Santa's Grottos

Find London & South East England's best magical Santa's Grottos in North, South, West, East, Central London & Home Counties, take your little ones to find Father Christmas in all sorts of exciting and unexpected places including zoos, farms, markets, trampoline parks, stores, Legoland, Lapland UK (the Rolls Royce of Grottos) and more. Help with packing in the elves workshops, decorating gingerbread men & mixing Christmas Pud, meet the reindeer and join in special events, Santa Claus might just have a present for them too. Special pre school grottos for under 4s & quiet Wonderland SEND sessions. In many cases tickets will need to be booked or purchased in advance, advisable to check. You can also rent a Santa and party Elves for private, corporate or other occasions.

    Centrale Croydon Centre
    Discover the magical Gingerbread Grotto in Croydon with gingerbread men, a cosy fire, pretty snow and reindeers, and of course, Santa. Pay him a visit and he'll give you a present, you can also have your photo taken with him.
    CR0 1TY
    020 8681 5841

    Land of the Lions at London Zoo
    Children wander through Land of the Lions & join in arts & crafts with Mother Christmas & cheeky elves before heading into Santas grotto. Special education event for schools, Santa tells the children all about the animals. Gift for each child.
    Regent's Park
    NW1 4RY
    0344 225 1826

    Sail with Santa
    Yo ho ho! Meet Santa on the River Thames because today he’s swapped his sleigh for a lovely boat. Lots of fun for everyone and lots of treats from Santa.
    Central London
    020 7740 0400.

    I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys, London
    I Met Father Christmas at Hamleys! is an extra special experience where children will enjoy up to 1 hour with Santa, take part in seasonal activities, enjoy delicious snacks and receive a special gift bag to take home.
    W1B 5BT
    0371 704 1977

    Willows Activity Farm, St Alban's
    Santa-tastic visit to Willows Activity Farm, see Santas toy shop & fairy tale grotto, winter wonderland, Christmas characters, Santa gives every child a golden key to any gift in his toyshop. Elf school, icerink, rides, reindeer, stalls.
    London Colney, Herts
    AL4 0PF
    0870 129 9718

    Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
    Take your children on a magical journey through the Royal Albert Hall to meet Father Christmas, the experience takes little ones on a tour led by a captivating Victorian doorkeeper, fun puzzles & clues to Santa's gift-filled grotto, for 2yrs+.
    Kensington Gore
    SW7 2AP
    020 7589 8212

    Anya Hindmarch Village & Grotto
    A magical immersive journey through a moonlit forest & crunchy snow to meet Father Christmas in Annya's Grotto. The Anya Cafe serves festive treats, the Christmas Shop stocked with limited edition decorations, gifts, baubles, crackers, puzzles & more.
    Pont Street, Chelsea
    SW1X 9EH
    020 7501 0168

    Westfield London
    A Santa's grotto with a twist, providing an exciting interactive family experience, prebooking is strongly advised and tickets are likely to go quite quickly.
    Shepherd's Bush
    W12 7SL
    020 3371 2300

    Santa's Grotto at Ham House
    Follow the magical Christmas trail through the Ham House 17th-century gardens all the way until you reach Santa's magical grotto, every child will receive an exciting Christmas gift.
    Ham, Richmond upon Thames
    TW10 7RS
    020 8940 1950

    Father Christmas at Kew Gardens
    Santa's returning to his magical Snowflake Grotto at Kew Gardens and there'll be more including a vintage carousel, Christmas gifts and traditional festive food and drinks.
    Kew Gardens
    TW9 3AB
    020 8332 5655

    Noir Kringle
    Noir Kringle is a niche Christmas pop up for families seeking a new adventure,'The Black Santa's Grotto Experience'. Step into Noir Kringle's magical vintage Christmas Grotto & workshop surrounded by sparkle, presents, stockings & letters piled high.
    07956 111889

