Places to Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

 Places to Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

It may seem like summer has only just passed, but some of the opportunities to meet Santa started selling from September 1st! So, to avoid disappointment, here are all the local places to meet Santa. I’ve just booked ours, which one will you visit?

 Places to Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire

Dobbies: Peterborough and Kings Lynn November 18th -24th December

Book for the Father Christmas Grotto for £9.95 or breakfast or tea with Father Christmas for £11.95. On the 18th there is also a Christmas Family Fun Day with a £2 entry with proceeds to charity.

Doddington Hall & Gardens: Doddington December 3rd – December 21st Thursdays and Sundays only

Book a visit to see Father Christmas in the Hall’s Library. Meet the Christmas Elves and receive a small present. Booking is essential. There is also the Christmas in Wonderland event running from November 25th to December 29th.

Fenland Light Railway:  Ramsey, Huntingdon 3,9,10 and 16th December

Enjoy a train ride around the track and end your journey at Santa’s Grotto. Meet Santa and receive a present and then board the train again back to the station. On arrival, enjoy the seasonal refreshments included in the ticket price. £7.50 per child and one free accompanying adult. Additional adults £2.00

Nene Valley Railway  – Wansford From 25th November to 24th December

The popular Santa Express has tickets on sale NOW! Every child receives a present from Santa in his log cabin. During the journey, kiddies receive a drink and chocolates and grown-ups receive a mince pie, a miniature bottle of booze, a wine or hot drink. Santa also walks through the train!. First Class option is available too for £20.  There are other premium options available too! Tickets start from £20 and under 1’s are free.

Notcutts: Norton Waterville from Nov 19th,25th, 26th and December 2,3,9,10,16th,17,23rd.

Tickets need to be pre-purchased online and all children receive a gift from Santa. £7.50 From Sat 9th December there are also breakfast ( from £4.95 adult, £11.00 child) and from Friday 15th December tea events with Santa (from £6.95 adult, from £11.00 child)

Queensgate Centre: Peterborough

Sacrewell Farm – Wansford Available Daily from 1st until 24th December except Monday’s.

Come and visit Santa at Sacrewell before he boards his sleigh. Each Santa visit includes a present for the children and Christmas themed crafts. Other activities* including Christmas crafts, tractor rides around the farm, and marshmallow toasting by campfire are also taking place.   • Please arrive at least one hour before your chosen time slot to see Santa. Normal admission rates apply plus £7.50 per child.

A further option is breakfast with Santa. From 9.30-10.30 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of December, Santa will be interrupting his busy schedule to join those wanting to start their festive day at Sacrewell. Following your meal, Santa invites you to a little storytelling and presents each child with a small gift.   £9.95 pp.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (National Trust) Wicken, Ely 3rd December to 23rd December

Follow the Christmas trail to find Father Christmas, but remember to wrap up warm! Then visit the elves in the workshop and make some Christmas crafts to take home. £9 per child at various set times. Book in advance. ( Dogs not allowed)

Wyevale Garden Centre  Huntingdon 18th November to 24th December.

Choose to have breakfast or tea with Santa where the whole family meets Santa and children decorate a festive biscuit and choose a present to take home.  There is also a  pre-bookable grotto at this location, with the arrival parade on Saturday 18th from 11am. Plant and grow a real magical mini Christmas tree to decorate and take home. A child’s breakfast or tea is £10

 Places to Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

Meet Santa in Lincolnshire

Baytree Winter Wonderland : Spalding Weekdays 11-5pm, Thursday’s in December 11-8pm, Sat 9-5 and Sun 10-5 (9am in December)

26,000 sq ft of a magical wonderland. Wind your way through snow-covered trees, watch elves hard at work and singing reindeer. Extremely popular on December weekends. Every child who visits Santa gets a present and a mini real Christmas tree (£9.50) Accompanying adults & children £1.50. For Winter Wonderland only £1.50

Lincoln Castle

Children and families are invited to Lincoln Castle for a special after-dark tea time treat.  A visit to the Victorian Prison for a storytelling performance of “A Christmas Carol”. Costumed characters Sir Henry Greatham and Lady Lydia along with a host of puppets bring to life Dicken’s famous tale with plenty of laughter along the way.  After the 30 minute performance, all are invited to the Castle café for tea when our special guest, Father Christmas, will take time from his busy schedule to meet all of you!  Every child and accompanying adult will receive a Christmas themed picnic box with sandwiches and festive treats along with hot and cold drinks. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Event Times, 4.30pm & 6pm. The Tea with Father Christmas experience will last approximately one hour fifteen minutes.

