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Where to see Santa in and around Nottingham! *2023 dates*

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

We know from experience that the best Christmas events in Nottingham sell out very quickly - so if you're looking for a magical Christmas experience for your little ones or a special Santa's Grotto visit then look no further!

Also check out our blog post all about Winter Light Trails if you fancy an illuminating after dark experience!

This article is split into three categories for easier browsing:

Santa's Grotto (under £20 per child)

£2.50 per child


This festive season, we welcome back Santa's Workshop grotto from Friday 1st December. Making a visit to see Santa always adds that extra bit of magic for the little ones (and the young at heart!) so be prepared to bring your wishlist and get a sneak peak of what Santa has been making in his workshop.

Our grotto experience is £2.50 per child with 100% of the proceeds going to our local charity partnership. Each child will receive a gift and a photo of their experience will be available to purchase.

The event is only by pre-advanced booking only. Tickets on sale now.

£7.50 per child

Weekends from 11th November, daily from 24th November – 24th December

Weekends - Saturday 2nd Dec - Saturday 23rd Dec

£10 per child

TOWN CENTRE venue right in the Newark Buttermarket, accessed via either The Market Square or Middlegate.

How the Grotto magic works

Once you step foot into our Newark North Pole you will be welcomed by the Elf Squad will make sure you are ready to enjoy your full experience! Then there will be time to enjoy a drink and a delicious treat while you write your wish list to Santa before your chat so make sure you arrive 10 minutes early. When your turn arrives, an Elf will escort you and your family through the winter wonderland into Santa's magical grotto to meet the man himself!

Santa's Grotto Experience:

Cost £10 per child which includes a 10-minute chat with Santa, a high-quality age-appropriate gift, a digital photograph of your child or family with Santa and a few extra treats from the Elves. There will be the option to have a printed copy of your photo on site for an optional £3.

If you have more than one child, they can all chat to Santa at the same time. However, each child will receive their own gift so you will need to book and pay for a session for each child as per the booking buttons below.

Tickets cost £8.50 per child

9th - 12th, 17th 19th, 23rd-26th, 28th-30th November

1st – 24th December (excl 4th)

Don’t miss your chance to meet Snowy Joey, Santa, and his elves this Christmas!

Join the gang in exploring Santa’s cabin – visit the Magic Wishing Well and plant a special seed all the way from the North Pole. Then, spend time chatting with Santa, snapping as many pics as you like. And if you tell Santa how good you’ve been, he’ll be sure to have a special present for you.There may even be a few magical surprises along the way! If you are looking for an extra adventure, book our VR sleigh ride for a trip around the world. It’ll be brrr-iliant!

Father Christmas's Grotto £15-£30 depending on date. Adults £3

Weekends from end of November

Daily from 18th December

Santa Baby and Toddler £10 (11th-13th, 18th-22nd December)


Weekend dates from 25th November - 23rd December (+Fri 22nd)

Santa will return to Rufford this festive season with a brand new Grotto! £9.95 per child (this includes a present from Santa) Will are running time slots from 10.45am – 4.00pm on selected dates in November and December.

2nd/3rd, 9th/10th Dec then everyday from 16th-24th Dec Tickets are £14 per child * Take a walk through our festive and enchanting Grotto * Meet Santa Claus in his cosy sitting room and receive a special gift * Enjoy all day admission to the farm park and meet our animals* Our autism friendly sessions are available on 9th & 10th December. Please call 07477924708 to book your tickets and discuss your child's requirements with a member of the team. *Each ticket admits 2 free adults to accompany through the grotto - adults entry to the farm park is £5 - entry to the farm park is from 10am to 4pm which gives you the chance to visit our animals either before or after your grotto timeslot

Magical Father Christmas Experience

£12.50 per child

Weekends from 25th November-23rd December plus Thurs 21st and Fri 22nd.

Come on a magical adventure into our Narnia inspired Christmas wonderland.

