Where to see Santa in Peterborough 2018

I think it is safe to say that Christmas is Santa’s most busiest time of year. Here is a handy guide of where you can go to find Santa over the festive holidays!

If you know anywhere that is not included please let me know and I will add it to the list.

This is being updated constantly!

Where is Santa?

25th Nove and 15,22,23 and 24th Dec – £50 for 2 adults and 1 child, additional children £10 up to 6 passengers in total

Make Christmas extra special with this unique virtual flight to Lapland to see Santa in his grotto. Your flight will take place in our purpose built Boeing 737 flight simulator, which includes a fully operational cockpit and passenger cabin offering a truly realistic experience.
 
Throughout your experience you will be looked after by our fantastic team of pilots, all of which are DBS checked.

What can you expect on your virtual flight to Lapland:

  • Entrance to our VIP lounge, with festive treats.
  • A 15 minute private virtual flight for you and your family.
  • A free video on a USB stick of your flight, worth £20.
  • Your child will take a seat in the cockpit and help the captain fly the plane.
  • Passengers will be seated in the cabin to enjoy the inflight entertainment and take in the view from the windows.
  • On arrival in Lapland you will visit Santa & his elf in his grotto where your child will be presented with a special gift and discuss their message to Santa.
  • Santa will use his magic to transport you all back to Peterborough in a blink of an eye!

Santa Express @ Nene Valley Railway

24th November to 24th December – Your Santa experience starts with a welcome from our station staff and badge team – entertainment is provided on busy weekends. This is followed by an exciting visit to Santa’s log cabin where each child receives a special present from the old gentleman himself. Following a short wait families then join our steam hauled, decorated train for a 50-minute ride to Peterborough and return. During the journey, our train staff serve the children with a drink and chocolates. Parents and other adults are not forgotten with a mince pie and either an alcoholic miniature, wine or a hot drink. Santa walks through the train to see the children, providing an opportunity to take photographs and to wish everyone the compliments of the season. – Prices start from £15

Santa @ Sacrewell Farm

Available dates – 24th, 25th Nov, 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th* December.

*Farm open until 2.30pm on 24th December.

Come and visit Father Christmas at Sacrewell before he boards his sleigh. Each Christmas visit reservation includes a present for the children from the Elves Toy Workshop and Christmas themed crafts with Mrs Claus. All Christmas tickets include day admission and a special Christmas tractor-trailer ride around the farm.

Father Christmas at Sacrewell – Online Prices

Christmas Child (2-12) – £12.49
Christmas Adult (13+) – £7.00
Christmas Concession  – £5.60
Christmas Under 2 – £5.00
Child Annual Pass (12-2) – £5.00
Adult Annual Pass (13+) – FREE (No pre book necessary)

Father Christmas at Sacrewell – On the day Prices
Pre booking online advised as available tickets are expected to sell out before each day.

Christmas Child (2-12) – £15.00
Christmas Adult (13+) – £7.00
Christmas Concession  – £5.60
Christmas Under 2 – £6.49
Child Annual Pass (12-2) – £6.49
Adult Annual Pass (13+) – FREE (No pre book necessary)

Read our review from our visit to Santa last year here.

Santa @ Notcutts Garden Centre

Sunday 18th November – 24th December (Saturdays and Sundays only) – £8.50 includes gift

Enjoy a truly special Christmas experience this year at Santa’s Grotto where a magical Winter Wonderland awaits! As well as meeting Santa, your child will receive a Christmas gift, personally given by Santa.

Please note that Santa’s Grotto gets extremely busy with so many little girls and boys to see. There are a limited number of short individual visits within each half hour booking slot so there may be a short wait.

Your party must be ready at the Grotto at the beginning of your booked time slot to guarantee a personal visit with Santa.

One ticket per child (max 2 accompanying adults per child). Advance online booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment, although bookings may also be possible instore.

Santa Grotto @ Skylark Maize Maze

Open 24th & 25th November first three weekends in December plus 20th – 24th December from £10.99
Book your little ones into our brand new, enchanted Christmas experience and be amazed at our totally transformed Christmas grotto.
Before meeting the big man himself, be greeted by silly, cheeky elves who will show you the way to all our great Christmas activities including – a sing along with the elves, reindeer food making, colouring in and lots more.

Then find Father Christmas waiting for you in a warm and cosy area where you will have the pleasure of a personal encounter with the man in red. Tell him the thing you want most for Christmas, and capture the moment forever with a fantastic photo. Once Father Christmas has noted down what’s at the top of your Christmas list, he will then present you with a golden coin, this year Santa is being extremely generous and is inviting all boys and girls who have come to see him here at Skylark to make a bear as a gift from him!!

And if a homemade teddy bear isn’t your thing, not to worry you can exchange your golden coin for a gift from the toy shop, where there will be a huge variety of great value boys and girls toys.
Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, our popular time slots sell out extremely quickly, and we wouldn’t want any unhappy children.

