Unfortunately, once again Santa Bob is unable to appear in his usual grotto this year. Hopefully the Covid situation will have eased for next year.
However, there are now some options where you can see your favourite Santa.
Here are the details of where you can book to see Santa Bob this year. Please follow the links to book.
YMCA Aylsham Road, Norwich 27th November https://www.facebook.com/YMCANorfolk
Book by emailing Judy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa coffee @ Broadland Business Park 4th & 5th Dec.
To book call Charlotte @ Norwich Drive Thru 01603 367922 or in store
Kings Head Acle / Isabellas Pottery Barn 20th Dec
To book visit www.isabellaspotterybarn.co.uk and click Book Acle
Or phone 01493 717892
Henrys coffee & tea store, Cromer 23rd Dec.
To book contact Mel
I am also offering a visit to private parties and gatherings –minimum number 10 – and doing just one visit per evening. This could involve two or three families getting together for a pre-Christmas party / a special celebration event (e.g. birthday or wedding) / or just a pre-Christmas party with friends. These can be held on midweek evenings or weekends and can be at your home or a private venue. So why not organise a pre-Christmas mulled wine and mince pie party and start the celebrations early with a visit from Santa! The kids – and grown-ups will love it.
My visit would last for up to an hour (longer if required) and could involve a story telling time , singing of carols and Christmas songs, a chat with each child and of course unlimited photos. Named gifts for children would need to be provided (as last year) prior to or on arrival at the event. Check my calendar below for available dates and please email via this website with your postcode and preferred dates for a visit. My fee will depend on your location and the length of visit.
Please click here to take you to my events calendar.
Back in 2020, owing to Covid restrictions, Father Christmas (aka Santa Bob) was only able to offer a personal visit and I visited 27 families. Santa stood on the threshold of each house and had a chat, a joke, a sing-song with the children who would remain inside their home. Here are some of the messages I received following my visits:
A huge thank you and well done! It was such a special experience, one that actually made me feel quite emotional because it brought a sense of reality back to this mad world at the moment. Such a wonderful memory! Thank you. A huge merry Christmas and here’s hoping a better year next year. Hayley
Brilliant! My son just said ‘best day ever’. Tracy
Thank you so much that was amazing! Best Santa around. Emma
Thank you so much. It was amazing. The little elf was fantastic too. Kat
Thank you so much, that was wonderful. M was mesmerised and I was thrilled with her reaction as it’s difficult to tell how toddlers will react. Laura
Thank you so much Bob. You simply are the best. You made it so magical for the girls and they absolutely loved it. So did I. Can’t thank you enough! Louise
Just want to say a massive thank you for last night. What a magical experience. The children were amazed and couldn’t wait to tell their friends this morning. When you sang with them it brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much Santa Bob. Amy
Thank you Bob! You make a fantastic Father Christmas. You really made my daughter’s night. A very special moment! Stacy
Hi Bob. Jut to say a massive thank you for visiting last night. You certainly made the girls’ year. They absolutely loved it and as always you were very professional. Chris
Absolutely amazing! They were soooo surprised. You are really great. Thank you for bringing joy to them. Vicky
Thanks Bob that was magical. It’s the first year he’s gotten what Christmas is about and is getting so excited. You were brilliant. Louisa
A huge thank you to you and your marvellous Elf for visiting L last night. He loved it. You are the best and made a lovely memory for his first Christmas. Lesley
Thank you so much. The girls loved it and are still in shock now that the real Santa came to their house. What a magical night. You made their Christmas. Stacy
I’ve had so many lovely messages this morning commenting what a lovely evening and how fab a Santa you are. Everyone was very impressed by Santa and you totally made our evening. Thank you so much Santa Bob. Penny
Thank you so much. The girls absolutely loved it, as did we. What a fantastic Elf! Alex
I also teamed up with Banqueting Hire Events who built a sleigh so that Santa and his elves could visit a number of villages around the county. Despite the cold, and sometimes wet weather, we all enjoyed it and the reviews were excellent. Click here to see the video of me on the sleigh.
Click here to see me arriving at Notcutts back in November 2019 when everything was normal!
Here are some more testimonials from back then:
Alfie loved his visit with Santa this afternoon!! Santa Bob was awesome!!
Amazing day today and must say this is the best Santa I have seen. He didn’t rush and was so warm and friendly. Thank you ever so much
Being poorly didn’t stop our little dude seeing Father Christmas.. He was the real Santa as well! Benji loved it
Loved visiting Santa Bob yesterday!! Another memorable visit! Paisley loved him this year! Ran over and gave him a hug when we walked in
Best Santa Ever! Even found a little present for our baby (and told our eldest that mummy used to be a scallywag)! Am thinking he may actually BE Santa, he knows too much!’
‘We had the best time, I teared up a little as the kids were so happy and was magical. Thank you for remembering Sheldon and bun buns. You’re one in a million and a very special man making this precious magic for so many children’ xxx
‘If Carlsberg did Santa’s!! Merry Christmas Santa Bob. We love you’ xxx
Incredible visit today to see Santa Bob. Thank you once again for keeping the magic alive and making their visit so special.
We went today too!! Was amazing! So pleased we saw him!
‘Oh my you were absolutely AMAZING!!!! I just can’t thank you enough. She is so over whelmed and keeps saying “Was that just a dream? I can’t believe I met the real Santa!” Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving her back the magic of Christmas!’
Millies first trip to see Father Christmas and a very special one at that! Bob (or should we say, Santa Bob!) was our wonderful toastmaster at our wedding so it was really lovely to bring Millie to see him today. After the initial tears she did enjoy the lights in the grotto, and her gift!