Father Christmas Experience

Make Christmas a magical experience.

27 & 28 November and 04 & 05 December. Weekends only

Visitors will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and Ken the Grand-Elf in his tranquil wetlands’ grotto and children get to receive a special gift, all while enjoying the fantastic backdrop of our colourful nature reserve.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, so it's no surprise that everyone at the North Pole is super-excited as Christmas draws near! Father Christmas and the Elves are busy making toys and decorating the Christmas tree, so all will be ready for your visit in November/December.

Let's make some magical memories and spend some precious time in beautiful surroundings with those you love!


This event is SOLD OUT


Tickets Prices:

Child (2 - 16 yrs): £13.50 (Includes Father Christmas’ experience and a child gift, admission for non-members must be purchased separately)

Accompanying adult: Free (Please let us know how many adults will be entering the grotto - admission for non-members must be purchased separately)

Child (under 2): Free (Includes Santa's grotto experience. GIFT NOT INCLUDED. If you would like your under 2 to receive a gift, please purchase a Child ticket.)


Please be aware that normal admission charges apply - if you are NOT a WWT member you will need to purchase admission tickets in addition to your event ticket. You can book your tickets in advance or on arrival at the centre. For members, there is no need to book admission tickets. Please bring your membership card with you.

Opening hours for the centre on the day of your visit are between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Your membership card or admission ticket entitles you to arrive at the centre at any time during these hours.



Terms & Conditions

  • Anyone under the age of 16 must to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • No refund will be given if you do not attend on the day.
  • Due to the popularity of this event we can't offer any exchanges.
  • Prior to the event day, tickets will only be refunded if London Wetland Centre, in its absolute discretion, chooses to do so.
  • If the event is cancelled due to bad weather conditions we will endeavour to move you to an alternative date or issue a refund.
  • If you have any queries regarding your booking please call 020 8409 4400 or email info.london@wwt.org.uk