The Most Magical Santa Experiences In Sussex This Christmas


If you’ve got children, the run-up to Christmas isn’t complete without a visit to Santa. This guide is for you if you’re looking for the most magical Santa experiences in Sussex. With the news that Santa’s grottos are able to open in all tiers where they are located in venues permitted to open, we thought it apt to bring you an updated guide for where to visit Santa in Sussex this Christmas!

Don’t forget to book tickets in plenty of time and double-check the rules for any place you go to.


Santa experiences in Sussex


Visit Santa At Drusillas

Where? Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS.

Visit Santa and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at Drusillas Park (near Eastbourne and Brighton) from Saturday 5th December to Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Elf and Safety have been working hard to sprinkle some Christmas magic in the cottage to make sure it is a Covid-secure experience. As you can imagine, it will be a little different from previous years but they have done everything possible to ensure it is still very special while keeping all visitors safe.


Santa experiences in Sussex


Tulley’s Drive-In Christmas Show

When? Saturday 28th November – Thursday 24th December

Where? Unit 4 Turners Hill Rd, Crawley RH10 4PE

Undoubtedly one of the most well set-up family-friendly venues in Sussex. Tulley’s Farm have created a superb Christmas experience for all ages to enjoy. At Tulley’s, you can give your children that special Christmas experience whilst staying socially distant at all times. Included in the children’s ticket prices are a family size bag of sweet popcorn to enjoy (per car), ‘Make a Bear’,  a Mother Christmas Ginger Bread, a letter to Santa, an official Tulleys Christmas members badge and the festive film. Buy tickets here.


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Christmas at Hever Castle

This Christmas at Hever Castle become Peter Pan and chase your shadow through Neverland to experience the wonders of never growing old. Begin your experience outside in the grounds, take a magical journey along the immersive Christmas trail. Follow the one-way system and start your voyage in London in the nursery. Then, ‘fly high’ above the City streets into space and follow the directions to Neverland – second star to the right and straight on till morning. Find out more here.


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Fly with Santa on the i360, Brighton

Undoubtedly one of our favourite santa experience in Sussex this Christmas, escape to the skies and fly with Santa on the British Airways i360. As you glide slowly up to 450ft, search for Rudolph and his reindeer friends flying past, before capturing the magic and posing for a photo with Father Christmas seated in his giant armchair, with the backdrop of Brighton and the coastline below. Find out more details here.


Story Time with Woodland Santa at Standen House, East Grinstead

Selected dates from 30th November

Enjoy a walk through Standen’s gorgeous wintery gardens before heading to the Woodland Grotto for story time. Once settled, Santa will read a lovely Christmas story. Children will be given a cup of hot chocolate and a small gift.

Breakfast with Santa in his Enchanted Forest at Old Garden Centre, Horsham 

Selected dates from 30th November to 24th December 2019

Grab an early morning Saturday breakfast and make a craft before heading into Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Discover a magical Christmas forest with elves, a story telling owl, enchanting music and a waterfall inside before finally meeting Santa in his woodland retreat and receiving a gift. 

All proceeds from the tickets will be donated to charity. 


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