Santa’s grottos 2018: Wales

Here are our favourite Santa’s grottos 2018 Wales has to offer…

Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens
Booking is essential for this unbelievably popular Santa experience at the National Trust’s Dyffryn House. Call 02920 590813 to enquire ahead of time. Make the most of your visit by exploring the 12 Days of Christmas Trail in Dyffryn Gardens too – fun for all the family.
When? 2018 dates TBC
Where? Dyffryn Cl, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5 6SU
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens

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? Opens 17th November at 5pm, and is open until 7th January 2018
Where? Waterfront Winterland, Museum Park, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD.
Visit: swanseachristmas.com

Santa Special Trains 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? December 2018 dates TBC
Where? Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG
Visit: rheidolrailway.co.uk

Christmas at Chirk Castle, Wrexham
As part of a whole host of Christmas events at the Castle, Santa will also be in residence to meet and greet guests. 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-23rd December
Where? Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5AF
Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle

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? December 2018 dates TBC
Where? University of Wales Gregynog, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Visit: wales.ac.uk

Santa’s grotto at Cardiff Castle
Santa returns to his magical Grotto in the Black Tower, one of the oldest and most historic parts of the Castle.
When? 2018 dates TBC
Where? Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB
Visit: Cardiffcastle.com

Llandudno Christmas Fayre
Enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around more than 165 stalls in the centre of town at this brilliant UK Christmas market. Live cultural entertainment, quality local food and drink and, of course, Santa’s grotto are just some of the highlights.
When? Thursday 15th November to Sunday 18th November 2018
Where? Madoc St, Llandudno LL30 2TW
Visit llandudnochristmasfayre.co.uk

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