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Father Christmas Visits in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire & London 2016

What's on and where to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto this Christmas in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and London. Visit Father Christmas at a Theatre, Adventure Park, on a Farm, Steam train, Castles, Circus or even on a boat.


Christmas at Drusillas Park Drusillas Park & Zoo,
Alfriston Road,
East Sussex, BN26 5QS
Tel: 01323 874100
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Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 19th November 2016 and Monday 2nd January 2017 with the dazzling Winter Wonderland. Visit Father Christmas in his cosy cottage and receive an early Christmas gift and don’t miss the magical illuminations; an animal themed light show synchronised to music! There will also be the chance to hug a husky and meet Santa’s reindeer on selected dates and enjoy hot doughnuts, a glass of mulled wine or a mince pie. On Saturday 19th November don't miss the Grand Switch On of the Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 3:30pm. (Visit the Christmas page of the Drusillas website for more information and specific times and dates).
Spring Barn Farm Spring Barn Farm
Kingston Rd,
East Sussex, BN7 3ND

01273 488450
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'The Sussex Santa Experience’ at Spring Barn Farm

Meet the head elf at the entrance to the magical Winter Wonderland, and listen carefully for your instructions on how to find Santa…but wait, there are a couple of things you must do first... Wander through the glittering scenes, then help the elves mix up the magical reindeer food that keeps Rudolph and his pals flying. Don’t forget to post your letter in the box too, so that Santa can remember all your Christmas wishes.
Head through (in family groups) to meet Santa, before visiting the Elves toyshop to choose a special Christmas gift! Tickets include all the fun of the farm, with fab indoor play! Pre-booking advised. Visit our website for tickets, prices and times:

Fishers Farm Fishers Farm Park
Newpound Lane,
Wisborough Green,
West Sussex, RH14 0EG

Tel: 01403 700063
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'The Magic of Christmas' this December

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic Christmas carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children sliding down a toboggan run with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto – finished off with a hilarious family pantomime (pre-booking essential)...sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’. See or find us on .

Father Christmas at Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink
Calverely Grounds
Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN11BT

Tel: 01892 523693
Tel: 07877 871715

Father Christmas at Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink
Father Christmas is coming to Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink with a truly memorable visit in his cosy log cabin set amongst the trees and his cheeky elves will be on hand to show you the way. He will be available to see children and families, old and new from Saturday 3rd December until Thursday 24 December 2016 on selected midweek & weekend dates. A child ticket is £12.50 including a quality gift and mounted photograph (one photograph per family). To avoid disappointment please . Tickets will also be available on the day subject to availability. Max 8 persons per visit. So get your ice-skates on, dig out your ear muffs and gloves, grab someone's hand, have some fun and at the same time come and see our wonderful Father Christmas in his cosy, warm log cabin set in the trees & snow! (only visiting on certain dates, check booking calendar to avoid disappointment). For Ice-skating prices go to
The Llama Park The Llama Park
Wych Cross,
East Sussex,
RH18 5JN
Tel: 01825712040

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Bring your children to meet Father Christmas at the Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland and receive a Christmas present from him.
The Llama Park will once again be hosting the "REAL" Father Christmas in his Grotto with his favourite reindeer alongside a Nativity scene with donkeys and llamas at hand.
The theme for this Year's Wonderland will be "Santa's Workshop" and will feature Santa's very own Elves manufacturing presents for him to send out to children all over the world on Christmas Eve.
Father Christmas flies in on the 25th November and after a good night's sleep will open his Grotto on Sat 26th November. The Grotto will be open on 26th/27th of November and 3rd/4th of December and then every day from Sat 10th December until and including Christmas Eve.
Spa Valley Railway Spa Valley Railway
West Station,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, TN2 5QY
Tel: 01892 537715

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Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway starts at Eridge station where you will board your train and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved! The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian Engine Shed where his Sleigh can be found. You will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh to have photos, view our spectacular 12ft high Christmas Tree and partake in all the activities we have to offer. Every adult will receive a complimentary mince pie to enjoy and a shortbread train biscuit for every child. On the train will be our popular balloon modeller who during your journey to or from Tunbridge Wells West will visit every child on board.
near Chichester,
West Sussex,
PO18 0RX
Tel: 01243 818210

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10th - 11th & 17th - 18th December 2016, 10am - 4.30pm
(last time slot 4.00pm)

Bring the family to visit Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens near Chichester. Join in the Christmas craft activities and make a decoration. Each child booked in to see Father Christmas will receive a small gift. Adults can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.

