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Santa's Grottos in Swindon | Where to meet Santa in Swindon

Christmas is here and it's time to celebrate the festive period like never before as Father Christmas makes his way to Swindon. Santa's grottos are being set up all around Swindon and the surrounding areas in 2023 so if you're looking for somewhere to take your little ones to meet Santa this year, then check out these Santa's Grotto events in Swindon going ahead this Christmas.

Check out the best Santa's Grottos in and around Swindon for Christmas 2023 below...

Roves Farm - Christmas Experience

Roves Farm - Christmas Experience

Where: Roves Farm & Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG


  • 25th and 26th November 2023
  • 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th-18th and 20th-23rd December 2023

About: The Roves Farm Christmas Experience is back for 2023 as Father Christmas and his elves bring festive fun to the farm.

Walk through twinkling lights to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Take a seat in his cosy log cabin and be sure to let Father Christmas know your Christmas wish. All children will be given a Golden Coin to spend in the Toy Shop, with shelves full of great quality toys for all ages. You can even try your hand at making some delicious treats for Rudolph and his Reindeer friends. And don’t miss the amazing Live Elf Show, featuring some much- loved Christmas characters at this very special festive family experience.

Roves Farm is leaving no present unwrapped this Christmas with so much going on at the family-focused venue, so if you’re looking to visit a Santa’s grotto near Swindon then pre-book your tickets now.

Plus, there is a NEW grotto theme for 2023!

Price: Various

How to book: Book online by clicking HERE or the button below.

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The Brunel Centre

The Brunel Centre

Where: The Brunel Centre, Swindon

When: Weekends only from the 18th November then every day from the 7th December right up until the big day.

About: Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and have their photos taken, each child will receive a gift from Santa.

Price: £4.00 entry

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Santa Storytime at STEAM

Santa Storytime at STEAM

Where: STEAM Musuem, Fire Fly Ave, Swindon, SN2 2TA

When: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December 2023

About: To complete the Christmas magic, Santa will be stopping by Swindon for a magical visit to the STEAM Museum. Two days of amazing Christmas fun await those in attendance with Father Christmas himself telling one of his best Xmas stories. Children will enjoy a festive story, plus a wrapped gift in the Museum’s specially staged, Hawksworth Hall.

Price: £9 per child

How to book: Online via HERE!

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Swindon Designer Outlet Village

Swindon Designer Outlet Village

Where: Swindon Designer Outlet Village

When: 2nd - 24th December

About: Swindon Designer Outlet's Magical Enchanted Wardrobe Experience is open from 2nd December 2023 until 24th December. 

Families are invited to journey through the Enchanted Wardrobe and enter a glistening, snow-frosted, winter woodland. Pull aside the winter coats hanging in the wardrobe and get ready to meet a warm and friendly Santa amongst a cast of storybook characters.

With wishes on wands to be made together in the craft area, and a magical talking wishing-well hidden among the trees, this is a Christmas Grotto with a very big heart.      

Price: FREE

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Doubletree by Hilton - Santa Sunday Lunch

Doubletree by Hilton - Santa Sunday Lunch

Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8UZ

When: 3rd, 10th & 17th December 2023

About: Bring the whole family together for a festive Carvery lunch. The Santa Sunday Lunch includes:

  • Arrival Drink
  • Crackers
  • A Gift from Santa for all children under 12

Menu: Click here


  • Arrival Drink @12.30pm
  • Lunch Served @12.30pm - 1.30pm

Price: £23 per adult | £13 per child | Children 4 & Under are FREE

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Swindon & Cricklade Railway - Santa Specials

Swindon & Cricklade Railway - Santa Specials

Where: Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Blundson, Swindon, SN25 2DA

When: November 25th & 26th, December 2nd & 3rd, 9th &10th, 16th & 17th

About: Santa is coming to Swindon & Cricklade Railway this Christmas and will be waiting in his grotto to meet all the children of Swindon as the festive period arrives.

Visit Santa’s grotto at Swindon & Cricklade Railway and enjoy a day of unforgettable Xmas fun meeting Father Christmas, taking pictures with Christmas characters, and enjoying a special festive train ride at one of Swindon's best day out locations at this festive-themed railway adventure.

Price: Adults - £15pp, Child - £15pp, Under 2s - £8pp, Senior - £14pp

How to book: Book tickets via online HERE!

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Cotswold Reindeer Herd - Christmas Event

Where: Henley Cottage, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RS


  • 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th November
  • 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th and 16th - 24th December

About: It wouldn’t be Christmas without reindeer and the team at Cotswold Reindeer Herd certainly knows a thing about celebrating the festive period with their Santa experience bringing Father Christmas to the Cotswolds in 2023.

Just a short drive from Swindon you can join Santa in his grotto, interact with the wonderful real reindeer and even pick up your Christmas tree. This Santa’s grotto experience is certainly a family-festive day out not to miss.

Price: From £21.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults will be charged the standard £12.00 reindeer visit fee.

How to book: Book online HERE.

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Wrag Barn

Wrag Barn

Where: Wrag Barn

When: Sunday 3rd December 2023

About: Santa Claus is coming to Wrag Barn! Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch with a disco and gift from Santa for all the kids.


  • A two-course carvery (Children's meals available)
  • Crackers & noveilties
  • Disco 
  • Gift for every child


  • Adults: £33
  • Children: £20

Time: From 12pm - 4pm

How to book: Call 01793 861327

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