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Santas Grottos

Don’t miss out on these Santa’s Grottos

Date: 12th December 2019
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes

’Tis the season to be jolly and visit Santa in his gloriously decked out grotto!
Who doesn’t love visiting Santa Claus at Christmas? Here at DE HQ we’ve listed all the best grottos near our fabulous locations, take a read below for more information.

Santa’s Magical Journey

Where: Thursford, Norfolk / When: Closes 23rd Dec / Prices: Adult £11.50, Child £18.50 (includes present) / Nearest Accommodation: Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa

Join in with the magical journey where you’ll see penguins and polar bears! Visit the busy elves who are hard at work in the toy factory, marvel at the wonderous wrapping machine and the giant teddy bears. You’ll get to meet lots of characters, including the Snowman family, but keep an eye out of snowballs coming your way!

Lapland UK

Where: Berkshire / When: Closes 24th Dec / tickets from £65 / Nearest Accommodation: Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat

Truly a festive family experience like no other! Lapland UK is one of the most popular attractions in the UK, transforming a sleepy forest into a snowy winter wonderland. Enjoy a 3 and half guided theatrical tour, meeting kooky characters and seeing beautifully snow covered buildings.
Activities include:

toy making

gingerbread decorating

ice skating

meeting husky dogs

photos with Father Christmas

Set Sail with Santa

Where: Poole, Dorset / When: Throughout December / Prices: £17 per person / Nearest Accommodation: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Jump on the boat for a festive sail with Santa! You’ll cruise for just over an hour around Poole Harbour with Santa Claus, children of all ages will love the magic show and meeting Santa. The whole family will get into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine and carol singers.

Father & Mother Christmas

Where: The Eden Project / When: selected dates, pre-booking essential / Prices: 1 adult & 1 child £10, additional children £6 each / Nearest Accommodation: Sandymouth Holiday Resort

Santa checking off his nice list

The Eden Project is a world renowned attraction and is the largest indoor rainforest, but over the Christmas season, the biomes are transformed into a magical camp for Father and Mother Christmas, and their elves. You’ll see the real life of an elf, with their bunk beds and pigeonholes full of letters! Santa will also be reading a festive story by an open fire.

Santa’s Grotto at the Reindeer Lodge

Where: Chester / When: Closes 24th Dec / Prices: Adult £15.95, Child £18.95 (pre-booking essential) / Nearest Accommodation: New Pines Holiday Home Park

Enjoy a festive family treat and see what the elves have been creating just for you. The Reindeer Lodge is a farm with magical woodland, lakes and hillside paddocks. You’ll meet the adorable reindeer herd, enjoy the Elf Stage Show and have a lovely visit with Father Christmas in his grotto! There will also be new fairground rides and attractions, as well as donkey rides.

Santa’s Grotto at House of Marbles

Where: Newton Abbot, Devon / When: Closes 23rd Dec / Prices: £6.99 per child (includes gift) / Nearest Accommodation: Hawkchurch Resort &Spa

decorating the tree next to a pile of presents

Oh no, the elves have been let loose all around the House of Marbles, you’ll have a fabulous time finding out what they’ve done. There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages and make sure to keep an eye out for a super mischievous elf who will be up to no-good.

Images for illustration purposes only.

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