Christmas at Bewl Water

November 19th – December 24th 2023

Step into an enchanted Christmas at Bewl Water, where a tale of magic unfolds. At Santa’s request, with the delightful help of our woodland friends, we’ve brought all your Christmas wishes and festive fantasies to life, with moments and experiences you’ll treasure forever…

Book Your
Christmas Experience

Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas at Bewl Water in the heart of our enchanted woodland in Kent and Sussex! Along with exploring our walkthrough, interactive and immersive wonderlands, themed play zones and magical photo opportunities, your tickets include:

• Writing letters to Santa
• Christmas ornament decorating
• Reindeer food making
• Gingerbread decorating in Mrs Claus’ bakery
• Christmas performances by Santa’s elves
• A private meet and greet with Father Christmas in his Grotto
• A gift for each child

You can also wander through Market Square, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy delicious festive treats like hot chocolate and gooey marshmallows – which you can toast yourself over the firepit!
Please note, the time you are booking is specifically for your visit to Santa’s Grotto, and it does not indicate your arrival time for the event. We kindly request that you allocate plenty of time before your Grotto visit to fully experience Christmas at Bewl Water as Santa will be your last stop!
You are welcome to arrive as early as two hours prior to your booking time, the experience opens at 9:00am for those booked into Grotto visits at 11:00am. Please see our FAQs for more details.



£40 each

£15 each

(includes parking)

*Santa’s Grotto visits are limited to a maximum of 6 guests and are an exclusive experience for your family.

On Arrival

Joining Santa’s merry elves and his woodland friends, each child will receive their very own stamp card from Father Christmas, inviting them on an enchanting journey through Bewl Water’s magical experience. Remember to get each activity ticked off on your way around as your Christmas adventure unfolds, before your last stop in Santa’s Grotto, where a special gift awaits!

Christmas Card
Christmas Checklist
Two elves in a workshop

Santa's Post Office

Join the merry elves as you write your very own letter to Santa! Don’t forget to tell him all your Christmas wishes, then drop your letter into the special post box. Rest assured it will be whisked away for express delivery straight to the North Pole!


Rudolph’s Treats

On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeer will need a full belly to keep them going on their busiest night of the year. Mix an extra-special recipe made just for Rudolph and his crew to help them pull Santa’s sleigh and deliver presents to all the good boys and girls.

Kids participating in Christmas workshop

Mrs Claus’ Bakery

Nothing says Christmas quite like the waft of gingerbread in the air, and as Santa’s reindeer aren’t the only ones who need a full belly, Mrs Claus’ Bakery will be your next stop! Join in the fun as you decorate delicious gingerbread with Santa’s elves. Sprinkle on the magic with colourful icing and decorations, then enjoy your tasty creation afterwards!

Christmas Crafts

Join Santa’s elves in a magical Christmas workshop where you’ll have the chance to personalise your very own wooden ornaments! Delve into Santa’s craft boxes to inspire your creations before taking them home to brighten up the tree.

Market Square

If you’ve completed your Christmas activities and need a break from the festive fun, you can keep your hands warm with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, refuel with some delicious coffee or fill up on goodies from our Candy Land sweet shop. We’ll have an array of seasonal treats and you can even get your own marshmallows to toast or a souvenir to cherish forever!

Elves’ Christmas Storytelling

Once your little ones have collected all their stamps, it’s time to step into the enchanting world of Santa’s Grotto! But first, you must let Santa’s elves know you’re ready for your visit. Check in with his Head Elves then enjoy a fun interactive performance of festive tales before the magic unfolds…

Christmas at bewl

Santa’s Grotto

Create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime at Santa’s Grotto – your last stop of the day! Meet the man in red and share all your Christmas wishes, and for those on his nice list, an early Christmas present awaits! The grotto has been beautifully decorated with the help of his elves, ready for you to take your all-important pictures so you can turn these cherished moments into special keepsakes.

*Santa’s Grotto visits are limited to a maximum of 6 guests and are an exclusive experience for your family.

Family on the back of a truck

Frequently Asked Questions

Each child’s ticket includes entry to four activities: Santa’s Post Office, Rudolph’s Treats, Mrs Claus’ Bakery and Christmas Crafts, plus access to our themed Christmas land, play zones and storytelling performances from Santa’s Head Elves. Your experience will end with a visit to Santa’s Grotto which includes a present for each child.

Tickets for 2024 will be available to purchase online very soon.

To fully enjoy the experience and activities, you must arrive two hours before your Grotto booking, concluding with your visit to Santa.

Please note, the time you are booking is specifically for your visit to Santa’s Grotto, and it does not indicate your arrival time for the event. We kindly request that you allocate plenty of time before your Santa visit to fully experience Christmas at Bewl Water. You are welcome to arrive as early as two hours prior to your session time, from 9:00am to start exploring and completing the activities.

For example, if you book your Grotto visit at 11:00am you are welcome to arrive as early as 9:00am and if you book your Grotto visit at 11:45am, you are welcome to arrive as early as 9:45am. This is to ensure, for health and safety reasons, our visitor numbers are controlled which will provide the most enjoyable experience for all.

Christmas at Bewl Water Grotto booking slots commence at 11:00am, with final Grotto visits scheduled at either 4:00pm or 7:00pm, depending on the date.

We estimate that your Christmas at Bewl Water experience will last 2 hours.

Yes, your visit to Santa’s Grotto will be exclusive to your family’s booking. Please note, Santa’s Grotto has a maximum capacity of up to 6 guests.

Santa’s Grotto visits are limited to a maximum of 6 guests. Additional adults are welcome but will have access to the experience only.

Tickets for Christmas at Bewl Water must be booked online in advance.

Yes. Adult tickets cost from £15 however this includes parking (usually £7) for the duration of the event. 

Whilst we haven’t partnered with a SEN specialist, we are committed to inclusivity and recommend contacting our team at to discuss any requirements you may have during your visit, and we can strive to accommodate accordingly.

Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable.

Families will have the opportunity to enjoy hot and cold drinks and a range of special Christmas treats from our outlets within the Christmas at Bewl Water experience. Delicious meals, snacks, and drinks are also served at the Waterfront Café.

Most of the Christmas at Bewl Water experience is under cover so it can be enjoyed come rain, shine or snow!

All activities are in weatherproof structures and we have designed the experience to be enjoyed whatever the weather, but we would still recommend wearing warm clothes as not all areas are heated.

Bewl Water is on the Kent/Sussex border near Lamberhurst, just off the A21. When approaching from the North, follow signs to Bewl Water and turn off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane. When approaching from the South, drive past Flimwell and follow signs to Bewl Water, turning off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane.
Bewl Water
Bewlbridge Lane
Tunbridge Wells
TN3 8JH.

We have a car park with plenty of spacious bays, including disabled parking located behind the Waterfront Café. Simply follow the signs to the car park as you turn into Bewl Water.

There are plenty of ways for you to contact our team who will be happy to help. You can email us at or message us on Instagram or Facebook.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to attend Christmas at Bewl Water but are welcome to enjoy the rest of the grounds.

Our terms and conditions can be found here. Please read these carefully before purchasing tickets for Christmas at Bewl Water. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.

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