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FATHER CHRISTMAS VISITS

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, at Castles, Circus or even a boat!

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Drusillas Park and Zoo

Drusillas Park and Zoo

WINTER WONDERLAND AT DRUSILLAS PARK !
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. Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS. Map Telephone: 01323 874100

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Spring Barn Farm Park

Spring Barn Farm Park

'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. Address: Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND. MAP Tel: 01273 488450

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Fishers Adventure Farm Park

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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’. Address: Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Map. Telephone: 01403 700063

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Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink

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, from 3rd Dec until 24 Dec 2016 on selected midweek & weekend dates. A child ticket is £12.50 including a quality gift and a mounted photograph. To avoid disappointment please book online. 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. For Ice-skating prices go to Tunbridge Wells at Christmas. Address: Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink, Calverely Grounds, Tunbridge Wells, Kint, TN1 1BT. Map. Tel: 01892 523693

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The Llama Park

The Llama Park

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 Nov and after a good night's sleep will open his Grotto on Sat 26th Nov. The Grotto will be open on 26th/27th of Novand 3rd/4th of Dec and then every day from Sat 10th Dec until and including Christmas Eve. Address: The Llama Park, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Map Tel: 01825 712040

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West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens

VISIT FATHER CHRISTMAS AT WEST DEAN GARDENS near Chichester
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.
Address: West Dean Gardens, nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RX. MAP
Telephone: 01243 818210

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LONDON ZOO

Father Christmas at London Zoo

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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FATHER CHRISTMAS VISITS
SUSSEX, KENT, HAMPSHIRE, LONDON

Father Christmas Visits in East Sussex

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, at Castles, Circus or even a boat!


SANTA VISITS EAST SUSSEX



DRUSILLAS PARK AND ZOO - Alfriston
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.

SPRING BARN FARM PARK - Lewes
Visit Santa in his stable and receive a present.
Address: Spring Barn Farm Park, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND.

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

ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE - Polegate. (National Trust Memberships)
Address: The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL .

BODIAM CASTLE - Nr Robertsbridge (National Trust Memberships)
Explore the castle grounds and meet Father Christmas in his medieval Grotto where all children receives a gift. Booking advisable .
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA.

BLACKBERRY FARM
Seasonal fun and storytime with Mrs Santa
Address: Blackberry Farm,Whiresmith,Nr Lewes,Sussex,BN8 6JD

BLUEBELL RAILWAY - Sheffield Park Station
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.

BENTLEY WILDFOWL AND MOTOR MUSEUM - Lewes
Every weekend & Christmas holidays visit Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift.
Address: Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, E.Sussex, BN8 5AF.

LAVENDER LINE - Uckfield
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

PARADISE PARK - Newhaven
Santa's Winter Wonderland every weekend from 17th November to 23rd December.
Address: Avis Road, Newhaven.

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


SANTA VISITS WEST SUSSEX

Father Christmas Visits West Sussex

Wear your Halloween fancy dress costume, experience a night of witch-crafts, spooky trails, and frightening face painting, fang-tastically spooky surprises, spooky creature hunts, gory ghost walks, bats, giant spiders, Tricks n treats, creepy castles, spooky challenges, creepy garden trails, pumpkin hunts, pumpkin craving, haunted cabins, forest of fear, headless horseman, frightening face painting,cobwebs and cast spooky spells..........


FISHERS FARM PARK
- Wisborough Green.
A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto.
Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG

ARUNDEL WETLAND CENTRE
Address: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PB.

AMBERELEY WORKING MUSEUM - Arundel
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
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

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.

FIELD PLACE WINTER WONDERLAND - Worthing
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

SQUIRES GARDEN CENTRE - Washington - Tel: 0843 208 0500
Address: Squire's Garden Centre, London Road (A24), Washington, West Sussex, RH20 3BP

PETWORTH HOUSE AND PARK - Petworth (National Trust Memberships)
Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. National Trust Memberships

SOUTH DOWNS LIGHT RAILWAY - Pulborough
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 AND ARUN CANAL - Billingshurst
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
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

WAKEHURST PLACE
Address: Wakehurst, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6TN.

WEST DEAN GARDENS
Visit Father Christmas and receive a small gift and there are Christmas craft activities. .
Address: West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

SUMNERS PONDS FISHERY
Trailer ride to Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift.
Sumners Ponds, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex. RH130PR. Tel: 01403 732539 | Email

STANDEN HOUSE - East Grinstead
Visit Santa in his woodland workshop and receive a present.
Address: Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4NE Tel: 01342 323029 Website

FATHER CHRISTMAS SLEIGH EXPERIENCE - Chichester
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.

SANTA VISITS KENT

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY - Royal Tunbridge Wells
Take a steam train ride and 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 AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY - Tenterden
Receive a present from Santa on the Santa Special steam train.
Address: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.

BLUE WATER - Greenhithe
The Winter Wonderland activities ice rink, a 40-metre snow slide and FREE Santa’s Grotto. Address: Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST.

EAGLE HEIGHTS WILDLIFE PARK - Kent
Meet the Elves, Huskies and Mrs Christmas who will take you to see Santa in his Grotto.
Address: Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JB.

SANTA AT SALOMONS ESTATE - Kent
Visit Santa, take the Santa Express train ride and go on a present hunt.
Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG

HOP FARM - Kent
Meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and enjoy his Christmas activity workshop.
Address: The Hop Farm Family Park, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood,Kent TN12 6PY

SANTA VISITS HAMPSHIRE


PAULTONS PARK
- Copythorne
Santa's Christmas Wonderland - Meet Father Christmas and receive a special gift.
Address: Paultons Park, Copythorne, Hampshire.

MID HANTS RAILWAY WATERCRESS LINE - Alresford
Enjoy a 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 ZOO - Winchester
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.

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Victorian Festival of Christmas Friday 1st - Sun 3rd December 2017. Traditional Father Christmas.

SANTA VISITS LONDON

SELFRIDGES
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.

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.

HAMLEYS
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.

THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS HOUSE - London
The Santa’s Grotto, Busy Elves Workshop, Gingerbread Kitchen and the Genie’s Cave.
Address: 2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London, N1 8PA

SANTA VISITS BEDFORDSHIRE

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.

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National Trust

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Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.

Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.

National Trust Memberships Family: Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

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