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Great Christmas Grottos

Santa's grottos are a great place to take the kids at Christmastime. The busy man in red will be appearing at various venues across the county every year to give out presents to everyone on his nice list. Follow the list below to plan a trip to one of Yorkshire's great grottos...

Stockeld Park, Wetherby, North Yorkshire

Stockeld Park like to make sure Santa feels at home in Yorkshire so that’s why they prepare a beautiful, cosy log cabin for him to stay in when he comes to visit. Families are invited to enjoy a chat with Santa before they receive a gift, and may even be able to have breakfast with him and his elves.

Thornton Hall Country Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Visit Thornton Hall Country Park for a Christmas experience like no other! Wrap up warm and prepare to be amazed on a magical journey with your very own elf to guide you along the way. With the Santa VIP experience you will enjoy festive drinks and treats, before a very special host joins you for a magical grotto experience.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Visit Santa at Cannon Hall Farm's grotto experience. Every child visiting Santa will be given a passport to the North Pole and will make their way through the elf check in. The diligent elves will then check if children have been naughty or nice - and to make doubly sure children will have to pass through the special elf scanner.

Santa with a difference

Middleton Railway, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Climb aboard the Santa Special Train. On the journey to Middleton Park and back Santa will have a specially selected present for each member of his young audience.

City Cruises York, York, North Yorkshire

Visitors will be warmly greeted by Santa’s good friend Mary Christmas or Ernie the Elf. Further details are top secret, but we can guarantee that Santa Claus himself will find his way aboard the Santa Experience and the whole family will have the most wonderful time.

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Head 140m underground where Santa is waiting to greet mini miners at the National Coal Mining Museum. Get kitted out with your helmet and lamp ready to descend down and make your way along the festive snowy trails to meet Santa.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, North Yorkshire

Santa is coming to The Bowes Museum again this December, so why not join him for a magical family experience. First, visit Santa’s workshop where his friendly elves will help you make some Christmas crafts. Then, meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present.

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