Do you know where Santa's Little Helpers are?

Posted on 17 November 2017
Do you know where Santa's Little Helpers are?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here's hoping all the boys and girls have been very good this year! Still time to show Santa how good you can be...... 

In the run up to the festive period, there are lots of exciting things happening different areas. Bright lights, busy shops, hustle and bustle and of course..... queues! Especially excited children waiting to see Santa! Here is a few place which our team have picked out as 'the Santa to see'.

Santa will be at the Rainforest Cafe Get booked in quickly - Santa only here until 28th November before moving on to another location

Experience a magical visit at the snowy woodland grotto where you can meet Santa. The children will have a personal visit from Santa and enjoy a children’s 2 course meal and drink. For further information and book in your visit please call 0207 434 3111. Places are limited.  For more information visit their visit: (Rainforest Cafe, 20 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EU)

Visit Santa at Chessington Garden Centre - Garden Centre Shopping and a Christmas Treat all in one place (Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG)

Why not pay Santa magical visit at Chessington Garden Centre this year between Saturday 18th November to Sunday 24th December. Walk through the the ice and snow covered landscape with eskimos and penguins, don’t forget to wrap up warm. Then onto the countryside where you will see toadstools, willow trees and look out for the enchanted fairies. When you have reached Santa’s bakery you know it is not long until to meet the man himself. If you like sweets and treats this is the place for you. Finally you will get to meet Santa himself. Please do make sure you book ahead as you will not be able to book on arrival.

Ticket prices: Children up to 16 years £13 (wrapped gift); Babies under 12 months go free (does not include a wrapped gift); Adults £4 and a Booking fee £2

For more information take a look at the Chessington Garden Centre website       

Father Christmas at Bocketts Farm - this one looks really exciting! And this one is not in London! (Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS)

Why not pay Father Christmas a visit at Bocketts Farm this Christmas - available from 23rd November right through until 24th December. Enjoy a special Father Christmas trailer ride from the farm park by one of his elf helpers. You will go through the magical gates up to Father Christmas’s hay barn grotto where to get to the meet the cheerful man himself. Don’t forget your wish list. Adults can accompany their children by walking along side the trailer (sorry only up to 2 adults per child). Each child will receive one wrapped present from Father Christmas.  Visits will last about 15-20 minutes. 

Prices and times do vary so please do take a look at the Bocketts Farm website  

Santa and his helpers are coming to Battersea Park Zoo

Woohoo! Santa and his helpers will be visiting Battersea Park Zoo! Starting from Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, and from Friday 15th through to Saturday 24th December. Children can play on the swings and slide whilst they wait to see Santa. Their visit to Santa will include the receiving of a sticker, a small gift, a drink and a Christmas treat. Then once they have visited Santa the children will be able to go and meet the animals. 

Prices: Child’s entrance fee £7.50 + £6.00

Tickets can be booked in advance by calling the Zoo on 0207 924 5826 between Monday and Friday between 10.30am – 3pm. You may be able to buy tickets upon entry to the zoo on the day but this is subject to availability.
Please note, accompanying adults & siblings must pay the usual zoo entrance fee. For more information see the Battersea Park Zoo's website

Storytelling with Father Christmas this year at Fortnum and Mason

Do your little ones love a good story? Why not visit Fortnum and Mason where they can enjoy a story being told by no other than Father Christmas himself. You will visit the big man in red on the fifth floor. After the story telling you will be able to give him your list and receive a festive goody bag. Spaces are limited. Prices are £20 per child. Starting Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2017; Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December and then every day from Saturday 17th through to Friday 23rd December. Different time slots available 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. I expect this to be popular so book your tickets before they are all sold out. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

Santa and Mrs Claus will be at London Zoo this Christmas - book your tickets now before they all get sold out - a very popular event with tickets only left for 19th and 20th December 2017

This Christmas you will be able to meet Santa in his grotto from 9th December to 24th December where you will receive a special gift. You will be able to take part in art and craft activities with Mrs Claus as well as meeting some of the Elves. You will wonder through the Christmas village before visiting all the wonderful animals at the zoo. What a fabulous day out at London Zoo.

For ticket prices and further information take a look at at their website here

Sadly due to their popularity, visits to Santa’s grottos at Hamleys (London), Harrods and breakfast with Santa at Selfridges are already sold out. Don’t forget to book early for next year.

We would love to hear your feedback after your visit to one of these locations. Let us know what you thought!

With many thanks and merry wishes from the Kids Deserve the Best Team. x


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Sarah Parkin runs Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency, providing support to families with their childcare requirements including wedding day childcare, babysitting and emergency childcare. Area of coverage includes the following regions across the North East of England, Gosforth, Great Park, Jesmond, Heaton, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Longbenton, Holystone, Forest Hall, Morpeth, Cramlington, Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland, Kingston Park, Westerhope, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Monkseaton, Wallsend, South Shields, Tynedale, Hexham, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Corbridge, Consett, Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Wearside, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland.