It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Isle of Wight and everywhere you go, Santa is popping up in his Grottos!

With the big day now less than a month away, the festivities are in full flow.

If you're looking for something to do with the kids and they're on Father Christmas's nice list, then look no further.

The County Press has put together a handy list of seven Santa's Grottos on the Island.

Read more: Christmas events happening on the Isle of Wight 2023

Thompson's Garden Centre, Newchurch

Although we're not yet in December, Father Christmas has already been spotted in Newchurch.

Thompson's Garden Centre hosts one of his magical Grottos.

You'll get a chance to sit down with him and hear his Christmas Stories, and they'll be plenty of photo opportunities, as well as a gift for every child to take home with them.

Tickets cost £8 per child. Limited dates are available.

To book, click HERE.

Isle of Wight County Press: Santa's Grotto at Thompson's Garden Centre.Santa's Grotto at Thompson's Garden Centre. (Image: Thompson's Garden Centre.)

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

On December 16 and 17, Santa Claus will be in Wroxall, at the Donkey Sanctuary.

He will be joined by one of his trusty elves, and you can visit him in his Grotto between 11am and 3pm.

No booking is necessary but there is a £5 suggested donation.

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Puckpool Park, Ryde

Meet Santa, Mrs Claus & their elves at Puckpool Park next month (December).

They're visiting on Friday, December 22 and Saturday 23.

There will also be Christmas cookie and bauble decorating, as well as festive goodies!

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased, HERE.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Old Barracks at Puckpool Park.The Old Barracks at Puckpool Park. (Image: The Old Barracks/Facebook)

Arreton Barns

It really is a busy time of the year for Santa. He is also heading Arreton Barns next month (December).

He will be there on December 19, 20, 22, and 23 between 1pm and 4.30pm.

There will also be a special visit from Father Christmas on Christmas Eve between 11am and 4.30pm.

Spaces book up fast so call The Corn Exchange on 01983 539365, or you can pop in.

Isle of Wight County Press: Santa's Grotto at Arreton Barns.Santa's Grotto at Arreton Barns. (Image: Arreton Barns)

Osborne House, East Cowes

Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy festive schedule to tell some of his favourite seasonal stories around the Christmas tree, at Queen Victoria's former royal residence.

Children will get the chance to meet the man himself, take photographs and get a present to unwrap.

Tickets for the sessions with Father Christmas cost £9.50 per child. They’ll also need a ticket for Osborne. 

You can see the dates and book, HERE.

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Care in the Garden, Wootton

The Plant Market, Park Road, Wootton will also be welcoming Santa in December.

He will be visiting on the 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and the 17.

You can pop down between 10.30am and 2pm.

Isle of Wight County Press: Santa at Care in the Garden.Santa at Care in the Garden. (Image: Care in the Garden)

MAD-Aid, East Cowes

Santa's Grotto and the Christmas Market will be at MAD-Aid DOT community room on Sunday, December 10.

Everyone is welcome and it is FREE admission (although donations are welcome)!

MAD-AID said: "There will be craft stalls, gift ideas, Christmas activities, a raffle, a teddy tombola and a chance to meet Santa!"

The event will be open from 11am to 4pm.

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