The Otford Society represents you and everyone who lives in Otford.

By all we do, we seek to improve the quality of our lives.

We work to protect our village and its countryside from unwanted or insensitive development.

We represent your interests. When you need us, we are your voice.

We are the Otford Society. In all we do, we rely upon your support.

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This is not revolutionary stuff.  It is simply our wish that our Constitution accurately reflects our aims and the manner in which we operate.  When

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Santa’s Winter Palace

On four consecutive Saturdays from November 18th Santa and his elves will be once again welcoming families in the atmospheric ruins of Otford Palace. With

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Saturday 09 December 2023
  • Santa's Winter Palace

    10:00 to 15:30

    Santa’s enchanted elves will be ready to welcome you to his grotto inside the atmospheric ruins of Otford Palace, with a gift for every child. Booking is essential if you’d like your child to visit as part of our village Christmas celebrations. Tickets cost £10 per child and include accompanying adult(s), with a maximum of three children in each 5 minute slot. 

    Please be sure to indicate in your booking the name, age and gender of each child you are bringing, and whether they have any special needs such as wheelchair access.


    Additional attractions at the Winter Palace include an Elves Emporium gift shop, a Christmas letter centre to explore, and delicious roast marshmallows and sausages to enjoy while you’re waiting.

    Santa’s Winter Palace is located in the ruins of the Archbishop’s Palace Tower near the village green, and will be clearly signposted. There are no nearby parking facilities and you are advised to use either the village car park or the free parking on Sevenoaks Road. Better still, why not walk or come by public transport? 

  • North West Kent Family History Society

    10:45 to 12:15
    Mike Brown will be talking about Christmas on the Home Front 1939-45
    All visitors welcome. Donations gratefully received. Tea, coffee and biscuits served at all meetings. Further detsails at All meeetings are held at Otford Village Memorial Hall. Doors open at 10:45 am for 11:00 am.