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

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Santa Visits at Horley Infants Christmas Shopping Evening
Thursday 17 November 2016, from 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Horley Infant School, Lumley Road, Horely, Surrey RH6 7JF
Local crafters and businesses will be offering their a variety of stalls. Lots of activities for children, including a visit from Santa. £1 entry includes glass of mulled wine or soft drink.
[email protected]
www.horley.surrey.sch.uk

Santa’s Grotto at RSPCA South Godstone Christmas Fair
Saturday 19 November 2016, 12.00pm-4.00pm
South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road, South Godstone, RH9 8JB
A fun-packed day with games, stalls, face painting, craft stalls and lots more. Santa will also be in his grotto – £3 per child including present.
www.rspca.org.uk

Staines-upon-Thames Christmas Parade
Sunday 20 November 20, 10.00am-4.00pm
Two Rivers Staines Shopping Centre, Mustard Mill Road, TW18 4WB
Welcome Father Christmas and special guests to town to kick off the Christmas season. From 9:00 Staines Rotary will be painting the town red with the Staines-upon-Thames Christmas Dash. 10:30 Parade with Father Christmas, The Snowman and Snowdog, and many other guests.
www.tworiversstaines.com

Santa’s Grotto at Tadworth Children’s Trust Christmas Fair
Saturday 26 November 2016, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5RU
A skating rink, Santa’s grotto, market stalls, refreshments, raffles and games, fairground rides, arts and crafts, face painting, donkey rides, tombola, raffles and a Christmas band. Free entry for children and £3 for adults. Entry tickets for Santa’s grotto £4, ice staking £4, or both for £7 (book in advance online).
www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/christmas-fair

Santa’s Grotto at Oxted Christmas Festival
Saturday 26 November 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Station Road and Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0PG
The family-friendly celebration is set to include a local produce market, a French market and entertainment. Santa Claus will arrive on a spectacular cream and gold land train, which will then take visitors on free rides. After touring the town at 10am on the land train, Santa Claus will take up residency for the day in a glittering grotto at Tandridge Leisure Centre.
www.loveoxted.co.uk

Santa at Priory Farm Christmas Food Festival
Saturday 26 November (10.00am-4.30pm) and Sunday 27 November (10.30am-4.30pm) 2016
Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, RH1 4EJ
Little ones will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas. In what has become a favourite Priory Farm tradition, Father Christmas will descend the hill at 4.30pm on Saturday 26th to greet the crowds and check his list.
www.prioryfarm.co.uk

Christmas at Bocketts Farm
Bocketts Farm

Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS
Dates: 24th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
The visit begins as the children hop on board the Santa Express trailer with one of the elves for a short ride from the Farm Park. Up to 2 adults may accompany each child by walking alongside the trailer, which travels very slowly. Once through the magical gates, you’ll gather as a group in his workshop, set deep in a traditional hay barn. In the grotto, each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.
Times: Various
Price: All prices include farm entrance – Child (3 -17 yrs) £18.45, Child (2 yrs) £16.80, Child (under 2 yrs) £8.50, Child (disabled) £16.00, Adult  £9.50, Senior £8.90
Website: www.bockettsfarm.co.uk

Santa’s Secret Forest
Crockford Bridge Farm
New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU
Dates: Every week from Sat 26th Dec 2016
Visit Father Christmas and his enchanted helpers in his Secret Forest and tell him your Christmas wishes. A wonderful winter fairy tale deep in the magical woods. Approx age range 1 – 10 years.
Times: 10am – 5pm
Price: November – Child 1-13 years £10.00, Adult 14 years + £4.50; December – Child 1-13 years £12.00, Adult 14 years + £5.00
Website: www.crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk

Christmas at Hobbledown
Hobbledown

Horton Lane, Horton, KT19 8PT
Dates: Selected dates from 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Come and enjoy a Christmas Toddler Lunch or Tea with Santa and meet Santa or you can visit him in his Grotto.
Times: Various
Price: £9.95 per child, Hobbledown Annual Passholders get 10% off the booking price.
Website: www.hobbledown.com

Christmas at Birdworld
Birdworld
Birdworld Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD, UK
Dates: 26th November – 24th December
Come to Birdworld, located in Alice Holt Forest, to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings.
Times: Various
Price: Prices from £7.95 per child.
Website: birdworld.co.uk

The Enchanted Grotto
Shepperton Squires Garden Centre
Upper Halliford, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8SG
Dates: 19th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Meet our Elves and the Enchanted Snowman who will take you on an interactive adventure to meet the guardian of the forest: Spruce Bruce. He will tell the tale of how the forest came to be enchanted and of the magical creatures that live there. we will need all of your help to join in with the story… and when you’ve learned the secrets of the forest, you’ll meet its jolliest inhabitant! And come and greet Santa as he makes his grand arrival in a Horse Drawn Carriage, 10am on Saturday 19 and 26 November.
Times: Various
Price: Child £9, Adult £3
Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

