A santa-tastic day out!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without meeting the jolly man himself. Have a look at our guide to where Santa is locally this festive season and have a santa-tastic day out!
Black Park Magical Grotto and Christmas Carriage Rides – visit Santa in his magical grotto at Black Park and tell him your Christmas wishes (£5 per child includes a gift.). Magical carriage rides through this stunning country park are £3 per person and you can also help Santa find his missing reindeer and win a prize. Available on 29 November and 5–6 December. For more information visit: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/events/country-park-events/black-park/christmas-at-black-park/?e=136935
Bull Hotel (Gerrards Cross) Bring your little ones to The Bull to meet Santa, who will be spreading Christmas cheer and lots of gifts! Enjoy a full English breakfast served in one of our beautiful event suites, whilst your children tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Available on Saturday 19th December 2015, from 9.30am to 10.30am. For more information visit: https://www.sarova-bullhotel.com/festive-celebrations/christmas/
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Santa’s Magical Adventure The fun starts the moment you arrive! You will be shown your reserved seats on the steam train where you will be joined by Santa himself! One of Santa’s pixie helpers will pull your gifts from the huge toy sack and the magic begins! Your visit includes the train ride and live children’s entertainment. Available on 19th & 20th December. Booking essential. For more information visit: http://bucksrailcentre.org/product.php/21/santa-specials
Chiltern Open Air Museum Traditional Chilterns Christmas – Father Christmas will be at this magical event in a special traditional grotto with lots of Christmas gift stalls, Christmas Crafts and musical entertainment. Saturday 5th & 6th December. For more information visit: http://www.coam.org.uk/whats-on/events/traditional-christmas/
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Santa Steam Specials – Enjoy a return trip from Chinnor to Thame Junction on our Santa Specials. Santa will be on every train handing out presents to the children travelling on the train. Seasonal refreshments will be available. 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th December. For more information visit: http://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=17
Meet Father Christmas at Hughenden.
He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, so make sure you’re in his good books. Visit Father Christmas in his grotto high up on the hill at Hughenden. Children on the good list may receive an early Christmas present. Normal admission charges apply plus £6 per child. Available: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th December from 10am until 3pm
For more information visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/2f6650bb-c5af-4e03-8645-48ecfae76664/pages/details
Whipsnade Zoo Experience the magic of Christmas this year at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo! Children and their families can Meet Santa in his grotto and enjoy a day packed with Christmas themed activities. Book a timed slot to visit Santa in his grotto. Children will receive a gift from the man himself and can enjoy some Christmas arts & crafts to take home. Normal admission charges apply plus £10 per child (£8 per child for members), Adults free.
Available: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December. For more information visit: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/meet-santa-at-zsl-whipsnade-zoo
Mead Open Farm The Elves and Santa return once again to Mead Open Farm’s Christmas Kingdom! Visit the new Christmas Kingdom for lots of festive fun. Take a trip to an enchanted forest where you can meet real reindeer, before visiting Santa in his grotto and choosing a toy from the elves’ workshop. Daily from 28th November to 24 December, 10am–6.30pm, last visit to Santa on each day is 5.30pm. Child tickets range from £8.95 for after school visits to £13.95 on Christmas Eve. Farm and play activities are included in the ticket price. For more information visit: http://www.meadopenfarm.co.uk/christmas-kingdom/
Neddy Noel at The Horse Trust On 29th November join The Horse Trust in their seasonal celebrations and welcome Santa in his carriage. Mince pies, stocking fillers, badge making, christmas cards and calendars available on what is their last opening day of the year. For more information visit: www.horsetrust.org.uk for more details.
Odds Farm Entering a cosy Grotto via a sparkling Woodland Walkway, children will meet the Elves and of course Father Christmas himself, before exchanging a magical Golden Ticket for something very special in the Elves’ Teddy-Tastic Workshop* From 21st & 22nd November and then daily from 28th November – 24th December. For more information about the new Magic of Christmas event visit http://www.oddsfarm.co.uk/christmas-grotto-santa-day-out-buckinghamshire-childrens-farm/
*There’s an extra charge for the Teddy-Tastic Workshop.
Thé, Stay and Play Santa Sunday – Santa will be coming to Thé, Stay and Play on Sunday 6th December. Tickets are £12.50 and must be booked in advance. Tickets include: Party food, Play on the frame , Meet Santa and of course a gift from Santa. Our first session is running from 11-12 and there are only 14 places per session. We will run additional sessions as needed at 1-2pm and 3-4pm. To book call the cafe on 01494 774 300
Willows Farm Village Christmas Fun at Willows Farm Village Visit Santa in his spectacular grotto and pick a present for his toy shop. With magical festive activities for the whole family including the Nativity Story, Willows’ Magical Ice Rink, visit Santa’s reindeer, festive fun fair rides and much more. From 25th November – 24th December. For more information visit: http://www.willowsactivityfarm.com/santa-spectacular-grotto-festive-farm-fun/
World’s End Garden Centre On your way to the Christmas Grotto you’ll walk through the winter wonderland that features a range of different Christmas scenes and animated figures that will delight your kids. Tickets to visit the Winter Wonderland and magical Grotto are £10-£12 per child (includes a gift) and £3 for adults. A journey through the Wonderland costs £3 per person. There is plenty of other entertainment with fairground rides, children’s entertainers and a Christmas market, Father Christmas Parade and Breakfast with Father Christmas. 14th November – 24th December. For more information visit: http://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/worlds-end-winter-wonderland-grotto