There are lots of magical and original places to see Father Christmas in Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral, Wrexham and Flintshire.
Whether you are looking for a free place to see Santa or a traditional Santa’s grotto with a gift to take home, we have some great suggestions for Santa’s grottoes near you.
Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th 12-6pm
Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th 12-6pm
Thur 14th and Friday 15th 4-6pm
Follow the life-size Nativity Trail, led by our intriguing storyteller all the way to Santa’s magical camp.
Shop at the reindeer food bar along the way, meet the Wise Men and get a selfie with the Baby Jesus before being welcomed into Santa’s special tepee. See where he sleeps and cooks in his authentic plush tent, cosy and warm by his wood-burning stove.
Take your letters to Santa and be amazed as he greets you personally by name. Relax, stay awhile, listen to Santa’s worldly magical wisdom and shares his knowledge of exactly what you’re wishing for this Christmas. Leave with a heart full of Christmas cheer and a special gift for visiting children.
Grown-ups can have a mulled wine or two, pick a Christmas tree, find beautiful gifts or purchase hampers from our mini market. Why not stay for tea?
Nativity trail, visit Santa and gift – £7.50
The Elf Adventure Challenge – interactive, festive, family fun! Experiences on at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire and Manchester City Centre
Santa’s Elves need your help! Pumpaa, Sprout and their team of Elves have been sent on a special mission by Santa himself, to share some of their secrets with carefully selected children and their families.
You are invited to come on The Elf Adventure Challenge; take part in Elf tasks and games. Join in with the music, fun and story and when you complete your challenges successfully you will earn a certificate and the title of ‘Honorary Elf’….and who knows, you may be called on to help Santa in his duties…….
An interactive, indoor experience full of fun, festive activities and action for children and adults to enjoy together where you will feel jolly, merry and full of Christmas spirit!
Challenges include learning how to build the toys, load the sleigh, play Elf games and do the Elf March!
This is a fully participative 1 hour experience, So come and bring alive the spirit of Christmas with your family! All children will receive a free copy of the colour illustrated storybook.
16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th December 2017
Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
This is always a popular and Christmas treat with a friendly special atmosphere. Ride on a real steam train. See Santa!
Our Santa Specials Prices include:
◆ Steam Hauled Train Ride
◆ Visit to See Santa
◆ Good Quality Gift from Santa
◆ Sweets and Balloons
We receive many compliments each year with regard to our gifts, which represent excellent value for money.
Santa Land returns for a fourth year
BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER!
Lots of new rides and a new 6D CINEMA EXPERIENCE showing Santa’s Sleigh Ride
3 hour sessions with All fun fair rides included for 1 price, this includes meeting Santa in the fabulous grotto and entrance to the 6d cinema.
Adults can also book online for an unlimited fun fair wristband which will include use of all rides and the 6d cinema.
limited tickets available per session and booking is required through
Food stalls, Elf bar, Game stalls
Imagine That! special Christmas event runs every weekend and December 20th – 23rd and brand new for 2017…our Christmas Eve Boxes!!
Decorate your own Christmas Eve box, then cram it with all the fabulous items you’ll make in our Christmas themed workshops …
Traditional Xmas crafts:
Santa Stop Here plaques . lanterns . blooming festive flowers . baubles . Christmas poem
Science workshop crafts:
sparkle glitter slime . snowflake bath bombs . even never melting snow!
marshmallow snowman . Rudolph hot chocolate cones . melting snowman cookie decorating
Admission to this magical Christmas event is just £14.95 per child which is great value as it includes the Christmas Eve box and all workshops and crafts.
You can also visit Imagine That’s Magical Grotto
To make it really special, fill out Santa’s cheat sheet with so your child will be delighted by how much Santa knows about them.
Grotto open 12-3pm and costs just an extra £5 /child which includes a gift!
Please note that the Christmas Eve boxes and Santa’s Grotto are available weekends only and certain days midweek.
Plus Toddler Parties 5th & 19th December
On these special toddler days no schools will be booked in and all weekend activities will be available including our Grotto and Christmas Eve boxes.
All craft activities are included in admission of £10.95 per toddler plus £5 for a truly magical personal visit with Santa in his grotto with choice of gift.
10am-4pm (Grotto open 11.30am-3pm)
To see the full list of prices and activities please visit our website.
Here are some more Santa's grottoes and places to see Father Christmas ...
1st, 8th, 15th December 2017
Quarry Bank Mill
All weekends in December plus 21 and 22 December 2017
Anderton, Northwich More
9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December 2017
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Cheshire More
Have we missed something?
If you know of any other Santa’s grottoes, please let us know!
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