Santa’s Grotto- Hit or Miss

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 :-


Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland- Hyde Park, London, 020 7641 6000,

Winterville- Victoria Park, East London, E3 5TB –


Twinlakes Winter Wonerland-Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 01664 567 777,

Dudley Caverns- Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XP –


Stockeld Park, Wetherby, Yorkshire, 01937 586 101,

Santas Snow grotto-Where: Trafford Park, Manchester, 0843 596 22 33,


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

Vale of Rheidol Railway- Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG –


Whitehall Gardens, Whitehall Garden Centre, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BT –

Newquay Zoo’s Festive Weekend- Newquay Zoo, Newquay, TR7 2NN –



Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX –

Finlaystone Country Estate –

Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, Renfrewshire, PA14 6TJ –

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,