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This year it seems that many local places are not just offering a visit to Father Christmas’ Grotto. Oh no, this year if you wish, your little people can even dine or have a sleepover with him! All details below.

Where to see Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Hatton Adventure World

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World

Our Mum Sonia Says: “We go to Hatton every year too. Children visit Santa and receive a golden key which unlocks the toy shop and you can choose your own gift. They have reindeers too which my daughter loved! xx”

Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA

Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto and receive a magic key to unlock his workshop where children can chose from a huge variety of toys.

You can book online for a time slot and to save some dosh, or you can turn up on the day and pay on the door, discounts available to members to see the big man himself.

For more info see Hatton Adventure World’s Website here 

Magic Alley, Stratford Upon Avon

21 Henley Street, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6QW

Magic Alley

Our Mummy Lyndsey Says: “Magic Alley,Stratford is lovely, very believeable and involves the parents too. Parents receive a letter and children alike. Dates do full up quickly so if it’s something you would like to do its worth booking sooner rather than later x”
Children of all ages will be enchanted once again as the real Father Christmas returns to Warwickshire’s most magical grotto at the world famous Magic Alley in Stratford upon Avon and, in line with our policy of encouraging quality family time together, everyone will receive a specially commissioned bedtime story to be read together on Christmas Eve.  This year, not only will the gift be extra special (it’s our 25th birthday!) but the whole experience will be better than ever as the whole building is given a fairytale makeover to tie in with the gift.
Tickets £6.00 for adults, children, students and concessions.  Under 3’s go free (when accompanied by a paying adult)!
Booking is by phone only: call 01789 290969
For more information, see the website here

Wyevale Garden Centre, Rugby

Straight Mile, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Frankton, Nr Rugby, CV23 9QQ

Wander through the enchanting Winter Wonderland filled with a magical forest of trees and woodland characters until you find Santa’s enchanting grotto where you will be welcomed by a jolly and friendly traditional Elf before enjoying a one to one visit with Santa himself!

During their visit, every child will be able to choose an exciting gift to take home. There is also an instant photo opportunity with Santa so you can have a wonderful souvenir of your visit.

The Grotto tickets are £8.00 per child with 2 free adults (any additional adult will be £1.00)

See more details here

Becketts Farm – The Magical Christmas Adventure

Heath Farm, Alcester Rd, Wythall, Birmingham, West Midlands B47 6AJ, United Kingdom

Our Mummy Fiona Says: “We went last year. The Santa is amazing. So real. Going back this year. Highly recommend . Nice farm shop and restaurant too”.

Becketts Farm Christmas

Children begin the 35 minute adventure by writing a letter to Father Christmas and then posting it, then they learn a song with the Elves and are guided through the Christmas woodland. You then visit Santa’s house where you are greeted by Mrs Claus. Santa makes a surprise entrance and tells a story. Each child gets a gift and ‘Lapland money’ to buy their reindeer food.

Child: £18 Adult:£8 or family tickets are available. Get 20% off if you book for November

For more info see Becketts Farm’s Website Here

Santa’s Winter Wonderland – The Snow Dome

Our Mummy Sonia Says: “We go to The Winter Wonderland at Snowdome in Tamworth every year, kids love it xx”

Snow Dome Winter Wonderland

Santa will be returning to the SnowDome this Christmas with his magical Winter Wonderland in the snow! As well as his reindeer he’ll be bringing all of his friends for some serious festive fun the weather cannot spoil. With all the real snow, real animals and all new Winter Wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family! Approximatley 90 minutes duration, including 30 minutes playing in the snow and allowing 30 minutes to meet all the animals.

£12.95 per person Mon-Fri £16.95 weekends and Christmas Week.

For More Information Visit the Snow Dome’s Website Here

Visit Santa – Coventry Transport Museum

Santa at Coventry Transport Museum

Our Mummy Lori Says: “We go every year to the co-op in Coventry, there’s a sleigh ride that takes you to see Father Christmas my little girls loves it and last year they had a Elsa there too.”

This Christmas make your children’s wishes come true, and join us at Coventry Transport Museum for a magical ride on a winter wonderland sleigh!

The Santa’s Sleigh ride which has been at the Co-op on Corporation Street for nearly 60 years has moved to Coventry Transport Museum! This year, families can once again enjoy the magic and tradition of a visit to Santa on this gorgeous original ride. Children will ride to Lapland on the Sleigh, meet Santa and receive a present from him! A great option if you’re not wanting to spend a fortune and loads to do locally such as The Transport Museum itself or The Herbert Art Gallery.

Children £5 / accompanying adult £1

For more information visit Coventry Transport Museum’s Website Here

Wyevale Garden Centre, Stratford Upon Avon

Black Hill, Warwick Road, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 0QWbreakfast-and-tea-wyevale

Wyevale are offering families the chance to have breakfast or tea with Father Christmas. 

Tickets include:

  • Adult Full Breakfast £7.99
  • Adult Mini Breakfast £3.99
  • Child Breakfast £9.99


  • Adult Full Tea £7.99
  • Adult Mini Tea £3.99
  • Child Tea £9.99

These prices don’t include entrance to the grotto.

Christmas At The Castle – Warwick Castle


Tickets for breakfast with Father Christmas are all sold out. BUT there is still an opportunity to see him during story time.

