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Bletchley Park is now open. All visitors must pre-book a timed entry slot. Please see our REOPENING SAFELY page for further information. To see availability and make a reservation please see our BOOKING page.

Vintage Christmas Grotto

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 — Mon, 23 Dec 2019
From 10:00 to 15:30
Give your children a magical experience this Christmas!

To celebrate the festive season here at Bletchley Park, we welcome children and their families to visit our Vintage 1940’s Christmas Grotto to meet Father Christmas! Your child will have a magical meeting with Father Christmas in our beautifully decorated Mansion, where they’ll receive a lovely Christmas gift to take home.

While you wait for Father Christmas, we have some wonderful craft activities to keep you entertained. There will be the option to make a pop-up Christmas tree card, an Origami Father Christmas and a fantastic festive themed puzzle to get you in the Christmas spirit!

We look forward to welcoming you to our Vintage 1940s Christmas Grotto.

Please note:

Our Father Christmas Grotto Experience is located within Bletchley Park’s beautiful Mansion. To access the museum, including the Mansion, accompanying adults will need to purchase standard admission tickets. All admission tickets are annual season tickets. Anyone with a valid season ticket does not need to re-purchase them. Children must be accompanied by an adult and have a ticket (£7.50 per child) for the Vintage Father Christmas Grotto.
Further information about our admission prices and discounts are available on our Visit Us pages.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Bookings Team on 01908 272673.

Available dates

The Vintage Christmas Grotto is available to book on selected dates until Monday 23 December 2019. Available on selected Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  All bookings subject to availability.


Your booking confirmation will state an hour slot and will work on a first come first served basis, and will include an accompanying adult who has purchased an annual season ticket, either on arrival in our visitor centre or online in advance. Tickets booked online must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. There is limited capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment. Every child will receive one gift that is age appropriate. Photographs are welcome.

Queuing for Father Christmas

We will do our best to avoid long queuing times to meet Father Christmas and slots will be offered on a first come first served basis. Every ticket holder will get to meet Father Christmas but may need to queue during busy times.

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