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LET’S GO and See Santa!

If you listen carefully, you might just be able to make out the distant sound of sleighbells… that’s right, the most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching…

Looking for that extra special day out this Christmas? We highly recommend taking the children to visit Santa – not only is it a great way of getting into the Christmas spirit but it’s also sure to encourage even the cheekiest of children to earn a spot on the nice list this year!

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Canterbury Tales, Kent

Magical Medieval Christmas sees Santa Claus transported back in time to the Middle Ages. It’s up to some budding young adventurers to save Santa and bring him back to 2018 in time for Christmas! Families are guided through a series of festive activities on the medieval streets of The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction. There will be songs, games and dressing up! Their journey ends with a visit to Santa’s grotto and a gift for every child. More…


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West Somerset Railway, Somerset

Join West Somerset Railway for a festive special. Hop on board the Santa Express from Bishops Lydeard to Williton. Travel by steam train through the countryside, whilst Santa visits you at your seat. A gift will be given to each child travelling on this magical experience. More…


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Kent Life, Kent

Meet Santa at Kent Life! Take a train ride with the head elf, visit farmyard friends and see the reindeer. Visit cuddle corner and the paint-a-pot studio, decorate gingerbread and receive a special gift from Santa in his magical grotto. There are even treats for grown-ups! More…


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Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Santa will be arriving at Paradise in his beautiful horse & carriage on Saturday 17th November. Enjoy a short ride in his horse and carriage and a hot chocolate and mince pie whilst wandering the selection of festive stalls. There are Christmas arts and crafts and the opportunity to write your letters to Santa – so make sure you bring your Christmas lists with you! More…


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Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

Step back in time this Christmas and experience a 1940s style Christmas Grotto. Father Christmas will be at home in the Library in the Bletchley Park Mansion at weekends and selected weekdays during December. Every child will receive a present and can enjoy festive crafts and music. Vintage 1940s Christmas Grotto: Saturday 1st – Sunday 23rd December 2018, 10:00-15:00. More…


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Godstone Farm, Surrey

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year; let little ones explore a scenic walkthrough with friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch eager eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from the toyshop. The adventures continue with delicious gingerbread decorating and listening to the merry story time. More…


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The Snow Centre, Hertfordshire

Santa has found the perfect place to hang out in the lead up to Christmas – The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead! Santa Claus loves his home from home grotto in snowy conditions which is open from 2nd–24th December. Visits are just £14 per child including a present. More…


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Xscape Yorkshire, Castleford

Meet Santa and his elves at Xscape, 26th November–24th December, in his cosy outdoor Christmas Cabin. Say hello to Santa’s elves and roll up your sleeves for some arts and crafts fun in the activity area before meeting Santa himself. £5 per child (12 years and under). Price includes gift. Booking T&Cs apply, see website for details. More…

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Wheelgate Park, Nottinghamshire

Join Wheelgate for the charming and enchanting Wheelgate Park’s Christmas Experience. Discover a truly incredible experience as the park is magically transformed into an enchanted wonderland. Visit the Elves in animal farm and help feed Santa’s Reindeer. A charming event to get you in the real festive spirit of Christmas, a party with Santa, what more could the kiddies ask for? More…


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Twinlakes Park, Leicestershire

This Christmas, Santa will be at Twinlakes everyday during Winter Wonderland with the best family Christmas Grotto in The East Midlands. Join in the festive fun with festive workshops, Christmas hunts, reindeer feeding, Christmas entertainment, letters to Santa, giant snow globe and gingerbread decorating. 100 acres of attractions and animals with round the clock activities. Lots of festive characters to meet and greet including Rudy the Reindeer!  More…


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Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset

This winter, Father Christmas is at Cheddar Gorge & Caves! He’s stopping off at his special outpost in Gough’s Cave. Have a merry old time as you sing songs, listen to a festive fairytale as your kids receive a special gift from Father Christmas himself. More…


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Birdworld, Surrey

Visit Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of their friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive a present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! More…


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Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Lincolnshire

“Tea with Santa” takes place on weekday evenings throughout December and features: Real Reindeer, Tea, Story Time, Gift, Photo, Find the Naughty Elves & Tigers by Twilight.

“Santa’s Grotto” takes places every Saturday & Sunday in December from 12 noon and includes: Special gift & photo with Santa at the Visitor Attraction of the Year! More…


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Dudley Zoological Gardens, The West Midlands

The Winter Wonderland package runs from 1st-24th December 1 and includes a visit to see Santa in his grotto, set within the walls of 11th century Dudley Castle.

After receiving a special gift from Santa it’s off to see Santa’s Reindeer as they prepare for their busiest night of the year! More…


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Roomzzz, Multiple UK locations

Roomzzz  is not a hotel, it’s not an apartment but instead it’s a combination of the two. Imagine a boutique hotel but without the boxy room and combine it with an apartment, with space to let the kids run free as you relax, cook & get ready to explore the city! More…


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Clearwell Caves, Gloucestershire

This year Elves and friends of Clearwell Caves have been busy creating exciting displays for this popular underground Grotto. First, children see Father Christmas in his spectacular underground cavern, choose a present, then walk through wonderful Christmas displays. Booking is essential. More…


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We’ve pulled together a fabulous selection of family-friendly films to watch at the cinema with the kids – take a look here.

 

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