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Places to see Santa in and around Leeds

Ideas for places to visit Santa’s Grotto in and around Leeds for children and families over the Christmas and festive period 2020.


For a roundup of Christmas holiday days out ideas, events and activities in Leeds for families click HERE.


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Santa’s Grotto Open: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd December 2019, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm (Saturday’s 2-4pm session only)

A Christmas treat for all the family. Wander through the decorated Victorian Streets, listen to the carols, get creative with your Christmas list and visit Father Christmas in his winter wonderland grotto. Dress up, decorate a Christmas ornament and have a go at the Christmas trail.

On 7 December from 9.30-11.30am there’s relaxed Santa visits for those who might find a trip to the museum a little daunting. (Booking required)

Grotto visits are priced at £4.50 + general admission.

Other Christmas Activities

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in events, no booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

*Closed Mondays, open Bank Holiday Monday*

Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/abbey-house-museum/

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Selected dates 30th November – 24th December 2019

Share and create memories at The Christmas Den; a festive family experience filled with stories and activities to wonder and delight! Children and their families will be welcomed into The Christmas Den in small groups. They will be greeted by the cheeky elves straight from the North Pole and will learn how to become an honorary Elf.

Mother Christmas can’t wait to tell her treasured Christmas stories and to share her special gingerbread. Made from a very secret recipe, she needs plenty of help to decorate all the biscuits in time! Where there is gingerbread, you’ll find Father Christmas. He is looking forward to meeting our VIP guests and will help each child to build their own Christmas bear to take home!

The day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to let off steam and play, with full William’s Den entry included. Delicious homemade food and drink, including our indulgent hot chocolate and limited-edition William’s Den festive ice cream, will be served at The Kitchen Table throughout the festive period.

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th December 2019 – Adults £10.00, Child £22.50. Friend of the Den Adult £7.50, Child £15.00.
21st – 24th December 2019 – Adults £15.00, Child £27.50. Friend of the Den Adult £11.25, Child £20.00.

For more information visit their website here, and book your tickets here.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230


01430 472230
hello@williamsden.co.uk
williamsden.co.uk/events/christmas-den/

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Santa will also be visiting a lot of the Christmas Fairs happening across North Leeds, sometimes just for an hour or two.

See our Christmas Fairs page for more information on the fairs he will making a stop off at.


Make Christmas magical with a visit to see Father Christmas at the Web Adventure Park. We have a choice of experiences for all ages and you can stay and play afterwards too!

Baby Meets Santa

A perfect celebration of Christmas with little ones! This relaxing, sensory, 2 hour Christmas experience for babies gently introduces them to Santa in a festive environment. Includes fun filled activities led by Elves, Christmas songs, activities, instruments, puppets, foils, bubbles and more. Enjoy individual family time with Father Christmas in his grotto and capture that all-important first Baby & Santa photo. Book early!

  • Dates: Various from Thursday 12th to Friday 20th December.
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • £10 children, £1.75 adults

Breakfast with Father Christmas

A children’s VIP festive event with a Christmassy breakfast and time to meet Father Christmas in his grotto! Includes making reindeer food, Christmas crafts to take home, a gift from Father Christmas and a scrumptious North Pole breakfast!

  • Dates: Various from Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24th December
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • £12 children, £2.25 adults

Visit Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas in his grotto. This experience includes making a craft and reindeer food and an individual visit to Father Christmas with a gift.

  • Dates: Various from Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24th December
  • £10 children, £2.25 adults
  • Add a build a bear option to this experience – £10 extra

Booking Required.


01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
webadventurepark.co.uk/holiday-activities/

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There’s plenty of festive goings-on in 2019 at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal for all the family to enjoy!

On the hoof
Weekends 7,8 & 14, 15 Dec 11.30am – 12.30pm
Trot along to St Mary’s Church to see the deer being feed.

Christmas is seeing the abbey glow…
Music and Lights, weekends 23 Nov – 29 Dec. 2-4pm
Lights only 23 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec, 30 Dec – 5 Jan. 2 – 4pm
The abbey is lit up throughout December. Walk beneath the cellarium’s vaulted ceilings and listen to the choir or band as they fill the ruins with festive music.