The Enchanted Grotto
Milford Squires Garden Centre
Portsmouth Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5HL
Dates: 19th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Meet our Elves and the Enchanted Snowman who will take you on an interactive adventure to meet the guardian of the forest: Chris Moose. He will tell the tale of how the forest came to be enchanted and of the magical creatures that live there. we will need all of your help to join in with the story… and when you’ve learned the secrets of the forest, you’ll meet its jolliest inhabitant!
Times: Various
Price: Child £9, Adult £3
Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Free Grotto
Squires Garden Centre
Twickenham & West Horsley
Dates: Weekends from 19th Nov at Twickenham, weekends from 26th Nov at West Horsley, weekends from 27th Nov at Hersham, and everyday at all centres from 19th – 24th Dec 2016
Come and meet Santa in his free grotto between the 19 November – 24 December, at Squire’s Twickenham. There will be an optional donation which will go to the centre’s local charity. All children visiting Santa must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Santa will not be in his grotto between 1-2pm, as he is feeding his reindeer. And come and greet him as he makes his grand arrival at 10am on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.
Times: 10.30am-4pm Saturdays; 10.30am-3.30pm Sundays; 10.30am-5pm 19th – 23rd Dec; 10.30am-2pm 24th Dec
Price: Free, optional donation
Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Free Grotto
Squires Garden Centre
Cobham – Long Ditton – Reigate – Stanmore – Windsor – Woking
Dates: Weekends from 26th Nov (20th at Stanmore), and 24th Dec 2016
Come and meet Santa in his free grotto between the 19 November – 24 December, at Squire’s Twickenham. There will be an optional donation which will go to the centre’s local charity. All children visiting Santa must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Santa will not be in his grotto between 1-2pm, as he is feeding his reindeer. And come and greet him as he makes his grand arrival at 10am on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. And come and greet him as he makes his grand arrival at 10am on Sunday 20 November.
Times: 10.30am-4pm Saturdays; 10.30am-3.30pm Sundays; 10.30am-2pm 24th Dec
Price: Free, optional donation
Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Christmas Circus – Santa Got Talent
Badshot Lea Squires Garden Centre
Badshot Lea Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9JX
Dates: 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Santa is throwing a party for his Elves to thank them for their hard work sending presents out to children all over the World. Watch as Circus acts audition for the party & help Santa choose by voting for your favourite act! Meet Santa after the show where children will receive a present if they have been good.
Times: Various
Price: £12 per person
Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Meet Father Christmas
Hatchlands Park
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Dates: 3rd December 2016 – 22nd December 2016
Meet Father Christmas in his cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.
Times: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Price: Normal admission, plus £5.00 per child
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Father Christmas
Painshill Park
Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
Dates: 3rd – 24th Dec 2016
For a truly magical experience visit Father Christmas in the crystal Grotto at Painshill 18th century landscape garden. Follow the festive route through the beautiful surroundings to Grotto Island. Here you will enter the Christmas Wishing Tent where children will receive an activity pack and refreshments can be purchased. Elves will then guide you into the amazing crystal Grotto with dazzling stalactites, to meet Father Christmas.
Times: Various
Price: Adults £8 (Painshill Members FREE), Concessions £7, Children £12
Website: www.painshill.co.uk

Meet Father Christmas
Godstone Farm
Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LX
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 15th – 24th Dec 2016
This December Father Christmas is returning to his special festive Christmas Cabin! Joining him is Mrs Christmas, his team of brilliant Elves and a sleigh load of pressies to create memories to last a life time.
Times: Various
Price: From £10.50 per child
Website: godstonefarm.co.uk

Santa Special
Rural Life Centre
Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL
Dates: 10th, 11th & 17th, 18th Dec 2016
Enjoy a festive ride on the light railway and visit the toy workshop! Once again this year we will only be able to see children who have pre-booked.
Times: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Price: Child £11.50, Adult £7.50
Website: rural-life.org.uk

Santa’s Magic Workshop
The Wellington
Victoria Road, Aldershot, GU11 1DB
Dates: 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
Come and meet Santa working hard with the elves to make sure all the presents are ready for Christmas. Every Saturday and Sunday you can visit him for free so make sure he has your present wish list. Saturday 26th November 2016 will be a fun filled day where we will welcome Santa to his Magic Workshop on the Lower Mall. He will be in there working hard with the elves to make sure all the presents are ready for Christmas.
Times: Various
Price: FREE
Website: www.thewellingtoncentre.co.uk

Chessington Winter’s Tail – Grotto
Chessington World of Adventures
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE
Dates: 26th Nov – 24th Dec 2016
With Father Christmas’ festive grotto, The Elves’ Kitchen, Christmas Pandamonium Live Show, plus our amazing animals, have a wild Christmas at Chessington! Guests are invited on a truly special visit to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto. Limited availibility – prebook only.
Times: Various
Price: £20 per person. An individual ticket includes a visit to the Grotto and a present – those aged 12 months or younger can enter the park free of charge, anyone aged over 12 months will require a ticket. Rainy Day guarantee – return for FREE
Website: www.chessington.com

Christmas at Bay Pond
Bay Pond Nature Reserve
Little Place Farm, High Street, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LT
Dates: 11th Dec 2016
Come and join us for lots of festive fun!  We will start with a winter wildlife walk then when we get to the woods, we will join the elves around a camp fire for some Christmas crafts and marshmallow toasting.  Visit Santa in his bird hide grotto to recevie a gift and do a spot of bird watching while you’re there!  Finally, we will warm up with a hot chocolate and other light refreshments back in the barn. This family event is aimed at children aged 4-9 years (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times).
Times: 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
Price: Child 4-9 years £13, Adult £3
Website: www.surreywildlifetrust.org

Father Christmas’ Grotto
South Hill Park
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
Dates: 8th Dec – 24th Dec 2016
Come and see Father Christmas in his comfy and cosy Grotto. You can write him a letter in the Elves’ post office, make Christmas crafts with the Elves and, of course, meet Father Christmas himself during your very own personalised visit. Are you on his good list? You’ll get a present if you are.
Times: Various
Price: £14.00 per child, 3 children offer £38
Website: www.southhillpark.org.uk