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Aldingbourne Country Centre

Blackmill Lane

Norton, Chichester, United Kingdom

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A lovely opportunity to spend an exclusive moment with Father Christmas and his elf in Santa's Grotto.  

Santa's Grotto is situated in our beautiful bothy in the heart of our Woodland Walk.  There will be a Christmas Market in the Woodland Walk for all to enjoy.

Every paying child will have the opportunity to be photographed with Father Christmas and will be given a quality age appropriate gift.

The ticket includes free entry to the Country Centre and the Christmas Market.

Tickets will be booked in hourly slots but PLEASE NOTE that on receipt of your booking we will send you a specific time to visit Father Christmas and will ask you the age, name, and other information about each child so that we can make it as personal a visit as possible.  Once this information is received, we will send your child an e-invitation from Father Christmas and a template for your child to write their own letter to Santa which can be posted in our special post box on their visit.  All letters received will get a personal reply from Father Christmas.   


Do I have to pay booking fee?

By booking through Eventbrite there is a fee charged to them which is in addition to your ticket price.  If you would like to avoid this fee, there are limited tickets available in person from the Shop at the Aldingbourne Country Centre.  Unfortunately, we are unable to take any telephone bookings.

When should we arrive?

Please come to the Bothy 15 minutes before your booked slot.  There will be lots to do at the Aldingbourne Country Centre so please come and spend lots of time enjoying the Christmas Market, our Cafe, Farm and other activities.

We are booking as a group.  Can we all go in at the same time?

Yes, if booking more than one child to see Father Christmas, we will assume that you will be entering together.

Do I have to pay for my baby to come?

If you would like your baby to receive a gift, you do need to buy a ticket.  If they are with their siblings and you would like them included in a photograph with no present, there is no charge for this.

Do adults need to pay?

Unless you would like to have a gift from Santa you don't need to pay now but if, on the day, you wish to visit the other attractions you will be charged the normal entry fee to the Country Centre which at time of writing is £3.50 per person.


What are my parking options?

There is ample free car parking available.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please do bring a camera - there will be a lovely photo opportunity for you.  Please also bring extended family members as this is a lovely family event and there will be a Christmas Market to enjoy too.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email or call:  07802 783604


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Up to 14 days before the event.  


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please contact:


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, as it will give your child free entry to the Country Centre and without it you maybe required to pay entry.


What is the refund policy?

No refunds available.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, as each gift is individually chosen and labelled for each individual child. 

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