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These Scottish Santa's grottos are a truly magical way to ring in the festive season this year!
Here are our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2019 (opens in new tab) in Scotland...
Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens Santa land features Santa's Grotto, the Santa Train, and family-friendly rides including the Race-a-Rama, Carousel, Helter Skelter, Ice Wall, Reindeer Ride, Crazy Cars and a Rollercoaster! Visits are in groups, rather than individual, so the kids can enjoy the fun altogether. When? 16th November - 24th December Where? Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HG Visit edinburghschristmas.com (opens in new tab)
M&D's Theme Park There's an open air ice rink, traditional Christmas storytelling with Elfie & Kevin, live reindeer and a meet-and-greet with the big guy himself in Santa's Workshop and Woodland Fairy scene. In the grotto there are also animated Christmas scenes including Santa's Workshop and the Snow Queen and her pixies. Kids will receive a special gift from Santa. When? 23rd November - 24th December (on selected dates) Where? M&Ds Scotland's Theme Park, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, Scotland, ML1 3RT Visit scotlandsthemepark.com (opens in new tab)
Mrs Claus at Pollok House Forget Father Christmas - go join Mrs Claus to celebrate all the festivity! She might even share some of Santa's secret if you're on the 'nice list'! Bring the family along to enjoy a truly magical Christmas. When? 1st - 24th December Where? Pollok House, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G43 1AT Visit: nts.org.uk (opens in new tab)
Christmas experience at New Lanark Visitor Centre Visit Santa in his cosy grotto at New Lanark and find out if you're on the naughty or nice list! Part of a whole range of Christmas events and activities taking place at the visitor center. Tickets also include a truly magical go on the 'Festive Spirit of Christmas' ride, where kids will go on a journey from Christmas' past and present... When? Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday starting from 23rd November until December 24th Where? New Lanark Road, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB Visit: newlanark.org (opens in new tab)
Santa's Magical Journey at Thursford Thusford promises to give your children a class day they'll never forget. During your exciting journey, your children will be able to experience the wonders of a Winter wonderland, taking you past penguins and polar bears to seeing busy elves at work in the toy factory. Thursford is determined to give your children the best experience they could imagine, just like the first time you visited Santa yourself. When? 23rd, 24th, 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 17th - 23rd December Where? Thursford Collection, Thursfrd, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS Visit: thursford.com (opens in new tab)
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