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Where To See Father Christmas in Coventry 2023

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Where To See Father Christmas in Coventry 2023

There are lots of lovely events happening in and around Coventry where the big man will be making an appearance! But you'd better watch out... some appearances require booking as early as possible. All the details and links are below.

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Where To See Father Christmas in Coventry 2023

Santa’s Grotto and Magical Train Ride | Fillongley

Experience the Ultimate Christmas Adventure at The Heart of England! Immerse yourself in festive fun and excitement in the marquee lounge. Engage in games and activities for all ages!, write a letter to Santa and get creative as you make magical reindeer food. Then it's all aboard the Christmas Train for a journey through the dazzling Heart of England site!

  • Dates: 
    • 25th and 26th November 2023
    • 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2023
    • 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th December 2023
  • Address: The Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, CV7 8DX
  • Tickets: Find all the details here

Santa's Grotto at The Old Hall Hotel | Keresley

The Old Hall Hotel are hosting Santa and his elves once again this Christmas! The Santa’s Grotto is a decorated log cabin with its own Christmas tree, festive fireplace and of course Santa! You can tell him what’s on your Christmas wish list and his helpful Elf will take a picture of you together and you will receive a certificate and a gift from Santa!

  • Dates:
    • 9th-10th December
    • 16th-17th December
    • 22nd-24th December
  • Address: The Old Hall Hotel, Keresley, CV6 2EJ
  • Tickets: Find all the details here

Vintage Sleigh Ride | Coventry City Centre

Take a ride on an enchanting vintage sleigh, pulled by two trusty reindeer. Meet Santa, tell him your Christmas wishes, and collect your gift from the elf’s toy shop. A magical feast of festive activities await across the museum, as admission is included in the ticket price!

Christmas at St Mary's Guildhall | Coventry City Centre

Head to St Mary's Guildhall over the festive season for special Christmas events you'll never forget! Join Father Christmas for a seasonal story in the great hall, gingerbread decorating in the medieval kitchen, plus enjoy exploring the specular historical rooms along with a range of children's crafts at the beautifully festively decorated venue.

  • Dates: Various events running from 27th November - 23rd December 2023
  • Address: St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, CV1 5RN
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Skate & See Santa | Planet Ice in Coventry

Head to Planet Ice for a magical Christmas experience this December! Santa and his elves will be at Planet Ice Coventry every weekend in December from Saturday 2nd December from 11:00am until 16:00pm and then every day from Thursday 21st December from 11:00am until 16:00pm, until Christmas Eve.

  • Dates:
    • Every weekend from Saturday 2nd - 24th December 2023
    • Every day from Thursday 21st - 24th December 2023
  • Address: Planet Ice Arena, Croft Road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Crafty Corner | Hoar Park Shopping & Craft Village

Crafty Corner is a cosy arts and Crafts Studio set within the grounds of Hoar Park Shopping and Craft Village. Book a private 1:1 session with Santa on either the evening of Thursday 7th December or during the day on Saturday 9th December. When you book a session with Santa, your child will receive a goody bag which will include a Pick 'n' Paint present.

Christmas at Ash End Children's Farm | Near Tamworth

Ash End Children's Farm offer a welcoming, farm-based experience (so a real animal Nativity) and a friendly team of staff borrowed from the North Pole. Your family will have one-to-one time with Santa during their visit which also includes all the farm activities.

  • Dates:
    • Weekends from Saturday 2nd December 2023
    • Every day from Friday 22nd - 24th December 2023
  • Address: Ash End Children's Farm, near Tamworth, B78 2BL
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Magical Sleigh Ride VR | West Orchards Shopping Centre

This fantastic Santa experience will fill you with festive cheer! Seating up to 8 people, this virtual reality experience offers a perfect family attraction during the festive period! After the ride, the children will chat with Santa for a few minutes and each child will receive a small chocolate gift.

  • Dates: Open between 29th November and 24th December 2023
  • Address: Level 3 of West Orchards Shopping Centre
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Father Christmas Experience | The Barn at Berryfields

Step into the Barn at Berryfield's Father Christmas Experience for some magical festive fun! Your experience includes watching Father Christmas’ elves sing & dance and tell a Christmas story. You’ll then head to the gingerbread decorating station, spend time feeding the reindeer, all before having some 1-2-1 time with Father Christmas and receiving a gift. Eco-Skating and Festive Street Food is also available!

  • Dates: 
    • Every weekend from Saturday 2nd - Saturday 23rd December 2023
    • Every day from Friday 15th - Saturday 23rd December 2023
  • Address: The Barn at Berryfields, Meriden, CV7 7LB
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Afternoon Tea with Santa | Little Lane Play Village

Little Lane will be hosting a super special festive 'Afternoon Tea with Santa' for you and your little ones! Tickets include a 60-minute play session, fun, games and a Christmas story from a cheeky elf and Mrs Claus. Then both grown ups and little ones will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, before meeting Santa and receiving an early Christmas gift!