Fill the cellarium with song
8th and 15th December. 3-3.45pm
Take part in Carols by Candlelight, a service that has now become truly part of the Fountains Abbey Christmas experience. There’s mulled wine and mince pies to tuck into, too.

A festive tale with Father Christmas
Various dates
Father Christmas is here to read you a festive story. Due to the size of the Grotto, please only bring two adults per family group. Tickets are £10 (normal admission prices apply), booking essential. For more information click here.


01765 608888
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden

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Selected dates 7th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

Santa’s Story Grotto, 7th & 8th December: Festive 1 hour experience where you will get to make reindeer food, festive slime, a personalised stocking AND get a present from Santa.

Elves Magical Christmas Adventure, 27th & 28th December: The Elves have lots of fun planned with games, stories, crafts, baking AND a delicious hot chocolate!

Hot Chocolate with Elsa and Anna, 27th & 28th December: Cosy up with Elsa and Anna for a festive tale beneath the Storybook Tree, create a magical hot chocolate with tasty toppings and decorate your own princess cupcakes!

Disney New Year’s Eve Party, 31st December & 2nd January: What better way to celebrate as a family, than by joining some of the best-loved characters from Disney classics, for a sparkling event, sprinkled with pixie dust?!

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Rainbow Factory, Unit 13C, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, LS28 5LY


0113 257 5750
info@rainbowfactorykids.com
www.rainbowfactorykids.com/events

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22nd November 2019 – 5th January 2020

Yorkshire’s ultimate festive day out! The Christmas Experience is steeped in Christmas magic and excitement. Enjoy a magical Twelve Days of Christmas Walk through the Captains Wood around the estate, make the turtle doves fly, walk through the five gold rings and be one of our drummers drumming! Uncover a secret fairy hideaway in our rock garden. Visit Santa in the North Pole and meet our elves helping in their workshop. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian House with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery. Wander down to the Elf Village where young ones can join the elves in making craft activities, and everyone can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine or warm snack under our twinkling canopy.

Brand new for 2019 – bring the whole family to enjoy our outdoor ice rink and skate in the beautiful scenery of the Lotherton estate. Open for 6 magical weeks!

Weekend activities also include family magic shows in the house (booking required) and Christmas stalls in the Elf village.

**BREEZECARD HOLDERS OFFER**

BreezeCard holders regardless of age can skate for £5 on weekday skate sessions (Mon-Fri) until Friday 3rd Jan 2020. (*General admission ticket needs to be purchased to skate, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day &New Year’s Day).

Quote SKATE5 for online booking and you also need to show your Breeze card at the ice rink. If there is availability you can skate without pre-booking and redeem the offer by quoting SKATE5 and showing your Breeze card.  BOOK HERE

For more details have a read of our review here.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

To book visit thechristmasexperience.co.uk

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB.


0113 378 2959
thechristmasexperience.co.uk/

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30th November – 24th December 2019

Join us for a magical family encounter with Father Christmas, accompanied by Mrs Christmas and Candy the elf, making the merriest of memories to treasure.

With a cheery visit to Father Christmas’ cottage, your experience will include a musical workshop, story time and songs, a photo opportunity with Father Christmas and a personalised traditional gift for every child. Complete your visit with a freshly baked treat from Candy the Elf.

There’s also a special treasure hunt around the House and a programme of festive family activity throughout the whole of Harewood.  Find more details here. 

Pre-booking required. 

Harewood House, Leeds LS17 9LG.


0113 218 1010
fatherchristmas@harewood.org
harewood.org/whats-on/event/music-and-merriment-with-father-christmas/

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Saturday & Sunday in November and every day 1st – 24th December 2019

Visit Santa Claus in our Frozen Christmas Grotto, have Breakfast with Santa and visit Santa Paws!

Enter the magical world of Santa Claus for an individual and super experience. Take a walk through the magical kingdom and meet the ‘real’ Santa. Tell him all your wishes and receive a good quality gift from Santa Claus himself.

