Book to visit Santa

Book to visit Santa

From: £9.00 per person to visit Santa

**Santa Visit also includes access to see our reindeer**

A family visit to Santa. Preferably no more than 6 people, otherwise it gets a little crowded 🙂

Online bookings opens on 1st. September 2022. Not long now! 

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All Bookings for our Christmas Event 2022 open on 1st September.

Booking Your visit to Santa’s Grotto (which includes seeing the reindeer).

We will be opening our gates from 19th November up to and including 31st December for the public to come and visit our reindeer herd and Christmas shop, and see Santa*

Opening times:

  • Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5 pm.
  • Sundays open until 4 pm.
  • Closed Monday-Wednesday, except we are also open Mon 19th Dec right through to when we close at 5 pm Christmas Eve.
  • Special Late Night Openings until 8 pm Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th of December.
  • Come and see our Christmas lights in their full glory!

Santa’s Grotto will be open every weekend from 19th Nov to 18th December, and then we are also open from  19th December every day until we finally close at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

We are then closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

We open again ! on 27th – to 31st December to see the reindeer, however Santa will be away on holiday after Christmas.

If you decide to change or cancel your booking we will not be able to refund, so why not gift your original booking to someone whom you know will cherish this unique gift.

Carer’s can go free when visiting with a group of 6 or more in their care. Proof of status will be required.

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


During your visit

Please make sure you are ready to enter Santa’s Grotto at your allotted time – Santa has a busy schedule to make sure he can see all of the children. If you miss your booking time, although we will do our best to fit you in later, we may not be able to, and bookings are non-refundable.

Visits to Santa usually last roughly 7 minutes and he will need a 30 minute lunch break between 12pm and 12:30pm every day. Children under 1 years of age are free to visit Santa but will need an accompanying adult. During your visit to Santa, all children over 1 year old will receive a small gift.

Each visit includes a professional Picture with Santa

We offer professional photography for you and your family with options of 1 photo at  £7.50 per, or £12 for two, or £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.

Once you have selected your time slot and are directed to your basket, you will be shown the photo options you can select for your booking.

Buy moss to feed our reindeer

Small Cup of Reindeer Feed

Small Cup of Reindeer Feed


Family bag of reindeer moss

Family Tub of Reindeer Feed


Once you have made your booking you will be sent an email with your booking reference. When you arrive, let our admissions team know what your reference number is. There is no need to print out the email, you can show it on your phone or just make a note of the reference number.

All tickets purchased online are valid for one occasion, are non-refundable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

To find out more about what to expect on your arrival, check our current Visitor Guidance.