Santa will be arriving at the garden centre at 11am, there will be face painting, balloon modelling, stalls, crafts, Bricks4Kidz, Big Jigs Play Day and lots more.

Santa will also be receiving visitors in his grotto.

Please see below on how to book.

Booking to see Santa

This year we are introducing our new online Santa Booking System, to help you book a date and a time to see Santa without all the queues.

To make your visit more magical we do ask for a little bit of information to complete whilst booking. This is to help for Santa’s Elves get to know your child(ren) and to make their experience extra special.

Thank you for your assistance in completing this.

Please ensure you purchase tickets for all the children who will be joining you on your grotto experience as our Grotto Team may be unable to issue additional tickets on the day.

Please note that we are unable to transfer bookings or offer refunds for any reason. Please ensure that you are confident in being able to fulfill your booking before completing the purchase of your tickets.


Santa’s Grotto

A visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season.

On arrival you will be greeted by Santa’s Elf who will guide you on a magical journey to Santa’s Grotto, along the way you will visit the kitchen and use the Elf’s special recipe to make Reindeer food to take home and sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve,  you will also visit the Elf’s workshop to make a decoration to take home.  Finally you will meet Father Christmas where you will be able to choose a special early Christmas present.

Your visit to the grotto will be your booked part only.

After your visit has ended children may continue to do some festive crafts and activities at the activity table where you may also be lucky enough to get a photo opportunity with an elf.

The grotto experience lasts approximately 30 minutes and costs £7.50 per child.  Children must be accompanied by at least one adult throughout their visit.

Storytime with Santa

A unique family experience lasting about 1 hour and costs £9.99 per child.

On arrival you will be greeted by Jingle the Elf who will guide you into Santa’s Workshop to:

  • • make Reindeer food
  • • learn a song
  • • create a decoration to take home
  • • join Santa in Winter Wonderland for a story

You will then have a family visit to Santa in his grotto where each child will receive a gift.

A drink & snack will be served to complete your visit to Santa.

Please note – children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult throughout the experience.

Santa’s Booking Office


Terms and conditions apply to your booking.

Please click here to see the terms and conditions.