Best Santa's Grotto in/near London

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Nightingale4
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Best Santa's Grotto in/near London

Postby Nightingale4 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:40 am

I'm hoping for some recommendations on Santa's Grottos in/near London that I could take my 4 and 6 year old to this year. Several of the ones I have looked at are already fully booked! I'm ideally looking for somewhere within the M25 (although we would travel further than that to somewhere really good) and somewhere that seems a reasonably 'authentic' place for Santa to be visiting. We went to Lapland UK last year which was great but very pricey so was looking to try something different this year.  Thanks very much in advance for any suggestions.
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Postby firsttimerSW11 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:49 pm

The ones at the farms are good, Bockett's, Hobbledown etc.
Also look at Westfield London and Fulham Palace.

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/san ... don-300621
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Postby Nightingale4 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:33 pm

Thanks for the suggestions! I will look into those.
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Postby gail0810 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:57 pm

Have done Bocketts, Chessington garden Centre and Painshill before, but our favourite has been Crockford Bridge Farm. It’s so lovely - they take you on an immersive theatrical journey through a small wood and you get to meet Father Christmas at the end. Was really well done and the kids loved it!
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Postby Nightingale4 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:05 pm

Thanks gail0810, have looked into Crockford Bridge Farm. Have never been there before but looks great!
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Postby Out2pasture » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 am

The wetlands center has a beautiful one.
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Postby EclipseMum » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:03 am

We love the one at Battersea park zoo - same F.C. each year & he’s lovely!
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Postby Squirrel123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:23 pm

Gail0810, would you say crockford bridge farm is suitable for a 3.5 yr old? The website suggests it is aimed at 4 years old and up, but it looks nice (and authentic!) so think would be my preference.. thanks.
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