Fancy meeting Father Christmas this year? Here are some of the top Santa Grottos in Kent– remember to check back for regular updates! To add a grotto contact us here.

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The Reindeer Grotto
The Reindeer Centre
Capralama Farm, Pluckley Road, Bethersden, Kent, TN26 3EQ
Dates: 12th Nov – 31st Dec 2016
A delightful treat of magical experiences for young and old alike. Revel in the Christmas spirit whilst you walk through 7 beautiful animated scenes. Every Adult and Child will have their own personal encounter with Father Christmas and every good child will receive a quality wrapped gift.
Times: Various
Price: Start at – Adult 9.50 Child £12.50
Website: www.reindeercentre.co.uk

Santa at Strode Park Christmas Fair
Saturday 26 November 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Theatre in the Park, Strode Park, Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7NE
Santa in his Grotto, crafts, books, gifts and much more. There will also be a bbq running during the event and mulled wine being served from the Theatre bar. Free entry!
www.strodepark.org.uk

Christmas Grotto – SOLD OUT
Brookside Garden Centre
Seven Mile Lane, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5JG
Dates: 12th Nov -24th Dec 2016
Loved by children and adults alike, take a magical walk through winding paths full of bright twinkle lights and hidden surprises, leading you to meet Santa in his Finnish hut in the Magical Forest.
Times: Various
Price: Adult 3.00 Child £12.00
Website: www.brooksidegc-kent.co.uk

Christmas Grotto Booking Fast!
Ruxley Manor Garden Centre
Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5BQ
Dates: 12th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Take a very special journey through our magical Christmas Grotto, where you will be greeted by our Elves and Mother Christmas who will guide you through our enchanting Christmas experience.
Times: Various
Price: Adult 4.00 Child £12.00
Website: booking-ruxley-manor.co.uk

Winter Wonderland
Millbrook Garden Centre
Staplehurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 9BT
Dates: 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
The Elves are busy putting the final touches to the Magical Millbrook Grotto. No Christmas is complete without a visit to see Santa and in the Magical Millbrook Grotto there is always lots to see and do.
Times: Various
Price: Adult 4.00 Child £11.00
Website:www.millbrookgc.co.uk

Winter Wonderland
Millbrook Garden Centre
Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9PA
Dates: 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
The Elves are busy putting the final touches to the Magical Millbrook Grotto. No Christmas is complete without a visit to see Santa and in the Magical Millbrook Grotto there is always lots to see and do.
Times: Various
Price: Adult 4.00 Child £11.00
Website:www.millbrookgc.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto Experience with Paddington
Bluewater Shopping Centre
Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST
Dates: 24th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Enter Bluewater’s spectacular log cabin style grotto and be greeted by Bubbles the Elf, who using a little magic to transform children into Santa’s helpers! Kiddies will then journey with Bubbles through three magical experiences: Santa’s workshop where toys come to life; the chance to meet special guest Paddington Bear before meeting Santa and receiving a Christmas gift. Photos with Paddington and Santa will be taken by the team and these can be purchased upon leaving the Grotto.
Times: Various
Price: Child £10.00
Website: www.bluewater.co.uk

Magical Santa Grotto
Polhill Garden Centre
London Road (A224), Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks, Kent ,TN14 7AD
Dates: 19th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Our unique Experience will create magical memories to last a lifetime!
Times: Various
Price: Adult FREE Child £10.00
Website:  www.polhill.co.uk

Father Christmas in Kent
Tunbridge Wells Icerink
Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells
Dates: 3rd Dec– 24th Dec 2016
Booking a family visit includes meeting our friendly elves, spending a magical time talking to Father Christmas about the children’s Christmas wishes before receiving an age appropriate quality gift. 
Times: Various
Price: Adult FREE Child £12.50
Website: www.fatherchristmasinkent.co.uk

Santa Specials – Booking Fast!
Spa Valley Railway
West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5QY
Dates: Between 3rd Dec– 24th Dec 2016
Take a steam train ride through the winter Wealden countryside, then meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive a special gift.
Times: Various
Price: Adult £14.00 Child £12.00 Under 2 £3.00
Website: www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

Santa Specials
Kent & East Sussex Railway Company
Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec 2016
Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with our popular Santa Special trains. Tenterden Station will echo to the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike.
Times: Various
Price: From £17.00 per person up to £195 for a First Class FamilyCompartment (6 people)
Website:www.kesr.org.uk

Christmas Grotto
Wild Wood Adventure
Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th – 23rd Dec 2016
We will once again be hosting our always popular Wildwood Santa’s Grotto. Each child will get a quality gift, a visit with Santa, a mounted photo and will also see Santa’s reindeer in their stable. In addition to the grotto, we also have some local schools providing Christmas Carols on 3rd December to get everyone in the mood. And for the little ‘uns we have crafting activities on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday just before the big day. Christmas raffle tickets are available from the shop for a chance to win a bear experience, a zoo keeper experience or a luxury large soft toy.
Times: Various
Price: Members £12, Non-members £25 (includes one adult), Non-members £30 (includes two adults)
Website: wildwoodtrust.org

