Meet Father Christmas – local grotto tickets still available!

Are you ready to be taken on a magical journey to meet the big man himself? We have put together a list of local venues offering enchanting grotto experiences. Some tickets are running low so make sure to grab a spot whilst they are still available!


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Quick! Before it’s too late! Places are running out!

With delicious looking menus you will be able to enjoy a magical experience with Father Christmas and have breakfast or afternoon tea with him. He will also be giving out gifts to all children. Book here.

Address: Riverhill, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR

Dates: Weekends from December 2 – 23

Price: Breakfast is £12 and afternoon tea is £15


Polhill Garden Centre

Polhill’s unique experience is bound to create magical memories. This year children will enter Santa’s Grotto in groups of up to 15 children per session. Each child will receive an age appropriate present.

On the launch weekend (Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017) Santa’s reindeer will be making an appearance. Book here.

Address: London Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 7AD

Dates: November 18 – 19, 26 – 16 and every day up to Christmas Day in December

Price: £10 per child


Kent Life

Enjoy the festive fun and hop on the Land Train driven by the head elf. You will hear Christmas tales, then have the chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto where you will receive a gift. You will also be able to visit the reindeer whilst on your journey! The grown ups can enjoy a mince pie and sampling of cider. Book here.

Address: Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

Dates: Weekends throughout December, and then daily from December 21 – 24

Price: £16 per child and £8 per adult


Bewl Water

You will find Father Christmas keeping warm in his waterside grotto, giving out presents to the children before they embark upon their adventure of helping save Christmas! Jump aboard the Santa Express and help the elves find all the missing Christmas items. Book here.

Address: Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, TN3 8JH

Dates: December 9 -10, 16 – 17 and 21 – 24

Price: £16 per child and £8 per adult


Bluewater Shopping Centre

Make Christmas extra special with a visit to Father Christmas at Bluewater, located by the beautiful lakes at the West Village. The festive journey begins with a welcome from Mr Crumb and the Christmas Chef at the entrance of the log cabin.  The children will have the chance to help Mr Crumb make a gingerbread man, then they can create a tree decoration with Mrs Claus in her craft room, meet Santa and receive a lovely soft toy to take home. Book here.

Address: Bluewater, Dartford, Greenhithe, DA9 9ST

Dates: November 16 – December 24

Price: £12 per child. One adult can enter free per child, with a £5 charge for each additional adult


Hever Castle

Children can visit the breathtaking, magical Grotto where they will be greeted by Mother Christmas. You will then be taken by an elf, through the snowy forest, to meet Father Christmas in his log cabin. Each child will take home a special age-appropriate gift. Book Here.

Address: Hever, Edenbridge, TN8 7NG

Dates: November 25 – December 10, December 13 – 24

Price: Christmas Castle and Gardens tickets cost £16.90 for adults and £9.75 for children aged 15 and under


The Hop Farm

The children can meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and have fun meeting his jolly helpers. Listen to Mother Christmas telling wonderful stories, receive a Christmas gift and have a free printed photograph per each group. You will also have a chance to write a letter to Father Christmas, give it to him in person or send it to the North Pole. There will be souvenir bags containing crafts and activity sheets.

Don’t forget, the ticket price includes free entry into the Family Park and indoor soft play centre. Book here.

Address: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6PY

Dates: December 2nd – 23rd

Price: £17 per child, with this ticket including two accompanying adults


Notcutts Garden Centres

Visit Santa in his magical winter wonderland and have fun on your special visit which will include a Christmas gift for all the boys and girls. In the Tunbridge Wells branch you can enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa, this includes a special present, and perhaps even a story or activity with Santa. Book here.

Address: Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4QN

Bearsted Road, Weavering, Maidstone, ME14 5LH

Dates: Selected dates in November and December

Price: From £7.50 per child


Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells

Make sure your little ones experience the true magic of Christmas with a special visit to see Santa at RVP this Christmas. Santa’s ‘fireside themed’ Grotto will be located on level 1 opposite M&S and open every day until 4pm on Christmas Eve. Book here.

Address: Royal Victoria Place, 300 Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SS.

Dates: Open every day between Monday 20 November and Christmas Eve

Price: £5.50 per child


Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink

Quick! Before it’s too late! Are you ready for a true, authentic Father Christmas experience? You will be met by his trusty elves, who magically let Father Christmas know the children’s names. Whilst you are waiting there is a lovely cosy space where you can write a letter to send to the North Pole. Each family will have a private, 10 minute visit with Santa and one professionally taken photograph. Every child will take home an age appropriate gift. Book here.

Address: Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT

Dates: Every weekend in December to Christmas Eve (including 21st & 22nd of Dec.)

Price: £14.50 per child and £2 per adult


Hawley Garden Centre

A whole new experience is coming to Hawley Garden Centre in Dartford. The children will enter the magical grotto and spend time with Santa. Along with receiving a personalised ‘I’ve met Santa’ certificate they will also receive an age suitable gift from Santa. Don’t forget to say hello to ‘Dancer’ and ‘Dazzler’ their resident reindeer! They will also have photographer on site ready to capture your magical experience. Book here.

Address: Hawley Road, Dartford, DA2 7RB

Dates: Every weekend from November18th to Christmas Eve (including 21st & 22nd of Dec.)

Price: £9.50 per child


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