Santa Grottos

1. LAPLAND UK - Ascot - Berkshire

Now in its ninth year, award winning LaplandUK has entranced and captivated thousands of young children receiving national and international acclaim together with royal and celebrity patronage for its unique Christmas experience. Described by Mumsnet founder Carrie Longton as ‘the Rolls Royce of Christmas experiences’,

Where: Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BD


2. Harrods Christmas Grotto - London

Harrod's is offering the opporunity for your family to experience a traditional Christmas. You can either do the 'Classic Visit' or if you want to spoil your kids even further, you get the chance to go for a buffet meal in the Grotto Cafe.

Where: Harrods 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7QN 



3. Santa's grotto at Ribble Steam Railways - Preston
Meet Santa on his special steam train this year. Get comfortable in your seat for a 40-minute ride on the train, Santa will come and visit you at your seat. All children over 6 months old will get a present and there are festive refreshments for both adults and kids. 

Where: Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD.


4.Santa's Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome - Staffordshire

For the 11th year running, Santa will be returning with his Winter Wonderland at the SnowDome. Here, he'll be bringing some serious festive run along with his friends, all the reindeers. This will be the ultimate Christmate adventure for the whole family, plus it's indoors so no weather can spoil the Christmas joy!

Where: SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND


5. Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall - London

For the first time ever - Father Christmas will park his sleigh at the iconic venue and offer children the chance to enjoy a truly magical festive experience. Invited to meet Father Christmas in his grotto filled with gifts, young visitors will be taken on an exclusive children’s tour of the beautiful building and take part in fun-filled Christmas card and decorations workshops.

Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London,


When: 7 December – 24 December 2015 at the following times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

6. LEGOLAND, Windsor

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Christmas Bricktacular! Journey to the heart of the Park aboard the Bricksmas Express and discover a charming Christmas land with 15 rides and attractions, along with the enchanting Elves workshop for you to take part in card making and even a chance to send your list to the North Pole! Mrs Christmas’ kitchen is also open for your little ones to enjoy a sweet treat!Follow the sound of sleigh bells to the Christmas Kingdom where Father Christmas and his cheeky elves are waiting to meet you in a festive cabin, where your children will receive a special LEGO gift*!

When: 21 November - 23 December 2015.

Where: LEGOLAND, Windsor

Tickets: Tickets must be pre-booked in advance and are £25.


7. Hamleys Santas Grotto – London, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Lakeside

A special Santas Grotto at Hamleys is offering children a breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea with Santa for Christmas 2015. .The grotto is suitable for children aged 4 - 11. Tickets cost £45.00 per child.

When? The breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon teas at the Santas Grotto at Hamleys run from Saturday 21st Novemeber - Thursday 24th December 2015


8. Santa's grotto at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park - London
Take the whole family to visit Santa's grotto in Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park for FREE. There will be Christmas stalls, daredevil rides and you can even book tickets to ice skate or see Zippos Christmas Circus.
Where? Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH.


 9. Magic Of Christmas at Colchester Zoo - Colchester

 Join Colchester Zoo this Christmas and be transported into a sparkling winter wonderland! You’ll get
the chance to meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy the staff pantomime, indulge in tasty festive treats from
the Elves' Kitchen, make Christmas crafts at the Elves’ Workshop and of course, journey through the
magical Christmas grotto to meet Santa himself!

Where? Colchester Zoo, Colchester

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10.Santa’s Grotto at Lymefield Garden Centre

This ever popular Grotto raises money for local charity Reuben’s Retreat, a charity founded in memory of 23 month old Reuben Graham, which supports families with children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses . Dedicated volunteers ensure a magical time for little ones as they visit Santa in this unique Grotto. Enjoy a snack in the stunning cafe too taking in the glorious views.Goody Bag including bubbles, Xmas bauble, chocolate and letter from Santa.

Where: Lymefield Garden Centre, Broadbottom, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 6AG