  • Dates: 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 24th of December 2023 
  • Address: Little Lane Play Village, Rialto Plaza, Coundon, CV6 1HR 
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Jingle Ville at Lower Drayton Farm

Head to Lower Drayton Farm for a magical family adventure this December at their multi award-winning Staffordshire farm attraction. There's lots to see and do, including a Christmassy bus ride to Jingle Ville, craft activities, a photo opportunity with Santa, and free hot chocolate for the grown ups!

  • Dates:
    • Weekends from 2nd December - Sunday 24th December
    • Every day from Friday 15th December
  • Address: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5RE
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Christmas at Wethele Manor

There is so much to see and do at Wethele Manor this Christmas, from Saturday 2nd December throughout the festive season. Don't miss the Enchanted Light Trail, Stories with Santa and Breakfast with Santa!

  • Dates: 
    • Enchanted Light Trail - from Saturday 2nd December 2023
    • Stories with Santa - Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December 2023
    • Breakfast with Santa - Sunday 17th, Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th December 2023
  • Address: Wethele Manor, Weston under Wetherley, Leamington Spa, CV33 9DD 
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Santa's Sparkly Surprise | The Belgrade Theatre

Bring your little ones to see Santa, Ellie the Elf and the gang! Get the festive season off to a magical start by helping Rudolph and Mouse bring Christmas to the North Pole and meeting Santa to give him your Christmas list and receiving an early Christmas gift from him. Don’t miss it!

Storytime with Santa | FarGo Village

Spend a magical hour with Santa at FarGo Village! Tickets include a cinnamon roll and drink, present from Santa, photo opportunity with Santa, storytime and christmas arts and crafts.

  • Date: Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th and Friday 22nd December
  • Address: FarGo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom | Hatton

Head to Hatton Adventure World for an unforgettable Christmas experience full of activities and festive entertainment - now more magical than ever before! Celebrate the most magical time of year with this immersive yuletide experience, complete with festive activities and entertainment for all the family.

  • Dates:
    • 16th-17th December 2023
    • 22nd - 24th December 2023 
  • Address: Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA 
  • Tickets: Find all the details here.

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom 2023 from Hatton Country World on Vimeo.

Christmas Party at Go Kids Play | Foleshill

Head to Go Kids Play on Friday 22nd December for their fabulous Christmas Party! Meet Santa and his elves, and receive a special present. Decorate a yummy gingerbread, and enjoy some arts and crafts. Enjoy a delicious meal,and have lots of fun! 

Aldermoor LIFE Christmas Party | Stoke Aldermoor

There will be lots of festive fun at the Aldermoor LIFE Christmas Party, including a visit from Father Christmas! Activities include arts and crafts, decorating biscuits, party games and much more! 

  • Dates: Saturday 16th December 2023
  • Venue: Aldermoor LIFE Centre, 78 Roundhouse Road, CV3 1DA 
  • Info: Find all the info here

Kenilworth Fire Station | Kenilworth

On Saturday 16th December come along and meet Santa in his Grotto at Kenilworth Fire Station. There will be games and competitions and tours of the fire engines! A wonderful festive treat for all the family!

  • Dates: Saturday 16th December 2023
  • Venue: Kenilworth Fire Station, 16 School Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2GU
  • Info: Find all the info here

Arena Shopping Park Festive Fun

Arena Shopping Park is bringing the magic of the season to Coventry, with two days of free festive fun with Santa! It’s the perfect free Christmas activity to spread some seasonal cheer and a fabulous festive photo opportunity to capture a cherished Christmas family memory.

  • Date: Saturday 16th December & Sunday 17th December 2023
  • Address: Arena Shopping Park, Classic Drive, Rowleys Green, Coventry, CV6 6AS 
  • Info: Find all the details here

Santa Spectacular | 48th Coventry Sea Scouts 

The 48th Coventry Sea Scouts are again hosting a Santa Spectacular, including a gift for each child and a digital photo to mark the occasion. You may even be able to catch a glimpse of Santa's little helpers too! 

  • Date: Sunday 17th December 2023 
  • Address: 48th Coventry Sea Scouts, Rear of 58 Browning Road, CV2 5HS 
  • Tickets:Find all the details here

Christmas Fun in the Park | Spencer Park Earlsdon

Head to Spencer Park to search for Naughty Elves, have a family photo taken in the Snow Globe photo booth, try one of the delicious cakes and a hot chocolate ... or visit Santa himself! 

Sensory Stories & Rhymes | Coventry City Centre

Santa Claus will be taking time out from his busy schedule to visit Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and sing-along to some of Christmas nursery rhymes.

That's all for our round up of places to see Father Christmas in Coventry, we hope you and your family make some wonderful memories.

Don't forget there are lots of other things to do on our website - including parks, walks, day trip ideas, and groups and classes. Visit Coventry Rocks to find your fun today! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with things to do in the local area.