Best places to visit Santa in Kent
Christmas is just around the corner, there's no time to wait! Santa is loading his sleigh and he shan't be late! To celebrate our friends over at Kent Attractions have compiled top places in Kent to catch Santa on his travels!
With some of the best places to visit Santa in Kent having already sold out and many others selling fast, you need to book your visit fast to avoid disappointment.
Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like taking your children to see Father Christmas in his twinkling Santa’s grotto.
You don’t have to visit Lapland to visit Father Christmas, there are plenty of magical experiences much nearer home.
With traditional festivities at Eastgate House, Christmas with the animals at Howletts and Wildwood , Santa specials on board the Kent & Sussex Railway, seasonal surprises on the farm at Kent Life and the Hop Farm and magnificent castles like Hever Castle , there’s a Santa experience for everyone.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Santa’s grottos in Kent that (at the time of writing) still have availability.
Experience a Victorian Christmas at Eastgate House on historic Rochester’s High Street with storytelling by the big man himself dressed in his traditional green costume. Nearby in the grounds of Rochester Castle is of course the renowned Christmas Market with its plethora of stalls, Bavarian food village and live performers.
Venture to a Victorian Christmas...
Whilst the ever popular pre-booked grotto experience has sold out, Children visiting Hever Castle may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop. This year, Christmas at Hever Castle is all about Traditional Christmas Tales with beautifully decorated Castle rooms and a Christmas trail in the glorious grounds.
Meet Santa this Christmas at the Kent and East Sussex Railway! On board the festively decorated steam trains every child will receive a gift given to them by Santa and his elves. Children will be able to write a letter to Santa and each group will receive one free printed photo to take home and there will also be a top-secret festive attraction for all the family to enjoy.
Take a ride on the Jingle Express to Santa’s grotto, hear the Christmas tales, meet his elves, create a gingerbread masterpiece and see the big man himself. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the many farmyard friends at Kent Life and explore the fun activities for children of all ages at this heritage farm park.
If you already have your visit to Father Christmas booked and are looking for a few more festive days out then here are a few more ideas!
Enjoy the great outdoors with an illuminated woodland walk at Bedgebury. Shop, eat and be merry at Brogdale, Biddenden, Hush Heath and Penshurst Place. Peruse the stalls at the Christmas Fair at Goodnestone Park Gardens and Chiddingstone Castle or the Christmas Market at Leeds Castle.