A Truly magical experience

Santa’s Grotto in Hertford

Father Christmas is coming to……Hertford town.

With a promise of a minced pie in the heart of Hertford, this December we are lucky enough to have the one true Father Christmas. In the beautiful courtyard of the Leaf Café Hertford, we are bringing the children a truly Magical experience inside Santa’s Grotto. Every child will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Father Christmas himself - and it doesn’t stop there!

Professional photography with Father Christmas

You will get a chance to have a moment on your own with Father Christmas, and at the end, we will seize the moment by photographing you with him to cherish the time forever.

The cheekiest elves are coming to Hertford!

You guessed it!

They’re back, Santa’s cheekiest elves are coming to Hertford this December.

A 30 minute show full of panto silliness, games, songs and dancing & much much more. They can’t wait to see you!!

Family photo in a festive setting

We have many props available to use in our photography section. Dress to your taste, and let us make your experience fun. Choose one photo of your family to keep forever.

Capture your children's Christmas spirit

Never forget the time you took your little one to see Father Christmas. Let us capture the spirit of your children in the Christmas dress-up corner.

End your magical experience with a hot chocolate

Visiting Grotto doesn't end with photography. After your finish the experience, you can enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, cup of tea or coffee with a yummy toastie and great kid's platters. You can also pick up a last-minute children's book for a present while you visit too.

Where can you find us?

In the beautiful courtyard of the Leaf Café. It is a children-oriented cafe where you can enjoy excellent coffee and food, and it's a perfect place for your little ones to discover new books and many toys.

8 Old Cross,


SG14 1RB

Family Entry

Entry for up to 4 people of one family

  • Santa's Grotto (15 min alone with Father Christmas)

  • 4 photographs  ( 2 with Father Christmas and 2 family alone)

  • Present


Every family will get one or two main photographs with Father Christmas + 2 extra photographs in a festive setting; One of the family together and another of just the child or children.

Kids will also get a small present from Father Christmas.

The whole experience takes about 30 minutes in total.

Book your visit here

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