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Where to meet Santa this Christmas – top Grottos in the UK

As the magic of Christmas draws closer and children write their Christmas list and letters to Santa, why not bring the magic to life and let your little ones hand-deliver their lists to Mr Claus himself? Our top picks for Santas Grottos will ensure your little ones have a Christmas they won’t forget!

LaplandUK – Berkshire

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Experience LaplandUK in your 3.5-hour long day trip will include interactive sessions in the Enchanted Forest, Toy Factory and Mother Christmas Kitchen. Then follows 90 minutes in the Elven Village before your personalised audience with Father Christmas. Watch your child’s eyes widen in amazement by how well he knows them and treasure their delight in seeing their very own name on Father Christmas’ Good List.

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Bracknell Central


Camberley Central

Meet Father Christmas At Hamleys – London

Play with the Hamleys Elves and experience the magic of Christmas at Hamleys, all surrounded by the finest toys in the world! Each family will have a personal experience and meet Santa in his Grotto for their very own magical experience. One Santa’s Grotto ticket allows entry for 3 people into the Santa’s Grotto.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Euston

London Central Waterloo

Santa’s Snow Grotto, Chill Factore – Manchester

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make it even more special by taking your little ones on an unforgettable journey to Chill Factore, from Saturday 27th November – 24th December children can join in with the festivities at Santa’s Snow Grotto. From meeting jolly Santa Claus to playing in a real snow park!

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Manchester Trafford Park

Manchester Sale

Manchester Salford Quays

Kielder Winter Wonderland – Northumberland


Kielder Winter Wonderland is a full day experience packed full of festive activities to keep you and your little ones entranced all day. Your little ones will experience a full day including everything from helping Mrs Christmas get ready for Christmas to assisting in the elves workshop to walking through the frosty forest to find Father Christmas! With Kielder Winter forest home to Mr Claus himself and his festive friends, you never know who you could bump into!

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Carlisle Todhills

Carlisle Central

Carlisle M6

Cribbs’ Christmas with Paddington, Bristol

From the 13th-24th December meet Paddington for a very rare sort of Christmas, your little elves will get the chance to meet Santa Claus and his little helper Paddington bear! get your skates on for Cribbs Causeway’s incredible new indoor ice rink for the ultimate festive day out. Why not grab a bite to eat at one of over 21 restaurants at the Mall after your Santa and skating day out?

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Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Bristol Filton

Bristol Avonmouth

 Meet Father Christmas at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Meet Father Christmas and witness the magic as you discover how his reindeer fly using special magic reindeer cubes made by the elves ready for Christmas eve. Your 40-minute session at The Eden Project will begin with a magical Christmas show, then your little helpers will get one-to-one time with all Santa’s elves alongside a special moment with the man himself, plus a handwritten letter to open on Christmas Eve! 

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St Austell

Bodmin Roche


Christmas Experience and Panto at Otterspool Adventure, Liverpool

Your Christmas experience at Otterspool Adventure will include lots of fun activities to make this year’s Christmas unforgettable for your little ones. your jam-packed day will include visiting Santa in his Grotto, a pantomime of Jack and the beanstalk, gingerbread decorating with Mrs Claus, an ice rink and a make-your-own bear that your little ones will get to take home with them to remember the special day. 

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Liverpool Aigburth


Liverpool Docks