Where to visit Santa 2016

Apparently Christmas is now only round the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit Hertfordshire! If you’re as disorganised as me you won’t have thought about where to visit Father Christmas yet, but apparently lots of people have as some venues have seriously limited availability already!

Don’t fear though, I’m here to help! At the time of publishing all these places either had spaces for booking or you can just turn up on the day…

Last Minute Santa Visits!

Santa Express @ Vanstone Park, Codicote – no booking required

Weekends from Sun 27th Nov and every day from Tue 20th – Sat 24th Dec

£4.50 per child

Take a train journey into the Vanstone woodland and visit Santa in his grotto! Trains run 10.30am – 4.00pm except 24th Dec when last train is at 11.45am (so Santa can get ready for his big night!)

Tel: 01438 820412 or visit www.vanstoneparkgardencentre.co.uk for more info.

Santa’s Grotto @ Westgate Shopping Centre – pre-booking available

 24th Nov – 24th Dec

£5.00 (plus £1.50 online booking fee)

Visit Santa in the heart of Westgate Shopping Centre. Visits can be prebooked at least a day before to save queuing or just turn up! Booking fee charged for online reservations (and I spotted some money off vouchers in shops around town too!)

Visit www.westgateshopping.co.uk for more info and to book.

Santa’s Grotto @ Hitchin Market – free drop in

Christmas Eve

 £Free

Visit Santa in his grotto and receive a small gift. Santa’s animals also there to say hello! From 9.00am – 3.00pm.

Tel: 01462 456 202 or visit www.hitchinmarkets,co.uk

Santa’s Grotto @ Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne – pre-booking available

 Every weekend from Sat 26th Nov and every day from 17th – 24th Dec

 £4.50 per child (Must also have ticket to PWP)

Visit Santa in his grotto and receive an early Christmas gift! Visiting times are 11.30am – 12.30pm and 3.00pm – 4.00pm.  Tickets to see Santa can also be purchased on the day. 

Tel: 01992 470490 or visit www.pwpark.com

Past / Sold Out Events

Christmas Grotto Experience @ Secret Garden, Hitchin tickets available (limited 3/12)

3rd, 6th, 10th, & 13th Dec

£8.00 under 3, £12.00 3+  (inc. one adult)

Story time with Santa, singing and dancing elves, Christmas crsft activities plus meet Santa and receive a gift! Includes entry to the Secret Garden.

Tel: 01462 337531 or visit www.secretgardenhitchin.co.uk.

Santa’s Grotto @ Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell – fully booked

Weekends from Sat 5th Nov and every day from Mon 19th – Sat 24th Dec

£7.50 per child

Visit Santa in his grotto and receive a special gift.

Only families with a pre-booked slot may visit Santa during weekends and the week before Christmas. At other times Santa will be in his Grotto but prebooking is unavailable.

Tel: 01920 870811 or visit www.vanhage.co.uk

Santa Spectacular @ Willows Farm Village, London Colney – pre-booking available

From 23rd Nov – 23th Dec 2016

Various prices – discounts available for pre-booking

There’s so much on at Willows Farm this season! Meet Santa and receive a golden key to enter his toy shop to choose any gift; visit the reindeer, write a letter to Santa in the Elves’ House, and skate on the magical ice rink (synthetic ice). Lots of fun under cover too!

Tel: 0870 129 9718 or visit www.willowsfarmvillage.com

Breakfast with Santa @ Wyevale Garden Centre, Stevenage – limited availability

 Sat & Sun 10th, 11th, 17th, Mon 19th – Thu 22nd Dec

Various

Enjoy a breakfast with a visit from Father Christmas. Price includes food, a special gift, biscuit decorating and fun festive activities.

For times, prices and to book visit www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk

Breakfast or Tea with Santa @ Wyevale Garden Centre, Royston – limited availability

 Breakfast and Tea – Sat and Sun from 26th Nov plus 20th – 22nd Dec

Various

Enjoy a breakfast or tea with a visit from Father Christmas. Price includes food, a special gift, biscuit decorating and fun festive activities.

For times, prices and to book visit www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk

Sunday Lunch with Santa @ Knebworth House, Knebworth – SOLD OUT

 4th, 11th & 18th December

Adults: £25.00, Children (up to 13 years old): £12.00

A fab lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child.

Tel: 01438 813825 or visit www.knebworthhouse.com.

Santa’s Grotto @ Frosts Garden Centres at Willington and Woburn Sands – available (limited on some dates)

 6th Nov – 24th Dec (Woburn) & 12th Nov – 24th Dec (Willington)

£11.99 per child, £4.99 per adult

Enter Santa’s magical wonderland, sing with his bashful elves, then make some reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve.

Tel: 01908 583 511 (Woburn Sands) or 01234 838 777 (Willington) or book tickets