Christmas is fast approaching and you may be looking for somewhere to take the kids to see Father Christmas. We’re very lucky here in West Berkshire as Santa Claus is visiting lots of places in and around the area! We’ve compiled a list of these places below. If you know of anywhere that we’ve missed please get in touch and we will add it to the list. We would advise checking that all details are correct and up to date before going along to an event.

You may also be interested in our list of Christmas Markets, Fairs & Events and our ‘What’s On’ section.

11th November – 24th December Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, OX13 5HB. A 45 minute experience, tickets are £14.95 for children over 6 months and £4.99 for adults.

19th November – 24th December Santa’s Grotto at Reading Winter on Ice, Forbury Gardens, Reading, RG1 3BB. *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

24th November – 24th December Magical Christmas at Finkley Down Farm, Andover, SP11 6NF.

25th November – 24th December Magical Christmas Experience at 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8JY. A 2 hour Christmas experience, tickets start from £20.95 for children over 1 year and £10.50 for adults.

26th November 11am-7.30pm Newbury Christmas Lights Switch On & Santa Parade, Newbury Town Centre, RG14. Father Christmas will be in his grotto in Newbury Market Place from 11am, there will be live entertainment from 12.30pm and the Santa parade starts at 4.45pm – setting off from Market Street and making its way through town to the Market Place. The lights will be switched on at 5.20pm.

1st – 23rd December Christmas on the Farm & Santa’s Grotto at Bucklebury Farm Park, Pease Hill, Bucklebury, Reading, RG7 6RR. Santa will be in his grotto every Friday-Monday at Bucklebury Farm throughout December (ending on 23rd).

2nd – 24th December Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Wyvale Garden Centre, Bath Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AN. Prices start from £4.50 for adults and £10 for children.

9th and 10thDecember A Morning with Father Christmas at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP. Children will be able to see Father Christmas in his grotto, have a play in the Play Barn and enjoy a meal or snack! Tickets start from £6.95 for children and £4.95 for adults.

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9th– 10th December 11am-4.30pm Father Christmas at the Kennet Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN. A free grotto, all children under 10 will receive a free gift and there will also be free face painting available. Father Christmas will arrive in a parade on the 9th December; the parade starts at 10am and will go through Newbury town centre.

15th December 5.30pm-7.30pm Christmas Disco and visit from Santa at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF. A Christmas party for children aged 1-7 and their families. Tickets are £11.50 per child and £4 per adult, £1 for siblings under 12 months (admission only). Tickets include milk & cookies for each child plus a gift from Santa and a glass of mulled wine and mince pie for the adults.

16th-23rd December 10am, 12pm & 2pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AU. Tickets cost £9, all children receive a present from Santa and all adults receive a mince pie and a drink.

16th-24th December 11am, 1pm & 3pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Rose of Hungerford, Canal Walk, Hungerford, RG17 0EQ. £8 a ticket, all children receive a present from Santa and all adults receive a mince pie and a drink.

2nd & 3rd December, 9th & 10th December and 16th – 24th December Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Activities at Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7GQ.

2nd & 3rd December, 9th & 10th December and 16th – 23rd December Christmas at Legoland, Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY. £35 per person (£25 for annual pass holders).

2nd -3rd & 14th– 23rd December 10.30am-4.30pm (open until 7.30pm on 14th December) Santa’s Grotto at Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury, RG14 1AY. A free Santa’s Grotto that can be found next to Marks & Spencer at Parkway Shopping Centre.

2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th and 22nd – 23rd December Day Out with Thomas and Meet Father Christmas at Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, OX11 7NJ. £15 per adult (adults aged 60 and above are £13) and £16 per child.

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