Where To See Santa With The Kids

Christmas is coming. As the Christmas adverts begin, temperatures finally drop and the kids are back to their final term of the year it’s inevitable that talk of Christmas has begun. So we have pulled together some fabulous family attractions to see Santa at this year! Make sure you book now as places become booked up incredibly quickly.


santa on his sleigh

Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

A visit to see Santa at Paradise Wildlife Park is the most #fabzoolus way to start the festive season! From the 18th November Paradise Wildlife Park invites you and your family to meet Santa in his magical grotto. Be greeted by the beautiful reindeer and then step inside Santa’s grotto, meet the man himself and take home a special gift. Tickets cost £4.50 per child and do not need to be pre-booked but you can book online and add them to your zoo ticket purchase. More…

Save an EXTRA 10% off online tickets when you enter the code LGWC10

Santa and child on train

West Somerset Railway, Somerset

Take a magical journey on the West Somerset Railway this Christmas with one of their Special Events, there is something for everyone. Kids will love to ride the Santa Express which includes a visit from Santa and a present for all children; refreshments and an entertainer are also on board. Plus Santa Specials which include a visit to the grotto and ride on a shorter train journey. With various dates available through December check the website for more details and to book. More…

Santa and his elves

Rainforest Cafe, London

Book now to enjoy the Christmas Grotto at Rainforest Cafe. It’s the perfect treat for families visiting London this Christmas. The Christmas Grotto Package will include the following: A personalised invitation from Santa Claus to visit him in his grotto, a warm welcome from Santa Claus’ Elves, children’s gift bag with special keepsakes and children’s 2 course meal and drink. To book now call 0207 434 3111 or visit the site. More…

owl and elf at birdworld

Birdworld, Surrey

Families can visit Birdworld this Christmas to meet Santa’s reindeer and some friendly farm animals before entering a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. Walk through the different festive scenes before the children meet Santa to receive their present (a mince pie and hot fruit punch await adults too old for a present). Book online to see Santa at Birdworld. More…

Save 25% on entry to Birdworld (Not including entry into the Birdworld Christmas Wonderland Experience – separate charges apply).

christmas at Chill Factore

Chill Factore, Greater Manchester

Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore is the only Grotto in the country on real snow! It will be open every weekend in November and every day in December right up until Christmas Eve. All visits include a magical gift and some play time in the Snow Park or Mini Moose Land! Book now. More…

santa giving child a gift

Kent Life, Kent

Kids can meet Santa at Kent Life this Christmas! Take a fun farm ride with the head elf, visit their farmyard friends and see the reindeer. Visit cuddle corner and the paint a pot studio, decorate gingerbread, before receiving a special gift from Santa in his magical grotto. There’s even treats for grown-ups. Santa will be at Kent Life on selected dates in December. Find out more and check dates on the site. More…

family with father christmas

Godstone Farm, Surrey

This December Father Christmas is returning to his festive Christmas Cabin! Joining him is his team of brilliant elves and a sleigh load of presents to create memories to last a life time. Experience the magic from Saturday 2nd December on selected dates right up until Christmas evening when Father Christmas will be heading off to deliver presents to children all over the world. This magical experience sold out last year so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. More…

Save 10% on online bookings when you book 5 days in advance.

kids in mining hats with santa

National Coal Mining Museum, West Yorkshire

Bring kids along to visit Santa in his Underground Grotto at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. A unique experience for all the family to enjoy starting on weekends from 25th November – 17th December and then everyday from 18th December to 23rd December. Child ticket cost £6.50 (incl. gift and certificate) and Adult ticket cost £5. Book on 01924 848806 or visit the site for more information. More…

nut cracker at bletchley park

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

Enjoy a vintage Christmas with the family as you step back in time at Bletchley Park and experience a 1940s style Christmas Grotto. Santa will be visiting the Mansion house on selected dates during December. Every child will receive a present and there are festive crafts and music to enjoy while you wait. Christmas Grotto (available on selected dates only)will be open between 10am – 3pm and costs £6 per child. Book online or call 01908 640404 (tickets must be booked 24 hours in advance). More…

santa at flamingo land

Flamingo Land, North Yorkshire

Expect to enjoy the Winter Zoo, a special Peter Rabbit Adventure, plus Christmas fun at Flamingo Land this festive season. Across 15 selected dates there will be a 40 minute ‘Story Time with Santa’ sessions in a new Grotto for £10 per child, complete with reindeer and a gift for kids(must book online). The Winter Zoo is open daily for £7.50 during weekdays and there is then additional Winter entertainment at weekends and school holidays for kids for £10.50. For more information call 0800 40 888 or visit the site. More…

christmas story drawing

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, they choose a present, then walk through wonderful Christmas displays, which this year tells the curious tale of ‘Cora and the Bloobious Bright’. A young girl goes on a Christmas adventure set beneath the sea. As she swims along, she discovers unusual footprints, what strange creature do they belong to? Booking is essential. More…

Meet santa at Xscape

Xscape, West Yorkshire

Meet Santa in his very own cosy snug at Xscape, tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a gift between 1st – 24th December. Tickets are £2.50 per child and includes a gift. £1 from each ticket sale will be donated to Xscape Charity of the Year, Barnardo’s (charity number 216250 / SC037605). Find out more and book your visit. More…

santa and elf

Shepreth Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Book now for the wonderful Santa’s Grotto taking place between 2nd – 24th December at 11am and 3pm. The Grotto will be open every Saturday and Sunday throughout December (weekend only) and offer includes entrance into the wildlife park, a visit to the Santa Grotto including a Christmas gift and 10% off all gifts in the Gift Shop over £10. Children tickets cost £6 when booked online in advance! Find out more and book online now. More…


Don’t forget to enter our selection of festive competitions! From winning a family ticket to see Peter Pan – Christmas in Neverland, to a family ticket to meet Santa at Fishers Farm, plus family passes to Drusillas, Leeds Castle, and our special drawing competition to win a £50 Gift Voucher for Build-a-Bear.

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