You’ll be greeted by Mrs Claus who will give you a list of festive items she has cleverly hidden for you to find along your way through the icy forest to Santa’s Grotto.

Arriving at the grotto you'll get the chance for a little chat with the big man himself, take some photographs and tell him what you would like for Christmas.

Most excitingly Santa and Mrs Claus will gift you your very own ‘baby spruce tree'.

Children under 2 years of age go free when accompanying older family members. Tickets must be purchased for under 2-year olds if not accompanying older family members. Under 2’s that do not pay are unable to receive a gift from Santa. If you wish you’re under 2 to receive a gift, please purchase a ticket. Adults do not need to purchase a ticket

Woodborough Green Garden Centre (also known as Timmermans)

Woodborough Christmas Grotto

£15.95 per child

Selected dates between 25th November – 24th December

We are thrilled to announce the return of our magical Christmas Grotto. Watch your children’s faces light up in our enchanting festive Grottos and create wonderful memories with your family this Christmas.

Our happy band of elves are busy decorating and filling our Grotto ahead of Santa's arrival at Woodborough Green's Winter Wonderland. Upon arrival at your allocated booking time, you'll be greeted by Santa’s elves, before being shown into the Grotto to meet Santa for a photo opportunity* and receive a special gift. * Please note pictures are taken by parent or guardian and are not the responsibility of our team members.

If booking for more than 3 children please book consecutive slots.

Should you wish, you’ll also have the chance to leave with a lasting memory of your visit to Santa’s Grotto with our special Photobooth option for an additional cost.

All our Grotto sessions have limited numbers. Each child ticket includes 2 Adult tickets free of charge.

Please ensure you complete the additional information section of the booking prior to purchasing your tickets so we have all the information we need to ensure your child has the most magical visit to our Grotto this Christmas.

Santa's Grotto

£10 per child

Weekends From 25th November, Daily from 16th Dec -23rd Dec

Christmas is coming, the magic has begun! Come and meet Santa in person to tell him how good you have been this year. The Elves are eagerly awaiting your arrival and busy making a gift for you to collect on the way out.

Please arrive for all events 10 minutes prior to booking time.

Babies in arms, under the age of 12 months, do not require a ticket when accompanied by a paying sibling. Babies under 12 months without a paying sibling will require a child ticket. Due to the nature of this year’s gifts, babies will not be allocated a gift.

Santa’s Grotto – booking open now

Weekends from 25th November

£9.99 per child

Wander through a Christmas world to arrive at Santa’s Grotto! Meet Father Christmas for a charming chat and receive a special gift.

A magical experience for the whole family to enjoy, sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Your ticket will grant you access to the Grotto to visit Father Christmas within a 30 minute window. As capacity for each window is limited, please note you may not get your first choice of session time.

Meet Santa’s Reindeer – drop in Saturday 9th December 11-3pm

Meet Father Christmas

25/26th Nov, 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 22-24th Dec

£10 (plus standard entrance fee for non NT members)

Looking to create some special festive memories this year? Visit Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto, located in our historic Parsonage. Once greeted by our friendly Christmas guides, you will spend time in Father Christmas' living room with our festive colouring activity.

One by one, each family will be called through to meet Father Christmas in his festive Grotto, where he'll check his list and present each child with a special gift. You will then have chance to capture your memory with a photograph before heading back into the Park to explore the rest of our Christmas experiences. Our guides will be happy to help you take the perfect photo!

Each child ticket admits one accompanying adult for free. Additional adult tickets can be purchased for £2.50 on the day as you enter the grotto. These additional tickets are available on a first come, first served capacity during each time slot due to room capacity and cannot be pre-booked.

Please arrive in plenty of time to book into your time slot. You must arrive at the beginning of your time slot e.g. if you have booked for 10:00 - 10:15, you must arrive for 10:00.

Father Christmas at Clumber Park is a special event and all visitors must purchase tickets as these are not included with your membership or admission to the Park and we ask that members scan their cards on entry as usual. For Non National trust Members normal admission charges apply


Every weekend from Saturday 25th November until Sunday 17th December.

