If you have kids, there is nothing more exciting than taking them to meet Father Christmas in a Grotto somewhere. Wherever you are in the country, you’ll find multiple Santas and elves handing out presents and chatting to your children about what they’d like to see under the tree.
It’s almost like a right of passage, so here are a selection of some of the best Santa meeting experiences being held this year.

Lapland UK
Yes, you read that right, there is a Lapland in the UK! You won’t need to hop on a plane or anything! Located in Berkshire, Lapland UK is a forest that has been transformed into a magical, snowy wonderland complete with a theatrical tour, a whole cast of characters and of course Santa!

Afternoon Tea at Celtic Manor
Over the border in Newport, Santa is hosting an afternoon tea experience at Celtic Manor. This event includes afternoon tea for the whole family with Father Christmas, a special story time with Mrs Clause and a chance to work with Father Christmas’ helpers to write out your wish list.

The Polar Express
If you love Christmas and trains, this is the event for you – taking place at a variety of stations across the UK, Polar Express rides allow you to really immerse yourself in the classic Christmas movie, you’re even encouraged to wear your pyjamas!

Meet Santa at Harrods
This event is hugely sought after, so make sure to book your tickets as early as possible. The Christmas Grotto at Harrods is one of the most authentic looking grottos you’ll come across and the children can really get immersed in their journey and meeting Santa.

Want a few other ideas of places to go to meet Father Christmas? Click here to see what else is on in the UK in the run up to the big day.