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Where to see Father Christmas in Norfolk in 2019

Published date: December 2019

Where to see Father Christmas in Norfolk in 2019

Santa is busy making toys, reading Christmas lists, organising his elves and checking who’s on the naughty list yet still manages to find time for all the children who are eager to pay him a visit. There are many locations around Norfolk where Father Christmas can be seen during the festive period; how does he fit it all in? Pay Father Christmas a visit in Norfolk in 2019 and you may even get the chance to meet his reindeer too!

Is there anything more exciting than meeting the big man himself when you are of a certain age? Here are some of the best locations to visit Santa in the region and to enjoy the magic that Christmas brings.

Father Christmas’ Workshop – Jarrold Department Store, Norwich

Father Christmas will be in store each day up until Christmas Eve and everyone who visits him receives a lovely gift. Tickets are £5 per child and tickets are available from the Christmas card till on floor 3. During busy times they may operate a timed ticket allocation.

For more information, please visit their website.

Jarrold Department Store - London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JF

Santa’s Magical Journey - Thursford

See Santa in the magical setting of Thursford and give a child an experience they will never forget. Take a journey past penguins and polar bears, see giant sized teddy bears and busy elves who are hard at work in the toy factory. Meet lots of fantasy characters but make sure you watch out for the snowballs!! Make your way through the magical forest to Santa’s House where the big man himself will be waiting with a gift for all children who visit.

Booking is essential and there must be at least one paying child to enter. Bookings taken by phone or online.

Prices: adults £11.50, children £18.50 (price includes a present). Both ticket prices include your entrance to fantasy land, children’s entertainment and a 4D film. There is an additional £1.50 postage and packaging fee per booking. To find out full details, please visit their website.

Thursford Collection - Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS

Tel: 01328 878477

The Santa Experience - Wroxham Barns

Taking time out of his busy schedule, Santa is currently at the Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns and has brought his reindeers with him! There is lots to see and do and the experience lasts around two hours, including spending time with Santa and his elves, meeting his reindeer, crafts, singing and an Elf Academy. Ideally suited for children aged 2 to 10 years, although they welcome all ages. Prices range from £10.25 per child (aged 2 and above) and from £7.75 for under 2s. Prices include all-day unlimited access to indoor play and all the other Junior Farm activities. There are discounts available for Season Ticket Holders.

To find out full details, please visit their website.

Wroxham Barns Junior Farm - Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU

Santa Special - North Norfolk Railway

This December you can book a magical return trip from Sheringham Station to see Father Christmas. Why not make your family’s Christmas extra special by booking a traditional festive steam train journey to see Santa? Indulge in festive treats and enjoy a relaxing steam train journey taking in the beautiful scenery to Santa’s Station. Then wander around the unique festive walk-through kingdom and be sure to say hello to his reindeer. Enjoy festive arts and crafts activities in Santa’s workshop and a carefully chosen gift.

Ticket prices: adults £20.00 to £24.00, children aged 1-14 years £20.00 to £24.00. Under 1s £10.00.

To find out further details and to book tickets, please visit their website.

North Norfolk Railway - Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA

Tel: 01263 820800

Christmas Grotto 2019 - Vancouver Quarter King’s Lynn

From November 30th - December 24th, 2019, children can visit Father Christmas in his grotto in the Vancouver Quarter every Saturday and Sunday right up to Christmas. His grotto will also open on Monday 23rd December and Christmas Eve on Tuesday 24th December 2019.

Walk the wintery path via the elves’ workshop where you can catch a glimpse of them at work before meeting Santa himself. There will be a wrapped gift for every child and a professional photographer to capture the moment forever.

There is a charge of £3 per child in aid of EACH - East Anglian Children’s Hospices, to help the organisation complete its Nook Appeal to provide a new hospice for children in Norfolk. Booking in advance is essential for slots between 10am and 3pm. There are walk-in slots available from 3pm to 4pm on each date but these must be booked on the day and will be first come, first served.

To find out full details, please visit their website.

Vancouver Quarter - 1st Floor, 24 Broad Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1DP

Father Christmas Experience - Cromer Pier

Book now and bring the family to visit Father Christmas this festive season on Cromer Pier. Father Christmas and his elves are waiting to meet all the well-behaved boys and girls in his special and unique grotto. Children will be invited to colour a special picture to either give to Santa or take home as a keepsake and there will be plenty of opportunities to take your own photographs and videos.

