 11-meter spruce, around which we were performing a round dance.
The Alley of the Eastern Calendar Symbols
Everyone looks for a statue of his year of birth and makes a wish.
I wonder what Egorka asks for?Perhaps, for mother coming and bringing some milk :) < the phrase from the Russian version of the fairytale "The Wolf and Seven Little Goats" >
Mom and Gleb are catching their luck near the snake statue!
After learning the legend of the bridge, you understand the slogan of the Estate – “Everyone can make 100 wishes and even more”.
The bridge consists of 97 logs, and you can make a wish standing on each of them.
The House of Snow-maiden
Legend has it that you should circle the house, look in the window, count the pillows on the bed and be sure to look in the mirror on the wall. It's a magical one. Women will become more beautiful, men — wiser and stronger, children — healthier and more docile.
The Treasury of Belarussian Father Frost
The place where Father Frost stores his main treasures - children's letters, drawings and crafts. Yanka says, this is the most favorite place of the winter wizard. Our excursion ends on this important place and Yanka leaves us. Looking around, we freeze in astonishment. This place is like wimmelbook (a book with many hidden pictures).
There we got the gifts. We exchanged our entrance tickets for gingerbread cookies in a colorful festive package.