Where Can I See Santa In Cornwall 2020?

The build-up to Christmas this year is going to be different, we all know that. Numbers are going to be restricted when going to see Santa in Cornwall in the usual places. But if you book in early hopefully you won’t be disappointed. Last year we went to see Santa’s Grotto at China Fleet in Saltash. It was an incredible experience for the girls and us!

Where Can I See Santa In Cornwall 2020?

*This page will be updated as and when events are released.

Santa’s Grotto at Newquay Zoo

Join Newquay Zoo for a magnificent Christmas!- Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift.

– Complete the naughty elf Christmas trail and pick up a special prize*
– Help our elves make Christmas presents for some of our animals & watch as they enjoy these festive treats.
– Festive enrichment making & Christmas crafts in our elves workshop

*Please note: The Christmas trail is £1.50 but is free for children who have booked to meet Santa.

Dates & Times:
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December Time slots available between 10:00am and 4:00pm (Tickets will be sold in 10-minute time slots, a maximum of 4 children per time slot booking will apply).

£7.50 per child*Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival. To save time, you can buy standard day tickets online here. Booking is essential.

See here for more info and to book tickets.


Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Christmas at Dairyland

Meet Father Christmas and their singing reindeer. Light displays, Christmas Tree choir, Santa’s Grotto, Festive Food and Drink.

Dates: 5-6th, 12-13th, 16th-23rd December 2020 12 pm – 9 pm and then 24th December 2020 12 pm – 4 pm

Pre-booked tickets onlyBook Here.

See their Facebook page for the latest updates.


Dairyland Farm Park, Summercourt, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AA

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Meet Father Christmas in the magical cosy setting of the Head Gardener’s Office. You will meet up in the Festive Reserve Yard, where you and your family bubble will be welcomed by the naughty but nice Elf Team who will ensure you get into the Christmas spirit; with music, games, toasted marshmallows over the fire and warming festive refreshments.

Each child will be gifted a small, exclusive Heligan Children’s collectible gift.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th (10am-5pm)

Monday 13th- Thursday 17th (2.30pm-7pm)

Friday 18th-Wednesday 23rd (10am-5pm) and Christmas Eve 24th December (10am-1pm.)


£10.50 per child (10am – 4pm)

£12.00 per child (4pm – 7pm)

£3 per adult.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the unique cosy setting they can only accept bookings with a maximum of two adults per booking.

Tickets are non-transferable, so not to confuse the Elves.

See here for more info.

**Please note this event is now fully booked**


The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN

Santa’s Grotto

Trenance Cottages Newquay will be hosting a COVID-secure Santa’s Grotto at the cottages.

Dates: 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th December 2020 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Keep checking back to their Facebook page for bookings for specific slots that will be released soon.


Trenance Road, TR7 2HW, Newquay

Bedruthan Sugar and Spice Grotto

A magical journey like no other!

Your mystical experience will take at least an hour, including plenty of photo opportunities with our festive friends and Father Christmas, a tree decoration to take home with you, time to play in the snow cavern, a visit to Father’s Christmas’s grotto including a gift and plenty of time to explore the wintery woodlands.

2020 dates – Event not running this year.

You can however book a one-night Festive stay including a meeting with Father Christmas.

See here for more info.


Bedruthan Hotel and Spa. Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4BU

Meet Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and the elves at The Eden Project

Every year Father and Mother Christmas and their elves set up camp here at the Eden Project.

The Father Christmas Experience

Each Father Christmas experience ticket includes:

  • Thirty-minute Christmas experience featuring Father Christmas and the elves
  • A hot chocolate on arrival
  • A special festive gift for children from Father Christmas and the elves
  • A take-home treat for all on exit

Relaxed Sessions

The Eden Project offers relaxed quieter sessions for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communications needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. See the event page for booking info.

Prices: £10 per ticket plus valid Eden admission

Please note that weekend dates and all dates after 18 December are now sold out. There is some limited availability on 4, 11, 16 and 17 December.

See here for more info and to book your tickets.


Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Visit Santa’s Grotto at Carnon Downs Garden Centre

Santa’s grotto will be open from Saturday 28th November!

Grotto Opening Times:

Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Sundays 11am – 4pm

See the event page for more info and ticket prices.


Carnon Downs Garden Centre, Quenchwell Road, Carnon Downs, TR3 6LN

Christmas at Lappa Valley

Come and enjoy the wonder and magic of Lappa Valley at Christmas time. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where he has a present for every child. Take a nostalgic steam train ride through the wooded valley into Lappa and find lots of festive fun.


5th and 6th December, 12th and 13th December and 19th – 24th December

Click here for ticket info.


Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East, Newquay, TR8 5LX

Father Christmas at Heartlands

Enjoy a Very Hearty Christmas this December at Heartlands! They have a winter wonderland trail which will take you through the dispora gardens where you will meet Santa on his sleigh.

There will be a Christmas market with free entry onsite with mulled wine and festive food plus an array of live performances.

Dates: 5th – 6th December 10:00 – 17:00

Prices £2.50 per child which includes a small gift.

Please book here


Heartlands, Robinson’s Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QY

Santa’s Grotto at Paradise Park

Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa’s magical grotto!


5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 18th through to 24th December 2020.

  • For price and timings please check back nearer the time.
  • No need to book, tickets on sale on the day from 10am


Paradise Park is situated on the outskirts of Hayle. Please use the postcode TR27 4HY for your SAT NAV

Meet Santa & His Reindeer at Gwel an Mor

Come along and meet Santa and his real life reindeer during the festive season and make some wonderful family memories

looking back over 2018 - the four of us by santas sleigh with reindeer

These wonderful experiences will take place on selected dates and includes a gift and an arts and craft set for each child and meet Santa and his reindeer.

Pre booking essential.

Dates: 5th 6th 13th and 20th December 2020

Child Ticket £20

Adult Ticket £5.00

Under 1’s Free

Book Tickets Here


Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort. Feadon Lane, Portreath, Cornwall TR16 4PE

Santa by Steam at Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Gather family and friends and join us in December for a journey with the elves to meet Santa in his grotto. Arrive at Bodmin General Station for mince pies and seasonal drinks while carols are played on the platform before you enjoy a one hour return journey on a steam hauled train. During the journey you will meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children and time for a photo.

For more info please click here.

**This event is now sold out**

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa for a magical breakfast with a special gift for each child.

Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2020 at 08:30 – 10:30 am

**This event is now SOLD OUT**


China Fleet Country Club, North Pill, Saltash PL12 6LJ

All of us in Santa's Grotto at China Fleet, Saltash

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