We loved going to Ackworth’s Winter Wonderland. We like that it’s a small grotto, with an experienced Santa who returns year after year. No limit on the number of adults that can go in, photograph and 6×4″ print included. I hate it when there are hidden extras that you can’t bear to leave without buying! Mini Mumbler was so pleased with her gift, much higher quality than I’ve experienced at other grottos, even Tiny Mumbler’s baby gift was age appropriate and good quality.  Heather, Wakefield Mumbler 2018.

Santa’s Grotto – £15 per child

Our grotto visit includes find the Reindeer Hunt, visit through our Winter Wonderland Grotto, Meet Santa Claus and receive a good quality gift from Santa Claus, and an instant photograph presented in a presentation card. There are no additional costs for photographs.

Breakfast with Santa – £15 per child 

Fabulous seasonal breakfast with Santa Claus himself. Includes child’s full English breakfast or any selection from our children’s breakfast menu. A fabulous gift from Santa Claus and help find Santa find his lost reindeers and receive a chocolate lolly reward.

Santa Paws – £7.50 per pet

Come enjoy a wonderful pet grotto experience, after all your cherished ones are all (well most!) on the nice list. Your visit includes a special gift from Santa and an instant picture with your furry faithful friend with Santa Claus.

Ackworth Garden Centre, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, WF7 7NB


01977 612 660
ackworthgardencentre@gmail.com
www.harpins.co.uk/

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23rd November – 24th December 2019

UNIQUE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE WITH MAGICAL SLEIGH RIDES

This year the Elves have been working hard to bring even more magic and sparkle than ever before!

Check-in at Elf Airlines with the Elf Airline Crew. Create your own Piglets Passport before you take off and don’t forget to allow 30 minutes prior to your departure time for security and elf and safety procedures!

All aboard Santa’s Sleigh for a unique ride to his Woodland Village, to see Santa in his Grotto. Children can share their wishes with Santa and they’ll be given a special golden key to unlock his amazing Toy Shop and choose a perfect present. Plus get ready to sing and dance at the hilarious festive ‘Story Time With The Elves’ show.

What will you do next? Mix a bag of reindeer food, leave your Christmas wish on the Wishing Tree in Santa’s Tepee, or visit the Animal Barn to see cute animals. All included in your entry tickets, no extra cost. Plus spend a whole day at the farm and enjoy the heated Indoor Bale Play Baaarn.

Adults can enjoy a free mulled drink after the sleigh ride or for a small extra change try delicious bratwurst in the Departure Lounge or a Pizza in the Woodland Village.

Visit mid-week and you can take advantage of special discounted prices, after-school visits, plus groups, nurseries and schools also get a discounted rate.

Pre-booked tickets only and limited availability, so book online and secure your tickets today, go to pigletsadventurefarm.com

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST.


01904 499 700
info@pigletsfarmpark.co.uk
pigletsadventurefarm.com/

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17th November – 24th December 2019

Billions of letters are sent to Santa every year – you’ve probably written one yourself!

But how do we make sure every single one reaches the North Pole and gets sorted, so the right presents are delivered to the right house? Magic of course… with the help of the Robin Family!

Enchanted robins take you on a magical, storytelling journey before meeting Santa in his grotto to share your wishlist and choose your very own gift from his toy shop.

The tour will take approx 30 minutes and includes an interactive journey before meeting Santa in his grotto and receiving a gift.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

For more details and to book click here.

You can read our Mumbler review from our visit this year here.

Tong Garden Centre, Tong Lane, BD4 0RY.

0113 285 3506
grasshoppers@tonggardencentre.co.uk
tonggardencentre.co.uk/santa-grotto

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16th November -24th December 2019

At Stockeld Park, we always like to make Santa feel at home and so as always we have prepared him a beautiful, cosy log cabin ready for his arrival all the way from Lapland! Our Santa’s Grotto is the most wonderful experience for both adults and children. With twinkling lights and Santa in a rustic wooden cabin, the whole family will feel the festive cheer here!

