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The ultimate guide to meeting Santa this Christmas!

Written by Chloe Penn

It’s almost Christmas so let’s pay Santa a visit,
With so many places across the UK, it’s bound to be exquisite!
Get ready for the Christmas fun to begin,
Let’s find out where Santa is and release the magic from within.

🎅Where can I find Santa?🎅

With Christmas just around the corner, we know that young families will be wanting to go and see Santa in all of his magical prowess! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the different places where you can expect to meet Santa this December. Don’t forget to be on your best behaviour so you don’t end up on his naughty list!


Lapland UK

Ascot, Berkshire

This immersive journey at Lapland is an excellent experience for any Christmas enthusiast! From passports to Father Christmas’ homeland, your little ones will absolutely love this! Find out more here.


Santa’s Winter Wonderland Experience, Stewarts Garden Centres

Christchurch, Wimborne, & Fareham (Dorset)

Stewarts go all out for Christmas and just walking through the winter wonderland that is the festive shop display will put a smile on your face! For the little ones, Santa and his elves will be ready to meet greet with plenty of gifts to give! Find out more and book.

Meet Santa at London Zoo


Little ones can what it takes to become one of Santa’s helpers before meeting him in the magical grotto at the heart of the Zoo. Plus, every child will receive a very special early Christmas gift to take home! Find out more.

Stories with Santa at Warwick Castle


Join Santa’s elves for a magical Christmas workshop before heading to the fabulously festive library for story time with Mr & Mrs Claus! Little ones will receive a special Christmas gift, and adults will get a free delicious mice pie! Find out more.


Father Christmas in the Castle, Castle Howard


Make magical memories with Mr & Mrs Claus this Christmas at Castle Howard! Watch a fabulously festive performance full of seasonal spirit and songs, before meeting the big guy himself and receiving a gift! Find out more.


The Eden Project


For a magical encounter with Santa this Christmas, head to the iconic Eden Project f0r a brand new interactive theatrical experience in the fantastic Dome tent, guaranteed to delight the whole family! Little ones will have the chance to meet Santa and leave with a gift after the 40 minute captivating performance. Find out more here. 


The Reindeer Lodge


This mesmerising drive-through journey is one that you won’t forget in a hurry! Gorgeous reindeer herds, magical woodlands, and elf villages are just some of the things you can expect here! You’ll also get the chance to meet Santa himself from within your car! Find out more here.


Bluestone, Wales

Prepare for a magical winter wonderland at Bluestone in Wales! There is so much for your family to enjoy here including a Reindeer Village, Jingles Christmas Show, Santa’s Workshop and so much more! Check it out here.

Santa’s Sleepover Alton Towers UK


Visit one of the UK’s most thrilling attractions for Santa’s Sleepover. Enjoy a magical sleepover with Santa and take on some of the festive activities and rides! Find out more here.

Christmas Canoe Paddle


Fancying something different for your little ones while still in the festive spirit? Why not take on the New Forest waterways while saying hello to Santa! You’ll also get hot chocolate to make sure everyone stays nice and toasty! Find out more here.

Winter Wonderland at Ribby Hall Village


Enjoy Ribby Hall Village this December as it transforms into a Christmas haven! You’ll get to meet Santa and his wife! Find out more here.

Christmas at Paulton’s Park


See the famous Peppa Pig World decorated for the magic of Christmas! Meet Peppa and George as well as story time with Santa! Find out more here.

Santa’s Special Trains, Epping Ongar Railway


Enjoy the onboard entertainment, letters to Santa, music, and get the chance to meet Santa himself on this magical train! Find out more here.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland


This snowy trip is perfect for young families! Get a chance to meet animals, play in the snow, and meet Santa himself. Find out more here.

Father Christmas at Bamburgh Castle


This Christmas grotto is an excellent choice for your little ones! Receive an exclusive gift from Father Christmas himself! Find out more here.

The Father Christmas Experience at Marsh Farm


Learn spells and be employed as an honorary elf this Christmas at Marsh Farm! You’ll get to meet Father Christmas and visit the Toy Shop in Elfville! Find out more here.

Santa’s Woodland Village at Piglet’s Adventure Farm


This family show is suitable for 2-7-year-olds and every child that attends will receive a special gift from Santa! Find out more here.

Dippy’s Christmas Celebration, Dinosaur Adventure


Dinosaur-loving fun is what’s on offer at this Dino adventure! You’ll get to meet Father Christmas as well as some festive treats. Find out more here.

Santa Stayover at La Mon Castlereagh


Embark on an adventure this festive season through the enchanted forest! Share your Christmas wishlist with Santa himself and get ready to receive a special gift. Find out more here.

See Santa at Church Farm


Guess who’s dropping by Church Farm this festive season? It’s Santa and you can have your chance to meet him with this excellent Christmas experience! Find out more here.

Santa Weekends at Macdonald Aviemore Resort


The UK’s only free-ranging raindeers are at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort and you’re allowed to meet them this December! Get ready to meet Santa, watch a movie, and enjoy a festive panto! Find out more here.

Christmas Wonderland at The Jungle


It’s cause for celebration this year at The Jungle! Combine excellent entertainment with the chance to meet Father Christmas and his wife! Find out more here.

Santa’s Cottage

County Down

Visit Santa’s Cottage and experience what it’s like to live in his shoes! Meet him and Rudolph this December! Find out more here.

Santa’s Woodland Experience


This grotto is quiet and hidden within acres of woodland, it’s the perfect retreat this Christmas! Meet Santa himself and treat yourself to some hot and cold refreshments. Find out more here.

Magical Winter Wonderland at Todds Leap


Be careful of the naughty elves at Todds Leap once again this year! Take a ride on Santa’s sleigh and meet him and his wife in their cabin! If you’re good, you might even receive a little present from one of them. Find out more here.

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