Santa at Salomons Estate
Salomons Estate
Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG
Dates: 20th Dec– 24th Dec 2016
Santa will be bringing some seasonal cheer to Salomons Estate this December as he opens up his cosy Christmas Grotto! Come and meet him and his hard-working Elves as they take up residence in the beautiful grounds of the Estate.
Times: Various
Price: £5.00 per person
Website: www.salomons-estate.com

Father Christmas 
The Hop Farm
The Hop Farm Family Park (Kent Entertainment Ltd), Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
Dates: 3rd Dec 24th Dec 2016 (selected dates)
Santa will be bringing some seasonal cheer to Salomons Estate this December as he opens up his cosy Christmas Grotto! Come and meet him and his hard-working Elves as they take up residence in the beautiful grounds of the Estate.
Times: Various
Price: Adult £2.00 Child £10.00
Website: thehopfarm.co.uk

The Christmas Experience
Bewl Water
Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH
Dates: 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 23rd & 24th Dec 2016
Join us for an enchanting Christmas journey around Bewl Water – a beautiful place to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!  Your chance to meet Father Christmas and his many elves in their glittering grotto where every child will receive a special Christmas gift!
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Price: Adult £3  Child £8.00
Website: www.bewlwater.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto at Whitefriars Christmas Market
Canterbury, CT1 2TF
Dates: 3 December until 24 December 2016
This year’s Whitefriars Christmas Market features over 40 colourful cabins selling seasonal produce, gifts, decorations, and food and drink, in addition to our 60+ top brand stores. In Santa’s Grotto make some magical elf dust and receive a commemorative certificate and quality Christmas gift from Santa with a cheeky elf theme!
Times: 11am to 4pm Sunday to Friday and 10.30am to 5pm Saturdays (closed 5/6/12/13 December)
Price: £4 per child.
www.whitefriars-canterbury.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto & Farm
Maidstone Notcutts Garden Centre
Newnham Court, Bearsted Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5LH
Dates: Selected dates from 20th Nov until 24th Dec 2016
A personal visit to Santa in his own winter wonderland, including a special gift. Note there are a limited number of short individual visits within each half hour booking slot, so there may be a short wait.
Times: Various
Price: £10 per child
Website: www.notcutts.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: Selected dates from 20th Nov until 24th Dec 2016
A personal visit to Santa in his own winter wonderland, including a special gift. Note there are a limited number of short individual visits within each half hour booking slot, so there may be a short wait.
Times: Various
Price: £7.50 per child
Website: www.notcutts.co.uk

Breakfast with Santa – Booking Fast!
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec 2016
Treat your children to a delicious breakfast in the company of Santa himself. A fun-filled mealtime including a lovely present, and perhaps even a story or game with the man himself. One ticket per child (max 2 accompanying adults per child).
Times: Various
Price: £11 per child
Website: www.notcutts.co.uk

Tea with Santa
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: Selected dates from 10th Dec – 23rd Dec 2016.
Treat your children to a delicious tea in the company of Santa himself. A fun-filled mealtime including a lovely present, and perhaps even a story or game with the man himself. One ticket per child (max 2 accompanying adults per child).
Times: Various
Price: £11 per child
Website: www.notcutts.co.uk

Meet Santa
Kent Life
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th – 24th Dec 2016
Jump on board our Land Train driven by the head elf and hear the Christmas tales, don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Santa in his magical grotto and take home a special gift. Grown ups can also enjoy a cheeky mince pie and sampling of hot Cider. Pay a visit to our farmyard friends and see the reindeers that will call Kent Life home throughout December. Price includes all day entrance to Kent Life.
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Price: Adult £7.95  Child £11.50, Conc £6.95, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £33.95, Child Members 1 + £5.10 
Website: www.kentlife.org.uk

Narnia Christmas Grotto – SOLD OUT
Penshurst Place
Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG
Dates: 26th Nov  23rd Dec 2016
Step through the Wardrobe and into Christmas as we transport you back to the magical world of Narnia to meet a very important man, waiting in his sleigh.
Times: Various
Price: Adult FREE  Child £12.00
Website: www.penshurstplace.com

Santa’s Grotto
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Bekesbourne, Nr. Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL
Dates: Every weekend from 26th Nov, plus 21st- 23rd Dec 2016
Meet Santa Claus in his enchanted forest Grotto at Howletts Wild Animal Park on selected weekends throughout November and December 2016.  Santa will be merrily greeting families and giving away special Christmas gifts to children in his grotto.
Times: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Price: Adult FREE  Child £8.00
Website: www.aspinallfoundation.org

Santa’s Grotto
Hawley Garden Centre & Nursery
Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7RB
Dates: Every weekend from 19th Nov, plus 19th- 23rd Dec 2016
You will enjoy creating magical memories to last a life time, children will enter the magical grotto and spend time with Santa
Times: Various
Price: Adult FREE  Child £8.00
Website: www.hawleygardencentre.co.uk