Picture of Santa
See Santa

Santa will be appearing on the following dates and venues.

Weekdays he will start at 6pm and 5pm at weekends. 
Please note some changes are due to Santa’s visits, the very best place to look is the Facebook page of Leighton Linslade Rotary.

Friday 29th November, Lights Switch On in the High St
Wednesday 4th December, Cotefield Drive Area
Thursday 5th December, Clarence Rd Area.
Friday 6th December, Stoke Rd Area
Sunday 8th December, Brooklands Drive Area
Monday 9th December, Camberton Rd Area
Wednesday 11th December, Knaves Hill Area
Friday 13th December, Standbridge Rd Area
Saturday 14th December, Daytime— Grovebury Rd Retail Park                          Evening—-Billington Park Area
Sunday 15th December,  Sandhills starting at 4:30pm
Monday 16th December, Meadow Way & Theedway 
Tuesday 17th December, Willow Bank Walk Area
Wednesday 18th December, Plantation Rd Area
Friday 20th December, Heath & Reach
Saturday 21st December, Planets Estate
Sunday 22nd December, Biddeford Green Part 1(Santa will also be outside the store at Morrisons earlier in the day) 
Monday 23rd December, Biddeford Green Part 2
Tuesday 24th December, Carols in the High Street 7pm

Other places to see Santa this Christmas

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Santa Special at Leighton Buzzard Railway

There are three types of train, each offering a different experience:-

Santa Specials – take the train to meet Santa in his brand-new grotto, where children up to 12 will receive an early present. For the grown-ups, free seasonal refreshments await. Plus enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Buzzrail Café.

Santa After Dark –take a ride on an after-dark steam train where Santa will give out children’s presents on the move, and our professional entertainers will come on board the train as well. To really get into the mood, come along in your pyjamas, and enjoy free hot chocolate.

Mince Pie Specials – Santa will be off on his holidays once Christmas is over, but for a couple of days, you can still enjoy the festive steam train ride and the seasonal refreshments.Some people come along for a get-together with family or friends they have not seen for a while. Who would you invite?

Fast-track booking is available for parties of up to 30 people, using our handy online service at
www.buzzrail.co.uk For groups bigger than this, please contact us on traffic.mgr@lbngrs.org.uk or
01525 373888 with your requirements.

Leighton Buzzard Christmas Weekend Fun Run & Santa’s Grotto

Organised in collaboration with the Leighton Fun Runners, the Fun Run sees hundreds of people make their way through the town dressed as Father Christmas!

The 5K fun run will take place on Saturday 30th November, starting at 11am at Church Square by the High Street (right outside the KidsOut office). Participants can enter for a minimum donation of £5, with Santa suits available to buy for an additional £5. The run is aimed at everyone, so whatever your ability you can take part at your own pace. Dressing up is optional, but the KidsOut team think it is pretty fun! To download a sponsor form and for more information, please visit www.kidsout.org.uk/santa.

Taking place on the same weekend is Leighton Buzzard’s Christmas Festival, where KidsOut will be hosting Santa’s Grotto! Be sure to come along and visit Father Christmas for a present and support KidsOut’s work at the same time!

Further afield

Poplars Nursery

Christmas at Poplars

£10 a child ticket with £1 going to NSPCC

Your personal visit to Santa includes:-

  • A gift from Santa
  • A bag of reindeer food to leave out on Christmas Eve
  • A real life ‘magic growing’ miniature Christmas Tree
  • A child’s hot chocolate, topped with cream & marshmallows, served in the Restaurant@Poplars (**)
  • A no obligation photo opportunity

(** a dairy and/or gluten free alternative is available upon request. Please state this in the ‘Special Requirements’ when booking)

On line tickets are available to purchase in advance up until midnight the day before you wish to visit.

For on line bookings, a £1.50 booking fee applies (per booking). In order for us to plan for these arrivals, each online booking has a capacity of up to 4 children. Please arrive five minutes before the start of your time slot (however, arriving much too early can cause confusion).
You are booking a time slot within a 20 minute window, therefore there may be a short wait to see Santa, but if for any reason, we are running late, please be patient with our Elves. Please be aware our online bookings are processed by a third party so if you miss your time slot, an alternative time slot or refund may not be available.

Some tickets will be available to purchase in store each day the Grotto is open. These tickets can only be purchased on the same day as you wish to visit and are only valid on the day of issue. We recommend you arrive early to purchase these tickets to avoid disappointment.

Santa’s Grotto opens on Saturday 23rd November & then every weekend until Christmas!

Opening Times:-
Saturdays 10.40am-4.20pm
Sundays 10.40am-4.20pm

Additional Days:-
Monday 23rd December 10.40am-4.20pm
Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 10.00am-3.00pm

Having checked the tickets they are going fast https://www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/poplars

Frosts Garden Centre

Saturday 9th November to Tuesday 24th December

Everyone Loves Christmas at Frosts especially our Santa’s Grotto!

Well this year our fabulous Grotto returns with exciting new activities for 2019.

On arrival you will be greeted by Santa’s Head Elf and his team who will get you in the festive mood with singing and dancing. Then it’s onto Santa’s toy workshop where every child will be able to become an Elf apprentice and choose a cuddly toy to create with their very own birth certificate to take home. Let our team of Elves guide you through to see the big man where you can all get comfy for a wonderful magical story read by Santa himself. You will have family time with Santa and one of his elves will capture the perfect festive photo.

Santa will have a gift for the whole family to enjoy as well as a small gift for each child.

Finally, you will visit our reindeer stables where Santa’s helpers will show you how to mix the perfect bag of reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve!


Adult – £4.99
Child – £16.99 (price from 12 months)
Baby – (birth to 12 months) £6.99*
*Babies ticket does not include cuddly toy making but does include visit to Santa and a baby present. If you wish for your little one to partake in cuddly toy making, please book a full price child ticket.

Optional extras – 

8 X 6 Photo –  £7.50
Large glitter Frame and Photo – £11.99

Booking here https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/santa-s-grotto-woburn-sands It appears the only slots still available are term time week days but please check for yourselves.

Breakfast with Santa on Dunstable Downs

Come and join Santa for breakfast as he prepares for the festive season.

Adults and children alike can enjoy their most important meal of the day with Father Christmas himself! As you enjoy your breakfast Santa will come and chat to you about his preparations for Christmas.

Tickets between £5.95 – £7.95 Dates still available book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-71030701741

Olde Watermill – Baton -le Clay

Santa’s Grotto

Come and join us at the Olde Watermill Grotto where this Christmas, the naughtiest elf in the south pole, Elfie selfie, together with his friends including Rudolph and percy the polar bear, will be causing festive mischief as they take you on a magical 40 minute fun-filled experience of singing, stories and more and enjoying a story and a present from Santa himself in Mrs Claus’s cosy sitting room.

All before topping off your visit with as many photos and selfies as you wish in our snow-covered winter wonderland… Book online here dates still available.

£9.99 – Child

£4.99 – Adult