Santa and Festive Family Fun


What's happening on Festive Family Fun days 2023?

Meet Santa in his giant Christmas pudding (you will need a ticket for this!), try out his sleigh and make the Royal Marsden's day by donating to see the Nativity animals!

Saturday 2nd December

Sunday 3rd December

Saturday 9th December

Join the festive fun:


Wrap up warm to visit the nativity animals in The Olive Tree garden – by donation to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity 10.30am-3.30pm (closed 12.30-1.30pm Sunday only).

Follow the reindeer hunt to discover fascinating facts and win a small prize (included with your Santa ticket, or £1)

Have a festive face paint £5/face

Go on a pony ride with Surrey Magic Ponies - £5 (ages approx. 2-9years). 11am-3pm.

Create Christmas decorations at the crafts table (£1-£4)

Pose for pics at our photo stops 

Enjoy festive treats in The Olive Treespecial menu available, including lots of hot chocolate!

Choose the family Christmas tree and some decorations to go on it!

Pre-booking is only required if you would like to see Santa, other activities are pay-on-the-day.


Meet Santa is his giant Christmas pudding grotto!

Saturday 2, Sunday 3 & Saturday 9 December

Sorry - SOLD OUT

Find Santa in his giant Christmas pudding grotto and come inside for a cosy chat with the man himself. Take photos (or ask an Elf to help!) and if you are very good, receive an early Christmas present! Then pick up your reindeer fact hunt sheet and find the answers for a prize!

Tickets £12 per child (children may bring their adults for free!). Tickets must be booked in advance.

Tickets include meeting Santa, receiving a gift and doing the reindeer fact hunt. You are welcome to take your own photos with Santa and on his sleigh. There will be lots more festive fun to join in with, see details above.

Time slots are flexible, join the queue at any point between the start and end times shown on your ticket.

Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before making your booking.

Sorry - sold out 


Useful things to know:

No strict time slots for seeing Santa, arrive any time between the start and end times on your ticket and join the queue – there will be lots to see and do!

Tickets to see Santa must be purchased in advance as numbers are limited.

No charge for accompanying adults.

Please bring cash for other activities such as crafts, festive hunt and face painting.

Babies welcome, please buy a ticket if they would like a gift.

Santa is happy to come outside the grotto to meet you if access if problematic.

You are welcome to take your own photos with Santa, or ask an elf to help.

Tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled, please ensure you retain your ticket for a refund in this instance.