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Meet Santa at The Oak Tree Inn, Loch Lomond

A Gift from Loch Lomond

Meet Santa at The Oak Tree Inn, Loch Lomond


Each Christmas The Oak Tree Inn is wrapped up for the festive period, with a giant ribbon and bow. This Christmas things get even more festive as the Oak Tree Inn hosts a Santa's Grotto.

The Oak Tree is in Balmaha, on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. Tickets for Santa's Grotto are £7 per child, including an age appropriate gift of a toy. Each participating family will get a voucher for 10% off of food on meals at The Oak Tree Inn. (Voucher valid for date of the Meet Santa ticket only). Please purchase one ticket for each child that will be meeting Santa. 

Bookings are only being taken by this website. There will be limited availability on the day but we strongly advise you to book in advance to guarantee your slot. 

As part of the experience we will also have a kids activity table, with the opportunity to make a Christmas decoration for the children to then take home with them. There will also be stalls with Christmas gifts for sales and hot drinks from St Mocha Coffee Shop. 


What does the visit to Santa visit consist of? The visit to Santa last about 3-5 minutes, with an age appropriate toy for all children. Each family will also receive a 10% off voucher for food in The Oak Tree Inn, the voucher will be available for meals purchased on the date of the Meet Santa Experience. 

Who’s welcome? Everyone’s welcome at Santa’s grotto but it’s ideal for children under 9 years of age. Each child should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, however space may limit the number of family members able to enter the grotto. 

Why should I book in advance? Booking online is quick, easy, convenient with a guaranteed time slot.

If I choose not to book a ticket in advance how can I obtain a ticket? If there is availability we will post news on the Oak Tree's Facebook page. 

Can I book in advance by telephone? No. Advanced ticket purchases can only be made online or in person at the Meet Santa experience.

How much does a ticket cost? Tickets are £7 per child 0-9yrs old. Each child will receive an age appropriate gift. 

Is there a charge for babies in arms 0-12months? A standard booking must be made for each child. Every child entering the grotto must have a valid ticket. There will be a special gift for all ages.

Once booked can I change the time or day of the visit? Once booked a total cancellation cannot be undertaken, but it may be possible to transfer your booking to an alternative time slot this is subject to availability. To avoid any later disappointment, we would ask that before completing the purchase of tickets you are confident in being able to fulfil your booking.

Where is Santa’s grotto located? Santa’s grotto is located outside The Oak Tree Inn. 

When should I look to arrive at Santa’s grotto? Please make sure you allow plenty of time to arrive before your scheduled booking slot. We recommended that you arrive at the grotto entrance no later than 5 minutes before your pre-booked time slot.

Is there parking? Yes. Parking is FREE, in the car park opposite The Oak Tree Inn.

Can we bring food or drink into the Grotto? No. We would ask that you refrain from eating and drinking whilst in the grotto.

Can we take photographs or recordings in the grotto? You may take photographs during your visit through Santa’s grotto.

Are there toilets? There are toilets in St Mocha Coffee Shop and The Oak Tree Inn. 

Is there room for wheelchairs? Yes, there is disability access with flat surfaces throughout.

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