Christmas will be here before you know it! To help you get ahead, we’ve opened our Grotto ticket office now so you can secure a magical visit to Santa and his Hospice Helpers in his Greenwich Grotto and his new Danson House Grotto this December.
For information on all of our festive fundraising events taking place throughout December, visit our Christmas page.
Story Time with Santa at Greenwich Grotto – 22 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9JB
After reading a special story to small groups of children, Santa will invite families, individually, to visit him in his Grotto House to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive their gift.
Each story time session, from arrival, to listening to the story to receiving their gift, will last approximately 15 – 20 minutes (depending on the number of children per group), maximum 10 children per group.
Greenwich Grotto – 22 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9JB
Nothing beats the joy and magic of meeting Santa in his Greenwich Grotto! Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes and then receive their gift. You may take your own photos at the Greenwich Grotto.
Danson House Grotto – Danson Park, Danson Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL
A huge thank you to Danson House for allowing Santa and his Hospice Helpers to run a Grotto in this stunning venue!
This Hospice-run Grotto will be part of the Christmas at Danson House and will be running every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December until Christmas Eve.
Your visit will involve a personal meeting with Santa in his grand Grotto library, where children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes, receive their gift and have a professional photo taken.
Danson House is a Grade 1 listed building therefore pushchairs, prams and buggies and food or drink of any kind WILL NOT be permitted in the building. A supervised buggy park will be available in the Danson House grounds. Failure to adhere to the above may result in no entry.
All Grotto visits must be pre booked in advance. We will not accept any walk-ins.
All Grotto bookings are not refundable unless Government advice changes regarding local lockdowns.
If National restrictions are in place in December Greenwich and Danson House Grottos bookings will become virtual visits using Zoom.
Virtual Grotto – click here to find out more
Christmas Day personal video message
Amidst the excitement of Christmas Day morning, imagine the look on your child’s face when you tell them Santa has sent them a personal video message?
You tell us the achievements you’d love Santa to celebrate (e.g. always kind and polite) or a particular message you’d like your child to hear (clear up that Lego springs to mind!) and Santa will pre-record this message which will be sent to you before the big day.
Book your personalised video message now and we will get in touch nearer the time to find out what you’d like Santa to say to your child!
All videos will be delivered via email (We Transfer) and should be with you during w/c 13 December. You must notify of us of any issues by Monday 20 December. We may not be able to deal with any queries received after this date.
Please be assured that we will follow all Government guidelines to ensure that our Grottos are safe and will be working closely with our Grotto partners. Details regarding safety guidance will be shared before your visit. The safety of all our supporters, volunteers and staff will always be our number one priority.
If national restrictions are in place in December, Greenwich and Danson House Grottos bookings will become virtual visits using Zoom. We do hope that you will support us still.
Once you’ve purchased your tickets, keep an eye on your inbox for email updates between now and your Grotto visit.