£8 per child including Christmas crafts and a gift from Santa

Santa will be joining us every weekend this Christmas.

He's been busy making a list, then checking it twice, and he's going to meet everyone whether they've been naughty or nice! Book your timeslot, and while you're waiting for your moment with Santa, enjoy doing some festive crafts in our education rooms. Our Head Elf will call you through when it's time to meet the big guy, and every child will receive a Christmas gift to take home with them.

NTHC Ruddington

Meet Father Christmas

Nov 25th and 26th, December 2,3,9,10,16,17,23rd

Walk through the winter wonderland

A gift for every child with drinks and cake for grown ups

Booking Essential -Purchase tickets direct from The Heritage Cafe or by MESSAGING 07450 285202 and we will contact you for payment (please state either card or Paypal option) We need to know the date and time you want to visit along with the age and gender of the child visiting. The Heritage Cafe will be open 10.00 to 16.00 Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 to 15.00 on Wednesday

One Off Santa's Grottos, Events, Fun Days and Parties with Santa

Roots Coffee Lounge

Christmas Fayre with real Reindeers and Santa’s Grotto

Sunday 3rd December

Sunday 10th December

Santa is returning to the Heritage Centre this year and will be in his cottage grotto to spread seasonal cheer and hear what children would like for Christmas. To see Santa please book one of the timed slots. Bookings are £4.50 and include a small gift from Santa.

Thursday 30 November 2023 5pm - 7pm & Saturday 2 December 2023 11am - 5pm

Limited tickets at £6.50 per child

Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane...parking his sleigh at the Framework Knitters Museum, to take up residence. His grotto will be decorated with all the festive trimmings, the fire will be glowing, and he'll be waiting to greet young and old alike, with a Christmas present for every child!

Whittington's Nottingham

Meet Santa and his Reindeer on Saturday 18th November

Santa's grotto & gift £6.00 per child. Book in store for your time slot or phone 01159875500

Come & join us for our Christmas fun day!

Lots of things to see & do!

Meet & greet Santa's reindeer's

Christmas competitions

Crafts corner- Write your letters to Santa and post them in store

Raffles with amazing prizes, Refreshments & much more...

Stonebridge City Farm

Christmas Market and Santa's Grotto - 25th November 10-3.15pm

Tickets are £3 per child.

We will be selling tickets to visit Santa on site from MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER!

Once you have purchased you ticket MAKE SURE YOU PUT THEM SOMEWHERE SAFE, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT LOST TICKETS! Please understand that a lot of the people that work at the farm are volunteers with additional needs and this is the easiest way to offer pre-sale tickets.

Family Fun day and Santa's Grotto - 3rd December

The Lenton Centre

Christmas Party

2nd December 5-7pm

Santa’s Grotto, family swimming, stalls, games and refreshments

Santa only - £3

Swim and Santa £5 per child/ £2 per adult

The Nurseryman Beeston

Santas Grotto

Saturday 9th December 5-7pm

£5 per child

Santa Meet and Greet!

December 24th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tickets: £5 per child

Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit with your little ones as we bring the North Pole to Abbey Bulwell. It's the perfect opportunity for your children to meet the one and only Santa Claus himself!

Your ticket includes:

A personal meet and greet with Santa Claus

Cake decorating station - Let your creativity flow and decorate your own festive cakes

Arts and crafts corner - Create your own holiday masterpieces

Snacks and a special kids' drink to keep the energy up

Capture the moment with a professional photo with Santa Claus

Limited spaces available, so be sure to book in advance. We can't wait to see you at the Abbey Bulwell Santa Meet and Greet!

Nottingham Wildcats Arena

Christmas Fair & Family Fun Day

23rd December 2023

Lots of stalls, inflatables, all things Christmas!

