Five of the best Father Christmas Day’s Out in Surrey 2019


There are lots of magical and original places to meet Father Christmas in Surrey. It’s one of our favourite times of the year, with the spectacular light displays, rustic décor and special walk through events happening to enjoy with your family.

10 weeks until Christmas, may seem a while away, but here in Surrey you will need to book up fast if you don’t want to miss out on some of the top festive attractions around Woking, Chobham and Guildford.

Read on for our list of the top five atmospheric Surrey Christmas events to enjoy this festive season.

christmas grotto surreyVisit Santa Grotto’s

Enjoy spectacular National trust properties, step back in time within the stately homes of surrey, family events for Christmas include sparkling trees, visit vintage Santa in a grotto and walk a wintry lit up trail around the beautiful grounds, at the Claremont Landscape Garden and Hatchlands Park.

You can even have a trip on the horse drawn carriage for something particularly memorable that the children will love.


family christmas day out 2019

Illuminated Christmas Day Out

Be enchanted by the illuminated landscape and beautiful florals in the wintry RHS Garden Wisley. Transformed into a winter wonderland for once more its Glow 2019 botanical light spectacular, returning from 7 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

For more lights than you can imagine, a trip to Chessington Garden Centre won’t disappoint. Filled from the rafters with lights and sparkle, this gorgeous light walk through has life sized characters from Polar bear tea party to Alice in Wonderland and many other amazing Christmas Scenes


Creative Christmas Activities

Little Surrey Photography will be at the NCT Nest in St John’s for a festive Photo Studio pop-up, where your baby 0-1yrs can have a beautiful festive photograph to record your baby’s first Christmas!

For families and older children why not book into our Studio Mini Session. Mums and dads can join in with the whole family to capture your love in the fun and relaxed photo session. Marking this time of the year is a wonderful way to remember your special family time together. Perfect as gifts to grandparents and send out as cards to your friends and family. Sessions run from 15 November, book fast to grab your weekend date! To book click here

Drop in with your children to a workshop at the Lightbox, Woking where your children can get creative making Reindeer and Masks to decorate your home. Why not finish off with a festive mince pie and hot choc at their lovely café afterwards!

Something special for adults, have a go at Lino Printing, frosting Glass and other activities with a glass of bubbles and meet other mums at a special craft event in Woking with The Art House and Hannah Bruce Art Gallery


farm christmas surreyVisit a Cosy Farm Grotto

Experience the magic of Christmas with a visit to Santa in his Grotto. Meet the elves and sprinkle a little extra festive magic with a visit to the animals, Storytime with Santa and having a go at icing festive gingerbread. This year Chobham Adventure Farm, Tulley’s Farm and Crockford Bridge are is pulling out all the stops for families to experience real festive magic.




Steam Train Rides

Take a festive train ride with Santa, elves and experience an enchanting journey complete with gingerbread at the Santa Special with Mizen’s Railway and the Watercress Line