Father Christmas and his elves sitting in his grotto


Father Christmas is coming! Yes the big man himself is visiting the gardens this year and can't wait to hear what he should be packing onto his sleigh this Christmas Eve.

Make Christmas extra special with a visit to the grotto nestled amongst the historic building in the gardens. Our friendly elf will take your group to meet Father Christmas, where he'll be checking his lists to see who's been naughty or nice and listening to their Christmas wishes.

£10 per child
Each child will receive a gift to take away.
Maximum of four children per session, sessions last up to 10 minutes.
There is a pay and display parking onsite (£2.50 per stay)
There are toilets located behind the cafe outdoor seating area
Why not extend your visit with a walk around our gardens
The Bowles Tea Room sells an array of hot and cold food and beverages

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Child£10.00 per ticket

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Father Christmas' Winter Grotto

Type:Family Event

Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG
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Tel03000 030 610

Opening Times

Season (17 Dec 2022)
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Season (18 Dec 2022)
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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