Tickets go on sale for Christmas at Bewl Water

Residents of Kent and Sussex are in for a festive treat this Christmas season, as tickets for a brand-new experience at Bewl Water, southeast England’s largest reservoir, have just been released.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Lamberhurst, a mere 20-minute drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Bewl Water is set to host a grand celebration, promising an enchanting Christmas for all.

Running from November 18 to December 24, families can look forward to a two-hour Christmas experience starting from £40 per child and £15 per adult, which includes car parking for the duration of the event.

Tickets can be bought online at

The price includes access to festive activities as well as storytelling from Santa’s elves, themed magical lands and play zones, and an exclusive meet-and-greet with Father Christmas to conclude the experience.

There will also be plenty of photo opportunities on the way around, and families can refuel with seasonal drinks and sweet treats, as well as purchase souvenirs to take home.

Sunisa Avery, Events Marketing Manager, expressed her excitement: “Meeting Santa Claus is the highlight of many families’ Christmas celebrations, so we’re thrilled to introduce a brand-new meet and greet
to our local community, along with interactive activities and many more festive surprises for a spectacular Christmas experience.”

She adds, “Our team has worked tirelessly over the past six months to bring this vision to life and it will be a magical experience for the entire family.”

When booking your visit to Santa’s Grotto, remember to arrive two hours early to make the most of all the festive fun on offer.

Upon arrival, Santa’s Head Elves will warmly welcome your children, presenting each with goodies and their own stamp card to track their progress through each activity. Make your way through the enchanted wonderland and festive play zones to begin the magic, before arriving at your first destination.


Santa’s Post Office

Step into Santa’s Post Office, lined with twinkling lights and beautiful decorations. Here, Santa’s helpful elves will assist your child in composing a special letter to Father Christmas. Don’t forget to share all your wishes before dropping your letter into the magical post box, ensuring express delivery to the North Pole!


Rudolph’s treats

On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeer need a hearty meal for their busiest night. At this stop, children can mix up a special recipe crafted just for Rudolph and his team, ensuring they are well-fuelled to pull Santa’s sleigh and deliver presents to all the good boys and girls.


Mrs Claus’ Bakery

Nothing says Christmas quite like the waft of gingerbread in the air. At Mrs Claus’ Bakery, children can join in the fun by decorating delicious gingerbread with Santa’s elves. Then finish your seasonal treat by adding a touch of magic with colourful icing and decorations, before enjoying your tasty creation afterwards.


Christmas crafts

Join Santa’s elves in a magical Christmas workshop, where you can personalise your very own wooden ornaments. Explore Santa’s craft boxes to spark your creativity before taking your creations home to light up the Christmas tree!


Festive flavours

After completing your Christmas activities, if you fancy a break from the festive fun, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, enjoy some delicious coffee, or treat yourself to goodies from the Candy Land sweet shop. Bewl Water will offer an array of seasonal treats, and you can even get your own marshmallows to toast or pick up a cherished souvenir.


Santa’s Grotto

The grand finale of Christmas at Bewl Water is a visit to see Santa Claus himself. Before entering his enchanted Grotto for your family’s private meet-and-greet, be sure to check in with his Head Elf, who will entertain with live storytelling throughout the experience. Inside, children can share their Christmas wishes and, if they’ve been good, they might even receive an early Christmas present.

Sunisa adds, “The Grotto has been beautifully decorated, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments with your loved ones.”

She continues, “When booking your tickets online, you’ll be asked for the name of each child and what their interests are. This allows us to tailor your Santa visit to your family.”

Visits to Santa’s Grotto are limited to six people, but Bewl Water will host several sessions throughout the festive season.

Thursday to Sunday bookings are available from November 18 to December 5, followed by sessions on Wednesdays until December 17. As the school holidays approach, tickets will be available every day leading up to Christmas Eve.

Please note that Christmas at Bewl Water is an outdoor event under marquees, so we recommend dressing warmly and wearing suitable footwear.

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