Cirencester Rocks

Places to meet Father Christmas in Cirencester

"Holiday's are comin'!" Perhaps it's the long white beard, or snuggly red velvet suit, or simply because he gives out presents; whatever the reason - we can't get enough of Father Christmas! The evenings are drawing in and we're counting down the days until we see his presents under the tree; with all his gift-giving and time-travel, it's a miracle he's able to make it to town at all!

Cirencester Rocks has on good authority (from the elves) where 'Santa Claus', 'Saint Nick', or 'Papa Crimbo' will be stopping for 'elfies' and deliveries in town this year. "He's making a list, he's checking it twice" and he's found out that Cirencester children are on his nice list this year! So, if you still haven’t got your list of present requests in, now you can! You can find some of Santa's pre-Christmas appearances below. And for our full list of events, hit the Christmas Events in Cirencester button on our home page.

Where is Santa is stopping in the run up to the big day for your Christmas calendar scheduling pleasure? Letters at the ready!

Santa and his Reindeer at The Cotswold Reindeer Herd

In this unique Christmas experience you and your family will meet Santa and two of his reindeer in his amazing grotto, and your ticket also covers you for the main visit to our reindeer experience. Santa will spend time talking to each child and spreading some festive cheer. He will then present each child with a hand-wrapped gift. Before you head off on your remaining adventure our photographer will capture the moment forever, and your group will be given a photograph to take away with you.
When: 18th November – 24th December
Where: The Cotswold Reindeer Herd, Cirencester
Adult - £12
Child - £21.50

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Meet Father Christmas at Batsford Arboretum 

Children will visit Santa in small groups of up to 6 and each child will receive a gift!
30-minute slots will be available between 10am-2.30pm and must be booked in advance online.
When: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December
Where: Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AT
Cost: £10 per child.
Only Children need a ticket.

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The Flight Before Christmas

Join us at Cotswold Airport to celebrate the festive season!
Meet Father Christmas onboard Negus in an interactive family grotto experience. Talk to Peppermint the elf and learn about how Negus helped to save Christmas Day last year. With added experiences in 2023!
When: 25th November – 24th December 
Where: Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA 
Priority Boarding Adult - £29
Priority Boarding Child - £48.50 (1year+)
General Boarding Adult - £20
General Boarding Child - £39.50 (1year+)

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Dobbies

Join us for this festive event with breakfast for the whole family plus fun activities and a special visit from Santa! You'll start with a delicious breakfast before your little ones take part in fun festive games and activities, decorate their own elf mask to take home, and then, of course, they'll sit down with Santa before receiving a special gift.
When: 2nd December – 24th December
Where: Dobbie’s Garden Centre, Cirencester
Adult - £10.60
Child - £13.99

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Santa’s Christmas Wish
Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites - Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-8 year olds. It lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!
When: 21st December 11am & 2pm
Where: The Sundial Theatre, Cirencester
Adult - £10.50
Child - £9.50

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Breakfast with Santa at The Black Horse

The Black Horse will be hosting breakfast with Santa. Come and sit down with the man of the hour for breakfast.
When: 17th December 10.30am
Where: The Black Horse, Cirencester
Cost: £10 per child - Includes breakfast and a gift 

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Santa! This year, enjoy a mouth-watering festive afternoon tea for all the family overlooking the lake and then take a magical trip to Santa’s grotto. A gift from Santa will complete the experience.
When: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th 16th, 17th December 1pm – 3.30pm 
Where: De Vere Cotswold Water Park
Adult - £30
 Child - £20
 Infant (0-2yrs) - £10

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That’s all folks! We hope you enjoy your time with Santa and get everything you wish for! Stay tuned for more festive events around town, and don't forget you can browse the site any time and find activities by day, age, cost, distance and more

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