Meeting Father Christmas in his grotto is a magical experience for girls and boys during the festive period.

It adds to the excitement of counting down the days to December 25 and gives them the opportunity to whisper their wish list and open an early present.

Find out where you can take your children to see Father Christmas this year with our handy guide.

Santa's Grotto at Winter Wonderland

Why not visit Winter Wonderland Hyde Park this Christmas?

Explore the land of Santa and enjoy an enchanting family day out at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

With plenty of eateries, rides for the little ones and Santa in his grotto it is a magical place for the children.

Santa opens his grotto every day from 10am to 6pm.

Entry is free and Santa will have a gift for children.

You cannot book a visit to Santa, it’s run on a first-come first-served basis.

Father Christmas at Hamleys

Join Father Christmas and his lovable elves at Hamleys.

Children can take part in seasonal activities, spend time with Father Christmas and receive an extra special gift bag to take home.

During this group session each little guest will hear magical stories of Christmas, write their own Christmas wish list and meet Father Christmas himself, all surrounded by the finest toys in the world.

Dates: Friday November 25 to Saturday December 24.

To book to see Santa, click here.

Santa at Selfridges

Visit Santa at Selfridges
Visit Santa at Selfridges

Find Santa in Selfridges and share magical moments with all the family.

With Santa Stops situated throughout the store, you can work out where to meet him, or find him in the in-store photobooth for a Santa selfie.

Dates: Saturday November 26 to Saturday December 24
Time: 12pm to 6pm

Westfield Santas Wish Kingdom

Santa's Grotto at Westfields brings a brand festive new experience for families.

Details haven't been released yet, but we will be sure to update you when we know.

If you have a Father Christmas grotto and want to get in touch, email

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