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Where to find Santa in Surrey & Hampshire 2007






Badshot Lea Garden Centre in Farnham

at Badshot Lea Road, Farnham

Watch Santa arrive on Saturday 17th November at 11am, and at the same time every Saturday until Christmas.

Santa's grotto is FREE from 17th November to 24th December
Open Thurs: 2pm-5:30pm, Fri:2pm-5pm, Sat:11am-5pm, Sun:11am-4pm

For more information, please go to:

The Rural Life Centre in Farnham

at Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL

8/9 & 15/16 December 2007 · 11am to 5pm

Plus illuminated specials from 5pm to 6pm on Saturdays only. Ride on the light railway
(steam or diesel hauled depending on conditions) and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children

Live animals (different each day - donkeys, sheep, calves and reindeer)** Due to ongoing animal movement restrictions following the outbreaks of foot & mouth and bluetongue, we cannot guarantee that all the animals will actually be present this year.

The Toy Workshop Model Railway display

Seasonal Refreshments Gifts

Be sure to book early for this year's Santa Specials - prices this year are £8.00 for children and £4.00 for adults which includes a mince pie (or biscuits for children), tea or coffee (or a soft drink) - for up to date information keep an eye on the below website.

(Once again this year we will only be able to see children who have pre-booked).

For more information, please go to:

Santa's Grotto at Birdworld in Farnham

From the 1st of December

We are once again pleased to invite you to our Christmas Grotto. To begin the experience you will meet some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in a variety of winter wonderland settings.

As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy friendly banter with the impish elves before your children meet Santa to receive their very own presents.

For those of you who are too old for a present, a complimentary mince pie and hot fruit punch awaits!

For more information, please go to:

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Arlesford

Santa Special trains run on the following dates in December:
1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Enjoy the magic of a steam train ride with Santa on the Watercress Line this December.

Choose between departures from Alton, where the train runs to Ropley and returns to Alton; or Alresford where the train runs to Medstead & Four Marks and back to Alresford. Either round trip takes just over an hour to complete.

During the journey, Santa and his helpers will visit everyone at their seat and each child (aged 1-16yrs) and baby (under 1 yr) will receive a present in a delightful souvenir Santa sack. No queueing out in the cold!
All the grown-ups receive wine and a mince pie (soft drink option is available.) Children will also receive a soft drink.

All Santa Special Trains are steam hauled.

Shops at both Alresford and Alton stations for those perfect Christmas gifts!

It is advised that wheelchair visitors start their Santa Specials journey at Alresford station, using Coach C.

Entry to Santa Specials is by advance booked travel ticket only. Site/platform only tickets, discount vouchers - including Tesco 'Days Out' vouchers, or intermediate fares are NOT PERMITTED for this event.

For more information, please go to:
Museum of Farnham in Farnham

Saturday the 15th December

Willmer House, 38 West Street

Visit Mother Christmas in the Museum's Tudor Cellar. £2.50 incl gift

Tel: 01252 715094
Santa Cruises on the Basingstoke Canal in Mytchett

Arrive at the Canal Centre and climb aboard our trip boat for a gentle cruise to Santa’s grotto in the woods! Gifts for the children then cruise back to the Canal Centre where warm drinks and craft activities for the children await you. Booking Essential…

December 8,9, 12,13,14,15,16, 18,19,20,21,22 and 23rd

Location: Canal Visitor Centre, Mytchett

For more information, please go to:

Elphicks Department Store in Farnham

at 10-13 West Street, Farnham

For more information, please go to:

Alice Holt Woodland Park in Farnham

Babes in the Wood Christmas Special

The Christmas Special will include a short winter walk, followed by Christmas songs and a story, rounding off with a range of Christmas craft activities. Seasonal refreshments and a present from Santa are included in the price

Dates: Wednesday December 12 & Thursday December 13

Times: 10:30am-12noon (12th and 13th December) and 3pm-4:30pm (12th December)

Age Group:
12 months - 2 1/2 years
Cost of Event: £8
Booking Essential

Little Explorers Christmas special
The Christmas special will include a short winter walk, followed by Christmas songs, a story and a range of activities. Seasonal refreshments and a present from Santa are included.

