Father Christmas in Sussex

FATHER CHRISTMAS VISITS 2018

SANTA VISITS 2018

Meet Father Christmas in 2018. Over 60 places to visit Santa in his Grotto this Christmas in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and London. Visit Father Christmas at a Theatre, Adventure Park, on a Farm, Steam Train, at Castles, Circus or even a boat!


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Drusillas Park and Zoo

Drusillas Park and Zoo

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas at Drusillas
Experience the winter magic first hand at Drusillas Park this year! We’ve hung up our stockings by our chimney with care, in the knowledge that Saint Nick soon will be there!
Bring your little monkeys to visit Santa Claus in his cosy Christmas Cottage and come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo before getting your face painted as a reindeer, fairy or even a Christmas pud! Enjoy our festive Christmas lights while you sip your mulled wine and tuck into a yummy mince pie as Drusillas fills your little ones with Christmas cheer! For more information and exact dates, call 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk. Address: Drusillas Park & Zoo, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS. Telephone: 01323 874100

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Fishers Adventure Farm Park

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

The Magic of Christmas this December
Imagine walking through a sparkling Winter Wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing in the air, a soft lull of those classic Christmas carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards Father Christmas’ festive grotto. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and fairy-tale magic – the Pantomime at Fishers is guaranteed to have the whole family ‘cheering’, ‘booing’ and laughing their socks! You will be entering a whole new world with our panto this year as we are showing the family favourite, Aladdin......oh yes we are! Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment! Address: Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Map. Telephone: 01403 700063

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Father Christmas at Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink

Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink

We pride ourselves on having one of the most authentic Father Christmas experiences in Kent which captures those priceless moments between a child and Father Christmas. Father Christmas is coming to Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink with a truly memorable visit in his cosy log cabin set amongst the trees and his cheeky elves will be on hand to show you the way. He will be available to see children and families, from Sat 1st Dec until Mon 24 Dec 2018 on selected midweek & weekend dates. A child ticket is £14.50 including a quality gift and a mounted photograph. To avoid disappointment please book online. For Ice-skating prices go to Tunbridge Wells at Christmas. Address: Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink, Calverley Park, Mount Pleasant Ave, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS. Map. Tel: 01892 523693

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WEST DEAN GARDENS

Visit Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens

Visit Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens near Chichester
8 - 9 & 15 - 16 December 2018, 10am - 4.30pm (last time slot 4.00pm).
To get into the spirit of Christmas come and enjoy family festivities at West Dean Gardens near Chichester. Children can share their Christmas wishes with Father Christmas and join in craft activities to make snowflake and tree decorations, wreaths and cards.  For the adults, a glass of mulled wine and delicious mince pie is on offer too.  Tickets include access to the Gardens, perfect for children of all ages to explore and dogs on short leads are welcome. Child tickets £5 (includes small gift and craft activities); adult tickets £5.75 (standard Gardens entry). Online booking essential. Address: West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RX. Telephone: 01243 818210

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PHILEAS FOGG'S WORLD OF ADVENTURES

Phileas Fogg's World of Adventures

Phileas Fogg's Winter Wonderland Experience
Join Phileas Fogg on a magical, fun packed immersive live pantomime adventure around the world to meet Santa. The Experience runs every weekend until Christmas from 24th November (including 20th and 24th December). The one hour experience includes; a Gift from Santa, Access to the Christmas Grotto Where you can write to Santa using his postmaster. Enjoy fun and games with Santa’s mischievous elves. Decorate gingerbread or make reindeer food with Mrs Claus’s helpers. Relax in our bar or indoor garden room surrounded by Santa’s helpers, where you can purchase snacks and drinks inspired by the Christmas season. Address: Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF Telephone: 01273 007799

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SPA VALLEY RAILWAY

Visit Father Christmas at Spa Valley Railway

Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway from 1st December
Visitors will be met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room. Once on board, enjoy the ride through the winter countryside from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells West . During the journey Santa will visit every child to give them a special gift. Upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into the Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. Sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view the spectacular Christmas tree, view traditional Christmas shows in the small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines. Trains start from Eridge Station (TN3 9LE). 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December. Book tickets online today.

