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Father Christmas at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex
In this beautiful house there will be decorations and lots of exciting Christmas craft activities for children, perfectly rounded off with a visit to see Santa.
When?
7th, 15th, 22nd December 2013, 11am - 3pm.
Where?
Uppark House and Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31
How much?
£3.50 per adult, £5.50 per child. Booking is not required.
Visit:
nationaltrust.org.uk

 

 

Follow a trail to Santa's grotto at Ham House and Garden, Surrey
Follow the magical Christmas trail in the 17th-century gardens to Santa's grotto, where every child will receive a Christmas gift.
When? Saturday 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December 2013, 11am - 3.30pm
Where? Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 7RS
How much? £3 per trail
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

 

Santa's grotto at Whitehall Garden Centre, Bristol
Visit Father Christmas at the Whitehall Garden Centre, and you'll also meet his reindeers, Starlight and Moonbeam. Journey through Santa's workshop, then Santa himself will read you a festive story. Then head into his present room where the child can choose their very own present and they'll also be given a real baby Christmas tree to grow!
When?
November 9th to December 24th
Where? Whitehall Garden Centre, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BT
How much? £9.99 per child and £2 per adult
Visit: whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

 

 

Father Christmas in the Crystal Grotto, Painshill Park, Surrey
Take a relaxing stroll through the park then call in to see what Santa and his elves are up to.
When?
December 7th - 24th
Where? Painshill Park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
How much? Price TBC
Visit:
painshill.co.uk

 

 

Christmas Grotto at Brookside Garden Centre, Kent
Santa invites children to check that they are on his nice list at this award-winning Christmas grotto. Take a magical walk through winding paths full of bright twinkly lights and hidden surprises, leading you to meet Santa in his Finnish hut in
the Magical Forest.
When?
30th November - 24th December
Where? Brookside Garden Centre, Seven Mile Lane, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5JG
How much?
£1
Visit:
brooksidegc-kent.co.uk

 

 

Santa at Weald Country Park, Essex
Meet Father Christmas in his grotto with his live animal friends, mulled punch and Christmas music.
When?
December 7th, 8th, 14th,15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Where? Weald Countryside Park, South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QS
How much? £6 per child
Visit: visitparks.co.uk

 

 

Santa's grotto at Cressing Temple, Essex
See Santa and his elves hard at work in their workshop as they prepare for Christmas.
When?
December 7th, 8th, 14th,15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Where? Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Cressing, Braintree, CM77 8PB
How much? £8.99 per child
Visit: Cressingtemple.co.uk

 

 

Santa's Celebration Trail at Thorndon Country Park, Essex
Follow Santa's trail and rendezvous with the fella in red at his grotto to receive a special gift
When?
8th December
Where? Thorndon Country Park North, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LW
How much? £8
Visit: visitparks.co.uk 

 

 

Santa's Celebration Trail at Hadleigh, Essex
Join the festive fun as Santa gets ready to make his rounds on Christmas Eve.
When?
15th December
Where? Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
How much? £8
Visit: Hadleigh Country Park

 

 

Newquay Zoo's Festive Weekend, Cornwall
Meet Santa in his grotto, then join his team of helpful elves for a special elf tour of the Zoo.
When?
7th and 8th December
Where? Newquay Zoo, Newquay, TR7 2NN
How much? TBC
Visit: Newquayzoo.org.uk

 

 

Santa's Grotto at the Museum of Somerset, Taunton
Start feeling festive at this fun-filled museum where you can meet Santa and learn all about Somerset at the same time!
When?
21st December  
Where?
The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA
How much?
£3.50 per child, including gift
Visit:
www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/public

 

 

A very special Santa's Grotto at Montacute House, Somerset
Meet Father Christmas in his very grand grotto in Montacute House - the very young will be spellbound and adults enchanted.
When?
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December
Where? Montacute, TA15 6XP

How much?
£9 per child
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/montacute-house

 

Father Christmas at Poole Quay, Poole
Whilst most of the reindeer are resting and preparing themselves for Christmas Eve, Father Christmas will use a different mode of transport to get him to his grotto. At approximately 10am he will arrive at Poole Quay by lifeboat! He will then lead a procession up to the Dolphin Centre and settle into his festive grotto. Plus live reindeer, fun characters, chocolate treats, balloons, music and dancing!
When? 17th November 2013
Where? Poole Quay, Dorset BH15 ‎
How much? TBC
Visit: letsgoout-bournemouthandpoole.co.uk



