Our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2014 the Midlands has to offer...
Father Christmas in Stratford upon Avon
Santa takes up residence in Shakespeare's hometown once again this Christmas, in Warwickshire's most magical grotto and everyone will receive a specially commissioned bedtime story to be read together on Christmas Eve.
When? 22nd November - 24th December inclusive
Where? Magic Alley, 21 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon.How much? £6 per adult / £4 concessions. Under 5s go free.
Santa's grotto at Twinlakes Theme Park, Leicestershire
Have a Winter Wonderland day out and visit Santa's grotto at Twinlakes Park - you can even have breakfast with the big guy! Guests are also invited to meet real reindeer, jump on the Polar Express to the North Pole and try out ice-skating.
When? 15th November - 24th December
Where? Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB. How much? Standard Day Admission starts from £8.49 and includes FREE Parking, Reindeer Dust, Entrance to Grotto and gift from Santa.
Santa's grotto at Dudley Caverns, Dudley
Visit a grotto with a difference in the underground Dudley Caverns. Children are invited to travel by boat to see Santa, on a magical illuminated journey that truly brings the festive season to life with fun and excitement. It's a dramatically different way to get into the festive spirit. There will be carols, hot drinks, mince pies, seasonal entertainment and, of course, gifts for all the kiddies.
When? 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd December
Where? Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP
How much? Adults and children: £10.80
St. Nicholas' Yuletide Grotto
The forerunner to Father Christmas, and the traditional bearer of Yuletide
gifts, St Nicholas will be in his medieval-style grotto ready to welcome visitors.When? 29th November - 21st December 2014 (weekends only)
Where? Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Swinecote Rd, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN
How much? £5 per child, including gift
Santa's Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Visit Santa Claus in his traditional Victorian style grotto at Rufford Mill cottages - a great opportunity to spread some Christmas magic for younger children.
When? 15 November - 21 December 2014 (weekends only), 22 - 23 December 2014
Where? Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF
How much? £5 per child (includes a small gift)
Santa's Grotto Castleton
Santa will arrive by pony & carriage during the Christmas lights switch on on 15th November and be there every weekend until the big day. Guests can enjoy a magical wander through the Enchanted Garden to Santa's House & Workshop.
When? Saturdays and Sundays from 15th November -21st December and Wednesday 23rd December
Where? Hope Valley, Derbyshire,S33 8WG
How much? TBC