November 26th, 2014
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto!
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your kids, and we have plenty of ideas for igniting their imagination during the festive period. So get the diary out, read our top picks and start planning your happy holiday.
Where to see Father Christmas
Every child wants to see Father Christmas and give him their wish list in person. There are some great places to catch him in London this year:
Hamleys – The popular destination tops our list. It is traditional and is a must-have experience at least once. Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at The Finest Toy Shop in the World!
Date: 22nd November – 25 December 2014 | Price: £45
Westfield London – Visit Santa in his grotto and all kids (under 12 years) will receive a free gift from Santa himself.
Date: 20th November – 24th December 2014 | Price: From £5 (advanced booking recommended)
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre – Santa is on his way and will be arriving in Ealing town centre in his decked out white taxi. Your kids can visit him every weekend until Christmas Day.
Date: From 22 November | Price: Free (recommended £1 booking charge)
ZSL London Zoo– Santa is setting up residence at ZSL London Zoo, where visitors can meet the man himself to share their Christmas wishes and enjoy the wonder of the wildlife.
Date: 22 November – 24 December 2014 | Price: Child ticket including zoo admission £8 – £24.09
Kew Gardens – You can visit Santa’s Snowflake Grotto over in the Princess of Wales Conservatory during evening opening hours. Families will also enjoy the Christmas market, Victorian carousel, live music and more!
Date: 26 November – 23 December (closed 4, 13, 20 December), 5 – 9pm | Price: £4/child