As well as meeting Santa, you could go Nordic skiing, enjoy various adventure play areas and travel around the enchanted forest filled with glowing displays.

Santa’s Grotto tickets include a Christmas gift which is suitable for all ages, including under-3s.

Mumbler Exclusive offer on pre-booked tickets for 2019 – For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMNLEEDS (Excludes 7, 8, 14, 15,21, 22, 23, 24 December 2019)

Pre-booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road.

 


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk/events/season/christmas/

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1st – 24th December 2019

Santa is flying here to see you! For a magical memory-making Christmas experience at Mother Shipton’s in 2019.

Each child receives their own festive activity pack. Adults enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine whilst the children are busy writing a letter to Santa and a wish to hang on the Christmas tree. Visit Mother Shipton’s Post Office to stamp and send off your letter to Santa!

Help Acorn the Toymaker to craft some traditional wooden toys to fill up Santa’s sleigh before his Christmas Eve journey. As you venture through breathtaking surroundings, immerse yourself in Christmas wonder with Holly Berry the Storyteller who will read you an enchanting tale.

And then to the main event: Chief Elf Chestnut has the important task of warming you up before entering the stunning grotto that leads you through to meet Santa. Receive a very special gift and have a photo taken, which will then be available to buy in the Christmas Shop alongside an array of wonderful gifts and decorations. Hot drinks, gingerbread men, soup and mince pies are also available.

Tickets to see Santa can be purchased ONLINE ONLY, selected dates during December. don’t miss out! Book now here.

PLEASE NOTE – Only part of the park near the main entrance is open for this event. Visitors WILL NOT have access to the Cave, Petrifying Well, or adventure playground.

Pre-booking online required. 

Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD.


01423 864600 
info@mothershipton.co.uk
www.mothershipton.co.uk/events/christmas/

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Breakfast with Santa at Tong Garden Centre

16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th November, 1st – 24th December 2019 (excluding 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th December)

Join us for a wonderful family experience in our Restaurant where Santa will greet you at your table as you enjoy breakfast. Each child will then meet Father Christmas individually to receive their present. Breakfast with Santa will start promptly at 8.30am and will finish at 10am.

Pre-booking Required. Suitable for toddlers.

Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden CentreTong Lane, BD4 0RY.

Santa’s Grotto at Kirkgate Market

7th & 24th December 2019  

Children can meet Santa in his grotto and receive a free token gift. Entry is FREE.

Drop-in events. No booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers. 

Leeds Markets, Unit  George Street, LS27 Leeds

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – Santa Specials

Selected dates from 24th November – 24th December 2019

The fires will be lit at Bolton Abbey station, the Refreshment Room will be bulging with mince pies and other seasonal fare, (as will the Buffet Cars) and decorations will be all around.

Santa will be on the train, giving out presents to well behaved children, festive music will be playing whilst entertainers & elves will ensure a jovial Christmas spirit throughout!

Also available evening Santa specials and festive afternoon tea

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Tel: 01756 710614

Family Breakfast with Santa, Langlands Garden Centre

21st -24th December 2019, 8.30am-10am

Enjoy a family breakfast and a visit from Santa!  Each child will receive a gift from Santa.

Breakfast served at 8.30am, Santa arrives at 9am.

£12.99 per child, £9.99 per adult

Pre-booking required.

York Rd, Whinmoor, Leeds LS15 4NF. Tel: 0113 273 1949

Father Christmas at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2019, 11am-3pm

Visit Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park this December to meet Father Christmas in a traditional green suit, in a bell tent nestled in the beautiful arboretum at Askham Bryan College, you can also join in the bauble trail and Christmas arts and crafts.

£6 per child to meet Father Christmas, on top of normal wildlife park admission.

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, Nr York. Tel: 01904 772270

 

Father Christmas is visiting The Duke of Wellington East Keswick

24th December 2019, 12-2pm

Santa is coming to the Duke on Xmas Eve this is a free event but places must be reserved as limited availability.

