Slough Rocks

Places to See Father Christmas in Berkshire

IIITTTTTTT'SSS CHRIIISSSTMAAAAASSS!!!! Well.... almost! Here at Slough Rocks we have been working as hard as Father Christmas' elves to bring you all of the best places you can meet the big man himself, right here, in Berkshire! There are so many places you can visit him, we have split it into towns to make it easier.

Visit Father Christmas in Slough

Burnham Park Hall is the perfect destination for all your Christmas shopping and to meet Father Christmas in the magical grotto! With a wide selection of gifts, crafts and Christmas knick-knacks, you’re sure to find something for everyone here. More info here.

Festive Fun at our Soft Play Centre! Big on Bouncing, has a bouncy castle, soft play, interactive play system, soft play climbing frame, music, sensory. As well as Christmas arts and crafts. Plus exclusive visit to Santa with a present and a photo op for every child. To book, click here.

Teddy's Playtown has Santa in his Grotto on Wednesday 20th December. Tickets are £10.99 per child and £1 per adult. Click here to book

Visit Father Christmas in Windsor

Clewer & Dedworth Together bring you the annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 26th November at the Pirate Park on Dedworth Road, where for a small fee you can meet Santa and get a gift. More info


Santa is visiting Windsor On Ice this Christmas! If you would like to meet Santa and give him your Christmas list, make sure you visit us on the 9th, 10th, 16th,17th, 23rd and 24th of December between 12pm and 5pm. Click here for more info and to book tickets

Join us for a celebratory breakfast with Santa at The Swan, Clewer £15 per child/ £10 per adult, Friday 22nd December 8 - 10am, or 10:30 - 12:30pm. More details here

The Castle Hotel, Windsor invite you to an Afternoon Tea with Santa - indulge in our Afternoon Tea experience from 1.30pm with a special festive twist, a visit from Santa and live children’s entertainment. Taking place in the Windsor Suite, on 17th, 22nd & 23rd December. For more info and to book, click here.

Step into a winter wonderland like no other as we invite you to experience the magic of the season at Windsor's most enchanting event – Santa's Grotto! At Daniel Department Store, we believe in making the festive season truly special and our Santa's Grotto is the perfect place to create cherished memories with your loved ones. Santa will be in our favourite Department Store on select dates until Friday 22nd December. Click here to book your place!

It's Christmas at By British Design is bringing the majestic enchantment of dazzling Christmas, to Windsor! Come and visit our store on Saturdays and Sundays from the 18th November - 23rd December, and you will be transferred to a land of wonderment and beauty! Father Christmas will be there - he will meet and greet children of all ages... with a free gift! More details here

Breakfast with Santa at Dorney Lake is a very popular way to meet the big man! Taking place on Saturday 16th December & Sunday 17th December 2023, booking times available between 09.00 and 11.00am, Santa and his reindeer are pulling up their sleigh, and he’s inviting you and your little ones to share in the magic of Christmas at Dorney Lake. To find out more and book your space, click here!

Visit Father Christmas in Maidenhead

Father Christmas will be sneaking away from his important work at the North Pole and joining us for a fun-filled breakfast at Stubbings Café. Santa will walk between tables meeting the children and hand out a festive gift to ticket holders aged 2 to 12 years old. Santa will then read a Christmas story to all the children, after which each child will receive a certificate. For more info, and to book, click here

Breakfast with Santa at Toby Carvery, Stafferton Lodge, is back this year and this time, due to popular demand by your little ones, every Saturday & Sunday up until Christmas in December (includes Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd December). We wanted to make it extra special, so for £9.99 (£10.99 on Christmas Eve). Click here to find out more and to book your table.

Visit Father Christmas in Bracknell

The Village Hotel Bracknell has a Festive Family Lunch with Santa, taking place on the 10th December 2023 12pm - 4pm. Tickets include a festive 2 course lunch, family disco and a visit from Santa for children. For more info, click here

Robyns Nest Cafe, Moss End has Breakfast with Santa, or Afternoon Tea with Santa. Kids get a meal, a drink, a christmas craft, plus a meet with Santa! Click here for more info or to book

Visit Father Christmas in Wokingham

Chocolates for Chocoholics can’t wait to meet Santa in his grotto again this year, and you are welcome to join him at his Chocolate workshop in Hurst! In this 45 min - 1 hour experience, once guests receive their magical Christmas passport, they will make and decorate their own Christmas chocolate lollies with Mrs Claus before joining our jolly Elf having fun at the Christmas craft station. Once finished, guests will be able to see Father Christmas and receive a gift. For more info, click here

This year, the Festive Fun Day at Holme Grange Craft Village takes place on Saturday 25th November - 10am - 5pm. Expect Santa Grotto visits (must be pre-booked), live performances, Christingle, BBQ, Mulled Wine & Face Painting. To find out more, and to book click here!

Cantley House Santa Afternoon Tea - Our beautiful 17th century converted barns with real Christmas trees, open fires and plenty of festive cheer are the perfect location for a pre-Christmas family get together. Enjoy our mouth watering Festive Afternoon Tea prepared by our talented new chef followed by a visit to see the big man himself in his grotto (price includes a gift for each child). Click here to book

Visit Father Christmas in Reading

It’s true… Father Christmas is coming to Bucklebury Farm again! His elf’s are very busy plotting and creating the most magic experience for your little ones! The Bucklebury Farm staff all love Christmas , so you can imagine their excitement when they heard this news! One slot per Child - Includes a visit 5 minute private grotto with Father Christmas, a present, plus Festive activities! Click here to book

Christmas is coming to Beale Park! Santa and his elves will be visiting us this festive season. Meet Santa, and his helpers in our fairy-tale grotto. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa’s workshop (inclusive of the meet Santa ticket). As well as meeting Santa there is the opportunity to also meet his reindeer. *Reindeer feeding tickets are available to book separately on the booking page. Click here to book.

Reading's Winter Wonderland is a full family day out with amusement rides, ice skating rink, Santa's Grotto, fun fair and alpin ski lodges. Taking place from 11th November - 7th January, 11am - 10pm. Find all the details here

Visit Father Christmas Further Afield

Jake's Play Barn, Sandhurst has a fab Christmas Event - come and visit the team of elves, reindeer, and of course the main man, Santa, in our magical grotto experience. Play in the soft play, take a ride around the lake with the reindeer (Gold package only) visit Santa in his grotto, receive a gift, help the elves make a biscuit in the gingerbread factory and finish off your trip out on the farm. This is a truly magical experience for the whole family. More info here.

Every year Santa visits the farm at Miller's Ark, and this year he is coming back for 4 special days, so no small people miss him at the farm! Booking your child's Grotto visit is essential, as deliveries of presents from the North Pole are limited and the child’s age and gender will play a part in selecting the best present. Please note presents are only available for 10 year olds and under.

If you are looking for a festive event, but don't want to meet Father Christmas, there are lots of ideas on Slough Rocks, rememeber, you can find activities by day, age, cost, distance and more.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas!! x