Santa’s grottos 2017: Wales

Here are our favourite Santa’s grottos 2017 Wales has to offer…

Christmas Parade at Waterfront Winterland, Swansea
Santa returns at Waterfront Winterland this year, in a traditional wooden chalet, children will meet his happy elves first before meeting and receiving a gift from the big guy himself.
When? From November 19th-24 December
Where? Waterfront Winterland, Museum Park, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD. Visit:

Santa Specials at Vale of Rheidol Railway
A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away for a festive ride along the scenic Rheidol Valley. During the journey, Santa and his elves will pass through the carriages meeting families, handing out presents and of course finding out what everybody would like for Christmas! There’s even minced pies and mulled wine for the adults.
When? 16th-17th and 20th-23rd December
Where? Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG

Christmas at Chirk Castle, Wrexham
See the beautifully decorated rooms in this Medieval themed event, meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto in the Castle Tower and little ones get a gift!
When? 2nd-3rd, 10th, 16th-17th December
Where? Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5AF

Santa’s Grotto at Gregynog Hall, Powys
Wander through the enchanted woods to get to Santa’s magical grotto where he and his elves are preparing for the Big Day. And, if you’re good you might get a hot chocolate and a Christmas present!
When? 9th-10th December
Where? University of Wales Gregynog, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW

Christmas at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Santa returns to his magical Grotto in the Black Tower, one of the oldest and most historic parts of the Castle.
When? TBC
Where? Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB

Christmas Kingdom at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
As children wait anxiously to meet Santa they’ll enjoy video message from Santa’s Chief Elf before going on to decorate tasty Christmas treats, write a letter to Santa and post it in his North Pole postbox, before meeting Santa himself!
When? 23rd November-24th December
Where? The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, NP18 1HQ

Llandudno Christmas Fayre
Enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around more than 165 stalls in the centre of town. Live cultural entertainment, quality local food and drink and Santa’s Grotto are all available.
When? 16th – 19th November
Where? Madoc St, Llandudno LL30 2TW

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