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Meet Santa this Christmas in Buckinghamshire 2017

Meet Santa this Christmas in Buckinghamshire 2017

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Meet Santa this Christmas 2017 in Buckinghamshire. What better way to add some sparkle to Christmas for your little ones than by booking to meet the big man himself. Santa’s a pretty busy man at this time of year, but has freed up some space in his diary to meet the lovely children of Bucks. From fantastic Grottos to breakfast with Father Christmas, we’ve pulled together our list of the best places to meet Father Christmas in Buckinghamshire this year.

Christmas Festival at Odds Farm

Daily from 25 November – 24 December, Christmas is back at Odds Farm, bigger, better and more magical than ever before! Present your Christmas Festival Pass and come and meet Father Christmas, before heading onto the Cuddly Creative Christmas Corner and finally onto the Elves’ Workshop to collect something extra special. Plus, enjoy Festive Entertainment, take part in fun Christmas-themed Arts & Crafts and train to become an Elf at the Elf Academy. Combined with plenty of Christmas Lambs to meet, there’s stacks of festive fun for the whole family.

To book your tickets now and find out more, click here.

Bourne End Flowerland

Bourne End Flowerland invites you to a very special and traditional arrival of Santa and his real life reindeer on Saturday 25 November 2017, at 11.00am.

Come and visit Santa in his Grotto from Saturday 25 November – Sunday 24 December 2017. This magical experience is £5.00 per child to meet Santa which includes a gift, plus for an additional £2.00 they can also take part in a festive workshop. For bookings please email

Address: Flowerland, Hedsor Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5EE

For more information, click here.

Santa’s Grotto at The Centre:MK 

18 November – 24 December 2017
Join Santa and his trusty elves for a new Grotto experience this year, where children can meet Norbert, the baby reindeer puppet in an interactive experience and make reindeer food before meeting the big man himself. Children of all ages love Norbert, making this year’s experience perfect for smaller children and toddlers as well as the older children. Our memorable experience includes an individual family visit with Santa as well as your chance to have your photograph taken. The visit will last approximately 20 minutes. You can then take a magical train ride through a delightful wintery forest. Book online in advance, or at the grotto itself. Tickets are from £7.99.
For more information, click here.

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Garden Centre, Milton Keynes

18 November – 24 December 2017
Father Christmas’ Grotto is one of the most exciting festive experiences at Dobbies. Bring your little ones along to explore the enchanted setting, be welcomed by Father Christmas himself and receive a toy brand of your choice.
New for this year, choose the brand of toy you’d like your child to receive as a special present. You can make your selection from the following choices, subject to availability while stocks last: Lego, Playmobil, Sylvanian Family, or Bigjig. The visit to Santa including the gift is £9.95.
You can also book to have breakfast or tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies. For prices, full details and to book for your family, click here.
For more information on the Grotto, breakfast or tea with Santa, and to book now, click here.

Xscape Milton Keynes Santa’s Grotto

From 9 – 24 December Santa’s Grotto will be returning the Xscape in Milton Keynes. This is a free Grotto so booking is essential to ensure you get your visit. The Grotto will be open daily from 11.00am – 5.00pm.
At the time of writing this post full details were still to be announced. You will be able to book through the Xscape site here, or watch this space for further information.

Bletchley Park Santa’s Grotto, Milton Keynes

2- 23 December 2017
This year enjoy a vintage Christmas. Step back in time at Bletchley Park and experience a 1940s style Christmas Grotto. Father Christmas will be at home in our Library in the Mansion during December. Every child will receive a present and there are festive crafts and music to enjoy while you wait. Tickets must be booked 24 hours in advance. The Grotto is open from 10.00am – 3.00pm and is £6.00 per child.
For more information and to book online, click here.

Santa’s Grotto at Frost’s Garden Centre, Woburn Sands

Sunday 5 November- Sunday 24 December 2017 
Santa’s Grotto is back… and its bigger and better than ever before! Join us for a unique grotto experience like no other. Enter Santa’s magical wonderland, sing with his bashful elves and then make some reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve. The adventure continues into Santa’s living room where you will listen to an enchanted story read by Santa himself. With lots of surprises along the way this is the ultimate Santa experience for the whole family to enjoy! Don’t forget to purchase your photo when you book, the perfect reminder of your visit. Your experience will last around 45 minutes. Tickets are £14.99 per child and £4.99 per adult.
For more information and to book online, click here.

Santa’s Grotto at Haddenham Garden Centre

Santa will be arriving at 10am on Saturday 18th November  and his grotto is open until 11am – 4pm every weekend until Christmas.


Location: Haddenham Garden Centre, Stanbridge road, Haddenham

For more details click here

Breakfast or Tea with Santa at Wendover Wyevale Garden Centre

Daily from 18 November – 24 December. Take your Little Diggers along and enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared breakfast or tea! The whole family meets Santa, children decorate a festive biscuit and then choose their very own present to take home! While you’re there why not visit Santa’s grotto too?

Location: World’s End, A Wyevale Garden Centre, Aylesbury Road, Wendover HP22 6BD

To book tickets click here


Buckinghamsire Railway Centre

See Father Christmas in a ‘Grotto with a Difference’ – On a Steam Train!!

When you arrive you will be shown to your  seats on the steam train, which will take you up and down the 1/3 mile length of track whilst you wait for Father Christmas, who will be making his way along the train visiting all the children. When he comes to your carriage, one of his elves will pull gifts for the children from his huge toy sack!

After the festive journey you can visit the Visitor Centre to see the live children’s show, faces painting, enjoy free refreshments, and admire the beautifully restored engines on display – and 20ft tall Christmas tree!

These festive journeys take place on Weds 20th, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd December

For more information and to book your journey click here


Breakfast or Tea with Santa at Notcutts Garden Centre

Breakfast with Santa!

Start the day in the best way possible with a delicious breakfast in the company of Santa himself!

Expect a fun-filled mealtime including a special present, and perhaps even a story or activity with Santa.

Tea with Santa!

Treat your children to a very special and scrummy tea in the company of Santa himself.

Expect a fun-filled mealtime including a gift, and perhaps even a story or activity with Santa.

Location: Notcutts Garden Centre, Clay Lane, Booker Near Marlow, Buckinghamshire. SL7 3DH

Click here to book 


Dorney Court Kitchen Garden – 2nd December 2017

Take your little ones to meet Father Christmas, his Elf helpers, snow pets and reindeers.

Santa’s Grotto will be open between 11am until 4pm on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

£10 per child (includes a gift from Santa)

Location: Dorney Court Kitchen Garden, Court Lane, Dorney, Buckinghamshire, SL4 6QP

To book your approximate time slot click here


We hope you found this information useful. For other ideas on what’s on for the kiddies in Bucks this Christmas, click here.

Looking for inspiration on what to get the children for Christmas this year? We’ve got the top gifts for you here.


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