We use cookies on this site to provide some features and analyse our traffic.
We also share information (non-personal and non-identifiable) about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners.
By continuing to browse you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Read more about how we use cookies and how to block them
top
menuBrowse the site

Welcome! From bumps to teens we have it covered.
This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in Biggleswade & Sandy with children.

FEATURE

I know, I know its only October but if you haven't yet booked anywhere to see Santa you may wish to get a wiggle on. Some of the most exclusive and big ticket attractions have already sold out, September it seems is the new December and you need to be on the ball to secure a spot. With that in mind we have put together a little list of places where you can see Santa in Biggleswade or close surrounds in 2021. This article is ever changing and I will remove items once I am aware of them selling out or add them if new dates are added etc.

Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - Quiet Sessions
This year, due to visitor demand, we’ve introduced designated ‘quiet sessions’. These include the same experience of festive crafts, meeting Santa and receiving a gift, but with limited lights, ambient sounds and other sensory stimulation, designed especially for children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties. You will be able to register your interest in these sessions using the same form as for standard Meet Santa.

Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Weekends from 20 November, then 18-24 December 2021
Book a timed slot to visit Santa in his grotto (general zoo entry still required).
On weekends and throughout the week leading up to Christmas, experience festive magic with Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo! 
Say hello to cheeky elves before meeting the man himself! Every child who meets Santa will receive an early Christmas gift.

Willows Activity Farm- Santa Spectacular.                                                                                                                                                                                                                If its a big ticket full of festive day you are looking for Willows activity farm can offer you by the bucket load. With a faux ice rink, gingerbread decoration, santa letter writing, festive shows, 3D cinema , build-a-bear as well as seeing the big man in red himself and choosing a toy from his toy shop the order of the day. Its jammed packed but with childrens tickets up to £51 for a child its definately one of the most costly santa experiences. There is still good availability at the moment.

Santa at Paradise Wildlife Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Santa has worked his magic this year and for the holiday season has made the entry ticket to Paradise even more special, with entry to Paradise including a visit to Santa himself! You will have the opportunity to meet Santa at his magical grotto and have your photo taken with Santa throughout the day. You'll be able to visit Santa every weekend starting from the 27th of November and then every day from the 18th to the 24th of December. Santa's Grotto is a first-come, first-served queuing system and we cannot guarantee everyone will be able to meet Santa on the day of your visit. All Park tickets must be booked prior to arrival. Still good availability.

The Olde Watermill Christmas Grotto, Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire
Weekends from 20th November, then Thursday - Monday from 2nd December 2021                                                                                                                                        Come and join us at The Olde Watermill Santa’s Grotto for a magical 40 minute fun-filled experience of singing, funny antics and belly laughs. Elfie Selfie will show you how to make some magical Reindeer food and teach you a very special way to send your Christmas wishes to Santa. Then it’s on to Mrs Claus’ cosy sitting room for a story and a present from Santa himself. All before exploring a spectacular snow covered winter wonderland full of magical surprises. Booking required.

Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands
13th November - 24th December 2021
There will be lots of fun in the NEW North Pole Post Office writing your letter to Santa, then Reindeer Ronnie will be on hand to greet you in the Reindeer Stables to make the all-important Reindeer food - ready to sprinkle out on Christmas Eve. Once your family has been to see the big man himself, it's onto the toy workshop, where every child will decorate a Christmas stocking and get to choose their very own special toy to take home! 

Knebworth House Lunch/Dinner with Santa
Lunch: 5th, 12th, 19th & 23rd December 2021
Dinner: 7th, 14th & 21st December 2021
Give your family an early Christmas treat with a fantastic lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. Pre-booking essential.  

The Centre:MK – Santa’s Grotto with Peter Rabbit and Friends
Visit Santa’s Grotto and step into the wonderful World of Peter Rabbit TM along the way. Experience an incredibly exciting, immersive theatrical Christmas adventure, brought to life by actors playing the part of Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends.

Audley End Christmas Special                                                                                                                                                                                                                             20th November 2021 - 24th December 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hop aboard upon the Santa Express where our driver will navigate you through the Estate Woodland. You will arrive at Father Christmas's Winter Wonderland where you and your family will meet Father Christmas himself.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Santa Steam Journey at Nene Valley                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27th November - 24th December                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Take a magical journey aboard the wonderful steam train to meet santa.

Waresly Santa's Grotto 27  November - 23 December 2021                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoy a visit to see santa, you can even add a breakfast with santa.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Father Christmas at Wardown

4th December 2021 - 5th December 2021
Join us for a real festive treat at Wardown, with a special visit from Miss Christmas and Father Christmas.
Curl up with Miss Christmas for a special story in the library before joining Father Christmas in the dining room for a special gift from under the tree. Afterwards, you'll be treated to milk and cookies with our friendly elves.

Santa's Woodland Grotto in Huntingdon                                                                                                                                                                                                              16th December 2021 - 22nd December                                                                                                                                                                                                            When you arrive you will be greeted by our cheeky elves who will take your name and book you in to meet Santa, you will then be asked to make your way on your journey through our willow weaved tunnels, with a few surprised guests on the way, your journey promises to be festive and fun.

Biggleswade Christmas Light Switch On                         26th November at 4pm Market Square 

Advertise with us

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


1st May 2021-05-01 2021-10-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordan's Mill, Biggleswade


24th July 2021-07-24 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWhipsnade Zoo, Dunstable


30th September 2021-09-30 2021-11-14 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 14th November
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWimpole Estate, Royston


2nd October 2021-10-02 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAndersons Farm & Nursery, Moggerhanger


2nd October 2021-10-02 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Patch MK, Wicken


11th October 2021-10-11 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSandy Town, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy


16th October 2021-10-16 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWillows Activity Farm, St Albans


16th October 2021-10-16 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWindy Willows, Houghton Regis


21st October 2021-10-21 2021-10-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordans Mill, Broom


22nd October 2021-10-22 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeChurch Farm Ardeley, Stevenage


22nd October 2021-10-22 2021-10-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModewoodland, Hertford


23rd October 2021-10-23 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAudley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden


23rd October 2021-10-23 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSacrewell Farm, Peterborough


23rd October 2021-10-23 2021-10-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Letchworth Centre For Healthy Living, Letchworth


23rd October 2021-10-23 2021-10-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Square, Biggleswade


25th October 2021-10-25 2021-10-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 26th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton


25th October 2021-10-25 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Patch, Hitchin


26th October 2021-10-26 2021-10-26 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarket Square, Biggleswade


27th October 2021-10-27 2021-10-27 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLuton Library Theatre, Luton


27th October 2021-10-27 2021-10-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWardown House, Museum and Gallery, Luton


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Orchard Centre, Sullivan Ct


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeJordans Mill, Broom


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHatfield House, Hatfield


28th October 2021-10-28 2021-10-28 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Yorkshire Grey, Biggleswade


29th October 2021-10-29 2021-10-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeStockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


29th October 2021-10-29 2021-10-29 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHerring Green Farm, Wilstead


29th October 2021-10-29 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShuttleworth, Biggleswade


29th October 2021-10-29 2021-10-30 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 30th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Olde Watermill, Barton-Le-Clay

More events >

Add your event >

Find us on Facebook