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There are a billion and one places now to go and see Father Christmas, we have trawled through most of them and come up with a list of the ones that sound the best throughout Suffolk.

If you have a tried and tested place to go and visit the big man, please do drop us a message to let us know where you go and we will add it to the list.


Moyse’s Hall, Bury St Edmunds
25th, 26th November and 16th, 17th December

Meet Father Christmas at Moyse’s Hall Museum in his traditional Grotto!
Pay a visit to see Father Christmas, tell him your wishes for Christmas, and have a photo taken by one of his friendly elves before he heads off for his busiest day of the year!

Children will receive a free gift and photo with Father Christmas.

Ticket includes free admission to the Museum for the paying child.

Times: 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm (30 minute slots available between these times)
Tickets: £7 per child
Booking: Strongly advised – To book visit this website


Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds
9th and 10th December

Father Christmas and his elves are coming to Nowton Park this year!
Listen to his stories, help to decorate his grotto with festive decorations and receive a special present.

-All children must be accompanied by an adult
-Parking available in the walled Garden

Times: Slots available at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
Tickets: £7
Booking: Essential – Book via this link
Venue: Nowton Park


Christmastide at Kentwell
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
December 8th – 10th and December 15th – 17th

Kentwell’s Magical Christmas is a day of activities for the whole family. There is a whole range of activities, topped off by a family visit to Father Christmas.

Victorian Household – the family and the Staff
Victorian Villagers – how the ‘other half’ lived!
Music Hall
Magic Show
Mr Dickens presents: A Christmas Carol
Family Crafts
Father Christmas
Victorian Tavern
Tearoom
Carols by Lantern at the end of the day
Book tickets here


Santa’s Workshop at Kersey Mill
Multiple dates throughout December

Santa’s Workshop is truly a magical and unique experience primarily for children aged 3 up to 12 years.

The childrens journey starts with a short story to prepare them for their magical experience. Being accompanied by a parent/guardian the children will head to “Santa’s Workshop” (the Mill) where they will meet Santa and his working elves and will be involved with the preparations. There are various activities for them to enjoy, along with loading the sleigh and singing with Santa, checking to see if their name is on Santa’s Scroll?
Each child will recieve a small gift & meet the candy Elf where they are also offered a traditional clementine . They will mix reindeer food & get to feed Santa’s donkeys. From the workshop the children head to the art & craft area where they will make a craft item to take home. A proffesional photographer will try to capture thoses amazing moments and a digital photograph is also included.
Each event lasts approximatey 60 minutes.
Book tickets here


Santa’s Bear Workshop
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
2nd December (Limited tickets available!!!)

Entry includes a full hour with Santa himself in his bear making workshop. You’ll have plenty of time to give him your Christmas list and build your very own full sized Christmas themed bear to take home. Don’t forget to make your special Christmas wish when putting the magic heart inside! (We have brand new designs this year).
Gather round for a magical story time and take a craft activity home.
(Plus more surprises to be announced soon).

Christchurch Mansion is a beautiful Tudor Mansion and is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past. We are so excited about hosting this memorable event here. The Christmas tree itself is a sight to behold.

Suitable for all ages who love bears and believe! Tickets are £22.49 each.

To book please send us the following details via email to info@thebeargardenipswich.co.uk

* Child’s name & age (on Dec 2nd)
*Email address
*Contact phone number


Cristmas with the Owls
Suffolk Owl Sanctury
November 25th and 26th 10.00-17.00

Join the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for a weekend of festive fun on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017.

Visit Father Christmas in his yuletide grotto, meet William and Harry our live reindeer, spend time with Holly Owl and her woodland friends or just enjoy the usual attractions at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.

Admission is FREE to the sanctuary though donations in aid of our new Raptor Hospital for injured birds of prey are very welcome.

Visits to Father Christmas are £2.50 and include a gift.


Christmas at Banham Zoo
Select dates through December

Join us in the Activities & Education Centre for Christmas Crafts* and Festive Face Painting*!

Come and meet Santa in his ice cave whilst also receiving a fantastic gift. ‘Santa Vouchers’ are currently unavailable but keep an eye on this site for when they become available


Meet FARMER Christmas
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Multiple dates throughout December

Farmer Christmas is returning this December to Baylham House Farm!

The countdown has begun and the animals are all very excited about the news of Farmer Christmas visitng.

There are also going to be various activities for both children and adults on the Farm during December, such as Christmas Skittles and even making your very own Farmer Christmas beard.

Mulled wine and homemade mince pies are also available for the adults during your visit. So make sure to book your slot this December and tell Farmer Christmas all of your Christmas wishes.

Price of entry has been reduced to £3 for everyone, and all under 4’s receive FREE entry on arrival. We look forward to seeing you all this December.


Santa at home
Museum of East Anglian Life

Step inside Santa’s living room Museum of East Anglian Life and receive a personalised gift from the man himself.

Visit the Christmas trees, write a letter to Santa and hunt for the elves in Abbot’s Hall.

Weekends from the 2nd December – 23rd December. Sessions must be booked in advance from here


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About Vicky Barbour-Andrews

The Baby Experts - All round crazy lady, owner of two businesses, two little people and a husband. I am one of those people who just doesn't stop. On both of my maternity leaves I have chosen to start up a new businesses with my new 'spare time'. Some may call me crazy, some may call me stupid but to me I am just me, take me as I am as I do anything for a hassle free life as I believe it is for the living and enjoying - grab it by the balls people as we don't know how long we have here!


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