Nothing! Father Christmas and his elves welcome children to his grotto every day from 10am – 6pm with the exception of Christmas Day when he is pretty busy delivering presents! He returns on Boxing Day right through to 2nd of January from 10am – 6pm ready to receive your thank you letters! Please note, to visit Father Christmas you will need an entry ticket to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for your chosen day. He meets children of all ages on a first-come, first-served basis, giving children a small gift as long as they’ve been good! Visitors are welcome to take their own photographs, but an official photographer will be on hand to take special souvenir shots available for purchase on site.
Please note that at peak times, lots of children come to see Father Christmas, so make sure you arrive early to avoid any disappointment on the day. We may need to close the queue early some days to ensure Father Christmas gets to see everybody before he has to go and feed his reindeer. Please note that the Santa’s Grotto queue is outside so please wrap up warm!