We have our very own Santa Grotto where you can meet & Greet Santa

£10 per child. Adults & U2’s go free Each child will receive a gift from Santa. To book your meet & greet, please email or drop us a message!

Available times between 10am - 2pm

Inspire Mansfield Central Library

Saturday 18 November

Earlier today we received a very exciting envelope here at the library, from the North Pole of all places! 🤯 Our members of staff were amazed to find out that Santa has written to all of us to let us know he will be visiting us on Saturday 18 November to meet children in the Christmas Grotto! 🎅 He will be there between 11-12 and 1-2pm so make sure to visit the Mansfield Central Library Christmas Market not to miss our very exciting visitor!!

Monday 11th December 5pm-7.30pm

Come and join us for an evening with Santa .

Christmas crafts

Hot chocolate and cookies


Visit Santa in his snow globe

Each child receives a small gift 🎁

Little Nature Tots

Weekend Father Christmas Meet and Greet

16th and 17th December


1 hr 30m Christmas themed play

Reindeer face painting

A visit to Santa in his grotto

Christmas biscuit decorating

Cinema with Santa - The Polar Express

Saturday 16th Dec 2023, 11:30

All tickets £11.99

Get ready for an unforgettable cinema experience like no other at our Cinema with Santa event this Christmas! Enjoy a magical screening of The Polar Express with Santa Claus himself along with a goodie bag included for every child.

Savoy Cinema Worksop


Saturday 9 Dec 2023

11:30 - ends at 14:00

15:30 - ends at 18:00


Get ready for an unforgettable cinema experience like no other at our Cinema with Santa event this Christmas! Enjoy a magical screening of The Polar Express with Santa Claus himself along with a goodie bag included for every child. Please ensure you arrive early for your showing as Santa will be in the screen beforehand ready to greet all guests.

Breakfast with Santa / Tea with Santa

Santa's Tea Party Nottingham

13th-15th December

Join Santa for a special Christmas storytime session, complete with snacks, cocoa and a special gift.

Child ticket (£15 + £1.50 booking fee)

Maximum of two adults per child

Adult ticket (£5 + 50p booking fee)

All adult tickets include a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

Breakfast with Santa 2023

December 2nd, 3rd, 9th ,10th, 16th & 17th 2023

Prices: Children's breakfast £15.95, Adults from £11.95

Enjoy Breakfast, listen to an Elf tale, and meet Santa at your table. He will issue each child with a gift.

This event will start with food served shortly after arrival

An adult must accompany all children.

Teatime With Santa – Thursday 14th December 4.30pm

£13.99 per child, £9.99 per adult

Celebrate with Santa

Why not enjoy a freshly-prepared delicious Tea with Santa and his elves!

You’ll need to arrive at 4.20pm, so the busy elves can check their table plan and make sure you’re settled ready for your fabulous Tea. There’ll be a fun festive hat to wear and don’t forget to pull the cracker too, whilst Santa’s helpers surround you with enchanting entertainment at the table.

Following Tea, there’s balloons and magic before the big countdown to Santa’s arrival. Then it’s time for all the boys and girls to sit down and be captivated by Father Christmas and his charming story-time.

Afterwards, Santa will meet every single boy and girl; he’ll need to know if they’ve been naughty or nice over the year, before checking their Christmas list; not forgetting there’ll be a gift for every child from his super sack.

Breakfast with Santa

£11.50 per child

9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd December, 9.30 - 10.30am.

Come along and join Santa for breakfast at Café 1899 in Gedling Country Park!

Santa will be coming for a weekend breakfast in the cafe's enchanting grotto, in the run up to Christmas: Meet Santa while you have breakfast and receive a present from the big man himself. Write a letter to Santa and the elves will have his reply ready for you when you leave!

Places are limited. Book now by calling the café team on 0115 926 1388.

Please note that parents/carers will need to stay in the main café area during the events and the tables in the grotto area will be just for seating Santa and his breakfast guests. (You can always treat yourself to a coffee and cake while you wait though.)