    Museum of London Docklands - Victorian Santa’s Grotto
    Festive cards, gifts, trees, Father Christmas & Victorian Yuletide trappings! The Museum of London Docklands' 19th Century spin transforms the gallery with vintage decorations & carols. Santa’s there to chat & pose for selfies, gifts for kids.
    West India Quay, Isle of Dogs
    E14 4AL
    020 7001 9844

    Santa at Osterley House
    Reserve your visit to Father Christmas in his workshop as he flies in this winter to Osterley House in West London, help with Christmas pudding stirring in the grotto waiting room & later see all the magical lights. Booking essential.
    TW7 4RB
    020 8232 5070

    Harrods Christmas Grotto
    Harrod's infamous fun family traditional Christmas, choose from a classic visit to Father Christmas's frozen grotto or book a special pre school age visit (under 4s) and then sit down to a fun food in the Grotto Cafe.
    SW1X 7QN
    020 7730 1234

    Bentall's Kingston
    Bentall's traditional grotto returns again mid November with a number of special late night evenings. Santa will be waiting to see you all in his magical grotto with lots and lots of surprises in store.
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT1 1TX
    020 8546 1001

    Chessington Christmas Event
    Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Chessington this year with your nearest & DEERest for festive family fun! Father Christmas & his band of merry elves are returning to Chessington once again for the festive season.
    Chessington, Surrey
    KT9 2NE
    01372 731 657

    The Rainforest Grotto
    Rainforest Cafe offers a personalised family grotto experience leaving your little ones mesmerised by the magic of Christmas, includes a personalised visit to Santa with children's two course meal & drink. Places limited.
    Shaftesbury Ave
    W1D 7EU
    020 7434 3111

    Lapland is a secret immersive adventure based on an original reimagination of Father Christmas, wander through the enchanted forest, experience the elven civilisation, visit Mother Christmas Kitchen, the magical toy factory & meet Santa.
    Ascot, Berkshire
    SL5 8BD

    Santa's Christmas Wonderland Chessington
    Wander through this magical world full of Christmas scenes & magic before meeting Father Christmas, please avoid wearing green clothing (photographic reasons). Virtual reality sleigh rides & designated SEND sessions for a quieter wonderland experience.
    Chessington Garden Centre
    KT9 2NG
    01372 725638

    Shrek’s Adventure! London
    London’s South Bank has Shrek’s Adventure! London coming to town, Shrek’s Grotto is just fab for kids & grown-ups looking for yuletide cheer. The Big Green Ogre has teamed-up with Santa to create a festive misadventure the whole family will love.
    Riverside Building, South Bank
    SE1 3PB

    Rent a Santa
    Santa Claus visits homes or childrens' parties, stores, hotels, restaurants, nurseries, hospitals, office parties, delivers presents, turns on tree lights, reads to children. Visits tailored to the occasion & will bring one of his elves. Good reviews.
    07505 080398

    Santa's Sleepover, LEGOLAND®
    Festive fun for kids, book a 'Santa's Sleepover' in Legoland's fully themed hotels, special activities for kids young & old, a magical letter & gift from Father Christmas for each child. He also rides around the Park in his magical sleigh most of the day.
    Windsor, Berks
    SL4 4AY

    Christmas in Leicester Square
    Take a festive trip through Leicester Square’s magical Christmas markets & find Father Christmas’s grotto where children can meet the man himself plus enjoy a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a tradtional 1920s spiegeltent.
    Leicester Square
    WC2H 7LU
    0333 344 4167

    St George's, Harrow
    Breakfast with Santa! On certain Saturday mornings in December, in conjunction with Frankie and Benny's, St George's Shopping Centre in Harrow will be hosting festive breakfast sessions with Santa. Prebooking essential.
    St Ann’s Road, Harrow
    020 8424 2828

    Whippersnappers Winter Wonderland
    Santa's Grotto in Dulwich Park & Whippersnappers Winter Wonderland, his elves are waiting with music & fun, spy out Rudolf preparing for his Big Night Flight & Santa's Sleigh, children dress-up to help the Elves in the Log Cabin Toy Workshop.
    Dulwich Park
    SE21 7BQ
    020 8693 1682

