Santa’s grottos 2018: the Midlands

Get in the Christmas spirit with these great Santa’s grottos in the Midlands. Take a look at our pick of the best Santa’s grottos 2018 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. Book early to avoid disappointment.
When? November 17th – December 23rd
Where? Magic Alley, 21 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon.
Visit: seekthemagic.org

Breakfast with Santa at Twinlakes Theme Park, Leicestershire
On just three select dates only, 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? 25th November and 9th & 24th December
Where? Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB.
Visit twinlakespark.co.uk

Santa’s boat trips 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 through a ‘Christmas Candyland’ 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? From 1st December
Where? Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP
Visit: dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

Santa’s Grotto at Bolsover Castle
Meet the big guy himself at the castle decked out in yuletide decorations as he shares stories of Christmas celebrations gone by. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat from him!
When? Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Where? Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
Visit: english-heritage.org.uk

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome, Staffordshire
For the 14th 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? From 16th November
Where? SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND
Visit: 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!
When? 1st-24th December
Where? Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF
Visit: dudleyzoo.org.uk

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend
Last year there was a Christmas market all weekend and Santa’s Grotto popped up in the Old Original Bakewell Pudding shop.
When? 2018 dates TBC
Where? Market Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS
Visit visitpeakdistrict.com

Cadbury World
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. 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? Every Saturday and Sunday from 17th November up to 16th December, plus 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December
Where? Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR.
Visit cadburyworld.co.uk/whats-on

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? 2018 dates TBC
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 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? 2018 dates TBC
Where? Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA.
Visit hattonworld.com

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