Santa’s Grotto Information and Booking

To Book Online

Booking online is advisable during busy times to avoid disappointment, but you can pay on arrival if you wish.

From: £12.00 per person to visit Santa

Please note the above price also includes access to see the reindeer.

*An adult must accompany children when visiting Santa.

It costs only £9.00 to meet our reindeer .

And for only an extra £3.00 per child the children can visit Santa in his Grotto ! *

All under 1 years old free to all areas.

(*Accompanying adults only have to pay to see the reindeer, but are free to visit the Grotto).

Santa’s Grotto open certain dates, – please check in booking section).

All children visiting Santa will receive a gift.


Visiting Times

We will be opening our gates from 21st November up to and including 31st December 2020  for the public to come and visit our reindeer herd and Christmas shop, and see Santa*

Opening times:

  • Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6 pm
  • Sundays closing at 4 pm.
  • Closed Monday-Wednesday, with some exceptions, as listed below.

We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but open again after that to see the reindeer, however Santa will be away on holiday after Christmas.

(*Santa’s Grotto is open on certain days, – see bookings page for details).

  • Visits to Santa last roughly 5 minutes.
  • Santa will require a one hour lunch break from 12pm to 1pm each day.
  • Children under 1 year old visit for free.
  • All Children who visit Santa will receive a gift.

Please bring strong and sturdy shoes, boots or wellingtons when visiting our Cotswold Reindeer Herd site in Ampney Crucis.


Pictures with Santa

We offer professional photography for you and your family at £7.50 per photo (or only £7 when booked online), or £12 for two (or only £11.50 when booked online), £5.50 each for multiples above 3 photos. Presented in a tastefully embossed frame, so you can send this as a unique gift, or keep the memory forever.


Visit our Reindeer

Visiting the reindeer is included in the cost to visit Santa. Or for £9.00 per person over 1 years old see the reindeer and not visit Santa. There is no need to book if you just want to come and see the reindeer, just turn up and pay on the day.


Visit our Reindeer

Visitors can pay just to see the reindeer, or included in the price per person to see Santa, can also access our magical Santa’s trail, and  go and visit our reindeer.

During your visit, we have hot drinks and snacks and reindeer treats available in our shop.
You can also check out our growing range of Christmas gifts, including our unique handcrafted reindeer antler jewellery from our very own reindeer antlers. You won’t find anything like it anywhere!


Check out our Christmas Trees

At our Cotswold Reindeer Herd site in Ampney Crucis we have our large stock of fresh cut trees, set out in our marquees and large viewing area. Bring the family to pick the one that’s just right for you.


Strong and sturdy shoes, boots or wellingtons are advised when visiting our Cotswold Reindeer Herd site in Ampney Crucis. No smoking or vaping on our site.


reindeer in barn