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STANDEN HOUSE AND GARDEN

Santa at Standen House and Garden

Stories with Woodland Santa
Dates: 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 19th - 23rd December 2018. Times: 9am, 10am, 11:30, 12:30.
Visit Santa's woodland grotto and enjoy a magical Christmas Story in in the company of the man himself. This Christmas our younger visitors can join one of our story telling sessions in our Woodland Grotto. After a walk through the wintery garden, settle down in the grotto and enjoy a Christmas story and after meet Santa himself and receive a small present and a cup of hot chocolate. Event ticket prices All £8. Normal Admission charges apply. BOOK ONLINE Address: Standen House and Garden, W.Hoathly Rd, East Grinstead RH19 4NE. Telephone: 01342323029

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SUSSEX, KENT, HAMPSHIRE, LONDON

Father Christmas Visits in East Sussex

What's On and where to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto this Christmas in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and London. Visit Father Christmas at a Theatre, Adventure Park, on a Farm, Steam Train, at Castles, Circus or even a boat!


SANTA VISITS EAST SUSSEX



DRUSILLAS PARK AND ZOO - Alfriston
Santa’s Christmas Cottage where children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS.

ASHDOWN FOREST LLAMA PARK - Forest Row.
Visit Father Christmas in The Llama Park's Christmas Wonderland Grotto, meet the reindeer and receive a present.
Address: Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN.

ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE - Polegate. (National Trust Memberships)
Address: The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL .

BODIAM CASTLE - Nr Robertsbridge (National Trust Memberships)
Explore the castle grounds and meet Father Christmas in his medieval Grotto where all children receives a gift. Booking advisable .
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA.

BLACKBERRY FARM
Seasonal fun and storytime with Mrs Santa
Address: Blackberry Farm,Whiresmith,Nr Lewes,Sussex,BN8 6JD

BLUEBELL RAILWAY - Sheffield Park Station
Santa visits every child on board with a gift and a photo can be taken with Santa at Kingscote Station. Address: Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL.

BENTLEY WILDFOWL AND MOTOR MUSEUM - Lewes
Every weekend & Christmas holidays visit Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift.
Address: Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, E.Sussex, BN8 5AF.

KNOCKHATCH ADVENTURE PARK - Hailsham
Santa's Grotto
Address: Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, BN27 3PR. Tel: 01323 442051

LAVENDER LINE - Uckfield
Visit Santa in his grotto at Isfield Station, then ride on the steam train.
Address: The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Isfield, nr Uckfield, E. Sx.TN22 5XB

PARADISE PARK - Newhaven
Santa's Winter Wonderland on selected dates.
Address: Avis Road, Newhaven.

BRITISH AIRWAYS i360 POD
Santa Flights on selected dates. Meet Santa and receive a present.
Address: Brighton beach at the site of the historic West Pier (BN1 2LN).

PHILEAS FOGG'S WORLD OF ADVENTURES
Live pantomime adventure around the world to meet Santa.
Address: Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF

PRESTON MANOR
Meet Father Christmas and receive a presenton selected dates in December.
Address: Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6SD.

WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRES
Breakfast or Tea with Santa and decorate a festive biscuit.
Address: Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 9XX
Address: Bexhill Road, St Leonards On Sea, Hastings, TN38 8AR
Address: Newhaven Road, Kingston, Nr Lewes, BN7 3NE.

SANTA VISITS WEST SUSSEX

Where to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto this Christmas in West Sussex. Visit Father Christmas at a Theatre, Adventure Park, on a Farm, Steam Train, at Castles, Circus or even a boat!


FISHERS FARM PARK - Wisborough Green.
A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s festive grotto.
Address: Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG

ARUNDEL WETLAND CENTRE
Breakfast with Santa see website for dates.
Address: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PB.