Breakfast with Santa

Weekend Dates from 25th November

In The Savile Restaurant

Adult £13.95 | Child £13.95 (includes gift) | Under 3s £5.00 (includes gift)

Join Santa for a delicious freshly cooked breakfast in our cosy Victorian kitchen restaurant. After you are full to the brim, meet Santa by the fireplace to receive your gift.

Tea with Santa

Adult Tea Ticket: £12.95

Child Tea Ticket: £15.95

Baby Tea Ticket (6-12 months): £6.00

6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th December

Join us for a fun festive event at Ed and Molly's Playbarn where you will enjoy tea for the whole family and fun activities, plus a special visit from Santa with a gift for every child.

Your ticket includes a session in the Playbarn (some areas are currently restricted)

Your ticket also includes:

Children: Pizza, selection of sandwiches (ham, cheese, jam), crudites, jelly and ice cream

Adults: Selection of sandwiches (cheese and red onion chutney, turkey and cranberry, ham and cheese, tuna mayonaise and cucumber), Trio of cakes

Baby Tickets are not served food but will receive a present from Santa

Breakfast with Santa

20/12/2023 - 24/12/2023

Child Breakfast Ticket: £14.95

Adult Breakfast Ticket: £14.95

Join us for a fun festive event where you will enjoy breakfast for the whole family and fun activities, plus a special visit from Santa with a gift for every child

Please note that this is a ticket only family event, all adults and children who would like to attend require a pre-purchased ticket. Babies under 1 can attend with other booked family members without a full price ticket however no food or gift will be included. Please note any additional babies during the booking process so that space can be allocated at your table. Babies under 1 year visiting without another paying family member will need to buy a child ticket and will receive a present.

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café before meeting Father Christmas in his grotto

2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23rd December 8.30-11

Adult £20.00

Child Includes gift £15.00

Child under 2 with gift £10

Magical mornings with Mrs Claus

4th, 11th, 18th December

Bring your little ones to meet Mrs Claus for some fun, whilst you chat with the other grown-ups over a hot drink and a pastry.

Adult Includes hot drink and pastry £6.00

Child Includes juice and cookie £2.00

Mrs Claus will entertain the children with storytelling and arts and crafts, giving parents and carers the opportunity to socialise and mingle. Children will receive juice and a cookie.

MEET & EAT WITH SANTA Join us for a jolly (brunch, supper or late supper) feast with Santa, filled with delicious foodie delights and festive cheer on Tues December 19, 2023! We have three sittings with Santa to choose from: Brunch 1.30pm - 3pm After school supper 4pm - 5.30pm Late supper 6pm - 7.30pm All bookings include one festive menu food item and hot or cold soft drink per person

Breakfast with Santa

3rd December 9.30am

Join us for Breakfast with Santa and his Elf! Ran in conduction with PDP character hire! This really will be a magical event for your little ones!

Breakfast | Games | Gift | Santa

Call us on 0115 929 1927

Or pop in and see us at the bar!

£6 per child!

The Beechdale Pub

Supper with Santa and his Elf

21st December 5pm

Join us for a magical Supper with Santa and his Elf! In conjunction with PDP Character Hire!

Supper | Santa | Gift | Games

Only £6 per child!

Call us on 0115 929 1927

Or pop in to see us at the bar to book!

Festive Family Lunch with Santa

Sunday 10th December 12pm

Adults £20, Children £10, under 2s free

Bring the whole family to Village Ho-Ho-Hotel this festive season for Christmas with all the trimmings and all the fun. There’s loads going on including our very own lunch with Santa!

Tickets include a festive 2 course lunch, family disco and a visit from Santa for children. Doors open at 12pm, Event finishes 4pm. Adult age 13 and Over

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday 17th December 9-11am

Make your little one’s Christmas even more magical this year and join us for an EPIC breakfast with Santa

Come down to Nabb Inn and every child will receive a special festive breakfast, drink and even a little gift! £8 prepayment* per child is required in order to secure your booking!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday 16th and 23rd December 9-11am

£9.79 per child

Ticket includes Breakfast, photo with Santa and gift for child

Breakfast with Santa

Sat 16th December 11am

£10 per child

Get your young ones ready for Santa with our very own breakfast with Santa.