Christmas at Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Pop along and visit Santa Claus in the majestic setting of this country house.
When? Saturdays and Sundays in December
Where? Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA
How much? Normal admission prices apply
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 


Santa's Grotto at Studland Beach, Dorset
Santa sometimes needs a bit of a break from snow and reindeers, and when he does, he heads to his beach hut hideaway on Studland beach! Visitors to Father Christmas will receive a present.
When? 14th and 15th December
Where?  Studland, near Swanage,
How much? £6
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Father Christmas at Arlington Court, Barnstaple, Devon
Visit Arlington and meet a very special character - Father Christmas! Bringing toys for all good girls and boys. Plus write your Christmas list and hand deliver it to Father Christmas yourself -  no worries about it getting lost in the post!
When? 22nd and 23rd December, 12pm - 3pm
Where? Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP
How much? £4 per child
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk
 

 

Picnic with Father Christmas, Arlington Court, Barnstaple, Devon
Enjoy festive fun, games and crafts and meet Father Christmas. Bring a picnic and make a tasty treat to add to your food. Plus a special present for all children, and a warming hot drink for all adults.
When? 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December, 4pm-5.30pm
Where? Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP
How much? Adults £3, children £6
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Father Christmas comes to Claremont, Surrey
The quaint Thatched Cottage will be magically transformed for a very special visitor...
When? 14th and 15th November
Where? Portsmouth Rd  Esher, Surrey KT10 9JG
How much? £10
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Woodland Santa, Standen, East Grinstead
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 little ones!
When? 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December
Where? W Hoathly Rd  East Grinstead, Sussex RH19 4NE
How much? £3.50 per child
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Santa's Grotto and Reindeer Trail, Nymans, West Sussex
Follow the reindeer trail to find Santa in his grotto waiting with a present for each boy and girl. And while you're there, how about exploring the winter garden and visiting the Potting Shed for some Christmas craft.
When? 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December
Where? Handcross, near Haywards Heath, RH17 6EB
How much? £4 per child
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Santa at Hinton, Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
Santa will be dropping into Hinton Ampner with lots of presents, don't forget to bring your Christmas list with you!
When? 7th and 8th December, 11am-2pm
Where? Petersfield Road, Hinton Ampner, Alresford, SO24 0LA
How much? £4 per child
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Traditional Father Christmas, Victorian Festival of Christmas, Portsmouth
At the Victorian Festival of Christmas, Father Christmas is dressed in his traditional green garb. Together with his fairies, he takes centre stage to entertain young and old alike and spread his very own special Christmas cheer! 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.
When? 29th November - 1st December
Where? Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ
How much? Children £11.70, adult £13.50 - entry to the whole festival included
Visit: christmasfestival.co.uk

 

The Longdown Farm Christmas Barn, Southampton
Visit a barn similar to the one in the traditional nativity play, to meet cute chicks, kid goats, calves and pigs! See the peaceful Nativity scene, which will be watched over by the farm donkeys. Look out for Father Christmas's tractor sleigh parked outside the Farmhouse Grotto. Father Christmas himself will be waiting inside the farmhouse Grotto to greet the chidlren and give them a gift.
When? 7th December - 24th December, 10.30am - 5pm
Where? Longdown Activity Farm, Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Near Southampton,
Hampshire, SO40 7EH
How much? Adults £1.50, children £6.50, under 3s go for £4
Visit: longdownfarm.co.uk

 

Christmas at Marwell, Winchester
Guests at Marwell Zoo meet more than just Santa, they also get to see the helpful elves, Mrs Claus and reindeers too! This really will be a day to remember for little ones and parents alike.
When? 23rd November - 24th December, 10am - 5.45pm
Where? Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH
How much? Entrance to park, included festive activities, adults £22, children £11, babies under 12 months £5
Visit: marwell.org.uk

 

Brighton Christmas Gift Fair Spectacular, Brighton
An enchanting experience awaits Children in the Brighton Christmas Gift fair Spectacular grotto. It's the perfect opportunity for your little ones to tell Santa what they're secretly wishing for this Christmas, and even receive a gift from the man himself!
When? 9th November, 10am-5pm
Where? Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ
How much? Adults £3, kids go free
Visit: brightonchristmasfair.co.uk

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