AMBERELEY WORKING MUSEUM - Arundel
Crafts, free bus and train rides, visit Santa in his workshop, gifts for all children.
Address: Amberley Working Museum, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

CHICHESTER SHIP CANAL - Chichester
Father Christmas Boat Trips. Have a trip down the Canal and meet Father Christmas. Presents for the children. Trips depart from Chichester Canal Basin.

FIELD PLACE WINTER WONDERLAND - Worthing
Visit Santa's Grotto, receive a gift and do fun activities.
Location: Field Place,The Boulevard,Worthing,West Sussex,BN13 1NP

SQUIRES GARDEN CENTRE - Washington - Tel: 0843 208 0500
Meet Santa at the Greatest Snowman Circus show
Address: Squire's Garden Centre, London Road (A24), Washington, West Sussex, RH20 3BP

PETWORTH HOUSE AND PARK - Petworth (National Trust Memberships)
Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 OAE. National Trust Memberships

SOUTH DOWNS LIGHT RAILWAY - Pulborough
Ride on a real steam train to Santa's cozy Grotto and receive a gift from Santa. Address: Southdowns Light Railway, Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 1DS

WEY AND ARUN CANAL - Billingshurst
Santa Cruises on our festive canal boat. Meet Santa as he comes aboard with his sack of presents. Trips depart from behind the Onslow Arms on the B2133 at Loxwood. Address: Wey & Arun Canal, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0RH.

WWT WETLANDS CENTRE - Arundel
Sail to Santa. Board a boat to glide through the reedbeds to see Santa inside the rustic Holt building and receive a gift.
Address: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel,West Sussex, BN18 9PB

WAKEHURST PLACE
Address: Wakehurst, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6TN.

WEST DEAN GARDENS
Visit Father Christmas and receive a small gift and join in with the Christmas craft activities
Address: West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

SUMNERS PONDS FISHERY
Trailer ride to Santa's Grotto and receive a special gift.
Sumners Ponds, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex. RH130PR. Tel: 01403 732539 | Email

STANDEN HOUSE - East Grinstead
Visit Santa in his woodland workshop and receive a present.
Address: Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4NE Tel: 01342 323029 Website

FATHER CHRISTMAS SLEIGH EXPERIENCE - Chichester
December 16th to December 23rd. Step aboard and sit on Father Christmas restored Russian Troika Sleigh under a night sky. Chat to Chichesters Authentic Father Christmas and consult Rudolphs magic socks to see if you deserve a Good or Bad coin. His Sliegh will be parked in St Martins St behind M&S East Street, Chichester.

LITTLEHAMPTON MINIATURE RAILWAY
Santa Special Trains run from Norfolk Gardens to Mewsbrook Park to meet Santa in his Grotto.

TULLEYS FARM
Journey on the Tractor Sleigh ride to visit Santa in his grotto.
Address: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Crawley

WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRES
Breakfast or Tea with Santa and decorate a festive biscuit.
Address: Littlehampton Road, Ferring, Worthing, BN12 6PG Tel: 0844 288 5156
Address: Rogers Lane, Findon, Worthing, BN14 0RE Tel: 0844 288 5058
Address: Copthorne Road, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 3PD Tel: 0844 288 5008

SANTA VISITS KENT

Where to meet Father Christmas in Kent. Visit Father Christmas on a steam train at Spa Valley or Kent and East Sussex Railway or find Santa's Grotto at Kent's Winter Wonderland in Bluewater, Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, Solomons Estate and Hop Farm.

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS ICE RINK
Meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift
Address:
Tunbridge Wells Ice-rink, Calverley Park, Mount Pleasant Ave, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS.

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY - Royal Tunbridge Wells
Take a steam train ride and meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive a special gift. Address: Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.

KENT AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY - Tenterden
Receive a present from Father Christmas on the Santa Special steam train.
Address: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.

BLUE WATER - Greenhithe
The Winter Wonderland activities ice rink, a 40-metre snow slide and FREE Santa’s Grotto. Address: Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST.

