Our Father Christmas Reviews

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

December 2018

 

Dear Darryl,

I have to say well done, its as simple as that, my daughter believes again, so well organised and such a special meeting, congratulations. Have a lovely Christmas, Samantha & Joe Jennings, Pixie, Ben & Michael. 

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Hi Darryl & Debbie and the elves,

Well done to you guys in putting on such a great event this year and we loved seeing Mother Christmas in her new log cabin, such a great addition to something already special in our eyes……..happy Christmas & a Merry New Year. Billy & Dorothy 

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Hi, just a quick thank you for such an excellent visit today, everyone loved your Father Christmas even my mum who he spent time with and chatted, we were all taken back to when we were small, such a great experience, so well done and very cosy……..I can’t explain how good in words other than see you next year………well done….. Happy Christmas Jenny, Simon, Diana, Joseph & Henry

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Dear Father Christmas in Kent and all his elves, my daughter has just said, best Father Christmas ever and he was the real deal, no fake beards he even knew my name………well done to everyone we shall be back next year. Mrs Beverly Cooper and Daisy. 

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Thanks so much. 

We had a lovely time. We love your Santa. Been for the past few years. He’s excellent as are all the elves. Have a lovely Christmas! Stephanie Chapman 2018

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Hi Darryl,

All photos safely received, thank you so much. The children (and the grown-ups!) love the visit and we thought Santa was excellent. One of the children is autistic and Santa was very good with him.

Best wishes Liz Scholey

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Hi Darryl,

Father Christmas was amazing once again you and your team of elf’s do a fantastic job keeping my daughter believing thank you. The photos are fantastic,Thank you again – Nikki Jones

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Hi Darryl

Thank you for the two emails with our photos attached.My girls thoroughly enjoyed their trip to see Father Christmas and even though my eldest daughter is slightly scared of Father Christmas’s your staff made us feel welcome & she amazed us by sitting next to Father Christmas and she even held a conversation with him!

We thought he was so genuine, his house was beautifully & traditionally decorated & his helpers were so friendly to us, thank you for giving us such a special memory.

Regards Julieann 

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December 2017

Hello Darryl

All Photos safely received, thank you. An absolutely 1st class experience. The cabin atmosphere and decoration is excellent.Definitely the best dressed and made-up Santa Clause I’ve ever come across, and with a charisma to match. 8 year old Ellha is truly convinced she met the real Santa. Perhaps, she did? Flossie, what a delightful name, was also very attentive and added to the magic of Ellha’s Christmas, the quality of her photos prove her ability.

We were impressed.Many Thanks. Paul Rolleston

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Hi all!

Just wanted to say we all had a great time seeing the elves and Father Christmas on Saturday.

He really is a lovely man, please pass on our thanks and hope him and the elves have a well deserved rest on Boxing Day. We’ll look forward to seeing him next year!

Best Wishes, Kay, Katie, Eleanor and especially Oliver & Layla xx

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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 

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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

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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  

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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

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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 

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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 

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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

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

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‘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

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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

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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 

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‘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

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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

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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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