Stories with Santa artwork

For a magical day out, come and meet Santa at Wisley this festive season. Join us for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself and receive a small gift. On selected dates you can also decorate delicious gingerbread to take home.

You can book online right up to the day before, plus there are sometimes spaces on the day or cancellations - for bookings on the day, you can buy a ticket from the Plant Centre.

Christmas stories and songs with Santa

Mr and Mrs Claus at WisleySelected dates from 28 November 2018

For something special, why not book onto a Christmas story with Santa and Mrs Claus.

Join us for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself, and if you have been very good, receive a small gift.

Sessions last approximately half an hour and there will be an opportunity for photos.

Christmas stories with Santa times and prices

Dates Times (for all dates) Prices
  • Weds 28  to Fri 30 November 
  • Weds 5 to Fri 7 December
  • Weds 12 to Fri 14 December
11am
11.45am
12.30pm
1.45pm
2.30pm
3.15pm
4.15pm
5pm
5.45pm
Child ticket with two free adults £14 – RHS member or non-member (does not include garden entry)

(Maximum two adults with each child due to limited grotto space)
 

Booking information

  • Any child under 5 years will still need to purchase a session ticket
  • All children wishing to receive a present from Santa will need a valid ticket (including children under the age of one). Please ensure you fill in the details on the booking page for child’s first name, age, gender and first letter of surname to ensure Santa can give an appropriate gift
Sessions take place in the Wisley Plant Centre, which is outside the garden, and session tickets do not include garden entry.

Decorate gingerbread and stories and songs with Santa

Little girl with gingerbread man Selected dates from Saturday 1 December 2018
For something extra special, why not book onto a Christmas story with Santa and Mrs Claus, followed by a gingerbread decorating workshop and making Christmas craft?

Join us for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself and if you have been very good receive a small gift.

Sessions last approximately one hour and there will be an opportunity for photos.

Sessions include:
  • Visit Santa and Mrs Claus for stories and songs
  • Follow our Christmas elf to decorate a Christmas gingerbread
  • Make a Christmas decoration
Gingerbread and stories times and prices
 
Dates Times (for all dates) 1 hr 15 min sessions Prices
  • Sat 1 December
  • Sat 8 December
  • Sat 15 December 
  • Tues 18 to Sat 22 December
Nine sessions:
10am–11.15am
10.45am–12noon
11.30am–12.45pm
12.15pm–1.30pm
1.30pm–2.45pm 
2.15pm–3.30pm
3pm–4.15pm
3.45pm–5pm
4.30pm–5.45pm
RHS member - child ticket with free adult - £16 
 
RHS member - additional adult - £2
 
Non-member - child ticket with free adult - £30 (includes garden entry) 
 
Non-member – additional adult - £16 (includes garden entry)
  • Sun 2 December
  • Sun 9 December
  • Sun 16 December
  • Sun 23 December
Eight sessions:
10.am–11.15am
10.45am–12noon
11.30am–12.45pm
12.15pm–1.30pm
1.30pm–2.45pm
2.15pm–3.30pm
3pm–4.15pm
3.45pm–5pm

Due to Sunday trading, Sunday sessions start slightly later and finish slightly earlier. 
RHS member - child ticket with free adult - £16
 
RHS member - additional adult  £2

Non-member - child ticket with free adult -  £30 (includes garden entry)


Booking information

Any child under 5 years will still need to purchase a ticket (but not garden entry). 
 
  • All children wishing to receive a present from Santa will need a valid ticket (including children under the age of one)
  • RHS members will need to produce a valid membership card upon arriving at the Santa grotto.
  • Garden entrance opens 10am weekdays and 9am weekends

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