The Best Santa’s Grottos in the UK

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice – Santa Claus is coming, to town! It’s the time of year when everyone is on their best behaviour as we all hope that Father Christmas brings us what we’ve been dreaming of all year long.

But just to make sure (you can never be too careful) it’s good to let the big guy know in person and apart from anything else, whatever your age, a trip to santa’s grotto is all part of the festive build-up!

So whether you’re looking forward to meeting Santa’s little helpers, need to make sure your kids still believe or just want to sit on Father Christmas’ knee one last time – here are some of the best grottos the UK has to offer this festive period!

A Kew Christmas

Forget city-based grottos, why not get back to nature and visit a mystical woodland lodge nestled among the frozen trees? Take a magical trail through Kew Gardens to find Father Christmas in his natural grotto and tell him what you’d really like this Christmas!

Also, why not book a room in our Kew hotel and check out what else Richmond and the surrounding areas have to offer?

Santa ahoy!

Take to the water at Arundel Wetland Centre and sail your way to Santa this Christmas!

Let the elves gently power your way through the water and reeds to meet Father Christmas in his traditional cabin, waiting with open arms, a sack full of presents and the memory of an elephant to remember everyone’s festive wish list!

If you fancy a rest after all that water borne fun then our Arundel hotels are the ideal place to unwind before the Christmas chaos gets into full swing.

It’s snow joke…

Some of these grottos are missing a certain something. Something cold and white that usually adorns Santa’s grotto and workshop in the movies. But just where is all the snow?

Well if you want the ‘as close to the real Lapland as possible’ experience then Manchester’s Trafford Centre can offer you just that! Santa’s Snow Grotto at the Chill Factory features real snow, so you can visit Father Christmas and have a snowball fight (just not at the same time!)

If your family loves to luge or thinks sledging is sensational then this is the grotto for you. Check out the fantastic Christmas market and some great shopping too by staying in one of our Manchester hotels and making a weekend of it.

So there you have it, some of the best grottos the UK has to offer and three great ways to get you in the Christmas spirit this year – just make sure you’ve been more nice than naughty!


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