Santa’s Opening Weekend Well Received

07/12/20 News

Santa was very pleased to open his charity grottos this weekend, and feedback received indicates that visitors were very happy with the safety measures put in place to ensure compliance with Covid-19 regulations. 

Clive Gravett, founder of the Budding Foundation, said "It's fantastic to bring joy & normality to families in these difficult times. Thanks to Tates for their fantastic support in providing the Grottos for us at Old Barn Garden Centre, Dial Post & South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks, ensuring a Covid-secure environment." 

To help us comply with social distancing guidelines, all visits to see Santa must be pre-booked. A very small number of tickets remain available at

Photo: Two happy children are seen having found Santa in his Enchanted Forest at Old Barn Garden Centre, newly kitted out with a Covid-safe log cabin to ensure he stays suitably distanced from visitors.