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Where to visit Santa in Berkshire 2024

22 November - 24 December

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Christmas is a magical time for kids and meeting Father Christmas is a highlight of the year for little ones.  There are lots of Christmas experiences, Santa’s Grotto and special events on all around Berkshire.  Prices and activities vary greatly so we’ve rounded up a good selection of what’s on and where to visit Santa in Berkshire in 2024.  For more great ideas, check out our guides for SurreyOxfordshire and Buckinghamshire too.

For all the festive fun from ice skating to Christmas light trails, check out the Christmas Events in Berkshire 2023 guide.

Where to Visit Santa in Berkshire 2024


Ascot Racecourse – meet Father Christmas on the Saturday of the Howden Christmas Racing weekend (21strd December) there will be lots of other festive family entertainment too and kids go free.


2024 details to be updated below this line

Lapland – for an all out extravagant experience try Lapland UK near Ascot, bookings opened on 20th March and they are sold out for 2023


South Hill Park Pre-School – the preschool are having a Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 1pm – all welcome

Father Christmas in Bracknell hasn’t been able to find a suitable venue this year and will return in 2024 .


Bucklebury Farm – Father Christmas will be returning this year to his grotto at Bucklebury Farm. Includes a visit 5 minute private grotto with Father Christmas, a present, plus Festive activities!


This year the animal barn at Chobham Adventure Farm will be magically transformed into The Reindeer Lodge, where all of Santa’s real reindeer will be staying while they get ready for the big day!  This is included in standard admission with option add on extras to meet Father Christmas and go ice skating.


Pinewood miniature railway 2023 Santa Specials are provisionally set for 3rd and 10th December but will be confirmed later in the year.

Pinewood Bar & Cafe have breakfast with Santa running 21st to 24th Dec 2023

Hare Hatch

Dobbies Garden Centre -have breakfast with Santa or just visit in his grotto.  They also have quiet grotto slots for children with additional needs.


Stubbings Nursery – Father Christmas will be sneaking away from his important work at the North Pole for a fun-filled  breakfast with Santa at Stubbings Café.


Newbury Christmas Lights Switch On Festival – Santa will be at his Grotto in The Kennet Centre between 12pm and 5pm, he will be handing out sweets to all the children who come to see him

K&A Trust Newbury Boat Trips – Cruise 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.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park – one of the largest indoor interactive Christmas experiences in the UK.  The Multi award winning Christmas Experience is in its 11th Year

Parkway Shopping – tbc for 2023


Henry Street Garden Centre – details for 2023 tbc

Reading Winter Wonderland – Santa’s grotto will be at Reading’s Winter Wonderland as well as lots of other entertainment.

Summer Barn – Last year they had a magical Christmas Family event on the farm with  festive activities in a warm fairylight barn by the cosy fire.  Details for 2022 not yet announced.

Step into the enchanting wonderland this winter at Beale Wildlife Park.


Jakes Play Barn – Join the whole gang for a Magical Christmas Grotto Experience.


The Little Gym Windsor – Santa and his cheeky Elves will host a magical on 17th & 18th December 2023

Legoland – Meet the man himself, Father Christmas, in his log cabin – a perfect family moment where children will receive a special LEGO gift.  This is an optional extra add on when visiting the theme park.

Daniel’s of Windsor – Each year the first floor of Daniel of Windsor is transformed into a Winter Wonderland when Santa’s Grotto. Running on selected dates in 2023 with details on their facebook page


Santa’s grotto will appear at the Wokingham Winter Carnival on 26th November along with lots of free family entertainment

Pinewood miniature railway Santa Specials will return for 2023, provisionally set for 3rd and 10th December but will be confirmed later in the year.

Cantley House Hotel have afternoon tea on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st December 2023, followed by a visit to see Father Christmas in his grotto

Wooburn Common

Odds Farm Park – Join in for a day of yuletide wonder and festive frivolities as Odds Farm Park is sprinkled with even more Christmas magic!

You might also like to check out the Berkshire Panto and Christmas Show Guide 2023



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