Guide to where you can meet Father Christmas in and around Brentwood 2018

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 December 2018

Find out where you can meet Santa Claus in and around Brentwood with Enjoy Brentwood More. Picture: Mike Arney

Find out where you can meet Santa Claus in and around Brentwood with Enjoy Brentwood More. Picture: Mike Arney

Mike Arney

Planning to take the children to meet Father Christmas this year?

Well to help you out, here’s a list of grottos from both in the borough and surrounding areas, where you can meet the man himself.

Santa’s Grotto

Wyevale Garden Centres, Langford Bridge, Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 0LB

Dates: December 1 - 23, 2018

Bring the kids along to meet Santa and receive a gift.

Price: £6 per child.

Visit here

Christmas at Barleylands Farm

Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD

Dates: December 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 20-24, 2018

Meet Father Christmas and his elves as he takes time out of his busy schedule to meet you and your little ones.

His elves will greet you on arrival, ready for your visit with Father Christmas himself!

Take a trip to the toy shop and exchange your token for a gift.

Two festive experiences to choose from.

Price: Either £14.95 or £19.95 for children (over two-years-old), adults £9 each.

Times: Various (see website for details)

Call 01268 290218

Email farmcentre@barleylands.co.uk

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Santa’s Grotto – The Party Kingdom at Props and Frocks

Unit 1 Rectory Lane, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS11 7QR

Dates: Various dates throughout December 2018

Enter The Party Kingdom and your children visit another world of make believe and fantasy.

Themed kids parties and experiences are based around fun activities, stories and songs.

Times: Various (visit here for details)

Price: Snowman Experience – £15.00 per child, Elf Experience – £28.50 per child, Reindeer Experience – £39.50 per child. Tickets include up to two free adults.

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Santa’s Magical Grotto

Mercury Mall, Mercury Gardens, Romford, RM1 3EE

Dates: Daily until Christmas Eve between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday and between 11am-4pm on Sundays with lunch between 1pm-2pm.

The Mercury will also have, for the first time, Sensory Santa visits for children and their families with Autism or other sensory needs every Tuesday between 4pm-5.30pm.

Tickets: Visit Santa and receive a gift for £4 or visit Santa, gift and a photo is £6.

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Santa’s Grotto

Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3AB

Dates: Monday, December 17 - Christmas Eve. The grotto is open everyday between these dates from 10am-4pm apart from Christmas Eve, when it closes at 1pm.

Tickets: £6 per child and includes a gift.

As of December 1, £1 for every child will go to the RAF Cadets F6 Squadron.

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Santa’s Enchanted Village

Old BHS unit, Meadows Shopping Centre, Chelmsford, CM2 6FD

Dates: December 18-24, 2018

Festivities for all the family including ‘FROST’ a Narnia themed unique pop up grotto, entertainment, rides, games, a kids Christmas “pop-up” escape room, mulled wine, food and magic for everyone.

Time: Various times

Price: From £12.00 per child.

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