Top places to visit Santa in Somerset 2019

November 06, 2019  •  13 Comments

Top places to visit Santa in South Somerset 2019

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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.


Somerset Reindeer Ranch - Chilthorne Domer 

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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.


Brimsmore Gardens - Yeovil


More details for follow when I have them.



Santa Specials at Yeovil Railway Centre - Yeovil

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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 



Take a Peek in Santa’s Boutique and grotto - Crewkerne 

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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:

Santa milk

Reindeer food

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


Barleymows - Chard 

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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



Tatworth Memorial Hall Christmas Fayre- Tatworth

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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


Stalls including:

Locally made jewellery 

Local handmade cards

Christmas items

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



Merriott Social Venue Christmas Party - Merriott

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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


Palmers Garden Centre

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Full details about this event can be found on their website here Palmers Gardens Yeovil or on their Facebook page here Palmers Gardens Facebook


Brewers Arms Christmas Craft Fair - South Petherton on Sunday 24th November

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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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Jay Saunders(non-registered)
makes me soo excited for xmas
Thanks for sharing x
Great selection of events to try
I'd love to visit! many great things to do
so many to do!!
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