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.

We also have listings for pantos, Christmas markets, and Christmas lights switch on events in Kent.

We do our best to provide accurate details, but please check with the organisers before travelling.

The Reindeer Grotto
The Reindeer Centre
Capralama Farm, Pluckley Road, Bethersden, Kent, TN26 3EQ
Dates: 14th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
A delightful treat of magical experiences for young and old alike. Revel in the Christmas spirit whilst you walk through 7 beautiful animated scenes, visit the animal barn, meet the reindeer, play in the snow area, and much more. Every child will have their own personal encounter with Father Christmas and will receive a quality wrapped gift.
Times: Various, no need to book.
Price: Start at – Adult £10.00 Child £13.00
www.reindeercentre.co.uk

Santa at Strode Park Christmas Fair
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Theatre in the Park, Strode Park, Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7NE
Santa in his Grotto, REAL reindeer, 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: 14th Nov -24th Dec 2017
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
www.brooksidegc-kent.co.uk

Christmas Grotto Booking Fast!
Ruxley Manor Garden Centre
Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5BQ
Dates: 11th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
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. The grotto experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Times: Various
Price: Adult £5.00, Child (1-15 years) £12.00, Under 1s £10.00
booking-ruxley-manor.co.uk

Winter Wonderland
Millbrook Garden Centre
Staplehurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 9BT
Dates: 25th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
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
www.millbrookgc.co.uk

Winter Wonderland
Millbrook Garden Centre
Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9PA
Dates: 18th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
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
www.millbrookgc.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto Experience at Bluewater
Bluewater Shopping Centre
Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST
Dates: 16th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
As little ones wait excitedly to meet Santa, the Christmas chef, Mr Crumb will greet them at the entrance of the enchanting log cabin. Children will become little elf helpers before being called upon to help Mr Crumb in his kitchen and embark on a journey through the Grotto. Children will create their very own tree decoration to take home before meeting the big man himself. Each child will receive a lovely soft toy from Santa and photos can be purchased upon leaving the Grotto. You can also take a trip to Bluewater’s spectacular undercover outdoor ice rink, located next to Santa’s Grotto, beneath a beautiful clear roof so you can skate rain or shine!
Times: Various
Price: Child £10.00 off-peak, £12.00 peak times, up to 2 adults free, plus £5 per additional adult
www.bluewater.co.uk

Magical Santa Grotto – Booking Fast!
Polhill Garden Centre
London Road (A224), Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks, Kent ,TN14 7AD
Dates: 18th Nov – 24th Dec 2017
Our unique Experience will create magical memories to last a lifetime!
Times: Various
Price: Child £10.00, adults free (max 2 per child)
www.polhill.co.uk

Father Christmas in Kent – Nearly Sold Out!
Tunbridge Wells Icerink
Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells
Dates: 2nd Dec– 24th Dec 2017
For the seventh successive year, the open air Ice-rink is returning to Royal Tunbridge Wells. 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: From £14.50 for 1 child, all adults £2.00 each
www.fatherchristmasinkent.co.uk

Santa Specials 
Spa Valley Railway
West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5QY
Dates: Weekends from 2nd Dec, plus 21st to 24th Dec 2017
Take a steam train ride through the winter Wealden countryside, then meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive a special gift. Plus face painting, ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition, balloon model for every child, and much more.
Times: Various
Price: From £15.00 adult, £13.00 child, and under 2 £3.50
www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

Santa Specials
Kent & East Sussex Railway Company
Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
Dates: Weekends from 2nd Dec, plus 22nd to 24th Dec 2017
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. All tickets include a train ride, present for each child from Santa, on-board refreshments and a free family photograph.
Times: Various
Price: From £18.00 per person
www.kesr.org.uk

Christmas Grotto
Wild Wood Adventure
Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ
Dates: Weekends from 2nd Dec, plus 18th to 24th Dec 2017
We will once again be hosting our always popular Wildwood Santa’s Grotto. Ticket price includes a luxury soft toy, mounted photo and a visit with Santa, his elves and reindeer.
Times: Various – To enquire or to make a booking, please email: [email protected]  or telephone 01227 209621.
Price: £12 per child – note: Full entry must be paid or valid membership shown if visiting the park between 10-4pm.
wildwoodtrust.org

Father Christmas 
The Hop Farm
The Hop Farm Family Park (Kent Entertainment Ltd), Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
Dates: Weekends from 2nd Dec, plus 18th to 24th Dec 2017
Father Christmas is back at The Hop Farm this December! Treat the kids and meet the big FC up close and in person in his magical grotto experience. Lots of festive fun to be had in the Big Red Grotto.
Times: Various
Price: Child £17.00 (with up to two adults), Extra Adult £2.00, Infant ONLY booking £5.00 (with up to two adults) 
thehopfarm.co.uk

