This is what our lovely customers have said about our experience:

December 2017

We have been to many so called Santa’s over the years but it’s not just about this element but the whole way it is done, from the Log Cabin to the welcome and a leisurely meeting, well done to all, Happy Christmas. Tim Simmons, Crowborough 

Hi everyone, I can only say thank you for all your effort/s and hard work, my daughter loved the experience from start to finish especially as Santa knew her name and school, very clever. Anita Harris, East Grinstead

Hi Christmas elves….can’t believe what a great time we had in ten minutes, really enjoyed meeting Santa, we will no doubt be back if you are here? Eleanor Davis  

Undoubtedly the visit of the year for us, Daisy just loved everything about meeting Santa today, you have got it spot on as to how we envisage the BIG Man……….. and now we are set-up for his next visit in 3 days time……….such an excellent set-up, brilliant. Johnathan B, Tonbridge

Dear Christmas Elf team, we all really enjoyed our visit to the Ice-rink today even though we kept falling over all the time but our highlight was meeting Santa, it certainly made the bruises go away or at least we forgot about them. (I didn’t, they hurt) The best thing for me as a mummy was seeing the belief being restored to my two little girls as they felt they had seen the ‘proper’ Father Christmas, we shall be back same time next year I am sure….well done to you all especially the elf on the gate, so lovely. Harriet Spencer, Tunbridge Wells 

Can’t fault our visit today, well done to you all, simple, effective, classic and has to be the best santa we have seen since I was 4, that’s 35 years ago, I feel old now, massive congratulations ………Gail, Goudhurst 

We don’t believe, we never really have but you did a wonderful job on Friday afternoon and actually made me cry, my son, as you all know, would not leave santa…………….such a wonderful moment as he held his hand and looked into Philip’s eyes………so well done, it’s a must for next year for us…….god I hope you have the same santa………..Rachel Miller, Hawkhurst

We loved our experience down at the Ice Rink before Christmas. Very personal, unhurried, lovely environment and the fact the children could choose their own toy from a lovely selection (which wasn’t cheap tat) was an added bonus. In comparison to other ‘grottos’ and experiences in the town it was exceptional value for money! Best wishes for 2017 as your plans sounded very exciting and again, we loved the experience!Regards,Bill Blackford – Dec 2016

It was lovely to meet and chat with you all yesterday, our daughter had a lovely time and we’ve been raving about your Santa to all our friends. Hope you have another busy week! Have a lovely Christmas

Kind regards Stephanie Chapman – Dec 2016

Thank you Tyreece enjoyed himself as well as us Adults, Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year To All The Staff at Calverley Grounds helping to make our children’s Christmas Magical Kind Regards Natasha Sencherey – Dec 2016

Simple, great value for money, 4th year in a row for us Christmas freaks……….best yet, maybe one more left as they all still believe. Rodney & Jess Fuller – Dec 2016

We drive all the way over from Burgess Hill every year for this experience, it is wonderful value for money and the children are always mesmerised! Merry Christmas to you all. Sarah Millard – Dec 2016

Can’t stress enough how much we enjoyed meeting Santa! Highly recommended! Have a good Christmas Stacy Merron – Dec 2016

Dear Father Christmas team, we have been going to see Santa for many years with our children and this visit was by far the best with one exception, Lapland UK but that was 10 times the cost. The beautiful log cabin, the authentic feeling inside, warm, cosy, perfect setting and such an excellent meeting….well done to you all. Cynthia Cornforth – Kent –  Dec 2016

Dear team, I have to say, to believe in Father Christmas you have to get it all right and that is exactly what you have done, no question where we go next year, the kids will only let us go here as they seem to know everything about us and it is so real…………well done Darryl and your lovely elves. Alison Copeland – Sussex – Dec 2016 

What a wonderful way to keep our children believing, at least for another year, well done to your wonderful team, with sincere regards…….. Simon & Maria Rhodes