Story time with Santa in the Red Drawing Room: Keep warm inside the Red Drawing Room and enjoy festive tales told by none other than the man himself, Santa Claus, throughout the day. Suitable to delight children of all ages and included in the cost of day time entry.

Story time with Santa will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 28th November, Sunday 29th November, Saturday 5th December, Sunday 6th December, Saturday 12th December, Sunday 13th December, Saturday 19th December, Sunday 20th December, Monday 21st December, Tuesday 22nd December, Wednesday 23rd December

For more info see Warwick Castle’s Website here

Thomas Land Christmas

Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas 

Our Mum Rebecca Says: “We went to Thomas land last year and my then nearly two year old loved it. He was more interested in the rides and the trains than Santa but still a lovely Christmassy experience which I would really recommend although maybe not for parents with young babies as it is nearly all outside and pretty cold in December!”

Recapture your inner child as you bring the little ones to meet and greet Father Christmas in the Castle of Dreams (pre-booking essential), experience the Polar Express in 4D and don’t forget to stop and say hello to Rudolf, Dasher and the rest of the reindeers in our 15 acre zoo before they set off on their long trip delivering presents on Christmas Eve.

Plus enjoy our festive activities, decorations and music whilst taking advantage of over 25 rides and attractions in Thomas Land that all the whole family can enjoy.

This year, Drayton’s Magical Christmas will also include the following:

  • Giant Christmas tree light show at specific times throughout the dayOur dazzling magical fireworks at the end of the day (5pm on Monday & Friday, 6pm on Weekends)
  • Guaranteed snow fall three times a day in Thomas Land
  • Our very own ice skating rink – perfect for all ages to enjoy (extra charge applies – £2 to be paid on the day)
  • Live Christmas shows in Thomas Land
  • Christmas parade every day
  • FREE Car Parking

For more info and prices see Drayton Manor’s Website Here

Santa's Sleepover at Alton Towers

Santa’s Sleepovers

Our Mummy Natalie Says: “Highly recommend the Santa Sleep Over at Alton Towers, totally magical Christmas Experience. We stayed in the Explorer Hotel which was nice and quiet as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the restaurants and water park. They put loads of treats in the room for my son and we wrote a letter to Santa on the day we arrived and the followingmorning Santa replied and put his letter under the door, my sons face was a picture. The actual Santa visit was fab, very realistic and good presents. Also the food was fantastic, was very surprised.”

Your Christmas Package includes:

  • Stay over in one of our uniquely themed hotels
  • Scrumptious Christmas dinner and breakfast
  • Visit Santa Claus in his secret hideaway grotto
  • The most magical pantomime of all, Cinderella FREE exclusively for all hotel guests
  • Theme park children’s attractions incl. CBeebies Land
  • Warm up in our wonderfully tropical Waterpark FREE for hotel guest
  • Enjoy our fabulous evening entertainment
  • Each child will receive a gift from Santa Claus

Dates: 29/11, 06/12, 13/12 to 23/12 (19/12, 20/12 are now SOLD OUT)

For more info see Alton Towers’ Website Here

severn valley railway santa

Christmas on a steam train! Severn Valley Railway

Our Mum Fiona Says: “We have been to Severn Valley Railways twice a few years back. It’s well organised. The girls loved the train. It’s a bit of a walk from the train station to wear Santa is. They have a few stalls etc. Once there the queue moves quickly. They have about 10 Santa’s.”

Join one of our Santa Steam Specials at Kidderminster for your journey to Arley. At Arley the children, and the grown-ups, will have the thrill of meeting Father Christmas in his grotto.

A present for fare-paying children completes the experience before your steam train arrives to take you back to Kidderminster. With guaranteed seats on your outward journey and return by any train. You may break your journey at Bewdley on the return if you wish (subject to train time).

For more info & to book see Severn Valley Railway’s Website Here

Santa Safari at West Midlands Safari Park

West Midlands Safari Park – Santa Safari

A magical festive day out for all the family combining a 4 mile self-drive Safari and a visit to Santa to make a truly memorable experience. Price also includes a free return ticket and full entry to the safari park.

Children (aged 3-15 yrs)

  • Santa Visit
  • Photo with Santa to take home
  • Own choice of present
  • Santa Trail with WMSP gift
  • Drink
  • Cookie

Under 3’s

  • Santa Visit
  • Photo with Santa to take home
  • Own choice of present
  • Santa Trail with sticker

For more details see West Midlands Safari Park’s Website Here

Twin Lakes – Winter Wonderland

twin lakes Winter wonderland

Open until 24th December 2015, This Christmas Twinlakes transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland with the best family Christmas Grotto in the UK. Join in the festive fun with sledging, tobogganing, gingerbread decorating, festive workshops, Christmas hunts, reindeer feeding, candy cane maze fun and games,snowball masterclass, sledge school, singalong Christmas train, letters to Santa, Father Christmas’s office and post box, real log fires and mulled wine.

** For every good boy and girl will receive a Golden Ticket to exchange in The Crooked Elf’s Workshop (located in the gift Shop) for an extra special gift.

For More Info Visit Twin Lakes Website Here

Father Christmas AND his Reindeer at Busy Bees Day Nursery in Leamington Spa.



We always give this one a visit our little ones love meeting the reindeer and there are always loads of lovely craft activities on.

For more information visit Busy Bees Website Here 

Where to see Father Christmas

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