Santa @ Baytree Garden Centre (Winter Wonderland)

Winding your way through hundreds of snow covered trees, onto Santa’s magic sleigh ride, into the heart of Winter Wonderland. Hop off the sleigh and amble through the lights, past the toy workshop and all Santa’s helpers and friends. There are Polar Bears and Huskies, Seals and flying Santas, you can chat with the Yetis and the Christmas Goose, even join in with the singing reindeer! Everywhere you look something is happening, and there’s usually a surprise or two waiting for you, so keep your eyes peeled!

Open every day from Nov 3rd to Dec 24th

November
Mon – Fri 11.00am – 5.00pm
Thursdays (15, 22 & 29th only)
11.00am – 8.00pm Last entry is 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Last entry is 4.30pm

December
Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursdays (6, 13 & 20th only)
9.00am – 8.00pm Last entry is 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Last entry is 4.30pm

Christmas Eve close at 4pm prompt.

Please note; to avoid disappointment please arrive in good time to allow yourself plenty of time to journey through the Winter Wonderland. Note: Late nights and Weekends during late November and December can be exceptionally busy with queues up to 2 hours we strongly recommend arriving early or avoiding these days.

To see Santa, receive a present and a real tree is £10.00.
Accompanying adults and children £2.00
To enjoy Winter Wonderland, but not see Santa is just £2.00

A souvenir photograph of your visit to Santa is available to purchase when you exit the Grotto – prices start at £3.90

Santa @ Dobbies Garden Centre

Sat 24th and Sun 25th November & 1-24th December – £11.99per child

Santa’s Grotto is one of our most exciting festive experiences at Dobbies. Bring your little ones along to explore the magical setting, be welcomed by Santa himself and receive a toy of your choice.

Choose a toy suitable for your child’s age, subject to availability while stocks last:

  • Lego
  • Playmobil
  • Bigjigs
  • WOW Toys
  • Dobbie soft toy

Notes

  • Gifts are only suitable for the age as stated due to small parts. Please select a toy that is appropriate for your child’s age.
  • Please be aware that there will be multiple children booked within each 15-minute slot – the timings simply allow us to manage the queue for you.
  • Advance booking is recommended as key dates sell out quickly. Book now to avoid disappointment.
  • Where a session is shown as ‘Sold Out’ – we are sorry, there are no more tickets available for that time.
  • Please select your preferred time and date from the times available below.

Santa @ Fenland Light Railway

Mereside Drove, Ramsey Merside, Cambs.PE26 2UE

Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th December -You will enjoy a train ride around our track and end up at Santa’s Grotto, here you will depart the train to visit Santa for your present. Once you have finished with Santa you will then get back on the train and have a ride around our track back to the station to enjoy seasonal refreshments (included in your ticket)-

£8.50 Per Child (present and refreshments included) and a free accompanying adult (Ride and refreshments included, additional adults £3

Santa @ Wyevale Garden Centre, Huntingdon/Crowland

11th/17th/18th/24th/25th November – 1-24th December – Plant and grow a real Christmas tree, £10 per child, plus £1 booking fee if prebooking.

There is also the opportunity to purchase professional photographs.

Bring the kids along to meet Santa and his helpers and take home a real mini magical Christmas tree, plus receive a present from Santa.

Please know only a small portion of Santa’s daily visits are made available online. You may still arrive at the Grotto and queue however, please be sure to arrive early during busy periods.

In order for us to plan for arrivals, same day bookings cannot be made and each booking has a capacity of up to four children

Breakfast with Santa

Wyevale Garden Centre, Huntingdon/Crowland

17th November – 24th Dec – £10.95 child, Adults from £5 – enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared breakfast. The whole family meets Santa, children decorate a festive biscuit and then choose their very own present to take home!- Suitable for children aged between 3-8 years old

Child’s Breakfast £10.95

All served with unlimited squash

Adult’s Breakfast £8.50

All served with a pot of tea or regular filter coffee

Adult’s Mini Breakfast £5

All served with a pot of tea or regular filter coffee

†Please note that these items have limited availability, check with you local centre for more details

Dobbies Garden Centre

24th and 25th November – 1-24th Dec –   Children £11.99 Adults from £5.99

Our popular family event includes breakfast for each child followed by fun activities and a gift from Santa himself. This event is suited to families with children aged 12 and under. To relax and fully enjoy the experience families will be seated and served at their own table.

Once you have selected your preferred store and date you will be able to choose from the following options, subject to availability:

Children menu:

  • Children’s breakfast – sausage, hash brown, scrambled egg and baked beans, served with Capri Sun, Orange Juice or water.
  • Children’s vegetarian breakfast – Quorn sausage, hash brown, scrambled egg and baked beans, served with, Capri Sun, orange juice or water. Child ticket includes a gift from Santa.