Please telephone the box office to book tickets. Approximately one week before your experience you will be emailed a form to complete so that Father Christmas knows some details about your child. This makes for a very personal and memorable experience that the whole family can enjoy together.

Price: £12.50 per child. To find out more, please visit their website.

Cromer Pier - Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

Tel: 01263 512495

Steam Trains to Santa - Bure Valley Railway

Take a steam train to visit Santa in his grotto this December 2019. The station will be trimmed up beautifully in twinkling lights and is sure to get everybody into the festive spirit. Let Father Christmas know what you are hoping to receive Christmas morning and take home an early Christmas present from Santa himself. There will be entertainment and festive refreshments for all the family and a return train trip from Wroxham station.

Pre-booking is essential. Prices from: £17 Adults (13+), £17 Children (12 and under).

To find out full details and to book tickets, please visit their website.

Bure Valley Railway - Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8UU

Tel: 01263 733858

Meet Father Christmas - Oxburgh Hall

Get in the festive spirit and meet the big man himself on specific dates in December 2019 at Oxburgh Hall.

Visit Oxburgh Hall this festive period and enjoy a ’12 Days of Christmas trail’ before seeing Father Christmas and his elves in the beautifully decorated Saloon. Tell him what you wish for this Christmas and receive a special Oxburgh gift to remember the occasion.

Tickets are £8 per child to see Father Christmas, including a present. Garden admission for accompanying adults. Booking is essential, go to their website for full details and to book tickets.

Oxburgh Hall - King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9PS

Tel: 03442 491895

Santa Cruise River Trip - Broads Tours, Wroxham

This unusual Santa experience is on board the vintage Broadsman and takes in the stunning scenery of the Norfolk Broads. Enjoy a cruise along these beautiful waterways whilst the Pixies serve all children a large festive cookie and soft drink and the adults mulled wine and a mince pie.  The children are encouraged to take part in a Christmas quiz and a free to enter colouring or drawing competition before the real excitement begins! Santa and his reindeer land on the top deck of the boat, heaving his heavy sack off his sleigh, and carrying it to the lower deck. All children aged between 1 and 15 years will be called to Santa to receive their very special gift.

Tickets £13.00 per person and all under 1s travel FREE. Optional gifts are available from Santa for the under 1s at £5.00. To find out full details and to book tickets, please visit their website.

Broads Tours - The Bridge, Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8RX

Tel: 01603 782207

Christmas Experience - Bressingham Steam Museum

Father Christmas, his wife and elves are visiting Bressingham on selected days in December – booking is advisable.

For those up to the age of 12, meet Santa and co and enjoy other activities including a steam train ride, rides on the Gallopers, children’s entertainer and a present from Santa.

Adult (advance) tickets are £12.50, children (advance) 3-12 £15.50, under 3s (advance) requiring a present are £8.00 and these prices include a Gift Aid donation. Tickets on the day will be £1 per person more than in advance prices. All offer types (including Tesco Deals) are excluded from use at this event.

To find out full details, please visit their website.

Bressingham Steam Museum - Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Tel: 01379 686900

Santa’s Grotto - Roarr Dinosaur Adventure

Father Christmas will be at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure on certain dates in December 2019. Ticket prices are £6.95 per child and these must be purchased in advance to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. You can book online for your selected date, or purchase tickets at admission on the day of your visit, but these will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note that normal entry fees also apply.

To find out more, please visit their website.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure - Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

Santa’s Grotto - Taverham Garden Centre

Taverham Garden Centre’s magical grotto is open to visitors up until Christmas Eve.

Tickets: £10 per child, and this includes a lovely Christmas gift to take home, which is suitable for all ages, including under-3s. You will also receive a £5 voucher to spend in store before the 31st of December 2019, subject to a £15 minimum spend. Please note this voucher cannot be redeemed against live Christmas trees or Santa’s grotto. One voucher per paid entry.

Taverham Garden Centre & Nursery - Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HT

Tel: 01603 86052

Santa’s Grotto - Notcutts Garden Centre

Santa will be at Notcutts Garden Centre in Norwich, tucked away in his magical grotto. Prices start at £7.50 per child and there is also the option to have breakfast, lunch or tea with Santa too. Prices vary. Please visit their website for full details and to book tickets.

Notcutts Garden Centre - Daniels Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6QP

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