Santa’s Grotto- Hit or Miss

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Who can forget the year when the Magical World of Santa was little more than a bleak run down car park! Every child loves to visit Santa, wherever he may be, but how do you know which one’s are worth the massive queue, and the £5 for the ‘small gift’.

To help you here is a short list of the best around :-

London-

Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland- Hyde Park, London, 020 7641 6000, Hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

Winterville- Victoria Park, East London, E3 5TB – winterville.co.uk

Midlands-

Twinlakes Winter Wonerland-Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 01664 567 777, Twinlakespark.co.uk

Dudley Caverns- Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP –dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

North

Stockeld Park, Wetherby, Yorkshire, 01937 586 101, Stockeldpark.co.uk

Santas Snow grotto-Where: Trafford Park, Manchester, 0843 596 22 33, Chillfactore.com
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Wales

Christmas at the castle- Cardiff Castle, Wales, 02920 878 100, Cardiffcastle.com

Vale of Rheidol Railway- Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG – rheidolrailway.co.uk

South

Whitehall Gardens, Whitehall Garden Centre, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BT –whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

Newquay Zoo’s Festive Weekend- Newquay Zoo, Newquay, TR7 2NN –Newquayzoo.org.uk

Scotland

Toytown-

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX – nts.org.uk

Finlaystone Country Estate –

Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, Renfrewshire, PA14 6TJ – finlaystone.co.uk

So wherever you decide to take the Little One’s remember to wrap up warm and take lots of photos. Christmas memories are meant to be cherised.

 

images by Missy,