Christmas 2022

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham, NR21 0LN.

Sunday 27th November 2022
10am – 4pm

Get into the festive spirit and find the perfect presents for all your loved ones at our annual Christmas market!

£2 entry
FREE entry for Annual Members and Under 16’s

North Norfolk Pole

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re super excited that Santa has decided to set up his home here at The North Norfolk Pole from Saturday 17th December until Thursday 22nd December.

The perfect festive event to put the sparkle into Christmas early this year for children of all ages!

£7.95 per child (adults free), includes gift and entry into the grotto to meet Santa.

Grotto is accessible without entering the park
park and play entry not included with a Grotto ticket.

Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. More than one family will be seen per time slot; a helpful elf will take each family in one at a time to have an audience with Santa which will be managed on the day.

01328 851465
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Winter Wonderland


We are super excited to be extending our portfolio of Winter Wonderland events into Norwich for what promises to be Norfolk’s most spectacular Christmas event

Yule find a huge undercover real Ice Rink, Bars, Game Stalls, Santas Grotto, Christmas Market Stalls and some of the UK’s biggest and fastest thrill rides, plus Roller Coasters and Family Fairground favourites.
With thousands of lights, giant canes and festive cheer, they’ll be know better Christmas atmosphere…Experience the magic of everything Christmas, suitable for all the Family!

Booking is not compulsory, you can pay on arrival, however we do recommended booking slots, especially for Ice Skating do sell out.

Find out more and book tickets visit the website.

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An Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham Hall

Holkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

9th, 10th, 22nd, 23rd December 2023

He’ll soon be filling his sleigh with gifts and on his way to Norfolk, and you and your little ones are invited to a very special Audience with Father Christmas at Holkham.

£35, under 1s free. 45 minutes, plus refreshments. Parking is included. Prosecco or soft drink and mince pie included

Breakfast with Santa at Sprowston Garden Centre

Sprowston Garden Centre, NR7 8RJ


Tuck into a delicious cooked breakfast whilst your little ones play games and sing songs. Take the opportunity for a photo* with Santa before receiving a special gift and handing over those all-important letters!

Please note pictures are taken by parent or guardian and are not the responsibility of our team members.

All our sessions have limited numbers, tickets are £14.95 per child and £9.95 per adult.

Limited dates remaining, visit website to book.

Breakfast with Santa: Banham Zoo

Kenninghall Rd, Banham NR16 2HE

23rd and 24th December 2023, from 8.30am

£34.95 per child

Santa Claus is coming to town and making a special stop at Banham zoo for a magical breakfast which includes singalongs, story time and a tasty breakfast. Guests will be greeted by donkeys and an owl and will be able to enjoy the rest of the day at the zoo.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, standard admission charge to the park applies, and you must book in advance.

Breakfast with Santa: Brewers Fayre

Norfolk 2023
Broadland View 01603 307 610

Great Yarmouth 01493 806254

Oaks 01603 428 640

Every Saturday & Sunday in December plus every morning from 18th-24th* December 2023

Start with breakfast and stay to meet Santa and receive a Christmas Cadbury® selection box. Book your experience today.

In our restaurants with PLAY AT areas, the Breakfast with Santa experience is £9.99 per child and includes 30mins of play.

At our restaurants without PLAY AT areas Breakfast with Santa experience is £7.99 per child.

*24th December is subject to a +£1 premium

Breakfast with Santa: Cock Inn Drayton

Cock Inn Drayton Norwich, 1 Drayton High Road, Norwich

16th December 2023 09:00 am & 23rd December 2023 10:00 am,

Our Breakfast with Santa have made a return with three dates available this year!

£10 per child this includes the breakfast and a gift from Santa!

01603 869598

Breakfast with Santa: Copper Beech Pub

Alex Moorhouse Way, Norwich, NR5 0JT


The Copper Beech is magical at Christmas and a place to bring the whole family. That’s why our much-loved Breakfast with Santa events will be returning this festive season.

This year we’ll be running our Breakfast with Santa events on various dates throughout December, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us or calling us on 01603 743489to find out more and get booked in!

Breakfast with Santa: Fizz & Fromage

Station Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QJ

9th, 10th, 16th and 17th December 2023

01603 927171

Breakfast with Santa: Hungry Horse

SHOE MAKERS 1 The Lastings, Sandy Lane, Norwich, Norfolk

FIELDFARE Broadland Business Park, Old Chapel Way, Postwick, Norfolk

CHASE Newtown, Thetford, Norfolk

9th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th December 2023

Make your little one’s Christmas even more magical this year and join us for an EPIC breakfast with Santa. See their faces light up whilst they enjoy our most be-yule-tiful of breakfasts, perhaps Santa Pancakes or our Christmas tree waffles with Father Christmas himself!

