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Where to see Father Christmas in Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Brandon, Stowmarket, Stonham, Risby, Ickworth and further afield this festive season




With the festive season now under way, many families might wonder where to see Father Christmas this year.

Some meet and greets are booked months in advance, so we have tracked down locations across the region still with availability.

Thetford Garden Centre: November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. Tickets £8. Details at thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019...Pictured: visiting Santa - Chris Trenter, Laura Duncan with Isaac (8) and Grayson (4)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (22425932)
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019...Pictured: visiting Santa - Chris Trenter, Laura Duncan with Isaac (8) and Grayson (4)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (22425932)

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket: November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23. Tickets £6 (additional child at same time £4). Book at eastanglianlife.org.uk

Brandon Heritage Centre: November 30, December 14, 15. £4. Search for Brandon Christmas Grotto at www.ticketsource.co.uk

Nowton Park: December 7 and 8. £8. Book at www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk

Moyse’s Hall, Bury St Edmunds: December 14, 15. £8. Book www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk

Dobbies garden centre, Bury. Breakfast or tea with Santa: November 30. December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, child and adult options from £5.99. Book at events.dobbies.com

Marlows, Bury, tea with Santa, December 11, 12, 18, 19. Child and adult tea options from £6-£12. Book at www.marlowsgardencentre.co.uk/events

Stonham Barns, breakfast with Santa. December 8, 15 and 22. Adults £8.50, children £10.95. Book at www.stonhambarns.co.uk

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Christmas with the owls and Santa in his grotto, tomorrow and Sunday. Centre admission free, grotto £4. https://www.owl-help.org.uk/new-events/2019/11/30/christmas-with-the-owls

Risby Hall and Park Nursing Homes Winter Wonderland, December 3, 4, 5, 1-7pm. Carousel rides, ice rink and grotto. All free.

Ickworth family Christmas sparkle: December 19, from £12. Book www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The best of further afield:

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph. No need to book and no queueing. https://www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/event/father-christmas-is-here-santas-grotto/

Kersey Mill, Santa’s workshop. December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23. Booking essential, 01473 829317. https://www.kerseymill.net/forthcoming-events

Hollow Trees Farm, tea with Santa, December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11. Book at www.hollowtrees.co.uk

Kentwell Hall, Dickensian Christmas. December 7, 8, 14, 15. Book at www.kentwell.co.uk

Thursford, Santa’s Magical Journey, various sessions until December 23, book at thursford.com


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