Stop off at Santa’s grotto

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a friendly visit to see Santa in his grotto with his helping elves, so we’ve compiled a guide for where you can stop by and say hello. Don’t forget to check out our special offers on train tickets to get the most value out of your journey. Kids travel for £2 on weekends and school holidays!

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Santa’s Grotto at Winter Wonderland

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21 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Take the whole family to visit Father Christmas at one of the UK’s most popular Christmas time events. Admission is free into the park, but there’s plenty around that’ll catch your eye. But if you’re good enough to be on the nice list, Santa may even give you an early present!

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then Jubilee Line to Green Park, then Piccadilly Line to Knightsbridge

Santa’s Snowflake Grotto at Westfield Stratford City

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21 November – 24 December 2019

Visit Santa as you’re transported to the Snow Factory in the North Pole, where you can also see the elves make all the snow in the world. There are various activities to enjoy before meeting the big boss in red as you eventually make it to his Icy Chamber. Santa will meet, greet, give you a gift and have his picture taken with you, right before you head into the Infinity Room to make it all the way back to East London. Booking required prior to visit.

Nearest c2c station: Stratford

Santa’s Victorian Grotto, Museum of London

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30 November – 23 December 2019

This Christmas the Museum of London is welcoming Santa Claus to the capital. They will be completely transforming their Victorian Walk into a wondrous and winter walkthrough which will lead directly to Santa and his warm, cosy grotto. Also, if you tell Santa your Christmas wish he’ll give you a gift there and then – as long as you’re on the nice list! Advanced booking is required prior to your visit.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Adventure Wonderland Santa’s Grotto, Southend

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7 – 24 December 2019

Santa is coming to Southend! You can enjoy all the usual rides and attractions, but now you can visit Santa and his closest companions at the incredible Adventure Wonderland. Not only that, there’s plenty of magical moments to experience before meeting Father Christmas too. Write and decorate your letter to the big man in red at the arts and crafts post office, help Mother Christmas make some snacks for Rudolph as well as visiting the toy factory too! Book tickets now so you don’t miss out.

Nearest c2c station: Southend Central

Aurora Explore Santa’s Grotto, Lakeside shopping centre

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16 November – 24 December 2019

This year, Lakeside shopping centre are launching a brand new Aurora Explorer themed Christmas Grotto located in The Quay. Little ones have the chance to become Aurora explorers as well as meeting Santa Claus and his elves. Make sure to get your booking in early here.

Nearest c2c station: Chafford Hundred

Shrek’s Santa Grotto, Shrek’s Swamp, Far Far Away

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This Christmas, journey through Far Far Away meeting Shrek and his DreamWorks friends. PLUS, upgrade on the day and experience the magic of Shrek’s Swamp where Santa’s Grotto awaits. See your child’s face light up as they meet Santa and have their photo taken with the big man himself (Santa that is…), take home a Shrektacular gift and be entertained by the elves!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then take the District Line from Tower-Hill to Westminster Underground

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