Three years on and still such a great, great experience, undoubtedly the real man, lol……see you next year…… Rosemary Blissett 

‘If he knows my name mummy its the real Father Christmas’, thats what my daughter remembered in the car, well done to you all especially your camera elf who told my children so many stories on the way to her special meeting…..can’t fault the whole setting……..Jonty Michaels & family

Thank you so, so much for a wonderful memory for my little boy, he was in awe of the whole meeting, he went to bed on time, its been a real eye opener………an unforgettable day. Fiona Rimmer

Please pass on my compliments to everyone for such a wonderful Father Christmas experience. Harrison has spoken of how amazing Father Christmas was. It was totally brilliant and I have recommended the experience to my friends, Happy Christmas…. Sarah Kernn 

‘We’ve never had a family portrait done before and to have such a wonderful record of a great morning makes it even more special. ‘We’ve also never taken our daughter to see Santa before and I don’t think we’ll take her anywhere but your grotto again, it was just wonderful.  From Mrs Christmas on arrival, to the super toy from Santa’s sack (played with non-stop since!), to the lovely picture which now has pride of place on her bedside table our girl had a such a fantastic time’…. Catherine Stratford

It was absolutely fantastic the Santa was spot on, We have been to a few over the years and yours is by far the best, the kids were amazed. Your pricing is fantastic and what we received was brilliant.

Also I was very impressed with the cost of the extra photos, to be honest I was expecting nothing less than a tenner a photo but you have got it spot on, Excellent value, brilliant setting, first class photo and excellent pricing, we will be back next year !!!! 

Big thanks to all your team you made my kids visit brilliant, Merry Xmas and a happy new year

Malcolm Baker

Thanks for a great visit, looking forward to seeing you again next year for visit number 4!…Fiona & Matthew 

‘We were just saying how lovely it was there today and how it’s probably the best Santa visit we’ve ever done. Excellent team there and such a great Santa, it was all just perfect, we’ll treasure the photos forever. Thanks again, Ines Witherspoon

Marie-anne was spellbound, simply could not fathom how Father Christmas knew so much, she was so quiet, his powers still make me cry at the ripe age of 40 and just to see her face look into his eyes was worth every penny, Jospehine Crawley

Thank you very much for a fun morning with Santa and the elves!!!  I am sooo pleased with the quality of it all. The toys, the glass frame, the photos & of course your good humour, Best Wishes to Santa and his helpers….. Evy & Pip

Without doubt, a totally awe-inspiring visit of such quality that my daughter now still believes at the age of ten, see you next year, well done to everyone involved….. John & Nancy Spires

My family and I visited your Santa’s grotto yesterday at Calverley Grounds which like our visit the previous year at Bedgebury was once again a great experience, a wonderful, wonderful Santa…..Helen & Michael Smith.

Quite simply and kids now believe again thanks to this fantastic staged experience, well done to all including the lovely elves….. John Simmons, Eastbourne

Dear organiser, I don’t feel I will ever take my children to a grotto again and wait for 1 hour and have a really disappointing time, this was by far quite amazing and no queues, he even knew there names, well done to your team, we will be back next year….. Davina Elliott, Tonbridge

Halle was really over-awed, it was a great experience for her and we will definitely be making the trek from Burgess Hill again next year, Thanks again, and Merry Christmas…… Sarah McMannus

Brilliant event, both my boys still have there cuddly toys in their beds three weeks after Christmas, we have to return to see Father Christmas next year…..Brian Jenkins, Tunbridge Wells

I have to congratulate both Tunbridge Wells and the Father Christmas team as this really was a wonderful day out for my family; we all thoroughly enjoyed our day and will be back next year to have another great day out. Father Christmas really did make my children’s day super special, well done to all….. Denny Evans, Crowborough

What a wonderful way to see our children’s eyes light up, they believe Father Christmas is real as they just saw him in at Tunbridge Wells ice-rink…….well done elves…..Happy Christmas & a Merry New Year Janet Mattesson