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Santas, Pantos and Other Christmas events
The fireworks have stopped, the John Lewis advert is out and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Below are some of the local places to visit Santa plus several other Christmas experiences that you may wish to put in the diary or book now including Christmas plays and Pantos. With school holidays starting late this year demand for weekend slots for Santa will be high so book early.
Festival Place – Basingstoke. £4.50 per child. Lots of availability and probably the cheapest Santa visit locally.
Henry Street Garden Centre –Arborfield. £9.99 per child, £2 per adult. Weekends and inset days are already fully booked but there are a few after school slots left and plenty of options for those not in school yet.
Dobbies Garden Centre – Shinfield. £9.95 per child. Good availability, including weekends and Christmas Eve.
Redfields Garden Centre – Church Crookham. £6 per child. Book instore or by phone 01252 624444
Experiences with a Santa Visit
Please click on the links for further details about these experiences.
Wyevale Garden Centre – Sherfield on Loddon. A few dates left for Breakfast or tea with Santa.
Millers Ark – Nr Hook. Lots of Christmas events including a Santa’s Grotto, Carols in the Barn and a Nativity with real animals.
4 Kingdoms – Headley. Still availability for their Christmas experience.
Finkley Down Farm – Andover. Limited availabilty for weekends. Lots of choice for week days.
Basingstoke Canal – Mychett. This has already sold out for this year.
Watercress Line – Alresford/Alton. Lots of dates still available, including weekends.
Marwell – Winchester. Some weekend tickets still left. Lots of availability for week days.
Winchester Science Centre – Winchester. Still lots of availability, includes SEN sessions.
Paultons Park – Ower. Lots of dates still available.
Lapland UK – Windsor. Lots of dates still available.
Other Christmas Events
The Malls – Basingstoke. Events start with Christmas light switch on Nov 17th at 6.30pm. Check their website for various other events in the run up to Christmas .
Festival Place Santa Parade – Basingstoke. Dec 3rd at 12pm. Santa arrives at Festival Place.
Basingstoke Festive Fun Run – Memorial Park Basingstoke. Dec 10th. Please check website for times.
Basingstoke Festive Fun Run – Memorial Park Basingtoke. Dec 10th. Please check website for times.
Lantern Procession – Newbury. Dec 10th from 4pm. Join in or just admire and soak up the atmosphere as the candle-lit procession travels along Northbrook Street to the Market Place
The Vyne – Basingstoke. It’s the last chance to go up on the roof at The Vyne and, like most other National Trust properties, there’s a Christmas Trail.
A Christmas Carol – Proteus Basingstoke. Nov 25th – 26th. Performance for children age 6+
How Many Sleeps ‘Til Christmas – Proteus Basingstoke. Dec 14th – 24th. Interactive Christmas performance, Santa normally makes an appearance. Tickets are selling fast. For pre-school children (although most under 9s love it too)
Santa in Love – Central Studio Basingstoke. Dec 15th. For children age 2-5.
The Night Before Christmas – The Haymarket Basingstoke. Dec 8th – 10th ages 2 and over
Santa’s Christmas Wish – Theatre Royal Winchester. Dec 18th. All ages
Peter Pan – The Anvil Basingstoke. Dec 14th – Jan 7th. All ages
Peter Pan – The Hexagon Reading. Dec 9th – Jan 7th. All ages. With Justin Fletcher.
Peter Pan – Theatre Royal Winchester. Dec 5th – Jan 1st. All ages
Beauty & The Beast – Corn Exchange Newbury. Dec 1st – Jan 7th. All ages
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Mayflower Southampton. Dec 15th – Jan 7th. All ages. With Craig Revel-Horwood & The Chuckle Brothers.
Please let us know of any events you feel should be added by emailing the details to NorthHantsMum@gmail.com. Thanks!
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