Child tickets £5 (includes gift & craft activities) and adult tickets £5.50 (standard entry to the gardens). Online booking is essential.
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Meet Father Christmas at London Zoo!
Visit ZSL London Zoo this Christmas and take part in our magical Meet Santa experience, where children have the opportunity to meet the man-in-red himself to make sure he knows what’s on their wish lists this year and join in with a whole host of festive activities. Exclusively for Meet Santa ticket-holders is the chance to see the Zoo’s most festive animals – the reindeers and find out lots of fun facts about the antlered-animals at the daily talk. Kids will be able to lend a hand at the daily Keeper’s Little Helpers sessions, where they’ll be preparing treats and presents for the Zoo’s animals before settling down for storytelling with Mother Christmas. There are Christmas craft activities to enjoy, with gingerbread decorating, adding their festive wishes to the Wishing Tree and joining in the Zoo’s colouring competition. Tickets on sale now.
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Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys Regent Street!
Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World! for fun, magic and theatre at this very special time of year. I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys! is an extra special experience where children will enjoy up to 1 hour with Father Christmas, take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks and receive a special gift bag from Father Christmas to take home.
Available: Monday – Sunday: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, High Tea, Tea and Dinner. Dates: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December. Saturday 20th December - Wednesday 24th December 2014
Hamleys, Regent Street, London


Portable North Pole
Santa Claus and his amazing PNP (Portable North Pole) console will be online during the entire holiday season. With just a few clicks, this technological marvel will let your loved ones receive a personal message from Santa Claus, sent directly from his village in the North Pole. Rediscover Christmas with this immersive and unique experience that brings the holiday magic back to life.

Norad Santa Tracker
Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey around the world on Christmas Eve.



Drusillas Park - Alfriston - Tel: 01323 874100
Santa’s Christmas Cottage where children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS.

Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park Station - Tel: 01825 720800
Santa visits every child on board with a gift and a photo can be taken with Santa at Kingscote Station. Address: Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL.

The Llama Park - Forest Row - Tel: 01825 712040
Visit Father Christmas in The Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland Grotto, meet the reindeer and receive a present. Address: The Llama Park, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JN.

Lavender Line - Uckfield - Tel: 01903 761455.(info line) 01825 750515. (enq)
Visit Santa in his grotto at Isfield Station, then ride on the steam train.
Address: The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Isfield, nr Uckfield, E. Sx.TN22 5XB

Spring Barn Farm Park - Lewes - Tel: 01273 488450
Visit Santa in his stable and receive a present.
Address: Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND.

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum - Lewes - Tel: 01825 840573
Every weekend & Christmas holidays visit Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift.
Address: Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, E.Sussex, BN8 5AF.

Paradise Park - Newhaven - Tel: 01273 512123
Santa's Winter Wonderland every weekend from 17th November to 23rd December.
Address: Avis Road, Newhaven.

Royal Pavilion - Brighton - Tel: 03000 290900
Father Christmas returns to the truly extravagant Royal Pavilion for a traditional treat for all the family. All ages book in advance online.

Field Place Winter Wonderland, Worthing - Tel: 01903 905050
From 19th to 23rd December. Visit Santa's Grotto, receive a gift and do fun activities! Tickets £12, adults FREE. Booked in advance only. Location: Field Place,The Boulevard,Worthing,West Sussex,BN13 1NP

Church Hill Shopping Centre
Children will be able to visit the Santas grotto at Churchill Square in Brighton throughout the day in December and every child will be given a gift.

