Santa’s grottos 2019: the Midlands

Get in the Christmas spirit with these great Santa's grottos in the Midlands...

Are you ready for Christmas? Visit these Santa's grottos to get in the festive spirit!

Get in the Christmas spirit with these great Santa's grottos in the Midlands. Take a look at our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2019 (opens in new tab) the Midlands has to offer...

Christmas Grotto in Stratford upon Avon Santa takes up residence in Shakespeare's home town once again this Christmas, in Warwickshire's most magical grotto - there's even a fun Christmas Quiz Trail through the Enchanted Manor. Book early to avoid disappointment! When? November 16th - December 24th Where? Magic Alley, 21 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon. Visit: seekthemagic.org (opens in new tab)

Breakfast with Santa at Twinlakes Theme Park, Leicestershire On just three select dates only, join Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves for a breakfast feast at Twinlakes Winter Wonderland and then go on to visit Santa's grotto for a choice of gift! Guests are also invited to feed real reindeer, decorate their very own gingerbread man and take home special reindeer dust for Christmas eve. And there's unlimited tea and coffee - as well as a yummy Full English breakfast - for the adults. When? 25th November and 9th & 24th December Where? Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB. Visit twinlakespark.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Santa's boat trips at Dudley Caverns, Dudley Visit a grotto with a difference in the underground Dudley Caverns. Children are invited to travel by boat to see Santa, on a magical illuminated journey through a 'Christmas Candyland' that truly brings the festive season to life with fun and excitement. It's a different way to get into the festive spirit, but so much fun. There will be carols, hot drinks - including their popular candy cane hot chocolate - mince pies, seasonal entertainment and, of course, gifts for all the kiddies. When? 29th November, 1st, 8th, 15th December, the first two weekends in December, and 20th - 23rd December. Where? Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB Visit: dudleycanaltrust.org.uk (opens in new tab)

Santa's Grotto at Bolsover Castle Meet the big guy himself at the castle decked out in yuletide decorations as he shares stories of Christmas celebrations gone by. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat from him! Slots are between 10.30am and 3pm. When? 30th November - 22nd December (weekends only) Where? Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR Visit: english-heritage.org.uk (opens in new tab)

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Santa's Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome, Staffordshire For the 15th year running, Santa will be returning with his Winter Wonderland at the SnowDome. Here, he'll be bringing some serious festive fun along with his friends, all the reindeer, with a snow trail, a Santa show, and the chance for kids to explore Santa's Christmas village. Plus it's indoors so no weather can spoil the Christmas joy! When? From 24th October Where? SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND Visit: snowdome.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Santa's Grotto at Dudley Zoological Gardens This trip includes zoo admission, a visit to Santa in his grotto and a surprise gift. Plus, you can see Santa’s reindeer in the courtyard! When? 30th November - 13th December Where? Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF Visit: dudleyzoo.org.uk (opens in new tab)

Cadbury World This year, Cadbury World’s Christmas Celebration Weekends are back! Don't miss the Cadbury's annual pantomime, and elsewhere, the sound of sleigh bells spells the arrival of the big man himself, who will be flying to Cadbury world to spread Christmas cheer in his stage show, as well as some early Christmas presents for good girls and boys! When? Every Saturday and Sunday from 16th November up to 15th December, plus 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December Where? Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR. Visit cadburyworld.co.uk/whats-on (opens in new tab)

National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham Meet Santa in the Antarctic Ice Cave as he sits surrounded by a family of cheeky penguins. Plus this year, the whole family can enjoy a journey on The Polar Express with their 4-D film, as well as looking forward to a gift from Santa. When? 23rd November - 23rd December Where? The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HL Visit visitsealife.com (opens in new tab)

Hatton Adventure World, Coventry Meet Santa, as well as a host of other activities including learning how to make your own reindeer food, a Christmas magic show, gingerbread decorating with the elves, and animal handling. When? Every weekend from 30th November - 22nd December, plus 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th December Where? Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA. Visit hattonworld.com (opens in new tab)

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