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Santa's grottos 2016: the Midlands

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Santa's grotto's midlands
Our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2016 the Midlands has to offer...

Christmas Grotto in Stratford upon Avon
Santa takes up residence in Shakespeare's home town once again this Christmas, in Warwickshire's most magical grotto.
When? November 24th
Where? Magic Alley, 21 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon.
Visit: stratfordchristmasfestival.co.uk

Breakfast with Santa 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? 4th, 11th, 17th and 24th December
Where? Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB.
Visit twinlakespark.co.uk

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. This year there will be music, their famous pantomime (Hansel and Gretel) and gifts for all children.
When? From 26th November
Where? Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP
Visit: dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

Santa's Grotto Castleton
Santa will arrive by pony and carriage during the Christmas lights switch at 4.30pm on 14th November and be there every weekend until the big day. Guests can enjoy a magical wander through the Enchanted Garden to Santas House and Workshop.
When? From 14th November
Where? Hope Valley, Derbyshire,S33 8WG
Visit: ukevents.ticketsource.co.uk

Santa's Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome, Staffordshire
For the 12th 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 reindeer. This will be the ultimate Christmas adventure for the whole family, plus it's indoors so no weather can spoil the Christmas joy!
When? 18th November - 31st December
Where? SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND
Visit: www.snowdome.co.uk

Santa's Grotto at Dudley Zoological Gardens
This trip includes zoo admission, a visit to Santa in his grotto and a surprise gift. Plus,you can see Santa’s reindeer in the courtyard!Tickets
cover zoo admission, a visit to Santa and his grotto and a surprise gift. Plus you can see Santa’s reindeer in the courtyard.
When? 1-24th December
Where? Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF
Visit: www.dudleyzoo.org.uk

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend
There will be a Christmas market all weekend, and late on Saturday afternoon (at 4.45) there will be the Christmas Light Switch On in Bath Gardens. There will also be a Santa’s Grotto in the Old Original Bakewell Pudding shop.
When? 26th-27th November
Where? Market Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS
Visit visitpeakdistrict.com

Cadbury World
This year, Cadbury World’s Christmas Celebration Weekends are back! The hunt to find who fits Cinderella’s glass slipper comes to Cadbury World, as the exclusive pantomime returns for a sixth year, with a chocolatey twist. Elsewhere, the sound of sleigh bells spells the arrival of the big man himself, who will be flying to Cadbury world to spread Christmas cheer in his stage show, as well as some early Christmas presents! Chocolatiers will be working as hard as elves as they create a chocolate Christmas masterpiece – last year they made a 3.5ft chocolate Santa!
When? 19th-20th and 26th-27th of November, 3rd-4th, 10th-11th, 17th-18th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of December
Where? Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR.
Visit cadburyworld.co.uk/whats-on/winter

National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham
Meet Santa in the Antarctic Grotto as he sits surrounded by a family of cheeky
penguins. Plus the whole family can enjoy the underwater Christmas tree located in the 360 Ocean Tunnel.
When? 10th-23rd December
Where? The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Visit visitsealife.com

Hatton Adventure World, Coventry
Everyone is invited to Santa’s secret toyshop, which will be bursting with toys for the little ones to take home. As well as meeting Santa, the ids will love Zoobee’s Christmas Cracker show, making Christmas decorations, storytime with Mother Christmas and searching for cut-out reindeers (winners get a prize!)
When? 26th-27th November, 3rd December-4th December, 10th -11th December, 17th-18th December, 19th-24th December
Where? Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA.
Visit hattonworld.com

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