Includes breakfast, a gift from Santa and 2 music, fun and games

Breakfast with Santa

We are holding our annual breakfast with Santa on the 16th December at 9:30. Prices are £15 for children and £10.95 for adults which includes a cooked breakfast for everyone, a present for the children and a visit from Santa!

A deposit of £6 per person is required to secure your booking! To book call the pub on 0115 972 5159

Little Nature Tots

Breakfast with Santa

15th and 18th December


1hr 10m Christmas themed play session


Santa visit and gift

Christmas Carols

Christmas biscuit decorating

Breakfast With Santa

Price: From £11.95 per child

Enjoy a yummy breakfast in the Water’s Edge Cafe complete with a visit and gift from Santa! Santa will come to visit the children during lunch where they can tell him all about their Christmas list and whether they should be on the naughty or nice list. All children will receive a special wrapped gift to take away with them on the day.

Lunch With Santa

Price: From £11.95 per child

Enjoy a yummy lunch in the Water’s Edge Cafe complete with a visit and gift from Santa!

Santa will come to visit the children during lunch where they can tell him all about their Christmas list and whether they should be on the naughty or nice list! All children will receive a special wrapped gift to take away with them on the day.

Santa’s Grotto

Price: From £11.95 per child

Come and visit Santa in his magical Spring Lakes grotto! All children visiting Santa in his grotto will receive a special wrapped gift to take away with them on the day.

Christmas Experiences that Include Santa - £20+

Christmas at the Farm

Starts on Saturday 2nd December


  • Adult: £15.95

  • Child: £22.95

  • Under 2 (participating with gift and coins) £12.95

  • Baby (not participating) Free

Join us this Christmas for a full day of Festive Fun here at White Post Farm. The farm opens at 9.30am.

  • Settle down in your very own Christmas sleigh with your family. See Santa and listen to him read you a special Christmas story. Then make sure you get a perfect picture with him before his Elves take you to their workshop to choose a gift! (Please arrive at the Christmas Barn 10 minutes before the time slot you have chosen)

  • Christmas Admission includes two coins to spend at the Christmas Market. Will you treat yourself to a hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, a sweet treat or make some reindeer dust to take home for Christmas Eve?

  • 2 Snowflake coins for hot chocolate, 1 to roast marshmallows, 1 to make reindeer dust, 1 or 2 for a treat from the sweetshop.

  • Meet our real reindeer inside the Silver Barn and learn all about them at our keeper talk.

  • NEW for 2023: Meet our beautiful miniature donkeys.

  • See new born lambs, due to be born at the start of December.

  • Access to the whole farm, all day, including the Reptiles of the World Exhibit.


Children £38.50 (Christmas Eve £42.50)

Adult £20.50 (Christmas Eve £22.50)

Babes in arms (0-11 months) go FREE (Does not include present or Create a Bear)

Dates: 25th-26th November, 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 21st-24th December

Entry also includes access to the farm, you can enter the farm at anytime from 9.30am. Your ticket time is the time of your experience!


Limited Availability…Book Now to avoid disappointment

Celebrate the wonder of Santa’s Enchanted Christmas this year!

Meet real reindeer, unleash your creativity at the Create-a-Bear workshop, meet our friendly and happy Elves and receive a gift from the magical chimney! This heart warming adventure promises unforgettable moments of joy and togetherness for the whole family!

You can select the date and time you would like to take part in the Christmas experience. The experience will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes a variety of activities such as a show, creative tasks, refreshments and a seated session with Father Christmas. Each activity lasts approximately 15 minutes. All tickets include entrance to Bluebell Dairy on the day, anytime before your timeslot. Site opens at 9.30am

PRICES (vary by date - more expensive closer to Christmas)

Children (under 2): £10.50-£14.50

Children (2-17): £23.50-£27.50 (Siblings under 2 who are not visiting Santa go free)

Adults: £14.50 - £18.50


Every weekend from 25th November 2023 until Christmas Eve.

