Santa visits and Christmas events

Here’s our Local Mums list of the best Santa visits and Christmas events in our local area with options for all budgets

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Christmas 2021 at Bluebell Railway
Tickets for SteamLights and Santa Specials 
Fancy dining out in style? Christmas lunch trains on the
 Christmas Belle and Festive Afternoon Teas.

Book tickets here


Polar Express Pyjama Party
11th of December,
Empire Cinemas UK, Sutton

Meet and greet the big man and his elves and receive a golden ticket for your journey to the Polar Express. Wear your favourite PJs and watch this Christmas classic while drinking a hot chocolate (included in ticket price).

Book tickets here

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Christmas Movie Event in aid of Wimbledon Foodbank
Festive Movie screening, £5 with popcorn included in price with Christmas fair

See list of movies and book tickets here


Chessington World of Adventures – Winters Tail
Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE
Selected Dates 27th November – 3rd Jan 2022

Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, the Elves in the Toy Workshop and enjoy rides and attractions. Plus meet some of the animals in the Zoo and Sea Life. 

Book tickets online from £20


Father Christmas at Bocketts Farm Park
Young Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS
Tel: 01372 363764
25th November to 24th December
Meet Father Christmas in his workshop
Complete your Elf Passport
Make your own reindeer food to take home
Step into the Giant Snowglobe
Meet baby lambs
Enjoy the heated indoor play
Explore acres of outdoor adventure

Book tickets here Adult £5.95 – £14.50. Child 3-17 from £22.95 – £32.95. Other pricing options are available.


Hamper with Santa at Denbies
Denbies Wine Estate
London Rd
Tel: 01306 876616
Enjoy an afternoon tea hamper hosted by Santa. A delicious selection of Santa's favourite treats.

Buy tickets Guide Prices, Adults - £14.25, Child - £14.25

Santa's Merrily Muddled Christmas
The Arts Hub
Grange Meadow
Tel: 0203 096 7593
You are invited to The Candy Cane Grotto for Santa's Grotto experience.
Christmas Panto Style Show
Elf Workshop 
1-2-1 with Santa
Printed Photo & receive a special Goody Bag. 

Buy tickets here

Santa's Winter Woodland Grotto at the Belfry in Redhill
From Saturday 13th November
The Belfry Shopping Centre
Station Road
Tel: 01737 779930
Enjoy a day of free entertainment and giveaways, with Harlequin Theatre panto stars joining in the fun!
Buy tickets here


Swingbridge Santa Cruises
Millmead Island, behind the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Tel: 01483 444334

Millmead Island, behind the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford GU1 9SB
4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th 19th, 20th and 21st  December
10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.30, 14.30
Broadbeam boat for a trip down the River Wey with Santa. 
Ticket price includes refreshments and a present for each child.
The boat will depart from Millmead Island for a 45 minute cruise upstream.  Arrive 10 minutes before your allotted time.
Wheelchair lift available but wheelchairs (please pre-book, contact the Tourist Information Centre - 01483 444334). 
Toilet on board.
All profits raised will support enabling local people to overcome the disadvantage of low skills, poor educational achievement, limited opportunities and tough financial circumstances. 

Buy tickets here. All tickets £12.(No concessions ) Family ticket ( 2 adults + 2 children) £40.00

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Drusillas Park – Christmas – East Sussex
Alfriston Rd, East Sussex BN26 5QS
Selected dates in November and December
Meet Santa among the shimmering lights, get nose-to-nose with cuddly huskies in the Ice Cave, stroll through the twinkling Tunnel of Lights, and marvel at a spectacular 24ft Christmas tree while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Buy tickets here £17.50 per child.


Dover Castle – Christmas Adventure Quest – Kent
Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU
Sat 27 Nov 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022
Explore Dover Castle with a festive family-friendly adventure quest. Follow the trail, find the clues and discover the castle’s fascinating stories and secrets.

Book tickets here Free for members of English heritage. Adult ticket £23.50, child 5-17 £14.10, other pricing options are available.



Godstone Farm – Father Christmas
Farm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX
Selected dates in December

Book tickets here: Child over 2 £26.95-28.95, child under 2 £20.95-22.95, adult £11.95. Other pricing options are available.

Hatchlands Park – visit Father Christmas 
East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT

Child £5, everyone is welcome but this event is most suitable for ages 2-8 years. Please note: Normal admission also applies.


Lapland UK – Berkshire
Lapland UK, Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Rd, Winkfield Row, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BD
Lapland UK is Christmas on steroids. A fully immersive visual spectacular with elves, fake snow, log cabins, real huskies, baking workshops and a good sized ice rink. A genuinely memorable experience with an excellent Father Christmas visit.

Book tickets here


Legoland Windsor – Legoland at Christmas
Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY
Selected dates from 27th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022

Book tickets here from £29 per person.


London Zoo – The Magic of Christmas
Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
27th November to 3rd January

Little ones can meet Santa in his magical grotto at the heart of the Zoo and receive an early Christmas gift to take home. VIP tickets – For an extra special treat, elves will sneak you into the Zoo at 8am before opening for a VIP Breakfast with Mrs Claus before meeting the big man himself.

Book tickets here


Tulley’s Farm Christmas Experience
3d Cinema, Ice Rink*, circus, fairground favourites and singing chickens, among the activities on offer – tickets start at £39.95 from 27th November. *ice rink extra price

Book tickets here

Godstone Farm 
Meet the animals and explore an enchanted winter walk-through; choose a toy from the toy shop. 

Book tickets here from £20.95 per child slots available from December 4th.

Chobham Adventure Farm 
A 1.5 hour immersive experience, with gifts for all (including adults!) from 4th December  

Book tickets here from £27.50 per child. Tickets to the farm will need to be purchased seperately although you will be offered a 50% discount code when booking your Santa visit.

Crockford Bridge Farm 
A walking experience through the wonder wood and a meeting with Father Christmas (not suitable for buggies) bookings open in November

Book tickets here child tickets start from £17

Chessington Garden Centre

Santa’s Wonderland Experience at Chessington Garden Centre,
From 20th November

The magical walk through features a new theme each year with moving characters and interactive experiences. There are special SEND sessions available.
Book tickets here
child ticket price (£18.50)

Chessington World of Adventures
From 27th November – 3rd January
Enter Father Christmas’ grotto and take a wander through his top secret Toy Workshop where the kids can choose a gift. A selection of rides and attractions are also available for the Winter’s Tail event. 

Book tickets here All day early bird tickets cost £20pp.


Bentalls Centre Christmas grotto
Budget-friendly at just £10pp, make a keepsake pom pom and find the secret door! 

Christmas shows  

A Magical Christmas
With original songs written by multiple no.1 songwriter, this new show will be a heart-warming and magical experience for the whole family.

What’s the show about?
Created by the team at Kiddiewinks, A Magical Christmas tells a story of two elves, Topper & Noria as they prepare for a perfect Christmas. Is it possible that Noria has lost one of the presents and did Topper really shrink Santa’s suit?

A Magical Christmas will enchant audiences with captivating storytelling, beautiful music and seeing Santa himself. Expect to be transported into a wintery wonderland and experience the magic of Christmas.

Performance dates:
11th,12th,18th & 19th December 2021
Three shows per day
Sheen Mount School (East Sheen, SW14) & Ibstock Place School (Roehampton, SW15).
11th & 12th Sheen Mount School (3-4pm)

Buy tickets here

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Santa’s Best Ever Christmas 
December at The Epsom Playhouse,
a musical, interactive adventure aimed at 2-7 year olds.
Book tickets here a family ticket costs £49. 

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