£8 prepayment per child is required in order to secure your booking.

Breakfast with Santa: Melsop Farm Park

Ellingham Rd, Scoulton, Norfolk NR9 4NT

8th, 9th, 15th, 6th, 19th, 20th December 2023 from 10am

Adults £8/children £10

Enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast with the man himself and when you arrive you will be greeted by elves who will take you to your table and Santa will mingle amongst the tables. The ticket price includes breakfast and tea or coffee for adults and breakfast, a glass of juice and a visit to Santa’s Grotto for youngsters which includes a present.

Breakfast with Santa: Notcutts

Daniels Rd, Norwich NR4 6QP

15th to 24th December 20234, 8am to 9.30am

From £13 per child, adult £7.45, two adults £12

Children can enjoy a fun-filled breakfast in the company of Santa and they will also receive a special gift. The children’s options are an English breakfast, beans on toast, scrambled egg on toast and cereal with toast and jam and adults can choose from a gardeners breakfast or vegetarian platter.

Breakfast with Santa: Rushcutters Arms

46 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich NR7 0HE

Saturday 9th, 16th and 23rd December 2023 from 9:00am.

Join us for one of our Breakfast with Santa events at Rushcutters Arms. On the Saturdays before Christmas, Santa Claus treats himself to a leisurely breakfast before he returns to the serious work of toy-making. And wherever Santa goes, his brimming bag of gifts goes too…

01603 435403

Breakfast with Santa: Taverham Nursery Centre

Fir Covert Rd, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HT

19th-23rd December 2023

Magnolias restaurant are offering breakfast with Santa. £10 per child which includes breakfast.

Email to book:

Breakfast with Santa: The Townhouse

Townhouse Hotel 18-22 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich NR7 0EF
Available on the weekend of 16th and 17th and 20th to the 23rd of December 2023 for £9.99 per person.

To visit Santa on the 24th December will cost £10.99 per person.

We’ve been in touch with Santa and have our breakfast dates for Christmas 2023 breakfast dates booked in with him! Between 9:00am – 11:15am, the kids get to meet Santa and fuel up from our Breakfast Deck with all their favourites, plus they’ll get a Fruit Shoot and activity pack.


Breakfast with Santa: Wyevale Garden Centre

Bressingham, Low Road, Diss IP22 2AB

23rd and 24th December 2023 9am

£10.95 per child, £5-£8.50

Your little one will be able to enjoy a delicious meal, enjoy festive fun activities, meet Father Christmas, receive a present and decorate their own biscuit.

Brunch with Santa: Marsh Harrier

158 Ipswich Rd, Norwich NR4 6DX


It’s a busy season for Santa, but he’ll be stopping by for brunch at The Marsh Harrier on his way to the North Pole. You’ll find Father Christmas at our beautiful country pub where you can join him for a delicious brunch and plenty of fun before he hops back on his sleigh.

01603 507513

Bure Valley Railway at Christmas

Bure Valley Railey, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Festive Express

2nd December to 24th December 2023

Enjoy a 1 hour experience from our Aylsham Station including festive treats, a 30 minute steam train ride and a visit to see Santa in his grotto.

Each child will receive a personalised present from Santa himself.

£22 for both adults and children

Banham Zoo & Africa Alive Reserve Christmas Experience

Africa Alive, Whites Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HE

Selected dates 24th November – 24th December 2023

Prepare for an extraordinary Christmas Experience like never before! Take in the magic of the Christmas season at Banham Zoo, where enchantment awaits at every turn. Includes Entry to the Zoo, Embark on a Magical Journey Aboard the Winter Train, Meet Father Christmas in His Wild Workshop, Be Amazed by Our Brand-New Christmas Storytime Show, A Gift for Everyone.

Per person (3+) £24.95, Infant (2 & under) £12.95 Members and Winter Pass Holders £12.95, Carers Free


Christmas at Holt Garden Centre

Holgate Hill, Kelling, Holt NR25 7ER

Santa’s Grotto
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st & 22nd December 2023 11am – 4.30pm
Santa returns to Holt Garden Centre and his elves have been working hard to create the most enchanting experience for you and your family. Capture the moment you meet Santa and receive a special gift.
Ticket price is £14.99 per child, booking required.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th December 2023 9.30am-10.30am
The Garden Terrace Café
Join Santa and his elf at 9.30am for a very special breakfast, regaling stories of the North Pole and capturing the magical moment with a photo opportunity.
Ticket price is £12.99 per child, booking required.

