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Meet Santa, from 3 Dec 2016


Wildwood Christmas Grotto

Wildwood Christmas Grotto


Herne Common,
Herne Bay,

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 27 Oct Halloween Crafts
Mon 24 - Sun 30 Oct Halloween Half Term
Sat 29 Oct Halloween In The Woods
Sat 3 Dec Christmas Carols
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Wildwood Christmas Grotto
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Wildwood Christmas Grotto


We will once again be hosting our always popular Wildwood Santa’s Grotto. Tickets are available for every weekend in December and the week leading up to Christmas Day and each child will get a quality gift, a visit with Santa, a mounted photo and will also see Santa’s reindeer in their stable.

In addition to the grotto, we also have some local schools providing Christmas Carols on 3rd December to get everyone in the mood. And for the little ‘uns we have crafting activities on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday just before the big day.

Christmas raffle tickets are available from the shop for a chance to win a bear experience, a zoo keeper experience or a luxury large soft toy.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016 10:00 to 18:00
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016 10:00 to 18:00
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec 2016 10:00 to 18:00
Mon 19 - Wed 21 Dec 2016 15:00 to 17:00
Thu 22 - Fri 23 Dec 2016 10:00 to 18:00
Sat 24 Dec 2016 10:00 to 16:00


Ticket Prices:
£25.00 - non members (one child and one adult)
£30.00 - non members (one child and two adults)
£12.00 - members (one child and one adult)

Please note:
* Ticket price includes park entry between 10am and 4pm.
* Park closes at 4pm. All visitors in the park after this time will have to move to the grotto area. Visitors can leave the park and return for the grotto.
* Maximum of 2 adults in the grotto with each ticket.
* All bookings must be paid in advance.
* Walk-ins are accepted, although prices may vary if tickets are not pre-booked.
* Members must have active membership when booking member tickets AND when visiting the grotto.



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Map reference: TR 173637  Lat: 51.33112 Long: 1.11901

Situated on the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay. Bus: Triangle Bus No 4 or 6. Wildwood bus stop.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Herne Bay station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • Please note that seating in the Cafe is limited during busy times. Microwave available for warming baby milk/food (to be warmed by parents/guardians) No dogs allowed - this includes guide dogs. Visually impaired visitors will be offered any other assistance required in order to enjoy their visit. Free wheelchair / mobility scotter loans available. Please pre-book on 01227 712 111.


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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