Photo provided by Somerset Reindeer Ranch
Now that Halloween and bonfire night are out of the way no doubt you’ll be starting to feel more festive and are beginning to make plans for Christmas.
You might be wondering where to take your children to visit Santa Claus. To help you I have created this blog of the top places to visit Santa in South Somerset. I hope you will find this of use and if there are any places you’d recommend that I have missed please feel free to comment below.
Photo provided by Somerset Reindeer Ranch
I have taken my daughter here for the last two years and she always says it is her favourite place to visit Father Christmas. Mainly because she feels that The Reindeer Ranch has the real Santa Claus!
The ranch is a small family run business located in Chilthorn Domer. You’ll get to meet real reindeer and this year they are offering the opportunity to hire a vintage sleigh which can be pulled by the trained reindeer. Snow dogs and magical unicorn are also on the list of things to see here as well as storytelling with Father Christmas. Each child receives a small gift from Santa.
Tickets are £11 per person (adults and children) with there being no charge for babies under 1 year.
Tickets to be booked online, everyone attending must purchase a ticket and they can be bought online
here —>Somerset Reindeer Ranch Tickets.
More details for follow when I have them.
Photo provided by Yeovil Railway Centre
Enjoy a train ride behind one of their steam locomotives for approximately a 3rd of a mile and then visit Santa in his grotto where children will receive a gift from Father Christmas. There is a cafe and your ticket includes a free tea, coffee or squash and a biscuit or mince pie. There is also a model railway to see as well as snow machine and bubble machine to add to the magic of the experience.
The experience is available on the following dates: 1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 22nd and 23rd December.
Prices are £11 per person (adult or child) if pre booked at least 24 hours in advance. The price is reduced to £10 per person for group bookings of 8 or more. The price then rises to £13 per person if booked less than 24 hours in advance or on the day and this is only if spaces are available.
Babies under the age of 1 are not charged and still receive a small gift from Santa.
Pre booking is strongly advised and you can book your tickets here —> Santa specials at Yeovil railway
Photo provided by Take a Peek in Santa’s Boutique
Keep the magic alive this Christmas with a visit to Santa at Take a Peek in Santa’s Boutique. All children will receive a special gift from Santa and a photo opportunity too.
Visits are available every Saturday from 7th till the 21st December as well as Sunday 22nd.
Face painting available on 22nd December.
Prices are £5 per child
Special extras also available:
For just £1 you can add on a personalised certificate to say your child is on the naughty or nice list.
For just £2.50 you can add on a Santa letter for your child to write their letter to Santa and post in the magical post box. Your child will then receive a letter from Santa and a free gift before Christmas Eve.
For just £9.99 you can add a Christmas Eve box personalised with your child’s name. Contacts includes:
Candy cane reindeer
Magical Santa key
Magical I believe bell
Special Santa coin
Reindeer hot chocolate
Places can be booked online here —> Take a Peek in Santa’s boutique
This event is organised by Tatworth Amature Pantomine Society.
Barleymows near Chard are offering the opportunity to visit Father Christmas in his winter cabin.
Prices are £4.50 per child
Available on the following dates 10am till 1pm
Saturday 14th December
Sunday 15th December
Saturday 21st December
Sunday 22nd December
More information can be found on their website here —> Santa at Barleymows
Photo provided by Tatworth Amature Pantomime Society
Tatworth Amature Pantomime Society are also organising for Father Christmas to be at Tatworth Memorial Hall Christmas Fayre on 30th November 10am till 3pm.
Price is £4.50 per child
Locally made jewellery
Local handmade cards
Homemade jams and chutneys
Fabric items including patchwork
Guess the weight of the Christmas cake
Hot sausage and bacon baps all cooked to order
You can book a table at this event for £5 per table
Contact Anne on 01460239434
Photo provided by Merriott Social Venue
Merriott Social Venue will be holding their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday 22nd December this year at 1pm. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoy this event and aim to go every year.
Prices are £3 per child over the age of one and £1 for babies under one and includes:
Father Christmas visit
A gift for every child from Santa
Get in touch with Merriott social venue to book your places. Visit their facebook event here —> Merriott Social Venue Xmas Party
Photo provided by The Brewers Arms
Sunday 24th November 3-6pm
Over 20 luxury craft stalls selling Christmas gifts; jewellery, body shop, woodwork, cards, gift wrap, wreaths/table decorations, pet accessories and much more.
Children’s craft making corner.
Live music in the courtyard with Guitarist on Wheels 3-7pm
Mince pies, mulled wine and cider and festive food available throughout the afternoon.
More importantly though Father Christmas will be there with gifts for all ages
Thank you for reading
Thanks for taking the time to read this weeks blog. Please share on social media and amongst friends and family. If you know of any other places to visit Santa then please comment below.
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