Father Christmas in the South East

This article was about Christmas 2019 - check back later in the year for 2020 information.

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Father Christmas will be spreading some festive cheer and handing out presents to little ones in many of our properties across the South East. He's a busy man at this time of year, so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

Little girl meeting Father Christmas

Morden Hall Park 

Find Father Christmas in his enchanted grotto at Morden Hall Park in London from 23 November. Children can draw and send their wish lists to Father Christmas via our special postcard express, and in a cosy enchanted grotto they will meet Father Christmas and his elves to receive a special gift.

Santa decked out in green

Hear stories in Santa's woodland grotto and meet the man himself

This Christmas our younger visitors can join one of our story telling sessions in our Woodland Grotto. After a walk through the garden, settle down in the grotto, enjoy a Christmas story and after meet Santa himself and receive a small present and a cup of hot chocolate. Normal admission applies. Booking essential: Online or 0344 2491895. Limited availability, see booking page for details.

Father Christmas with a young girl

Ham House and Garden

Make their Christmas magical with a visit to Father Christmas at Ham House from 7 Dec. He’s taken up residence in the historic back parlor where twinkling lights, rich decoration and the smells of trees make for a truly authentic experience a world away from the commercial bustle of Christmas.

Hughenden Christmas


Join Father Christmas from 7 Dec for a different kind of vintage Christmas in his 1940s grotto at Hughenden. The manor will be set for a traditional 1940s Christmas with handmade decorations, real trees and sparkling lights inspired by the make-do-and-mend world of wartime Britain.

Father Christmas dressed in traditional green with a crown of evergreen at Red House, Bexleyheath

Red House 

Olde Father Christmas stops by Red House on 30 Nov and 1 Dec with tales of timeless traditions and Yuletides of yesteryear. This Victorian Father Christmas, dressed all in green, will fascinate children and adults alike with stories of old Christmas traditions, and there's special wooden toys as a present for the children.

Father Christmas

Scotney Castle

Father Christmas will be visiting Scotney and helping families feel even more festive this season. There’s storytelling and gifts to add a sprinkle of magic to all who visit, or book your own special meeting with Santa to discuss what you'd like to be left under the tree this year.

Father Christmas walks with a child

Polesden Lacey

Children will be enchanted by the bejewelled grotto at Polesden Lacey from 29 November where they'll meet Father Christmas and receive their Christmas gift (if they’ve been good!).

Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Book a timed slot to meet Father Christmas and receive your present in person from 30 November On 14 and 15 December, his lovely wife Mrs Christmas will be running the show instead, you can book to meet her for a fun and festive experience. Because they're a busy couple at this time of year, booking is essential.