The Duke Of Wellington Main Street, East Keswick. Tel: 01937 574647

Flamingo Land Christmas Experience

23rd November – 24th December 2019

For only £16.95 (children), £4.95 (under 1) and £12.95 (adults) enjoy an unforgettable visit to Christmas at Flamingo land including;

  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Select a present from Santa’s magical toy shop
  • Meet real reindeer & make some reindeer food
  • Selection of crafts
  • See a real life nativity scene
  • Take a trip on the Santa Express (weather dependent)
  • Meet and greet Peter Rabbit
  • Visit the award winning zoo
  • Enjoy a selection of children’s rides 

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Flamingo Land, Malton YO17 6UX Tel: 0800 40 888 40

Langlands Garden Centre – Santa’s Grotto

Weekends from 1st December & 23rd December 2019, 11am -4pm &  24th December 2019, 11am-1pm 

In the 15 minute experience, children get to meet Santa, choose their own toy from Santa’s toy store, participate in festive crafts and each child gets a mini Christmas Tree for them to grow at home.

£7.50 per child.

Drop-in event. No booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

 York Rd, Whinmoor, Leeds LS15 4NF. Tel: 0113 273 1949

Meet Father Christmas at York Castle Museum

Every weekend from 16th November – 22nd December  2019 with extra week dates including Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December

Middleton Railway Santa Specials

Santa Specials: Weekends from 30th November – 22nd December & Tuesday 24th December 2019. Trains – 10am,10.45am,11.30am,12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm,3pm,3.45pm

Christmas magic starts the moment that you enter the festively decorated visitor centre and collect your tickets for the Santa Special train. Board the Santa Special awaiting at the platform. Keen eyed children will soon spot Santa and his elves boarding the train. On the journey to the park and back Santa will have a specially selected present for each child.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Tel: 0845 680 1758

RHS Harlow Carr Stories with Santa

29th November – 24th December 2019

Snuggle up for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself and if you have been very good, receive a small gift.

With your e-ticket, you can enter the garden up to an hour before your session time with Mr & Mrs Claus to have a quick walk around the Winter Garden, take part in our Christmas craft activity and  make some magical reindeer food to take home with you.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB Tel: 01423 56541

Santa at Swithens Farm

14th,15th, 21st, 22nd 23rd December 2019, 10am-4pm and Christmas Eve 24th December, 10am until 3pm.

Santa will be in his grotto weekends in December and 23rd and 24th December. The cost is £5.00 per child including a great gift.

Booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Swithens Farm Swithens Lane Rothwell, LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828

Santa Steam Specials at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Every weekend from 30th November – 22nd December 2019 & Christmas Eve

Every year the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway run Santa Specials. Enjoy a journey behind one of the iconic steam locomotives for festive fun.   Santa and his pixies visit each child during the journey, delivering presents and the grown-ups are served with a mince pie and seasonal drink:

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

The Railway StationHaworthBD22 8NJ. Tel: 01535 645214

Santa Underground – National Coal Mining Museum

Select dates from 23rd November – 24th December 2019

Visit Santa in his underground grotto! Santa is 140m underground this Christmas, greeting mini miners and their friends, so don’t miss out on the Christmas fun. A unique experience for all the family to enjoy together. Under 5’s can go underground to visit Santa too.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. Tel: 01924 848806

Santa’s Grotto at Crossgates Shopping Centre

11th, 12th, 16th, 17th,18th,19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th November & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th,10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2019, 10am -4pm and 10am-3pm Christmas Eve

Visit Santa in his magical grotto in Crossgates shopping centre on selected dates in November and December.

Pre-booking required. See Crossgates website.

Crossgates Shopping Centre, Crossgates, LS15 8ET

Santa’s Grotto at Eureka

Weekends from 23rd November and every day from 20th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Visit Santa and his friendly elves in the enchanted grotto. Purchase tickets on entry to avoid disappointment.

