Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre  

 
 
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, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Richmond upon Thames, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
 
 
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Sat 8 & Sun 9, Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec 10am-4pm
 
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Visit Santa: £8 per child inc goody bag, in addition to regular entry price. Husky and donkey rides FREE with paid admission
 
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Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland CentreAlways a hugely popular outing for west London families at this time of year, Father Christmas will be at WWT London Wetland Centre for two weekends in December. Children can visit the man in red and help the elves make festive decorations or small gifts to take home. Head over to the northern pine forest where Father Christmas will be ready to welcome families in his cosy grotto among the trees, and don't forget to leave time to stroll among the lakes, meadows and ponds of this wonderful 105-acre wildlife oasis in Barnes.

 

About WWT London Wetland Centre

A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland Centre. Wander around and explore the wetlands, but also make sure you include The Peter Scott Visitor Centre in your trip. More about WWT London Wetland Centre

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Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  24% off
124 King Street, W6 | 21 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
 
 
 
Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
407 Goldhawk Road, W6 | 24 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Earls Court
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £59  37% off
295 North End Road, W14 | 30 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
The North End Road with it's marvellous Saturday food market, is the home of this shiny new hotel. In easy walking distance of Chelsea football club, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | Same location as Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 13 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 17 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Crisp Road, W6 | 17 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Riverside Studios has a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. The cinema is one of the few in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | Same location as Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6 | 18 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
One of 17 gorgeously preserved Georgian houses overlooking the Thames at the west end of Hammersmith's Upper Mall, 7 Hammersmith Terrace the former home of Emery ... More
 
 
 
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William Morris Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Upper Mall, W6 | 18 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
The William Morris Society is a great place to find out more about English textile designer, poet and and socialist activist, William Morris, best known for ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Specialists
Rocks Lane Sports Centre, Rocks Lane, SW13 | 5 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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The Farmyard
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
63 Barnes High Street, SW13 | 12 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
This very traditional little shop is packed with very special, unique toys for younger kids – they squarely target their market at newborns to eight year ... More
 
 
 
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Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 16 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
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Riva
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169 Church Road, SW13 | 4 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
To say this restaurant is understated chic is to fall headfirst into the trap of pretension. While it might be true - it does have ochre ... More
 
 
 
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Sonny's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
94 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 | 5 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
The Barnes set (being the right side of Richmond they must have one) would like to keep this lovely eatery to themselves I imagine - it ... More
 
 
 
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Georgina's
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
56 barnes high street, SW13 | 12 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 25 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Leiths School of Food and Wine
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 34 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety ... More
 
 
 
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 37 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
 
 
 
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Barn Elms Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rocks Lane Barnes, SW13 | 4 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
A fifty-two acre, multi-sports facility which hosts the Elms Gym, Sixteen tennis courts, AstroTurf playing surfaces and a whole range of grass sports pitches. Next to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Stevenage Road, SW6 | 13 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
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Dukes Meadows Golf Club
London > Leisure > Golf
Great Chertsey Road, W4 | 15 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
This nine-hole par-three course next to Chiswick Bridge is in immaculate condition and has the most extensive practice facilities in the London area including a 50-bay ... More
 
 
 
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The Sun Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Church Road, SW13 | 10 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
When it comes to warmer weather, The Sun Inn in Barnes is aptly named with its courtyard patio at the front overlooking the ... More
 
 
 
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The Crabtree Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Rainville Road, Fulham, W6 | 13 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
A welcome addition to the riverside pub scene between Fulham and Hammersmith is the newly renovated iconic Victorian pub the Crabtree Tavern. In the summer, it's ... More
 
 
 
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The Spencer Arms
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237 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 | 14 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 17 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ... More
 
 
 
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Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 24 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 26 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 21 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
 
 
 
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High Road House
London > Business > Venue Hire
162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 26 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ... More
 
 
 
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 33 minutes from Santa's Grotto at the London Wetland Centre
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 

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WWT London Wetland Centre,   Queen Elizabeth Walk  Barnes    SW13 9WT
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DATES  8th to 16th December 2018
VENUE  WWT London Wetland Centre 
Always a hugely popular outing for west London families at this time of year, Father Christmas will be at WWT London Wetland Centre for two weekends in December. Children can visit the man in red and help the elves make festive decorations or small gifts to take home. Head over to the northern pine forest where Father Christmas will be ready to... More about this event
 

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