Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Kent. Shop dine enjoy!


Visit Our Traditional Christmas Grotto - now open daily until Christmas Eve!

We welcomed back kmfm presenter Andy Walker and popular Panto Dame, Ian Cook - playing Sarah the Cook at The Central Theatre, Chatham’s pantomime, Dick Whittington and they helped Father Christmas to officially open his grotto for 2018, the 40th consecutive year Father Christmas has been in residence at the shopping centre. 

The grotto features giant candy canes, lollipops and over sized sweeties. Set amongst a towering Christmas tree bedecked in fairy lights and beautiful rose gold, silver, pink and purple baubles.

Entrance to the grotto to visit Father Christmas costs £5 per child and includes a wrapped gift. There is no charge for accompanying adults.

Professional photography is available to purchase from the elves.

To pre-book your visit:  www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/hempsteadvalley

Please note a £1.50 booking fee applies to every booking and you cannot book for the same day you intend to visit.

Pre-booking is advisable, however, customers can turn up on the day and queue to visit Father Christmas.

Opening times:

Date Day Start Time Finish Time
10-Dec MON 10:00 19:00
11-Dec TUE 10:00 19:00
12-Dec WED 10:00 19:00
13-Dec THU 10:00 19:00
14-Dec FRI 10:00 19:00
15-Dec SAT 09:00 19:00
16-Dec SUN 09:30 16:00
17-Dec MON 09:00 19:00
18-Dec TUE 09:00 19:00
19-Dec WED 09:00 19:00
20-Dec THU 09:00 19:00
21-Dec FRI 09:00 19:00
22-Dec SAT 09:00 19:00
23-Dec SUN 09:00 16:00
24-Dec MON 09:00 15:00





With over 50 retailers all under one roof, late night shopping until 8pm, free parking and located just minutes from the M2. #shopdineenjoy!

The Venue at Hempstead Valley offers a wide selection of well-known restaurants:
Dine alfresco at The Venue this summer for a family feast! Choose from Frankie & Benny’s, Nando’s, Bella Italia, Subway and Friendly Phil’s.

Or for a quick bite, why not relax at one of our indoor cafés including M&S, Sainsbury’s, Costa and BB’s?

Open until late weekdays, free parking (maximum stay 6 hours) and located just minutes from the M2, Hempstead Valley is your convenient shopping centre.www.hempsteadvalley.com. Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/HempsteadValley


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