Christmas preparations are well underway at Bluewater, with tickets to Santa’s Grotto and new outdoor ice rink now on sale. Paddington™ paid a visit to Bluewater this week to hand out special golden tickets to unsuspecting families in Bluewater’s malls. The lucky families who were given a golden ticket will be among the first to visit Santa’s Grotto when it opens on 24th November.

This will be the best Santa’s Grotto Bluewater has seen yet, featuring a traditional toy workshop in a brand new log cabin located by the lakes at the West Village. As well as meeting Santa himself, each child will also meet this year’s special guest, Paddington and will receive a luxury gift as part of the 40-minute experience.

To add to the family fun, tickets are also now available for Bluewater’s brand new lakeside Ice Rink, which opens on 17th November. The Ice Rink will be situated outdoors, where guests can skate ’til late around a beautiful central Christmas tree.

For tickets and details for Santa’s Grotto and Ice Skating visit