Our pick of the best Santa’s grottos 2017 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 – there’s even a fun Christmas Quiz Trail through the Enchanted Manor.
When? November 23rd – December 24th
Where? Magic Alley, 21 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon.
Breakfast with Santa at Twinlakes Theme Park, Leicestershire
Join Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves for a breakfast feast at Twinlakes Winter Wonderland and then go on to visit Santa’s grotto for a choice of gift! Guests are also invited to feed real reindeer, decorate their very own gingerbread man and take home special reindeer dust for Christmas eve. And there’s unlimited tea and coffee for the adults.
When? 26th November, 2nd, 21st, 24th December
Where? Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB.
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 25th November
Where? Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP
Santa’s Grotto at Bolsover Castle
Meet the big guy himself at the castle as he shares stories of Christmas celebrations gone by. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat from him!
When? From 25th November – 17th December
Where? Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
Santa’s Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome, Staffordshire
For the 13th 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? 17th November – 31st December
Where? SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND
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.
When? 1-24th December
Where? Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF
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? 25th-26th November
Where? Market Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS
This year, Cadbury World’s Christmas Celebration Weekends are back! adventures of Aladdin wow at Cadbury World, as the exclusive pantomime returns for a sixth year. And this year Santa himself will star in his very own stage show! 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 for good girls and boys!
When? 18th-19th and 25th-26th of November, 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17thth, 21st, 22nd and 23rd of December
Where? Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR.
National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham
Meet Santa in the Antarctic Ice Cave as he sits surrounded by a family of cheeky Gentoo penguins. Plus the whole family can enjoy the underwater Christmas tree located in the 360 Ocean Tunnel.
When? 25th November-23rd December
Where? The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Hatton Adventure World, Coventry
Everyone is invited to Santa’s Enchanted secret Kingdom and take a sneak peek at Santa’s toyshop, which will be bursting with toys for the little ones to take home.
When? 25th-24th December
Where? Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA.
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