Santa’s grottos 2017: the North

Our pick of the best Santa’s grottos 2017 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 – BUT be warned, tickets are not sold in advance or online but on a first come, first served basis.
When? 11th November – 24th December, 1030am – 7pm
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? 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd December
Where? Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD.

Yorkshire Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet The FOUR-time award-winning festive event is back – take to the ice rink, marvel at the massive 30ft Christmas tree and round off all the festive fun with a visit to Santa in his grotto.
When?18th November – 7th 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? From 18th 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? 18th November – 24th December
Where? Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

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