Santa returns to Slimbridge Wetland Centre this Christmas

Children have the chance to meet Santa when he returns to his grotto at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this December 2023, with a Christmas gift and full English breakfast included with every visit!

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Pay Father Christmas a visit at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this December 2023.

Create some magical memories at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this Christmas, with Santa parking his sleigh at the popular family attraction on Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December 2023.

Excited children get to step inside the wonderful wetland grotto and discuss their Christmas wish lists with the big man himself, with well-behaved guests receiving a present before they go. 

After meeting Father Christmas, head to the Kingfisher Kitchen, all decked out in its festive finery, for a slap-up full English breakfast.

Make the most of Slimbridge’s winter wetland wonderland, spotting snowy swans, exploring the Arctic Adventure exhibit or taking in the frosty views from the Estuary Tower. Don't forget to meet the new resident otters, Sam and Tilly, and download Slimbridge's free interactive Wetland Heroes app to discover new adventures.

There's festive activities taking place across the centre and Christmas crafts, too; plus the Slimbridge post office is open for business so you can send your Christmas list off to the North Pole in time for the big day!

Visit to book your visit to Santa's Grotto but please note, admission to Slimbridge Wetland Centre is not included and must be purchased separately.


Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre



Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 December 2023; Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 December 2023; Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 December 2023


Time slots are available from 10am to 3.30pm


Breakfast with Santa tickets cost £12 per child and £9.95 per adult. Under fours can meet Santa for free (not including a gift or breakfast). Standard admission tickets for each visitor must be purchased separately


(01453) 891900

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