While away a fun afternoon with a visit to one of these festive Santa's grottos!
Here are our favourite Santa's grottos 2019 (opens in new tab) Wales has to offer...
Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens Booking is essential for this unbelievably popular Santa experience at the National Trust’s Dyffryn House. Call 02920 590813 to enquire ahead of time. Make the most of your visit by exploring the 12 Days of Christmas Trail in Dyffryn Gardens too – fun for all the family. When? 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th, 14th, 15th December Where? Dyffryn Cl, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5 6SU Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens (opens in new tab)
Christmas Parade at Waterfront Winterland, Swansea Santa returns at Waterfront Winterland this year, in a traditional wooden chalet. Children will meet his happy elves first before meeting and receiving a gift from the big guy himself. When? 2019 - 2020 dates to be announced. Where? Waterfront Winterland, Museum Park, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD. Visit: swanseachristmas.com (opens in new tab)
Santa's Grotto at Gregynog Hall, Powys Wander through the enchanted woods to get to Santa's magical grotto where he and his elves are preparing for the Big Day. And, if you're good you might get a hot chocolate and a Christmas present! Booking is required, so be quick. When? Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December Where? University of Wales Gregynog, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW Visit: wales.ac.uk (opens in new tab)
Santa's grotto at Cardiff Castle Enjoy Santa's Victorian Christmas at Cardiff Castle this year, in their traditionally decorated Victorian apartments. Follow the candy cane trail to the Drawing Room, where Santa himself awaits with gifts and warming winter treats! When? Selected dates between 24th November - 23rd December Where? Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB Visit: Cardiffcastle.com (opens in new tab)
Llandudno Christmas Fayre Enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around more than 165 stalls in the centre of town at this brilliant UK Christmas market (opens in new tab). Live cultural entertainment, quality local food and drink and, of course, Santa’s grotto are just some of the highlights. When? Thursday 14th November to Sunday 17th November 2018 Where? Madoc St, Llandudno LL30 2TW Visit llandudnochristmasfayre.co.uk (opens in new tab)
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