01263 711574

Christmas at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich, NR9 5JE

Sparkle at ROARR!
25th November – 23rd December 2023
Our Sparkle event will open at 4.30pm on selected dates, with free entry to the Park, where guests can step into Christmas, with activities including workshops, our award-winning Grotto Experience and a synthetic ice skating rink. Dippy’s Theatre will remain open into the evening, showing a festive film for when it’s cold outside.
*Please note all ROARR! play activities and attractions are not open.
01603 876310

Dippy’s Christmas Show at ROARR!
See the Christmas sparkle that Father Christmas has spread, helped by his friend Dippy.
Enjoy a Christmas Show at Dippy’s Theatre, ice skating, a gingerbread workshop and our usual attractions including Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play, Dippy’s Raceway and Valley of the Dinosaurs to name a few.
Plus, an audience with Father Christmas at an additional cost in Explorers.

Christmas Visits at Bressingham

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2023
And daily from Thursday 21st December 2023 to Christmas Eve.

Christmas is always a magical time at Bressingham and is a very special experience for all the family. Under twinkling fairy lights, your Christmas visit to Bressingham includes a ride on a Steam Train on the Fen Railway for everyone both young and old, a festive spin on the Gallopers and a visit to Father Christmas, including a present, for children up to the age of 12 years.

Ticket prices including donation:
CHILD (3-12) with present £16.75
CARER (Proof required on admission) £7.00
Must be booked online.


Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, Downham Market, PE34 3HT

30th of November to the 23rd of December 2023

All Father Christmas tickets include a full day’s admission to the Farm between 10am & 5pm, as well as visiting Father Christmas at your chosen timeslot. You can stay all day and enjoy everything Church Farm has to offer including:-
The indoor and outdoor play areas
Animal encounters & undercover petting pens
Our animals in traditional nativity scenes
Take your own photos on Father Christmas’s sleigh
Christmas gift shop (every day we are open) and mini festive market (weekends in December and during school holidays)
“Snow time” and lots, lots more.

All adults – £11.00 (when booked online). Children – prices from £15 (MUST be pre-booked on-line)

01366 382162

Father Christmas at Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre

2nd December 2023 – 23rd December 2023

The distant tinkle of bells could be heard as Father Christmas and his favourite elf Sparkle magically arrived on his sleigh at the Pier. Trusty reindeer’s Rudolph, Prancer, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen & Donner battled through the North Wind so that they could bring joy to well-behaved boys and girls in Father Christmas’s special and unique grotto here, on the theatre stage.

£17.50 per child including gift, adults free.


Father Christmas Lands at Norwich Aviation Museum

Old Norwich Road, Horsham St. Faith, NR10 3JF

10th December 2023 11:00am – 6:00 pm

This ever-popular event returns again this year with Santa’s Grotto located inside one of the museum’s iconic aircraft where all children shall receive a small gift from Father Christmas.

Refreshments are available from the museum’s Friendship tearoom, together with a seasonal sing-along with our resident entertainer.

Please note: Online Tickets are unavailable for this event. Tickets are on the gate ONLY.


01603 893080

North Norfolk Pole Experience, Pensthorpe UK

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN

Selected dates 1st-23rd December 2023

Santa Claus is taking residence here for 9 days in December. Kick-start your Christmas celebrations with a little magic and come along to our North Norfolk Pole experience – suitable for all ages!

Adults £10.95, Children £13.95 and Under 2’s £6.95.

North Norfolk Railway

Sheringham Station, North Norfolk Railway plc, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

Norfolk Lights Express
11th November 2022 to 3rd January 2023
Arrive after dark at Sheringham Station and you’ll be greeted by the magical sight of a steam-hauled train illuminated by thousands of tiny lights.

Adults and children aged 3 and over – from £20.

Santa Specials
Weekends 25th November – 23rd December 2023 (selected days).
Enjoy a magical Christmas journey along the whole length of our line! Meet Santa and receive a special wrapped present. Complimentary refreshments served onboard for Adults & Children. Festive activity packs for each child and balloon Modellers and Entertainers

Adults and children aged 1 and over – from £26.50.

Santa at Highway Garden & Leisure

Highway Garden & Leisure, Loddon Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7PW

From 18th November – 24th December 2023 (dates vary depending on experience)

You’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to see Santa this year. He can visit you over breakfast, join you for afternoon tea or you can pay a visit to his grotto!