Dates: Monday December 10 2007 & Tuesday December 11 2007

Times: 10am - 11:30am (10th and 11th December) and 2:30pm - 4pm (10th December)

Age Group:
3 - 4 years old

For more information, please go to: Alice Holt Woodland Park

FATHER CHRISTMAS at Painshill Park (near Guildford)

Saturday the 1st December 2007 to Monday the 24th December 2007

Why not join together with Family and Friends to enjoy a festive visit to our Traditional Father Christmas in the Crystal Grotto.

Take a relaxing 20 minute walk through the landscape to our Christmas Wishing Tent on Grotto Island. Children booked to visit Father Christmas can enjoy festive fun with our activity gift and everyone can relax and purchase seasonal refreshments. After a short wait our Elves will guide you into our magical Crystal Grotto where the children meet Father Christmas, tell him their special wishes and receive their Christmas present!

Why not bring your camera and capture this special festive moment at Painshill Park...

Pre-Booking is essential as numbers are limited!

For more information please go to: Painshill Park

Santa’s Grotto at the Friary Shopping Centre in Guildford

Santa will be at The Friary Shopping Centre every Wednesday to Sunday until Christmas Eve to hear all your Christmas wishes.

You’ll find Santa’s magical Candy House Grotto on level 1, opposite HMV. Entry to Santa’s grotto is £3.50 per child with a luxury wrapped gift. For a special memento of your visit with Santa, get a framed 5x7 photo for £4.50 or for £7 you get a framed digital photo and a luxury wrapped gift.

Don’t forget to post your wishes to Santa!

Santa’s special post box is located in The Friary Shopping Centre near Bhs and all children who post their Christmas wishes by 16th December will receive a special reply from the man himself. To make your letter even more special, you can collect blank Santa letter paper from Santa’s Grotto or the Customer Relations desk.

Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead

Our ever popular Santa is here again this year, every day from December 1st. Initially he will be here from 11am to 4:30pm although as we get towards Christmas these times extend to 9:45am - 5:30pm!

The cost of visiting Santa is £4.95 per child in addition to the farm entry prices. This includes a trip to Santa's workshop in the Christmas trailer and a gift.

You cannot book in advance to see Santa. However when you arrive and pay to go on the farm you will be allocated a time slot to see Santa and then you can enjoy the farm and all of the facilities while waiting for your slot to come up, so no queuing.

For more information, please go to:

Princes Mead in Farnborough

Santa's Arrival will take place in Princes Mead on Saturday 24th November. There will be entertainment throughout the day starting at 11 a.m. including Homer Simpson, a Steelpan Player and free face painting. At 4.30 p.m. Peter Gordan, 96.4 Eagle Radio's breakfast DJ will introduce the Mayor and Mayoress of Rushmoor, characters from the Princes Hall panto and, of course, Santa Claus. The Christmas lights will be switched on and children can visit Santa in his Grotto free of charge then and every weekend up to Christmas

Santa will be in his grotto every weekend before Christmas from the 24th November from 10am - 4pm

For more information, please go to:

Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking

In Santa's Cellar Grotto

A ride in the indoor train into the depths of the Denbies cellar to visit Santa & his elves

Every weekend throughout December from 10.45am

£5 per child

Monday - Friday Group Bookings only, please contact:

Tel: 01306 742002

Secretts Garden Centre in Milford

See Santa in his Grotto on the 8th, 9th and 15th to the 23rd of December. He arrives at midday on the 8th and from then on will be there from 11am to 4pm.

For more information, please go to:

Camberley's Arean Leisure Centre

Tuesday 11th December

Santa will be at the drop in Creepy Crawlies sessions at 9:30 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:00, 11:00 to 11:45. For under 5's with parent or carer

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