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


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

Father Christmas’ traditional grotto at Hempstead Valley is now open daily until Christmas Eve. 

The traditional grotto features many enchanting characters including reindeers, 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.

Pre-book your visit here (£1.50 booking fee applies):  www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/hempsteadvalley

Pre-booking is unavailable on weekends and the week before Christmas. If the date and time you wanted to pre-book is unavailable, don't worry, as you can still turn up and queue up to see Father Christmas without booking in advance. Tickets will be available on the day to purchase for your visit to meet Santa!

Derek Moran from Channel 5's 'Milkshake', starring as Dandini in this year's panto, Cinderella at The Central Theatre, Chatham, welcomed Father Christmas to his grotto. He was joined by kmfm’s mid-morning show presenter Andy Walker and together with support from the large crowd, they officially opened Hempstead Valley’s grotto for 2019!

Please allow plenty of time to queue and arrive at least 30 minutes before the grotto is scheduled to close.

Date   Open  Closes
15 December 2019 SUN 09:30 15:30
16 December 2019 MON 09:00 19:00
17 December 2019 TUE 09:00 19:00
18 December 2019 WED 09:00 19:00
19 December 2019 THU 09:00 19:00
20 December 2019 FRI 09:00 19:00
21 December 2019 SAT 09:00 19:00
22 December 2019 SUN 09:00 16:00
23 December 2019 MON 09:00 19:00
24 December 2019 TUE 09:00 15:00

 

Father Christmas is very popular at Hempstead Valley, this is especially so during busy times at weekends and during the school holidays. We advise that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the grotto is due to close. You can turn up on the day and queue to visit Father Christmas.

 

Just off junction 4 of the M2

Free parking for up to 6 hours

 

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Hempstead Valley is home to over 50 retailers all under one roof, late night shopping until 8pm, free parking (for up to 6 hours) and located just minutes from the M2. #shopdineenjoy!

 

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

Hempstead

Gillingham

Kent  ME7 3PD

 

 

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

Dine
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 The Broadwick.

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