Take a sneak peek into Santa’s Grotto at Bewl Water

Children are in for a special treat this festive season at Bewl Water in Lamberhurst as Santa’s Grotto takes centre stage in a brand-new holiday attraction, ‘Christmas at Bewl Water.’

Situated on the Kent and Sussex border, the two-hour immersive experience promises a delightful encounter with Father Christmas in a beautifully decorated grotto. The cosy setup is not only perfect for capturing precious family photos but has already won over many visitors since opening last month.

One happy parent said: “So much effort has gone into making this event. Santa blew us away; he was absolutely brilliant.”

Each child making a trip to the Grotto will receive a free gift, adding an extra dash of magic to the whole affair. The visits are exclusive to each family, and parents can tailor the experience by sharing their children’s interests and hobbies when booking tickets online.

Visits to see Santa are available from Thursday to Sunday until December 17, with extended openings throughout the week leading up to Christmas Eve. Some peak dates and times are almost fully booked.

Priced from £40 per child, the attraction promises a day filled with delightful activities and magical moments. Bewl Water says visitors must arrive two hours before their Grotto booking if they want to make the most of all that’s on offer.

From creative workshops like Mrs Claus’ Bakery and Santa’s Post Office to classic Christmas tales performed by his elves, the experience promises entertainment at every turn.

Explore interactive walk-through wonderlands, each uniquely themed with its own captivating soundscapes and towering Christmas props. Families can even gather around the fire pit for marshmallow toasting and indulge in festive treats like hot chocolate served from alpine-inspired stalls at Market Square.

Sunisa Avery, Creative Manager at Bewl Water said: “One of the most magical aspects of Santa’s Grotto, aside from the man himself, is the journey with his elves leading you to the door. Little ones will learn a secret knock as they await Santa’s welcome where inside, he’ll know each child’s name, age, and interests promising pure magic.”

Running until Christmas Eve, tickets for Christmas at Bewl Water start from £40 per child and £15 per adult, which includes parking. Alternatively, there’s a day ticket option, also priced at £15, granting access to all the festive activities included in general admission.

Notably, day tickets do not include a visit to Santa’s Grotto, making them an ideal choice for parents, older siblings, or young couples looking for a fun and festive date night.

To secure your tickets, visit Christmas.bewlwater.co.uk. Enjoy a 20% discount on children’s tickets until December 24 by using the access code ‘XMAS20’.

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