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We support alternatives to single use plastics
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Consumption & Conservation
We harvest rainwater from our on-site reservoirs
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Carbon Footprint
With 80% of bedding plants grown onsite
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We recycle over 90% of our on-site waste

Enchanted Grotto at Coolings Lifestyle

Join us this year for a brand new experience.

Introducing our Enchanted Grotto at Coolings Lifestyle!

We have been working hard with Santa and his little helpers to ensure we provide good boys and girls with a truly memorable Christmas experience. Whilst we don’t want to give too much away as everyone loves a surprise at Christmas, we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect and assure you that the whole experience has been created with your safety in mind.

Start your experience with a walk through our enchanted woodland forest and enjoy the magical lights. The cheeky elves will then welcome you into Santa’s Grotto where you will be met by a Pixie Elf who has a very special friend for you to meet, Snowy the Barn Owl. Here there will be an opportunity to learn about this bird of prey and have a professional photo taken as a souvenir (professional photos can be viewed and purchased at the exit to the Grotto).

Next, you’ll wander through the magical snow cave before arriving at Santa’s Village, here there will be a craft activity and an opportunity to take some photos by the Coolings Express Train.

Mrs Claus will be next to meet you in her busy Christmas kitchen, give her a helping hand to make reindeer food for Rudolph and his friends and here you can post your letter to the North Pole.

Step into Santa’s cabin where you and your family will meet Santa – this is your chance to tell him your Christmas wishes and have a professional photo taken with him.

Lastly, visit Santa’s workshop where the elves have been busy making presents for you to choose from (age related as per booking).

As you exit Santa’s workshop, there will be an opportunity to view and purchase photos taken from your experience. There will be individual items for sale plus the opportunity to buy our special photo packages for you to share with your family, which will include a free digital download.

The experience doesn’t end with seeing Santa, your ticket also includes free entry to Willows Birds of Prey & Wildlife Trail on the day of your visit (unless your ticket is booked after 3.00pm your visit can be redeemed on another date throughout December, January or February). See wallabies, chipmunks, alpacas, birds of prey and more as you make your way around the 7 acre trail.

Tickets cost £16.50 for children, and £5.50 for adults and include entrance to Willow’s Birds of Prey & Wildlife Trail.

Spaces are limited and pre-booking is advised. Click here to book online. All children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult.

For FAQs and Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Located at Coolings Lifestyle

At Coolings Lifestyle you’ll experience the best the Kent countryside has to offer: fresh food, fresh ideas, and fresh air! Blueberry Café offers a delicious menu to suit all appetites, the gift shop is full of inspiring, fun and quirky ideas to suit all tastes, and our wonderful 6-acre Nature Trail and rare-breed animal collection showcases nature at her very best!

Take a Look at Last Year's Grotto

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Get in the festive spirit, looking back at last years Santasaurus Grotto experience.