Santa’s Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Come and visit Santa in his Grotto at Paradise this Christmas. You can meet his reindeer & animal friends at Hertfordshire's leading zoo, where there is lots of festive fun to have this Christmas!

Santa's Grotto


Santa arrives from Saturday 17th November and will be here every weekend and selected weekdays until 15th December after which he will be here everyday!

Remember to arrive 20 minutes early to enjoy ginger bread and bauble decorating – the bauble is yours to keep! There is Christmas arts and crafts and the opportunity to write your letters to Santa – so make sure you bring your Christmas lists with you!

Santa has sent us his timetable:
Saturday 17th November – 12 Noon – 4.00pm
• Weekends 10am – 4.00pm
• Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – 11am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.00pm (From 17th November)
• EVERYDAY – from 15th December – 24th December – 10am to 4.00pm

All children receive a sticker, badge and a gift from the toy factory.

Important Information

  • Adults can accompany children in to the Grotto without purchasing a special ticket but will not receive a Christmas Gift.
  • Please note Santa’s Grotto CANNOT be booked online for the same day. Online bookings can ONLY be booked up to midnight the day before.
  • Please note you will need to purchase a day ticket to the park as this is not included in your visit to Santa’s Grotto.
  • Santa’s Grotto is located in the park and therefore cannot be visited separately.
  • Children under the age of 2 years are FREE to enter the park but must purchase a Grotto Ticket.
  • A maximum of 3 children can visit Santa per 5 minute time slot.
  • Tickets to see Santa can also be purchased on the day from the Jungle Trading Post Souvenir Shop. Tickets do not have to be pre-booked.

Experience Prices

Each experience includes admission to Paradise, so you can spend the whole day at the park around your experience if you wish.

You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices but cannot participate in the experience.

Available for 1 to 3 participants
From: £5.50

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