Watch the festive show ‘Snow Day’ and see Jack Frost help a child experience the magic of snow for the very first time.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Eureka, 2 Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Tel:  01422 330069

Santa’s Grotto at Merrion Centre

Weekends from 16th November & Daily 12th -24th December 2019

This Christmas, the Merrion Centre has a brand new Santa’s grotto.
Step inside the magical, immersive adventure and see first hand where Elves tinker making all things Christmas, before finding your way to see the big man himself.

Complete the free trail map that will guide you to Santa before posting it to be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic family friendly prize.

See website for prices and opening times.

Drop-in event. No booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Merrion Street, Leeds,LS2 8NG

 

Santa’s Grotto at White Rose Shopping Centre

16th November -24th December 2019 (See website for opening times as vary by day)

Santa will be in his grotto in the central atrium again from the 16th November.  Pop by and say hello, he would love to see you and might have a gift for you!

£5 per child.

Pre-booking advised.

White Rose Shopping Centre

Santa’s Sweet Adventure at York’s Chocolate Story

23rd November – 24th December 2019 

York’s Chocolate Story will deck the tours with boughs of holly! All three floors will have a festive make-over as Father Christmas himself takes up residence. Guests will be able to meet Santa on special themed tours, in which they will complete a mission to help him save Christmas!

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square, York YO1 7LD. Tel: 01904 527765

 

Santa at Cannon Hall Farm

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th 15th, 20th – 24th December 2019

Every child visiting Santa will be given a passport to the North Pole, and will make their way through the elf check in.  Children can snap and selfie and write a letter to Santa himself with the help of the cheerful elves.

You can also book a Santa Special (Breakfast or Lunch With Santa)  Meet Santa, take a tractor and trailer ride and enjoy a Christmas singalong with Rudolph and the elves.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley.  Tel:  01226 790427

Sundown Adventure Christmas Spectacular

16th November – 24th December 2019

The Christmas Spectacular ticket includes a pre-booked Santa visit on the Magical Night Before Christmas Ride and also free access all day to all the other park’s rides and attractions.

Pre-booking required.

Treswell Road, near Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX Tel: 01777 248274

The Kirklees Light Railway Santa Specials

Selected dates 30th November – 24th December 2019

Climb aboard the Kirklees Light Railway’s Santa Specials and travel in steam heated carriages to the North Pole (aka Shelley Station). Santa will be waiting in his grotto with sacks full of presents for the children. Santa will also be bringing one of his cheeky elves along to help keep everyone entertained!

Children will have an opportunity to write letters to Santa, complete activity and colouring sheets and NEW FOR 2019: Start or finish your Christmas experience with a FREE whizz around the duck pond miniature railway.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727

Victoria Leeds Santa’s Grotto

23rd November – 24th December 2019

From his magical grotto outside of Victoria Gate on Sidney Street Father Christmas will be handing out special presents for everyone that visits him!  You will also be able to plant a magical bean, which in the space of a few seconds, will burst into life to become your very own Christmas tree sapling that you can decorate in the grotto & take home with you!

Booking required.  

Victoria Gate, Sidney Street, Leeds, LS2 7AU

Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 19th – 24th December 2019

Be amazed on a magical journey (last 2 hours) as you join your very own Elf on a unique Adventure!

Includes luxury welcome drinks, Mrs. Christmas’ festive kitchen, Elf workshop (includes NEW Build a Bear!),  live, interactive choreographed show, a ride on the Artic Express to the deer park, magical Grotto experience, plus all the fun of the farm.

Pre-booking required.

Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

 

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet

16th November 2019 – 5th January 2020 

Santa’s Grotto open 24th November – 24th December 2019

Glide gracefully on the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink, with a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece and cosy alpine-themed, apres-skate café overlooking the ice rink.  This magical setting makes for the perfect family fun day out, both on and off the ice.

Enjoy vintage funfair rides including the dodgems and follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find Santa’s cosy log cabin to collect a special gift. (Additional £5 for grotto, including wrapped gift)

Booking advised for ice skating.

Santa’s grotto is a drop-in event. Booking available for certain weekdays but not weekends. Suitable for toddlers.

York Designer Outlet,  YO19 4TA. Tel: 01904 682700