The Christmas Experience
Bewl Water
Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH
Dates: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st to 24th Dec 2017
Join us for an enchanting Christmas journey around Bewl Water – a beautiful place to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!  Santa will once again be taking up residence in his waterside grotto, giving out presents to children before they embark upon their adventure of helping save Christmas! Jump aboard the Santa Express and help the elves find all the missing Christmas items.
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Price: Adult £8  Child (under 13) £16.00
www.bewlwater.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto at Whitefriars
Canterbury, CT1 2TF
Dates: 2nd to 24th December 2017
Come and meet Santa in his Neverland-themed grotto! Craft activity, certificate and quality gift from Santa included.
Price: £4 per child – booking opens in November.
www.whitefriars-canterbury.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto & Farm
Maidstone Notcutts Garden Centre
Newnham Court, Bearsted Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5LH
Dates: 19th Nov until 24th Dec 2017
Enjoy a truly special Christmas experience this year at Santa’s Grotto with some of his favourite reindeer! As well as meeting these gorgeous winter creatures and Santa himself, your child will receive a Christmas gift, personally given by Santa.
Times: Various
Price: From £10 per child, all adults £2.50
www.notcutts.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: Selected dates from 19th Nov until 24th Dec 2017
Enjoy a truly special Christmas experience this year at Santa’s Grotto with some of his favourite reindeer! As well as meeting these gorgeous winter creatures and Santa himself, your child will receive a Christmas gift, personally given by Santa.
Times: Various
Price: From £7.50 per child, includes max 2 adults
www.notcutts.co.uk

Christmas at the Whitstable Castle
Whitstable Castle and Gardens
Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW
Dates: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Join Whitstable Castle for their traditional Christmas Fair with stalls inside and outside selling Christmas gifts, holly wreaths etc plus our magical Christmas grotto!! The Orangery Tearooms will be serving light lunches, mulled wine & mince pies, etc. all day too.
Times: Various
Price: £5.00 per child. Free entry to the castle grounds.
whitstablecastle.co.uk

Breakfast with Santa
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Dec 2017
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: From £14 per child, adults £4.25 or free without breakfast
www.notcutts.co.uk

Tea with Santa
Tunbridge Wells Notcutts Garden Centre
Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4QN
Dates: Selected dates from 7th Dec – 23rd Dec 2017.
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 person.
Times: Various
Price: From £11 per child and £6.95 per adult (or adults free without meal option)
www.notcutts.co.uk

Meet Santa
Kent Life
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU
Dates: Weekends from 2nd Dec, plus 21st to 24th Dec 2017
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 (1-15) £11.95, Child (under 1) £7.95, Conc £6.95, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £33.95, discounts for members
www.kentlife.org.uk

Narnia Christmas Grotto – NEARLY SOLD OUT
Penshurst Place
Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG
Dates: Weekends from 25th Nov to 10th Dec, and daily from 11th to 23rd Dec 2017
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: Child £13.00, max 2 adults free per child
www.penshurstplace.com

Santa’s Grotto
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Bekesbourne, Nr. Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL
Dates: Every weekend from 25th Nov, plus 21st- 23rd Dec 2017
Meet Santa Claus in his enchanted forest Grotto at Howletts Wild Animal Park on selected weekends throughout November and December 2017.  Santa will be merrily greeting families and giving away special Christmas gifts to children in his grotto.
Times: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Price: Child £10.00. Note: a valid membership or single visit park entry ticket is also required and this year, Port Lympne Annual Park Members will enjoy FREE admission to Howletts to visit the grotto. 
www.aspinallfoundation.org

Santa’s Grotto
Hawley Garden Centre & Nursery
Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7RB
Dates: Every weekend from 18th Nov, plus 21st- 24th Dec 2017
You will enjoy creating magical memories to last a life time, children will enter the magical grotto and spend time with Santa. Children will meet real reindeer, receive a personalised ‘I’ve met Santa’ certificate and all good children will receive a gift from Santa suitable for their age.
Times: Various
Price: Child £9.50
www.hawleygardencentre.co.uk

Magical Medieval Christmas
The Canterbury Tales
St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TG
Dates: Sat 16 and Sun 17 December 2017
Father Christmas has been transported back in time to the Middle Ages and it’s up to you, young adventurers, to save him and bring him back to 2017 in time for Christmas! Our medieval elves will guide you and your family through a series of festive activities on the medieval streets of The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction. There will be songs, games and dressing up, to get you fully into the Christmas spirit!
Times: Various times 10.00am-4.00pm
Price: Adults £6, child £12, family £33
www.canterburytales.org.uk