Where to find Father Christmas in Devon

Looking for Father Christmas in Devon? Here’s where he’s sure to be found making a number of magical appearances …

Drake Circus Christmas Grotto
Once again Drake Circus will be hosting the annual Christmas Grotto. On Thursday November 13, to coincide with the Christmas lights switch on, the grotto pre-launch night will take place. Children and parents alike can meet Santa, ahead of the official opening on Saturday November 22. Tickets cost £5 and 50p from every ticket sales goes towards Jeremiah’s Journey. Telephone 01752 223030 More info

Boringdon Hall Santa’s Grotto and Ice Skating
Enjoy a fabulous, festive Sunday lunch at Boringdon Hall this Christmas – complete with Santa’s Grotto featuring gifts and face-painting for juniors.  After visiting Santa’s Grotto, for a real Christmas treat, enjoy an ice skating session at the Boringdon Hall Christmas Ice Rink for a truly magical afternoon. We can’t guarantee Santa will have his skates but everyone is welcome (all juniors must be able to walk before taking to the ice).
Ice Skating will run from Friday 7th November to Sunday 11th January. Open Times: Midweek: 4pm-9pm, Saturdays 10am -9pm (last skate at 8pm), Sundays 10am-7pm (last skate at 6pm)Prices: Adults: £6, Juniors: £4 (under 12s). No booking required. Ice-skate hire is included. Festive Lunch and Santa’s Grotto Dates: Sunday 7th December, Sunday 14th December and Sunday 21st December, all from 12:00noon – 3:00pm. Telephone 01752 344455 More info

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Santa by Steam at the South Devon Railway
Santa will be back again this Christmas at The South Devon Railway riding on a special Grotto train between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Santa by Steam will run on December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 19th – 23rd December, with up to three trains every day. Everyone will get a gift and there’s even mulled wine and mince pies for the grownups. Telephone 01364370 More info

Breakfast with Santa at The Big Sheep
Christmas is a magical time of year, so meet Santa over breakfast this year for some extra Christmas magic. Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast on Monday 22nd December from 10.30 am for the chance to tell Santa any last minute Christmas wishes.  Each child will receive a special Christmas gift of a Christmas helium balloon and a certificate to prove to their friends and family that they have met the REAL Santa at The Big Sheep. Breakfast with Santa is priced £10 per adult and from £13.95 per child and booking is essential. Telephone 01237 472366 More info

Santa in the Caves at Kents Cavern
Venture underground and visit Santa in Britain’s premier prehistoric caves as Santa returns to Kents Cavern along with some magical friends who will be joining him in his grotto for a Christmas show in the caves. This wonderful adventure will bring out the child in all and put the joy back into Christmas. The festive show will last an hour and includes a visit with santa, fantastic Christmas presents and mulled wine and mince pies for the adults. Advanced booking required. Telephone 01803 215136 More info

Santa’s Grotto in the Fish Shed
If you’re looking for Santa he’ll be at Darts Farm located in his Grotto in the Fish Shed Courtyard! He will be making appearances on 6th,7th,13th,14th, & 18th-23rd December from 10.30am – noon and from 2pm – 3.30pm and will also be in his Grotto from 5pm-7pm on the evenings of 10th & 17th December with all proceeds going to Hospiscare. Telephone 01392 878205 More info