Christmas in the Castle - Bodiam Castle - Tel: 01580 830196
Explore the castle grounds and meet Father Christmas in his medieval Grotto where all children receives a gift. Booking advisable . Address: Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA

Father Christmas to visit the Civic Centre! - Uckfield - Tel: 01825 747790
Children of all ages will be enchanted as Father Christmas visits the Civic Centre's most magical grotto on Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th December 10am - 12 noon. Every child who comes to see him will receive a present. Tickets £2 each with profits going to Demelza Children's Hospice and Chestnut Tree House. Tickets on the day or pop in to Ashdown Room Civic Centre, Uckfield, TN22 1AE anytime.

Brooklands Pleasure Park - Worthing - Tel: 07974 818313
Walk through the Wonderland and meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift.
Address: Brooklands Pleasure Park, Western Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN15 8RR



Amberley Working Museum - Arundel - Tel: 01798 831370
Experience a traditional Christmas. Crafts, free bus and train rides, visit Santa in his workshop, gifts for all children. Address: Amberley Working Museum, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Brooklands Pleasure Park - Worthing - Tel: 07967 361847 / 07974 818313.
Diddly Train, Santa’s Grotto . Address: Brooklands Pleasure Park, Western Road, Worthing, West Sussex

Chichester Ship Canal - Chichester
Father Christmas Boat Trips. Have a trip down the Canal and meet Father Christmas. Presents for the children. Trips depart from Chichester Canal Basin.

Fishers Farm Park - Wisborough Green - Tel: 01403 700063
A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto. This is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you.
Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG.

4D Christmas Experience - Washington - Tel: 0843 208 0500
Join our playful elves to see Boris the Dog in his special effects 4D film adventure in our cinema. Then, continue your journey to visit Santa with a rare chance to see inside his special toy workshop.
Address: Squire's Garden Centre, London Road (A24), Washington, West Sussex, RH20 3BP

South Downs Light Railway - Pulborough - Tel: 07518 753784
Ride on a real steam train to Santa's cozy Grotto and receive a gift from Santa. Address: Southdowns Light Railway, Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, West Sussex.
RH20 1DS

Wey & Arun Canal - Billingshurst - Tel: 01403 752403
Santa Cruises on our festive canal boat. Meet Santa as he comes aboard with his sack of presents. Trips depart from behind the Onslow Arms on the B2133 at Loxwood. Address: Wey & Arun Canal, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0RH.

WWT Wetlands Centre - Arundel - Tel: 01903 881530
Sail to Santa. Board a boat to glide through the reedbeds to see Santa inside the rustic Holt building and receive a gift.
Address: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel,West Sussex, BN18 9PB

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite
Trailer ride from our Lakeside Station to Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift. Free Entry to site.
Sumners Ponds, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex. RH130PR. Tel: 01403 732539 |

Woodland Santa - Standen
Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th, Sat 20th & Sun 21st December 1pm - 2pm. Come and visit Santa in his woodland workshop. Toast a marshmallow on the fire and enjoy some warming hot chocolate! He even has some gifts for you in his sack!
Address: Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4NE Tel: 01342 323029

West Dean Gardens - Chichester - Tel: 01243 811301
Bring your family to visit Father Christmas. Each child booked in to see Father Christmas will receive a small gift and there are Christmas craft activities. We have Mulled wine & mince pies for the adults too. Booking is essential as time slots get booked up.
West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

Winter Wonderland at Field Place, Worthing - Tel: 01903 446401
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December 11am to 6pm. Climb aboard the Wonderland Train, visit Santa in his Christmas Grotto and receive a fabulous gift! Take part in a host of fun activities, including face painting, fairground rides and much more, including a Frozen inflatable! Mulled wine, bacon baps and mince pies are available! Tickets must be booked in advance Ticket price (Child Only): £12.50. Adults go FREE.

Father Christmas Sleigh Experience- Chichester - Tel: 01243 774161
December 17th to December 23rd. Step aboard and sit on Father Christmas restored Russian Troika Sleigh under a night sky. Chat to Chichesters Authentic Father Christmas and consult Rudolphs magic socks to see if you deserve a Good or Bad coin. His Sliegh will be parked in St Martins St behind M&S East Street, Chichester. . £3. per child.


