5 Best Santa’s Grottos

Shopping & Carols : Clifton Nurseries, Maida Vale

Head over to this enchanting boutique garden centre at any time for tea, cake and then admire a beautiful selection of tree decorations and other christmas treats. Event on 29/11 (6-8pm) for Christmas Carols, Santa cuddles and wine tasting. (Free)

Santa & Reindeer : London Zoo, Regents Park

Meet Santa at London Zoo : Meet Santa, Mother Santa and their reindeer. Christmas craft activities, gingerbread decorating, adding their festive wishes to the Wishing Tree and join in the Zoo’s colouring competition. (Entrance ticket)

Covent Garden: Christmas Lights

Christmas lights, shopping in the piazza, street performances, pop up shops, LEGO Snowglobe, London Transport Museum, classical music, opera & ballet, and lots and lots of theatre and a few places to eat. (Free)

Winter Wonderland : Santa Land & Visit Santa

If you have time left, after visiting the ice rink, Ice kingdom, Zippos christmas circus, Christmas Market, Zippos Circus Beserk, Giant Observation Wheel, Rides, Arctic Circle, and endless food stalls, then get yourself tickets for Santa Land, Santa Grotto is free and you will get a wee present to take home. (Nb. The Grotto will close at 4pm on busy days) Daily 10-6pm.

Kew Gardens : Santas Woodland Grotto

A boutique Christmas village will be filled with stalls, carol singers, vintage rides and yummy treats. Kids will have plenty of time to visit Santa in his Woodland Grotto, as he will be there with his elves and a gift for each child during the day and after dark until 8.30pm. (Free entry to village), grotto £3 Nov 28 – Dec 3