Festive Fun

EXTRA Special Places to Meet Santa

Written by Helen


What better way to kick start the festive season than by meeting Santa! Up and down the country there are many places to see him and a few of them are just that bit EXTRA special! We have selected some really memorable places to meet the big man in red this Christmas time.

Festival of Light; Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire – SAVE up to 20% when you book through Days Out With Kids


Enjoy some extra special attractions at Longleat during their Festival of Light event. Marvel at the phenomenal display of Chinese lanterns, meet fairytale characters, and don’t miss the spectacular singing Christmas tree! Of course, a day out is not complete without a visit to Santa Claus so board the Santa Express train for a magical journey you’ll never forget!

Chill Factore; Manchester

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Visit Santa’s Snow Kingdom at Chill Factore this year for a magical snow filled experience. After playing in the snow, wrap up warm and toasty and meet Santa in his festive castle grotto!
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland; London

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The Winter Wonderland is magical in itself, with ice skating, a big wheel and festive markets, but what makes it extra special is Santa Land! A fun place where children will see Santa’s workshop, meet his elves and even ride on the Santa Express! Top off the fun you can book to see Santa himself!
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Bristol Zoo; Bristol

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The zoo will be transformed this Christmas with festive decorations and twinkling lights. Meet and feed Santa’s reindeer, before visiting the big man himself in his magical grotto.
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Santa’s Christmas Wonderland @ Paultons Park: Home of Peppa Pig World; Romsey, Hampshire

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This really is an extra special day out for children of all ages. There’s a snowy grotto with cute animated characters who sing and dance, twinkling illuminations, a Victorian carousel, and a state of the art 4d cinema.  As you would expect you can also meet the big man himself and take home a special gift!
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Legoland; Windsor, Berkshire


Discover a magical Christmas land with fairy lights, festive food, LEGO and of course the jolly man himself! Enjoy the fantastic rides, see Mrs Christmas in her kitchen, before Father Christmas greets you with a special gift…but only if you’ve been good!
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Marwell Zoo; Hampshire

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There’s plenty of Christmas spirit at Marwell Zoo this year. You can join the elves in the enchanted woodland, hear Mrs Claus read the story of ‘Jack Frost’, make your very own festive bauble, and finally meet Santa to receive a special gift.
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Father Christmas at Farmer Palmers; Poole, Dorset


Come along and admire the hardworking elves handiwork as they tranform the farm into a magical grotto fit for Santa Claus! The big man in red will be waiting to meet well behaved children and reward them with a gift.
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Santa Arrives with Aurora! Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire


Head to Paradise Wildlife Park and meet beautiful Aurora – Santa’s new baby reindeer who is seriously cute! You will of course get to pay Santa a visit and if you’ve been good, he may even give you a Christmas present!
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Christmas at Puzzlewood; Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire


Visit Puzzlewood for a truly magical and unique experience this Christmas. Keep your eyes peeled for handmade reindeer as you stroll through the forest on your journey to Santa’s grotto. Don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa so that he knows what you would like for Christmas! There are also free Christmas workshops where you can make forest fairies!
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Father Christmas at the Albert Hall; London


Don’t miss this truly wonderful traditional experience which takes you back to Victorian times. Your magical journey includes Christmas card and decoration making workshops, themed stories from Victorian times, and Father Christmas will be in his grotto waiting to give special girls and boys a gift.
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Father Christmas at the Farm; Tatton Park, Cheshire


Father Christmas will be visiting the farm this year and taking his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer along with him! You can also pay Aunty Mary a visit in her cottage as she makes festive decorations, see the fantastic nativity scene, and burn off some steam whilst enjoying the outdoor play trail.
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Santa’s Christmas Cracker! Whitehouse Farm Centre; Northumberland


As well as Santa, the Christmas Fairy and the naughty elves will also be hanging out at the farm ready to show you their Winter Wonderland. Take a ride on Santa’s tractor, and visit the owls in their festive homes! If you visit the week before Christmas, you can enrol your little angels into Elf School!
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Christmas at Gulliver’s; Gulliver’s World, Cheshire


Visit this fantastic theme park for a truly festive day out. Enrol the kids into Elf School, and enjoy the rides and shows for all the family. There are fireworks planned for the 23rd December and join the party for Santa on Christmas Eve!
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Are you planning to visit Santa this year? If so let us know where you are going as we would love to hear 🙂


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