Santa Grottos are back this year. They are a tradition for many kids, to go and say Hi to Santa, have a photo with him, tell him what they want this year and receive a small gift.
It helps to bring the magic alive and build up the excitement!
If you haven’t already, then check out my post, Christmas Events For Kids In Northamptonshire where I list all the local venues offering full Christmas experiences or my list of places offering a Breakfast with Santa experience.
Santa Grottos In Northamptonshire…
Weston Favell Shopping Centre
Running from 20th November – 19 December. Booking Required. Tickets are £4.50 per child and include a gift from Santa.
Find out more here: https://www.westonfavellshopping.com/events/weston-favell-presents-santa/
Bosworth Garden Centre
Visit Santa and then head straight to his workshop to collect a toy. The first child is £10 with a discount on further children.
Find out more here: https://bosworthsgc.co.uk/christmas/
Enjoy a chat with Santa, a gift plus a hot choccie for the adults.
Find out more here: https://www.grendonhall.co.uk/
Dobbies Garden Centre
Running every day from 4th December. Tickets are £11.99. You can pre-choose your gift at the time of booking.
Find out more here: https://events.dobbies.com/event-detail/?e=4177&v=45&r=v
Only running for 2 days – 4th and 11th December 10 am – 4 pm. Entry is free and you will receive a free gift. Booking is recommended but not required, however, pre-booked visitors will get priority.
Find out more here: https://swansgateshoppingcentre.com/whats_on/christmas/
Chester House Estate
Bring the kids – and your dog! – to the Chester House estate. It’s a group activity but each family will have the chance to chat to Santa and receive a gift!
Find out more here: https://chesterhouseestate.merlintickets.co.uk/product/EVE-FC
Newlands Shopping Centre
This isn’t a Santas Grotto but instead an Elf Workshop! It is running on multiple dates in December.
The shopping centre is also holding a free Christmas launch day on Saturday 20th November 11 am – 4 pm. There will be lots of activities including Christmas characters, giveaways, gingerbread decorating, gift wrapping, mulled wine and mince pies.
Find out more here: https://www.newlandsshopping.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1437
Whilton Locks Garden Village
Running from the 27th November – 24th December. Booking required. Tickets are £14.99 per child with each child receiving the choice of a premium gift.
Find out more here: https://whiltonlocksgardenvillage.com/product/santas-grotto/
If you know of any other Santa Grottos in Northamptonshire that I have missed off the list, let me know in the comments below and I will add it on.
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