The Best Christmas Grottos In London & Beyond In 2018

We’ve been following Father Christmas’s movements very closely to plot exactly when and where he’ll be appearing with his entourage of reindeer and elves at grottos in and outside of London this year. The officials at the North Pole have given us this insider information, so you can get booking your Christmas grotto experience asap!

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Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Travel around the magical land of Father Christmas on the Santa Express and take a trip through his workshop where you’ll meet the elves.

Located in the heart of London, Winter Wonderland is the place to visit this Christmas season, as Hyde Park transforms into a world of unforgettable festive magic.

Father Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy on an hour long experience through the historical Albert Hall, take a seat in Father Christmas’s sleigh where you’ll receive a magical gift from Father Christmas himself.

The Sharky & George Christmas Grotto at Market Hall Fulham

Father Christmas will be taking up residence in Market Hall Fulham this December with party-planners and kids’ entertainers Sharky & George. The Christmas grotto experience will include hour-long parties with non-stop Xmas games, creative stations, one-to-one time with Father Christmas and a special present to take home. There will also be a special My First Grotto for under two year olds.

Father Christmas at Hamleys

Head down to the finest toy shop in the world to meet Father Christmas this year. Take part in seasonal games and activities before spending time with the big man himself, and receive a special gift bag to take home.

Christmas at Kew Gardens

With over one million twinkling lights of every colour imaginable, Kew Garden’s Christmas tour is truly magical. Enter the moonlit woods or take in the views of the sculptural Fire Garden. Enjoy the vintage fairground rides and watch jumping light jet dance to seasonal classics. Don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas and his elves along the way.

Santa’s Sleepover, Legoland Windsor

Have a sleepover at Legoland with a special twist this Christmas. Enjoy some festive fun including a personal Father Christmas meet and greet, access to Legoland AND festive evening entertainment. Santa’s Sleepover is sure to be a true treat for all the family.

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo

While all the animals are tucked up in bed, take a night stroll through ZSL London Zoo and explore the magical after dark illuminated trail. Travel through the light vortex and see the larger-than-life, illuminated wild animal sculptures. Try and see if you can get a glimpse of Father Christmas and his elves along the way.

Santa’s Grotto Chessington Garden Centre

Take a walk through the Christmas creations room on your way to Santa’s traditional grotto, where you will meet Santa and receive a wrapped gift.

Christmas in Leicester Square

Take a festive trip through Leicester Square’s magical Christmas markets and find Father Christmas’s grotto where your children can meet the man himself.

WWT London Wetland Centre

You will be sure to make some magical memories visiting Santa is his cosy grotto. Children will be able to meet Father Christmas and will also have the opportunity for a photo with the big man himself.

Father Christmas in the Crystal Grotto, Painshill Park, Surrey

A snap-shot of what the real North Pole might look like – why not join Father Christmas and his trusty elves in the magical Crystal Grotto at Painshill Park.

Wyevale Garden Centres

From Saturday 17th November and throughout December, Wyevale Garden Centres will transform into a winter wonderland, with six whole weeks of festive fun and Christmas cheer for all the family.

Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Father Christmas will return to Belgravia for his second year with a brand new festive experience the whole family will love. Father Christmas has relocated to a cosy log cabin hidden within a festive, winter forest set on Elizabeth Street.


About The Author

Christina Walter
Product Features Editor & Blogger

Christina Walter is our product features editor and researcher here at My Baba. She's Ellie's sister, and mum to 6 year old George, and 4 year old Maisie. Besides finding and testing out the latest products and reporting back to our readers in the shape of My Baba's awesome product feature columns, Christina shares her amusing day-to-day experiences of family life.

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