Grotto visits £13.95 per child

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea £14.95 per child £11.95 per adult

Santa at Jarrolds

London Street, NR2 1JF


All the way from their home in the North Pole, Santa and his elves are coming to Jarrold in Norwich to spend time with your little ones this December.  His sparkling new grotto in our children’s department on the third floor, is getting ready for you and your family to come and share your special Christmas wishes.

After meeting with Santa, each child will receive an extra special gift to take home and enjoy and offers a wonderful keepsake from their experience. Each 10 minute time slot allows up to 4 children to visit Father Christmas, Max. 2 adults per time slot.

Tickets are £9 per child, booking is essential (accompanying adults do not need a ticket) 

Santa at Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre, St James, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1TN

2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2023

Nothing makes the Christmas season special like meeting the Big Man himself. Join Father Christmas in his festive toy workshop here at the Theatre and choose your own puppet gift from his magical tree to take home with you. A Santa’s Grotto unlike any other.

Sessions can be booked for up to three children at a time. You don’t need to pay for any adults in attendance, but please note that there is a maximum of six people allowed in Father Christmas’ workshop at any one time.

This experience is recommended for children aged 2+. Children under 2 can join their older family members for free if they are not receiving a gift from Father Christmas. Please indicate this when you check out.

Tickets cost £10 for one child, £19 for two and £28 for three.


Santa at Thetford Garden Centre

Kilverstone, Thetford, IP24 2RL

Breakfast with Santa
2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December 2023
Breakfast at 8.15am
£14.99 per child

Supper with Santa
18th-22nd December 2023
Join us for Supper with Santa this Christmas at Thetford Garden Centre!
Enjoy a delicious meal followed by a festive short story read by Santa Claus and a special gift to take home.
Children’s tickets – £14.99 per child & Adults tickets – £12.99 per adult

Sensitive Santa
8th & 15th December 2023
Thetford Garden Centre will be hosting a Sensitive Santa’s Grotto for children with autism and (SEN) Special Educational Needs,
Each session will be 15 minutes long and each child will receive a lovely gift from Santa!
Tickets are £8.50 each and must be booked in advanced due to limited space.

01842 763267

Santa Cruise River Trip

Broads Tours. The Bridge, Wroxham, Norfolk, England, NR12 8RX

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd December 2023

Santa Claus is returning to the Broads to make this Christmas extra special! You can join us for a festive cruise to remember this December. Santa’s Elves will have a gift bag for all children aboard over 3 years old, including a juice box, activity book & crayons, and a festive treat.

Plus, all children can visit Santa in his grotto and receive a present from Santa himself! Trips are 1½ hours departing on the dates listed above at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets £23.00 per person

Santa’s Magical Journey at Thursford

Now includes the Enchanted Journey of Light! Best experienced from dusk.

**If you do not want to see Father Christmas, please visit and book our Enchanted Journey of Light on its own

Come and visit Father Christmas in the magical setting of Thursford. It will be a treat to cherish for everyone who wants to experience this magical fantasy journey.

01328 878477

The Georgian Townhouse

Unthank Road, NR2 2RB

17th December 2023

Family Christmas Event: Join us for a fantastic family Christmas event, head over to spend the afternoon with Father Christmas! Relax at ours with Christmas films showing in the scout hut, complimentary popcorn, fire pits with melting marshmallows / toasting chestnuts, arts and crafts and face painting.

**NOTE: Father Christmas slots now sold out**

01603 615655

The Polar Express Train ride at Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF.

11th November – 23rd December 2023

Do you believe? We do at the Mid-Norfolk Railway and that is why we are proud to be again hosting an exciting magical experience like no other. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to the Mid-Norfolk Railway this December with the magic of the 2004 motion picture THE POLAR EXPRESS™ being theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale.

​2023 prices start from £31.95 (Standard) and £45.95 (Premium) per person.

Wroxham Barns Santa Experience

Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU.

Weekends from 25th/26th November until 17th December. Then, every day until Christmas Eve 2023

Hop aboard our enchanting train ride to the North Pole and meet Santa Claus himself. Each family will get a private meet and greet and children will be given a special gold coin to spend in Santa’s Toy Factory. Experience each of our magical destinations including; Santa’s Workshop, North Pole Mail Room, Magic Munchery and the Mrs Claus’ Christmas Show.

Prices start from £23 per adult, £30 per child and £10 for under 2’s. All tickets include FREE unlimited access to our Junior Farm and play on our Fun Park for the duration of your visit. Book your tickets now and make this Christmas truly special at Wroxham Barns.