Step into a world of enchantment and wonder this holiday season! Meeting Santa is the ultimate activity for families looking to create cherished memories and experience the magic of Christmas. Take your family to Santa’s Grotto at various locations in Tunbridge Wells. Meet Santa in person, share your holiday wishes, and capture the perfect festive photo to commemorate the moment. With a friendly and authentic Santa, a cozy setting, and interactive activities, meeting promises to be an unforgettable experience for kids and adults alike.

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An immersive Santa Experience at SKATE

A unique Santa experience is coming to Calverley Grounds this winter. Hop on board Santa’s and step into the enchanting world of virtual reality with this new VR Santa Experience. Immerse yourself in a magical journey where you’ll find Santa’s workshop. This cutting-edge experience offers a unique and unforgettable way to connect with the holiday spirit. Get ready to share your Christmas wishes and take part in interactive activities. With stunning visuals and immersive storytelling, the VR Santa Experience brings the wonder of the North Pole to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Father Christmas at Hever Castle

For a truly enchanting Christmas experience, there’s nothing that captures the holiday spirit quite like a visit to Father Christmas at Hever Castle (available on select dates). Embark on a magical journey through the grotto, encounter mirthful elves, and meander down winding paths leading to the Toy Workshop, where you’ll finally meet Father Christmas in person. Share your wishes with the jolly man himself and receive a special soft toy gift, creating a lasting memory of this festive adventure.

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Santa Story Time at Scotney Castle

In December, Santa is bringing his enchanting Storytime to Scotney Castle. Limited, bookable small group sessions offer the chance for a heart-warming Christmas tale and a chat with Santa, who has special early Christmas gifts for children. Adults can capture a memorable photo by the Christmas tree. After the Santa encounter, an elf will guide you to the tea-room for hot chocolate and gingerbread. Keep in mind that only two adults per family are accommodated, and large items like rucksacks or pushchairs must be left outside. Expect a 30-minute experience starting at the old castle.

Father Christmas at Royal Victoria Place

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and meet Santa at the beautiful Christmas grotto in Royal Victoria Place. Children and families can look forward to a festive encounter with the jolly man himself in a magical Christmas setting. Whether it’s sharing their wish lists, capturing special moments in photos, or receiving a small gift, Santa’s presence at Royal Victoria Place is sure to create cherished memories and spread the joy of the season. This annual tradition offers a wonderful opportunity for little ones to celebrate the spirit of Christmas in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Breakfast with Santa at One Warwick Park

Experience the joy and wonder of the holiday season with Breakfast with Santa at One Warwick Park. Gather your family for a delightful morning filled with delicious food, festive decorations, and a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa, receive a small gift, and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, while parents capture these heart-warming moments on camera. This annual tradition at One Warwick Park provides a magical start to the day, fostering treasured memories and spreading the spirit of Christmas.

There are more magical opportunities this year to meet Father Christmas: at your home, over breakfast and many other locations around Tunbridge Wells. Keep an eye on our events calendar for these magical experiences.

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