EAGLE HEIGHTS WILDLIFE PARK - Kent
Meet the Elves, Huskies and Mrs Christmas who will take you to see Santa in his Grotto.
Address: Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JB.

SANTA AT SALOMONS ESTATE - Kent
Visit Father Christmas, take the Santa Express train ride and go on a present hunt.
Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG

BLUE WATER
Santa's Grotto 15th November - 24th December 2018. Festive journey with Mr Crumb, crafts with Mrs Claus then meet Santa and receive a gift. Address: Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST

HOP FARM - Kent
Meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and enjoy his Christmas activity workshop.
Address: The Hop Farm Family Park, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood,Kent TN12 6PY

WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRES
Breakfast or Tea with Santa and decorate a festive biscuit.
Address: Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8HR Tel: 0844 288 5153

SANTA VISITS HAMPSHIRE

Where to meet Father Christmas in Hampshire. Visit Father Christmas on a steam train at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, his Winter Wonderland at Paultons Park or Hayling Island or take a magical journey and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at Marwell Zoo. Visit the Victorian Festival at Portsmouth Histroric Docklands to see their traditional Father Christmas.

PAULTONS PARK - Copythorne
Santa's Christmas Wonderland - Meet Father Christmas and receive a special gift.
Address: Paultons Park, Copythorne, Hampshire.

MID HANTS RAILWAY WATERCRESS LINE - Alresford
Enjoy a steam train ride as Santa visits you at your seat with a gift for every baby and child. Address: The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.

MARWELL ZOO - Winchester
Take a magical journey this Christmas to meet Santa, Mrs Claus and their attentive elves.
Address: Marwell Wildlife, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT FUNLAND HAYLING ISLAND
Visit Father Christmas and receive an early Christmas present! Address: Funland Amusement Parks, Ltd. 1 Seafront, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AG.

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Victorian Festival of Christmas Friday 30th - Sun 2nd December 2018. Traditional Father Christmas.

ANDOVER WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE
Santa's Grotto. Meet Santa and receive a present. Grow and decorate your own mini magical Christmas Tree. Address: Andover Garden Centre, Salisbury Rd, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7DN

SANTA VISITS LONDON

Where to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto this Christmas in London.

SELFRIDGES
Breakfast with Santa and receive a special gift. 
Address: The Ultralounge, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB.

HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND
Entry is FREE to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London’s largest and most dazzling winter event. Featuring London’s biggest outdoor ice-rink, the iconic Giant Observation Wheel, German Christmas Market, Zippos Circus, rides and attractions and a Santa Land for kids with FREE SANTA'S GROTTO.

HAMLEYS
Meeting Father Christmas at Hamleys is an extra special experience where children will take part in seasonal activities, spend time with Father Christmas and receive a gift bag.
Address: Hamleys, Regent Street, London.

THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS HOUSE - London
The Santa’s Grotto, Busy Elves Workshop, Gingerbread Kitchen and the Genie’s Cave.
Address: 2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London, N1 8PA

MUSEUM OF LONDON
Victorian Santa's Grotto . Meet Santa in his Secret Grotto and receive a special gift. Address: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

ROYAL ALBERT HALL
An enchanted christmas quest through The Royal Albert Hall to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift. Address: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

LONDON ZOO
Arts and crafts with Mrs Claus and meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift.
Address: ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY

CITY CRUISES
Sail with Santa in December. Meet Santa on the river Thames and receive a gift. 1 hr cruise from/to Tower Pier EC3N 4DT.

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WHIPSNADE ZOO
Nutcracker read by Mother Christmas, create your own Christmas Eve Plate in the elves workshop and meet Father Christmas and receive a gift.
Address: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF.

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LAPLAND UK
LaplandUK is an original adaptation of the Father Christmas story and the secret world of the elves brought to life through a 4-hour immersive experience of unprecedented scale and quality. Address: Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BD


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