Santa's grottos 2016: the North

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Santa's grotto north
Our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2016 in the North of England...

Christmas Adventure and Santa's grotto at Stockeld Park, Wetherby
This Santa's grotto won Britain's Greatest Grotto in 2010, and this year it's better than ever, with Santa sitting in a luxury log cabin, all the way from Lapland!
When? 3rd November - 3rd January
Where? The Christmas Adventure, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, Yorkshire LS22 4AN

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.
When? 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th December
Where? Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD.

Yorkshire Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet
Take to the ice rink, marvel at the massive Christmas tree and round off all the festive fun with a visit to Santa in his grotto.
When?19th November - 2nd January
Where? York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

Father Christmas at Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
Pay a visit to Alnwick Garden for an enchanting experience full of magic and wonder for the whole family. Visitors will not only meet Santa, but also a whole host of elves, Mrs Claus and Jack Frost too!
When? 26th November
Where? The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU

Christmas at Beamish, County Durham
Indulge yourself with roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and entertainment at this living museum. Take a turn on the ice rink and visit Father Christmas in his magical fireside grotto.
When? 19th November – 24th December
Where? Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

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There's a fantastic grotto at White Moss garden centre, Warrington! The Santa is brilliant and the walk/displays on the way to see him are really lovely. My kids really loved it & so did my mum & dad !!! Well worth a visit


Hibernate in Spinningfields, Manchester are doing several festive family fun days throughout December. It's next to the ice rink. Contact for more details.

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