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


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

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

Derek Moran from Channel 5's 'Milkshake', starring as Dandini in this year's panto, Cinderella at The Central Theatre, Chatham, will welcome Father Christmas to his grotto at 2pm, on Saturday 16th November. He will be joined by kmfm’s mid-morning show presenter Andy Walker, to help officially countdown the launch to the opening of Hempstead Valley’s grotto.

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.

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

Professional photography is available to purchase from the elves.

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

Date   Open  Closes
16 November 2019 SAT 10:00 18:00
17 November 2019 SUN 10:00 16:00
18 November 2019 MON 12:00 17:00
19 November 2019 TUE 12:00 17:00
20 November 2019 WED 12:00 17:00
21 November 2019 THU 12:00 17:00
22 November 2019 FRI 12:00 17:00
23 November 2019 SAT 09:00 18:00
24 November 2019 SUN 10:00 16:00
25 November 2019 MON 12:00 18:00
26 November 2019 TUE 12:00 18:00
27 November 2019 WED 12:00 18:00
28 November 2019 THU 12:00 18:00
29 November 2019 FRI 12:00 18:00
30 November 2019 SAT 09:00 18:00
01 December 2019 SUN 10:00 16:00
02 December 2019 MON 10:00 18:00
03 December 2019 TUE 10:00 18:00
04 December 2019 WED 10:00 18:00
05 December 2019 THU 10:00 18:00
06 December 2019 FRI 10:00 18:00
07 December 2019 SAT 09:00 19:00
08 December 2019 SUN 09:30 16:00
09 December 2019 MON 10:00 19:00
10 December 2019 TUE 10:00 19:00
11 December 2019 WED 10:00 19:00
12 December 2019 THU 10:00 19:00
13 December 2019 FRI 10:00 19:00
14 December 2019 SAT 09:00 19:00
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. Pre-booking is advisable, however, you can turn up on the day and queue to visit Father Christmas.