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


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

Visit Our Traditional Christmas Grotto - 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.

Limited pre-booking slots are now available, however, customers don't need to pre-book as you can turn up on the day and queue to visit Father Christmas.

Opening times:

Date Day Start Time Finish Time
       
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