    Father Christmas in the Crystal Grotto, Painshill Park
    Visit Santa and his elves at Painshill Park Cobham and join in 2 hours of activities in the natural Christmas decoration workshop, Christmas scavenger hunt and other fun activities.
    Cobham, Surrey
    KT11 1JE
    01932 868113

    Father Christmas at Chartwell
    Father Christmas is returning to Chartwell, meet him on just 2 occasions this Christmas period & collect a gift for each child. In true 1920s style he will be decked out in green just as the Churchill family children would have known him.
    TN16 1PS
    01732 861159

    Northfield's Nursery - Santa's Grotto
    One of East London's biggest Christmas stores with a huge and stunning array of Christmas items, lit model village scenes, reindeer, snowmen and a magical Christmas grotto with Santa until Christmas Eve.
    E4 7RG
    020 8529 0367

    Brent Cross
    Santa Claus will be arriving at Brent Cross late one night in cold November, his Elves will build the Grotto so he can meet you. He's got a big sack so he can take your letter & at the bottom he might find presents for good little boys & girls.
    NW4 3FP
    020 8202 8095

    Duke of York Square
    Christmas will soon be arriving at the Square in Chelsea with favourite festive events & Santa’s Grotto, open every day of December except Mondays. Booking required.
    King's Road, Chelsea
    SW3 4LY
    020 7823 5577

    Christmas at Polesden Lacey
    Polesden Lacey offers an enchanted Christmas, magically transformed for the festive season. Join in winter adventure, find Father Christmas, Percy the Park Keeper trail, bracing walks, treats in the café, gift shop & Christmas wreath making workshops.
    Great Bookham
    RH5 6BD
    01372 452048

    Santa Cruises Henley
    Santa's taking to the water in Henley this December with special children's and family cruises, entertainment-packed trips down the Thames and a visit from Father Christmas.
    Henley on Thames
    RG9 1AZ
    01491 572035

    Father Christmas comes to Claremont
    The Thatched Cottage at Claremont will be magically transformed for the visit of Father Christmas. Regrettably now fully booked for 2016.
    KT10 9JG
    01372 476436

    Christmas Bricktacular
    Ultimate LEGO Christmas at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, the elves will be looking for little helpers, wonder at the twinkling lights, meet Father Christmas, write your letters, exciting seasonal festivities with magical LEGO delights.
    SL4 4AY
    01753 626182

    Hatchlands Park at Christmas
    Father Christmas will be visiting Hatchlands Park in Guildford on 7 dates to meet as many children as possible before Christmas in his cosy sitting room & receive a wrapped present from him. Normal admission applies, plus Santa's booking.
    GU4 7RT
    01483 444334

    Sutton House's Santa's Grotto
    As well as a Santa's Grotto for kids, the East London Tudor manor house in Hackney will be immensely festive with Christmas market stalls, carol performances, film previews and local theatre productions too.
    Sutton House , Hackney
    E9 6JQ
    020 8986 2264

    Santa at Selfridges
    Visit Selfridge's and their amazing Santa's Grotto with disabled access. Situated on the Lower Ground Floor, online pre booking is available.
    Oxford Street
    W1A 2LR
    0800 123 400

    Enchanted Christmas House
    Journey with your children through The Garden of Winter Wonder, decorate Gingerbread Men in the Gingerbread Kitchen, arts & crafts in The Busy Elves Workshop, spectacular Christmas play full of adventure, festive meal & meet Santa in his grotto!
    N1 8PA
    020 3227 3200

    Santa & Reindeer at Oaktree Bracknell
    Christmas at Oaktree Garden Centre near Bracknell is special with amazing Christmas displays, Christmas Wonderland, lit trees & Christmas scenes. Post your Christmas letter in the special box, visit the reindeer & meet Father Christmas.
    Warfield, near Bracknell
    RG42 6LH
    01344 890667

    Visit Father Christmas when he drops in at Whiteleys on Queensway, he'll be collecting children's letters and spending time with each and every little one.
    W2 4YN
    020 7229 8844