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Where to visit Father Christmas near Farnham

Please note: since this article was written, some areas have gone into tier 4 - please contact attractions directly for information

If you are wondering where you can safely visit Santa this year (we hear he's great at social distancing!) then look no further. We have rounded up the best places to meet Father Christmas near Farnham. There are a selection of experiences and Santa visits in the surrounding areas of Surrey and Hampshire for you to choose from. Be quick! Pre-booking applies in most cases.

Grottos in Farnham

Rural Life Living Museum

The Santa Specials at Rural Life have already SOLD OUT. We will keep you posted with additional events from them. CANCELLED

Packhouse, Farnham

Father Christmas and his elf will be visiting us Packhouse, Farnham this year on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December from 10am to 4pm. Bring your little ones along to his magical grotto, complete with sleigh and reindeer. Details here.

Squires Garden Centres - TBC

Birdworld - TBC


Grottos in Camberley and Farnborough

Breakfast with Santa

The Toby Carvery in Frimley has bookings open for 'Breakfast with Santa'. A children's breakfast and drink is included.

Jake's Play Farm

Jake's Play Farm is holding a Santa's Grotto. It includes; full access to the Playworld, a sleigh ride to find the naughty elves, share a drink with Santa in his 'Gingerbread Factory', a visit to the farm to meet some of Santa’s more unusual helpers and a gift from Santa.


Grottos in Alton and Bordon

The Watercress Line

See Father Christmas in his festive carriage at the Watercress Line and enjoy some traditional festive fun with vintage fairground rides, a delightful miniature railway and a Christmas market! The festive carriages will be open from 9.30am until 3.30pm each day. Book here.


Other Surrey and Hampshire Areas

Denbies Vineyard, Dorking

Denbies Santa Express - every weekend throughout December. Join us for an extra special ride on Santa''s Express train.
Each child will receive a special ''passport'' from Santa, a ride through the vineyard on the Santa Express with Santa himself and a gift from Santa''s elves at the end of your ride. Pre-book here

Priory Farm Nursery, Redhill

The Priory Pixies are busy preparing everything for this year’s Christmas Experience at Priory Farm Nursery and we are thrilled to announce bookings will open on 2nd November. Pre-book here.

Painshill Park, Cobham

Take part in 'Snowfari' at Painshill Park. From the company that brings us the spectacular dragon statues comes a festive trail that’s fun for all the family. Walk a route packed full of amazing animals, glittering snow, Christmas trees and giant gingerbread men. This event will run from Sat 21 Nov until Sun 3 Jan and will be free anytime for members. Visit the website.

Crockford Bridge Farm, Weybridge

Crockford Bridge Farm host a unique and much loved walking performance through The Wonder Wood (a real Christmas Tree Forest!). Tickets will not be released for sale until the beginning of November at the earliest. Find more information and book here.

Chessington Garden Centre

Santa's Christmas Wonderland is running at Chessington Garden Centre from 21st November. Book here.

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Have breakfast with Santa, meet him and receive a gift before enjoying a trip to the top of the Spinnaker Tower. Enjoy 350 views and be wowed by the glass skywalk! Find more details here.

Paulton's Park, Romsey

Paulton's Park has lots going on this Christmas including shows, storytime with Santa, illuminations and a new Christmas show featuring Father Christmas himself! Find out more here.

National Trust - TBC

The National Trust have not announced their Christmas events yet.

Christmas Canoe Paddle - New Forest Activities

Join New Forest Activities for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River to find Santa! Enjoy exploring the stunning river on a 90 minute guided tour with the added excitement of knowing you’ll soon be meeting jolly old Saint Nick. All children will receive a gift from Father Christmas and there’ll be hot chocolate on hand to keep everyone toasty.

Dobbies Garden Centre, Havat

Breakfast with Santa and a Santa's Grotto are available for booking at Dobbies in Havant - find more details here.

Four Kingdoms Adventure Park

At Four Kingdoms, take part in a immersive Christmas experience to meet Santa!


We hope you are able to visit Santa this year. Sending lots of Christmas Joy for 2020 from Farnham Rocks.

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