2015 Santa’s Grottos for Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex

Find out where your local Santa's Grotto is this Christmas. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Find out where your local Santa's Grotto is this Christmas. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Want to know where your local Santa’s Grottos are? We have a list for Herts, Cambs and Essex

Amwell, Cambridgeshire


Van Hage

November 1 - December 24 2015

£7.50 per child.

Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. On the day availability will be limited and dependent on prioritised advanced bookings.


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Brampton, Cambridgeshire


Frosts, Buckden Road, Brampton, PE28 4NF.

Opens Sunday November 15 2015

The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes. Adults can enjoy a mince pie, and children a chocolate treat. Each child can then choose a present from Frosts very own toy workshop.

Ticket prices: Adult £4.49, Child £9.99.

Tickets can be purchased online: https://frostsgroup.digitickets.co.uk/tickets


Harpenden, Hertfordshire


Thompson’s Close (in conjunction with the Christmas Carnival)

Sunday 22nd November 2015

A spectacular Santa’s grotto - 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

£2 entry.


Hitchin, Hertfordshire


Hitchin Garden Centre

Saturday, November 14 - Thursday December 24 2015.

Winter Wonderland and Christmas Grotto.

Book tickets online.



Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Christmas Grotto and real ice rink at Wyevale Garden Centre

Santa's Grotto: 14th Nov - 24th Dec 2015

Ice Rink: 14th Nov 2015 - 3rd Jan 2016

Prices for the Santa's Grotto are £8 per child.

Prices for the ice rink start from £4.

For more information on the event and to book tickets see:



Nazeing, Essex


Tyndalls Garden Centre Winter Wonderland and Santa's Grotto

27th November - 24th December 2015

Admission: £8 for children, £2 for adults

Please call 01279 792321 or visit website for opening hours and times.

For more information visit: http://www.plantsgaloreonline.co.uk/tyndallswinterwonderland.html


Shepreth, Hertfordshire


Shepreth Wildlife Park

16th November - 24th December 2015

Meet Father Christmas and his elves. Christmas Adult & Child package: £25 (Additional adults £11.95 children: £9.95) This includes: adult & child entrance to the wildlife park, visit to Santa’s Grotto & present, mince pie & hot drink, souvenir guide, winter child return pass, 20% off all gifts, toys adoptions & experiences on day of visit.


St Albans, Hertfordshire


Willows Activity Farm

Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, AL4 0PF

25th November - 24th December 2015

Full details and prices available online: www.willowsactivityfarm.com


St Neots, Cambridgeshire


Market Square (in conjunction with Christmas Lights switch-on)

12pm - 6pm. Switch on at 5pm.

Visit Santa in his grotto. His reindeer will also make an appearance!


Stevenage, Hertfordshire


Westgate Shopping Centre

November 26 - December 24, 2015

Grotto entry and a gift from Santa for £4.50. Digital photographs start from £5.

Opening hours vary so please check website for more details www.westgateshopping.co.uk


Waltham Abbey, Essex


Waltham Abbey Christmas Fayre

Sun Street

Saturday 28th November 2015

10am - 3pm


If you would like to submit us the details of a local grotto that we have missed, please email cat.lennon@archant.co.uk