SANTA VISITS IN KENT in December 2016

Spa Valley Railway - Royal Tunbridge Wells - Tel: 01892 537715
Take a steam train ride through the winter Wealden countryside, then meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive a special gift.
Address: Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.

Kent & East Sussex Railway - Tenterden - Tel: 01580 765155
Santa and his Pixie Helpers visit everyone travelling on the Santa Special steam train. All children will receive a quality present from Santa on the journey.
Address: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.

Blue Water - Greenhithe - Tel: 01322 623300
The Winter Wonderland activities consist of a stunning ice rink, a 40-metre snow slide and FREE Santa’s Grotto, all set within a beautiful festive wonderland with snow scenes, magical lights and giant toy characters. Address: Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST.

Eagle Heights Wildlife Park - Kent - 01322 866 577
Meet the fantastic team of Elves and Huskies and Mrs Christmas will then take you to see Santa in his Grotto where you will receive a quality gift.
Address: Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JB.

Santa at Salomons Estate - Kent - Tel: 01892 515152
Visit Santa, take the Santa Express train ride and go on a present hunt.
Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG

Father Christmas at The Hop Farm - Kent - Tel: 01622 872068
Treat the kids and meet Santa in his magical grotto and enjoy his workshop with lots of fun Christmas activities taking place.
Address: The Hop Farm Family Park, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood,Kent TN12 6PY



Paultons Park - Copythorne
Santa's Christmas Wonderland - Enter a magical ice wonderland see the elves working in their toy workshop and meet Father Christmas himself and receive a special gift. Address: Paultons Park, Copythorne, Hampshire.

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line - Alresford - Tel: 01962 733810
Enjoy the magic of a one hour steam train ride as Santa visits you at your seat with a gift for every baby and child. Address: The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.

Marwell Wildlife - Winchester - Tel: 0844 736 4200
Take a magical journey this Christmas to meet Santa, Mrs Claus and their attentive elves.
Address: Marwell Wildlife, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH.

Winter Wonderland at Funland Hayling Island.
Visit Santa and receive an early Christmas present! Address: Funland Amusement Parks, Ltd. 1 Seafront, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AG. Tel: 02392 462820

Victorian Fesitval of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Friday 28th November - Sunday 30th November. Traditional Father Christmas. Find him in the College Road area of the site which is being opened to the public for a rare occasion just for the Festival.


SANTA VISITS LONDON in December 2016

Santa Secret Village
Santa’s Secret Village is part of the Cologne Christmas Market. Secrets and funny stories about sticky situations he’s got himself into over the years. Each child will get a photo with Santa and a special gift. Tel: 0208 3540089 / 07932806151

Selfridges white Winter Wonderland will be in the lower ground floor of its Oxford Street store.  Bookings can be made online via Selfridges' website or visitors can turn up and queue. 
Address: The Ultralounge, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB. Tel: 0845 1222 522

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Entry is FREE to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London’s largest and most dazzling winter event. Featuring London’s biggest outdoor ice-rink, the iconic Giant Observation Wheel, German Christmas Market, Zippos Circus, rides and attractions and a Santa Land for kids with FREE SANTA'S GROTTO.

Santas Grotto at Hamleys is also offering children a breakfast or afternoon tea with Santa himself. As well as the magical experience with Santa, kids can also enjoy the snow which will fall outside the Regent Street store every day from 5pm - 6pm in the run up to Christmas Day. Address: Hamleys, Regent Street, London. Tel: 0844 855 2424.

The Enchanted Christmas House - London - Tel: 020 3227 3200
The Santa’s Grotto, Busy Elves Workshop, Gingerbread Kitchen and the Genie’s Cave; A 3hr interactive theatrical extravaganza that will delight the whole family.
2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London, N1 8PA



Whipsnade Zoo
Enjoy an experience like no other at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this Christmas
Christmas begins at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on weekends from Saturday 22nd November where visitors will be able to see reindeer up close in their paddock before visiting Father Christmas himself in his magical indoor grotto, which is sure to be a Chritsmas visit with a difference.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF. Tel: 01582 872171



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