5 best places to visit Santa in Kent 2021 – There are so many places offering opportunities to meet Santa, how do you choose where your child will have the best experience? The last thing you want is to pay a steep fee, queue for what seems like hours, only to leave feeling grumpy and disappointed that your children have met with a dreadful Santa impersonator, with no personality and a piece of poorly wrapped plastic tat.

So, to help you avoid such horrors, we have put together our list of the top 10 places to see Santa in Kent.  

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Santa at The Reindeer Centre Bethersden

Capralama Farm, Pluckley Road, TN26 3EQ, Bethersden

13th November 2021 until Christmas Eve 2021

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For the most authentic and unique Santa experience it has to be the outstanding Reindeer Centre. Fellow blogger, Jennie, from Edspire writes “It is so magical and the staff bend over backwards to make the experience special. We have been every year since 2012. The grotto is large and magical, door after door leads you through different winter lands. Father Christmas always has lots of time and the presents are perfect every year. Quality gifts that are age appropriate. William has squeaked with delight the last two years as he has been given Star Wars gifts. The play barn is brilliant and we can easily lose a few hours there. The staff are attentive and friendly. This is such a special part of our countdown to Christmas”. 

”As there are no government restrictions for numbers attending indoor events this year we will not have to implement a booking scheme from the 13th November until the 23rd December, you just simply turn up on the day you want to visit and purchase your ticket on the gates”

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Santa at Royal Victoria Place Tunbridge Wells

300 Royal Victoria Place, TN1 2SS, Tunbridge Wells

 20th November 2021 until Christmas Eve 2021

Best places to meet Santa in Kent
Royal Victoria Place Tunbridge Wells

Nestled in the warmth of Royal Victoria Place shopping centre, Tunbridge Wells, is a stunning Christmas grotto. Spacious , beautifully decorated and well thought out, it fills the children with excitement as they  approach. Our experience meeting Santa there was lovely. He was warm and kind and didn’t rush us at all. His beard was real, and he genuinely looked just like you imagine Santa should. Princess D left with a huge smile and a nicely wrapped “Frozen” themed lockable diary, which she was thrilled with.

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Santa at Ruxley Garden Centre Sidcup

Maidstone Road, DA14 5BQ, Sidcup

13th November 2021 until Christmas Eve 2021

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Ruxley Manor Garden Centre transforms into a winter wonderland for Chrismas. As well as meeting Santa you can purchase all you Christmas decorations, enjoy a festive lunch and there are even two real life reindeer to meet. Vikki from Mum Times Two highly recommends meeting Santa at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre and Naomi from Not a Perfect Parent says “Ruxley is brilliant as it’s so interactive they make reindeer food, put together toys with the elves and then meet Father Christmas. They sing little songs on the way round and get a little booklet to stamp after each of the activities”.

How much is it to see Santa at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre?

Babies cost: £10
Children cost: £12
Adults cost: £5 (There must be at least one adult ticket in each booking)

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Santa at Polhill Garden Centre

London Road (A224), Badgers Mount, TN14 7AD, Sevenoaks

10th September 2021 onwards

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Polhill Garden Centre offers an outstanding range of shopping experiences, and at Christmas time this becomes even more extensive. Allow yourselves plenty of time to browse and stock up on all things festive. There’s an opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner too. Grotto experiences include exploring the icy pathways of Polhill’s magical Chrismassy land, an event to surely get your festive juices flowing.

How much is it to see Santa at Polhill Garden Centre?

Child and Baby Tickets cost: £12.50 (Two adults included in this price)

Adult Tickets cost: £2.00

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Santa at Hever Castle

Hever, TN8 7NG, Edenbridge

20 November 2021 onwards (Visit HERE for up-to-date event dates)

Hever castle in a stunning setting for any event, rich with history and enchanting grounds to explore. Over Christmas, Hever castle are offering two ways for your little ones to meet Santa. Either by pre ordering your tickets online here which guarantees you a full grotto experience with the main man and his elves. If you have missed the online tickets there is still the opportunity to visit the grotto and meet Santa with a drop – in ticket. These are offered on a first come first served basis.

How much is it to see Santa at Hever Castle?

Children under 5 cost: £12.00

Children 5 – 17 cost: £22.00

Adults cost: £16.00

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So there we have it. The 5 best places to see Santa in Kent. Do you agree with our list? We would love to hear your Santa experiences, get in touch and let us know where is fabulous in your opinion.

Also have a look at our round up of Christmas events and of places to take the kids on New Year’s Eve.