Santa’s Christmas Grotto’s – find him in Staffordshire


Heading in to the holiday season, your children are going to need a place to take their lists, here’s a list of some of the local Santa experiences:

Planters – Tamworth

18th November – 24th December

Hosting a range of options for meeting Santa prices range from £6.00 for babies to £10.99 for age 1+. The first two adults cost £2.50, with any additional adults costing the same amount as a child’s ticket. However with the full child ticket you get a full experience, riding to the north pole meeting Mrs Claus, a present with a theme of your choice, and a photo with Santa. They even offer a pet specific option for your pooch.

Drayton Manor – Tamworth


Christmas at Drayton Manor

18th November – 31st December

Prices to meet Santa range from £12 to £26, this includes access to the zoo, Thomas Land rides, 4D cinema showing Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, and of course the chance to meet Father Christmas in the Castle of Dreams.

Santa and his Reindeer – Cannock Chase

25th November – 17th December

Hosted in a picturesque cabin in the middle of Cannock Chase, this Christmas experience is set to be extremely cosy. You get to see the reindeer, have a grotto experience, spend time with Santa, and get your very own Christmas tree to grow at home! this experience is £10 per child with adults going free.

Snowdome – Tamworth

Santa Show

Santa’s show at the Snowdome

17th November – 31st December

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome is a magical environment of real snow and sledging round the outside track of their ice skating rink. Anyone that visits gets to meet Santa’s animals, including his very own reindeer. After playing in the snow everyone gets to watch a show put on by Santa and his friends. Don’t forget to write and leave your letter for him to take away with him so he gets your Christmas just right.

Trentham Garden Centre – Stoke-On-Trent

25th November – 17th December

Trentham Christmas Village

Christmas Village at Trentham Garden Centre

A classic Santa experience, meet the great man himself, make a wish and get a present. This experience costs £7 per child, however its first come first serve, you can’t book before your visit.

Conkers – Swadlincote

2nd December – 24th December

At Conkers you can enjoy a magical train ride, real Reindeer*, and a Christmas show. There is also a mince pie and some Mulled wine for all adults who go. Prices range from £9.95 to £11.95, with savings on family tickets.

*Reindeer only there between 12pm to 5.30pm

Alton Towers – Stoke-On-Trent

26th November – 23rd December

Alton towers is doing overnight festive stays. Book into a room at Alton towers and you can get one of three possible Santa experiences.

  • Classic Santa stay
  • Explorer’s Santa Escape
  • Enchanted Santa Break

Each visit involves spending time with Santa, pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk”, waterpark tickets, and access to CBeebies land. Prices start at £215 based on a one child one parent sharing

Featured image from: Patryk D


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