Santa's Grottos & Places to see Father Christmas in West Berkshire - 2022
Santa Claus is coming to town…
Find out exactly where he’s going to be in this guide to local Santa’s Grottos for 2022.
Check out the Christmas What’s On Guide to see a full list of festive events in the area.
You can also view the What’s On calendar for handy day to day listings of local events.
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Please check that all details are correct and up-to-date before going along to an event that is listed below. Changes and cancellations happen. West Berkshire Family Life cannot be held responsible for any loss or embarrassment caused by failure to check for accurate details. Many events will require advance booking.
Newbury’s Christmas Lights Switch on Festival – Saturday 19 November 10am-6pm.
Parkway Newbury’s Santa’s Grotto – 19 November, 10 & 11 December and 17-23 December 11am-4pm.
A Wild Christmas at Beale Park – 25 November-24 December.
The Magical Christmas Adventure at 4 Kingdoms, near Newbury – 26 November-24 December.
Father Christmas at Bucklebury Farm – 26 & 27 November, 2, 9 & 19 December. £10 per child. Booking required.
The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse – 27 November-30 December.
Warming up for Christmas: Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch on – Friday 2 December from 5pm.
Breakfast with Santa at Thatcham Garden Centre – 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and 17-24 December.
Newbury Victorian Christmas Fayre – 3 & 4 December.
Catering by Natalie Ellis Santa’s Grotto at Pit Hall Barn – 4 & 18 December from 10am.
Christmas with Santa and the Alpacas at Mortimer Alpacas – 4, 10, 19, 20 & 21 December.
Breakfast with Santa at The Swan, Thatcham – 10, 11, 17, 18 & 24 December from 9am. £8 per child. Contact the pub to book.
Breakfast with Santa at The Two Watermills pub, Newbury – Saturday 10 & 17 December 9am-11am.
A Sunday with Father Christmas at Cobbs Play Barn, Hungerford – 11 December 9am-4.30pm. £14 per child and £10 per adult, includes food & drink, games, time to play and a gift. Adults also receive a hot drink and light meal.
Brunch with Santa at the Berkshire Arms, Midgham – 17th & 23rd December
Meet Father Christmas at The Snugg at Snelsmore Common – 17th & 18th December 10am-3pm. £6 per child includes a gift and hot chocolate. Phone 07900694857 or visit the cafe to book.
Santa Boat Trips on the Rose of Hungerford – 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December.
Supper with Santa at IKEA, Reading – Tuesday 20 December 4pm-6pm & 6pm-8pm.
Breakfast with Santa at IKEA, Reading – Wednesday 21 December 9.30am-11am.
Not Quite West Berkshire (but close enough!)
Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm – 12 November-24 December.
Christmas at Blenheim Palace – 18 November-2 January.
Christmas Experience at Roves Farm – from 26 November until 23 December.
Christmas at Finkley Down Farm – 3-24 December.
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