Where to meet Santa this Christmas 2018 in Berkshire. 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 Berkshire. From fantastic Grottos to breakfast with Father Christmas, we’ve pulled together our list of the best places to take the kids to see Father Christmas in Berkshire this year.
Oaktree Garden Centre, Bracknell
24 November – 24 December 2018
Christmas at Oaktree Garden Centre near Bracknell is a very special time for all. Come and visit and see the amazing Christmas display, walk through Christmas Wonderland, full of lit trees and Christmas scenes. Post your Christmas letter to Santa in the special post box and visit the Reindeer from 24 November till Christmas. There are various packages including grotto experience, breakfast and tea with Santa. The grotto experience includes a visit to Mother Christmas for cookie decorating, meet the reindeer, and then a trip to see Father Christmas and collect a gift.
For more information and to book online click here.
Meet Santa with a Jubilee Boat Trip, Newbury
15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 December 2018
We’ll be cruising to ‘Greenham Land’ to find Santa! Children enjoy a Christmas story, singing, and plenty of time with Santa during the boat trip which lasts approximately 1 hour. The ticket price of £9.00 includes a good quality present from Santa for children; and the choice of mulled wine or hot drink and a mince pie for adults. Advance booking is essential and tickets will not be available on the day. Please dress warmly for this trip and don’t forget your Christmas hat!
Cost £9 (no concessions) and trips are at 10.00am, 12 noon and 2.00pm on Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December 2018.
For more information and to book your tickets click here.
Lego Christmas at Legoland Windsor Resort
1, 2, 8, 9, 15 – 23 December 2018
Wonder at the twinkling lights, snow dusted pine trees, exciting seasonal festivities and see the Park as you have never seen it before… all with a sprinkling of LEGO magic. Journey to the heart of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and discover a Christmas land with over 30 rides, shows and attractions. See Christmas come to life in Miniland, where guests can spot special LEGO additions to London and Scotland, including a Christmas market in Covent Garden, magical lighting and more. If you are very lucky, you will even spot LEGO Father Christmas delivering his gifts! The elves will be looking for little helpers to help build LEGO gifts to take home and write letters to Father Christmas. The highlight of your day will be meeting Father Christmas in his magical grotto, where every child will receive a LEGO gift… just follow his trusted elves.
To find out more and book your tickets, click here.
Lapland UK, Windsor Great Park, Ascot
17 November – 24 December 2018
Lapland UK is an original adaptation of the Father Christmas story and the secret world of the elves brought to life through a 4-hour immersive experience of unprecedented scale and quality. Enter a magical world of snow scattered hidden pathways lined with impressive pine trees, and you’ll immediately know you’re in for an experience the children (or you) will never forget. Visit the north pole post office, the Elves Toy Shop, Decorate gingerbread biscuits, have a go on the ice rink and meet Father Christmas in person where each child will receive a gift.
For more information and to book tickets click here.
Meet Santa at Daniel of Windsor
Various dates from 17 November – 24 December 2018
Santa comes to Daniel of Windsor this Christmas. A beautiful grotto awaits those that wish to visit from 10.30am – 4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday from 17 November 2018. Plus every day leading up to Christmas from 17 – 24 December.
Entry is £7 and includes a gift from Santa. To find out more, click here.
Christmas on the Farm and Santa’s Grotto, Bucklebury Farm
Various dates 8 – 23 December 2018
The farm park will be decorated and looking at its best, Woody’s Café will offer a Christmas-themed menu, Christmas lunch for all the family, home made mince pies and festive fare. There are donkeys and deer to feed and Santa will be dropping into the glorious grotto every Friday to Monday from 8 until 23 December 2018. Or why not come along to the Magic of Christmas weekend on 22 & 23 December to meet Santa and his reindeer, take part in Christmas craft, gingerbread decoration with Mrs Claus, groom the donkeys and finish with a ride on the Polar Express.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Cobbs Play Barn, Hungerford
8 & 9 December 2018
This Christmas bring the kiddies to meet Father Christmas at Cobbs Play Barn in Hungerford on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December 2018. There will be 4 sittings from 9.00am – 12.45pm. The experience will start in Cobbs Play Barn for a bite to eat and Christmas snacks, and children will have the chance to burn off some energy in the great play space. They will then head to the Grotto to meet Father Christmas to have a chat about their Christmas wishes and choose a gift from Santa’s sack.
Tickets are available to buy now, click here for more information and to get yours.
A magical Christmas experience, 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, Newbury
24 & 25 Nov, 1 & 2 Dec, 8 & 9 Dec, 15 – 24 Dec 2018
Follow the elves through a Magical Christmas trail and enjoy a story telling journey full of interactive scenes, characters and activities. It’s a 2 hour journey full of stories and surprises through a Christmas experience ending up with Santa and a gift for your child. This experience includes; a passport and a trip on the magical sleigh Santa Airways, join the Elves at the Toy Factory, enjoy a musical light show, build your own Olly the Snowman and give it a heart and take it home with you, make magical snow cookies, and of course meet Santa and get a special gift.
For more information and to book your tickets, click here.
South Hill Park Father Christmas’ Grotto, Bracknell
1 & 2, 7 – 9, 14 – 24 December 2018
This December, come and see Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto at South Hill Park in Bracknell. You can decorate your own Christmas ornament with the elves before heading off to meet Father Christmas himself during your very own personalised visit. Are you on his good list? You’ll get a present if you are. This unique Grotto experience will leave you feeling warm and festive, and is the perfect addition to a day at South Hill Park. New for 2018 – send in your letters to Father Christmas for an added personal touch.
For more information and to book your tickets now, click here.
Henry Street Garden Centre Santa’s Grotto
1 – 23 December 2018 weekends
Come and experience the true magic of Christmas this year with your children at Henry Street Garden Centre in Arborfield, Reading. Come and wander beneath Santa’s enchanted frozen waterfall, illuminated by the twinkle of Christmas lights. Ohh and ahh at all the magical animals and meet Santa’s friendly helpers as you make your way through to his secret grotto hideaway. Children will spend time with Father Christmas and get an extra special gift bag to take home. Families can book either breakfast or tea with Santa, or the classic grotto experience.
To find out more and book your tickets now, click here.
Fancy something a little bit further away…
Christmas Spectacular at Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Common, Bucks
1 – 24 December 2018
Running daily from 1 – 24 December, Christmas is back at Odds Farm, bigger, better and more magical than ever before! Take your Christmas Spectacular Pass through the Enchanted Forest to start your magical journey to the North Pole. Meet the elves and Father Christmas, head into the Elves’ Workshop to create your special take home gift and finally step into the Christmas toy shop to choose your Christmas spectacular present!
To book your tickets now and find out more, click here.
We hope you found this information useful. For other ideas on what’s on for the kiddies in Berkshire this Christmas, click here.