Admission: £15 per person, adult & children. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway  : Ludborough December 9th,10th,16th & 17th. Each child will receive a gift and grown-ups are served mulled wine. £11.00 for children aged 12 and under and £11.00 for grown-ups. Trains run at 10.30,11.45,1.15 and 2.30pm

Normanby Hall: Scunthorpe December 2,3,9,10,16,17 and Tinsel Tots on December 12th 10.30-1.30pm

Meet Santa in the bothy.On the 12th December join in for festive fun for children aged 5 and under. Snuggle up by the fire in Normanby Hall for singing, stories and making Christmas craft to take home. Places cost £4 and must be booked in advance.

Rand Farm: Lincoln 25 November -23 December

Meet Santa, train in Elf academy and walk through the Enchanted Forest and meet real reindeer. £15.95 per child.

Springfields: Spalding

Stamford Garden Centre : Great Casterton

The Collection Museum: Lincoln

The Stokes cafe will be transformed into a grotto. Children can write letters to Santa and receive a gift from the man himself.

Waterside Garden Centre: Baston 18,19,25,26 November, 2,3,9,10,16,17,20,21,22,23,24 December ( Price varies)

Enjoy breakfast, or tea with Santa where you receive a visit from Santa and a gift plus magical reindeer dust. Decorate your own cookie. the experience lasts for approx 80 mins. You can also book an ice-skating experience where each session lasts 45 minutes.

Wyevale Garden Centre: Crowland, Wolds View, Louth 18th November to 24th December

Choose to have breakfast or tea with Santa where the whole family meets Santa and children decorate a festive biscuit and choose a present to take home.  There is no grotto at this location. A child’s breakfast or tea is £10

 

 Places to Meet Santa in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

Meet Santa in Northamptonshire

Barnwell Country Park TBA

Northampton & Lambert Railway: Chapel Brampton, Northampton  November 26, December 2,3,9,10,16,17,23 10.30 -3.30pm

Come along to visit Santa in his Magical Grotto and then take a train ride along the Northampton & Lamport Railway from Pitsford and Brampton station. each child receives a gift from Santa, a soft drink and biscuits. Adults receive a glass of sherry or a soft drink and a mince pie.

Whilton Locks Garden Village: Daventry 11am -4.30pm £9.99 plus a gift. No need to pre-book

This years theme is Winter Wonderland and there will even be an ice-rink! You can also have Breakfast With Santa or Afternoon tea with Elsa.

Wyevale Garden Centre, Harlestone Heath, Northampton, Podington Wellingborough

Breakfast or Tea with Santa 18th November to 24th December.

Meet Santa in Rutland

Rutland Water Reserve  TBA

Nearby  Gates Garden Centre: Oakham, Leicestershire

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19 Comments

  1. It always surprises me how quickly these things get booked up. We’re hoping Santa makes an pre-big-day visit in Bangalore. Reminds me – I must email his elves to find out where he’ll be and when as they haven’t published a blog post on it! 😉 #FamilyTravelTips

  2. What a great resource! Thanks for the reminder that I need to do this in the next couple of weeks! We are travelling until right before Christmas so I actually have to be early this year! Not usually my style 😉 #familytraveltips

  3. I live in NY and a big thing here in the states is “respect the turkey” meaning not to start doing Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. Which I am big believer in… BUT the only Christmas thing I do before thanksgiving is take the kids in November to see santa. The lines are like nill vs hours (i know from experience) in December. We just go to our local shopping mall. I am getting excited for the holidays!

  4. Wow you’re so lucky to have so many Santa options! Where I live in New Zealand it’s pretty much mall-Santa or nothing, but we do have a big (for us!) Santa parade every year which the kids love.

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