Santa’s Grotto

Your support is the greatest gift of all, this Christmas.

Your support is the greatest gift of all for Willen Hospice. This Christmas you are invited to spend some festive family time at Santa’s Grotto in our Hospice gardens.

Meet Santa on December 9 and 10 every day from 16th – 22 December from 10am to 4pm in his grotto. He’ll be spending five magical minutes with your family and will be giving out presents too!

We pride ourselves on being inclusive, so our grotto is open to all ages, for anyone who wants to meet Santa in a quiet setting with fuss-free parking.

£15 per Grotto visitor (includes present- select your preferred day when booking) 

Why not add a Letter from Santa? He’s busy writing his personalised letters ready to send out from 1st December.

This year you can also get a letter from Santa Paws for your beloved pets, so if you’d like to make a fuss of your family member, with or without fur, we’ve got you covered!

Our care is completely free of charge, but to continue doing this we need to raise £11.23 every minute. We rely on the support and generosity of our community to help us. Thank you for your support.

£5 Letter from Santa or Santa Paws (includes postage) 


Our Santa Dash, family fun run will be taking place on Sunday 17  December too! If you’d like to combine your visit with a Dash, then you can sign up here.

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.