Adults Menu

  • Adult Breakfast – Sausage, Bacon, Baked Beans, Egg, Tomato, Hash Brown/Potato Scone, Mushrooms and Toast with Pot of Tea or Small CoffeeAdult
  • Vegetarian Breakfast – Baked Beans, Egg, Hash Brown/ Potato Scone, Mushroom, Tomato, 2 x Quorn Sausage and Toast with Pot of Tea or Small Coffee
  • Adult Breakfast Roll – 3 items with Pot of Tea or Small Coffee
  • Selection of Danish Pastries, with Pot of Tea or Coffee

Please note that adult options do not include a gift from Santa

This is a ticket only family event, all adults and children who would like to attend require one ticket per person. Adult tickets start from £5.99 Advance booking is essential as key dates sell out quickly.Please note that Dobbies reserves the right to refuse admission where no ticket has been purchased. There will be no facility to purchase tickets for this event on the day.Please let us know on the customer details page of any special dietary requirements or required assistance

The Hampton (Brewers Fayre)

Join Santa for breakfast, fun and games this December at Brewers Fayre.

Not only will the kids get to meet Santa, there’s also Christmas activities, playtime (in selected restaurants), a gift from Santa and a delicious breakfast!

Santa will be visiting on:

8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2018 between 10:00am – 11:30am

Spaces are limited so to find out more, contact your local restaurant or book online!

Harvester 

Got the little elves in tow? At our breakfast with Santa mornings they can unwrap a gift from Santa and fill their tummies’ with a kids’ cooked breakfast and a drink for just £5 each.

Just bring them down to meet Santa on 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th December, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December between 9am and 11.30am.

Notcutts Garden Centre

16th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Dec – Breakfast with Santa – £11-£13 includes Food, Story and a present, £7.45 Adult Breakfast

Start the day in the best way possible with a delicious breakfast in the company of Santa himself!

Expect a fun-filled mealtime including a special present, and an activity with Santa or his elves.

One ticket per person (children and accompanying adults).

Adults can now pre-book breakfast from our selected menu. Please note children may receive their breakfast first and booked adult meals may come later. The full menu will be available to order on the day instore.

Advance online booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment, although bookings may also be possible instore.

Tea with Santa

Wyevale Garden Centre, Huntingdon/Crowland

18th Nov – 24th December – £10.95 Child Hot Tea, £10.95 Child Cold Tea, £8.50 Adult afternoon Tea, £5 Adult mini Tea – enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared breakfast or tea! The whole family meets Santa, children decorate a festive biscuit and then choose their very own present to take home! –  Suitable for children aged between 3-8 years old

Child’s Hot Tea £10.95

Choose one of the following options:

All served with unlimited squash

Child’s Cold Tea £10.95

Choose 4 items from our Little Diggers My Picnic range

All served with unlimited squash

Adult’s Tea £8.50

Served with a pot of tea or regular filter coffee

Adult’s Mini Tea £5.00

Served with a pot of tea or regular filter coffee

†Please note that these items have limited availability, check with you local centre for more details

Dobbies Garden Centre

18th/24th/25th November and 1-23rd Dec,   Children  (Cold option) £11.99, Children’s Hot Option £11.99, adults afternoon tea for one £9.99, Adult cake and coffee £5.99,

Our popular family event includes a hot or cold meal, fun activities and a gift from Santa himself. This event is suited to families with children aged 12 and under. To relax and fully enjoy the experience families will be seated and served at their own table.

Once you have selected your preferred store and date you’ll be able to choose from the following options, subject to availability:

    • -Sausages and Chips
      -Fish Fingers and Chips
      -Breaded Chicken Strips
      -Cheese and Beans Jacket Potato, with side salad
      -Children’s Afternoon Tea for one
      -All served with water, Capri Sun or Orange Juice
      -Adult Afternoon Tea for one – freshly prepared finger sandwich, mini patisserie selection, festive mini scones served with jam and clotted cream
      -Adult cake and Tea or coffee – a delicious slice of cake served with a pot of tea or coffee

Please note that adult options do not include a gift from Santa
All adults wishing to attend this event will need to purchase a adult ticket. Adult tickets start from £5.99 Advance booking is essential as key dates sell out quickly. Book now to avoid disappointment. There will be no facility to purchase tickets for this event on the day For special dietary requirements, please confirm on the customer details page during the booking process.

Notcutts Garden Centre

14th and 21st December – 4.30pm – Tea with Santa – Children – £11-£13 Includes Meal, Story with Santa and Present. Adults – £7.95 (Inc Food)

Treat your children to a very special and scrummy tea in the company of Santa himself.

Expect a fun-filled mealtime including a gift, and an activity with Santa or his elves.

One ticket per person (children and accompanying adults).

Adults can now pre-book tea from our selected menu. Please note children may receive their tea first and booked adult meals may come later. The full menu will be available to order on the day instore.

Advance online booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment, although bookings may also be possible instore.

 

 

 

*Please check availability before you set off to see Santa*

 

 

2 Comments

  1. gary cook
    November 27, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    can I add our event Xmas fayre at Orton Centre Sat Dec 1oth starts 1.30pm with a Santa parade till 6 pm lights switch on 4pm
    over 30 stalls and displays also Elsa N anna ,Minions, fireman sam

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