Daily from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th December.

Join us on the farm this Christmas to visit Santa and his reindeer in our Woodland Wonderland and explore the Elves' Village.

When you book tickets, you will be asked to select a time-slot - this is your estimated time to see Santa, this is not the time you should arrive at the farm. We will be open from 10am daily and you are welcome to spend the whole day with us, with the exception of Christmas Eve when we will be closing at 2pm.

Tickets to see Santa are sold in fifteen-minute blocks, meaning the time you see Santa could be fifteen minutes later than the time shown on your ticket.

The Woodland Wonderland will close for lunch between 1.30pm and 2.15pm daily (except Christmas Eve) but the rest of the farm will remain open as normal.

Included in the price of entry:

- A visit to Santa in his grotto and a choice of toy from his woodland toy shop.

- Festive scavenger hunt in the Elves' Village.

- Christmas pantomime.

- Decorating gingerbread in Mrs Claus' house.

- Writing a letter to Santa and posting it in our special postbox.

- Making magical reindeer food to take home and sprinkle on your lawn.

- Enjoing a slice of toast from the Christmas campfire.

- Saying hello to our reindeer.

- Exploring The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail.

- Falconry displays, weather permitting.

- Spending a full day on the farm, meeting all the animals, exploring our outdoor play areas and keeping warm in the heated Indoor Playbarn.

Twilight Stories with Father Christmas

Saturday, December 9 · 5:30 - 8pm GMT


Children’s Ticket Price £20.00 – includes story time, crafts, selfie, winter wonderland and snacks.

Adult Ticket Price £5.00 – includes festive entertainment and access to the shopping evening. (Maximum 4 adults per child)

A fantastically festive, family evening out!

Join Father Christmas and Mrs Claus for an intimate, festive, family evening out.

  • Stories with Father Christmas – settle down round the sleigh as Father Christmas entertains you with tales of wonder and fun.

  • Selfies with Santa – take the opportunity to get the perfect family Santa Selfie.

  • Christmas crafts – get creative and have fun with our range of children’s Christmas crafts.

  • Twinkly winter wonderland walk – enjoy our magical, fairy lit winter wonderland trail.

  • Festive snacks – enjoy a warm hot chocolate and Christmas cookie.

  • Gift from Father Christmas - a baby spruce to plant and nuture at home.

Just so you parents and grandparents don’t feel left out, you will be able to enjoy festive entertainment and access to our exclusive shopping evening. Homemade Café will be on hand to supply mulled wine, prosecco, hot drinks and their legendary mince pies.

The Santa Show - Santa's Christmas Wish

The Riding Hall, Newark, NG22 9EP

Mon 11th December 2023 - Tue 12th December 2023 1pm and 4.30pm

Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this Christmas… The show where every child gets a present from Santa!

Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-8 year olds. It lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!

Ticket Prices:

Adult: £10.50 + £0.82 booking fee

Child: £9.50 + £0.74 booking fee

2 Adult 2 Children: £36.00 + £2.81 booking fee

Santa's Grotto - 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December

Santa’s Grotto is available on the above dates between 10am and 4:15pm, bookable in 20-minute slots throughout each day. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Off Peak: £19 Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th Peak: £21 Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th

Discount for members

Get your Christmas wish list ready because Santa will be visiting the National Ice Centre! From £18 per child*, our full festive package includes: -A meet with Santa in his festive grotto

-A Christmas gift

-Ice skating in our magical indoor rink -A child’s hot chocolate -A huge ‘Where’s Wally’ style Christmas wall mural & quiz so children can enjoy looking for festive characters prior to their special time with Santa -Festive colouring stations to keep the little ones entertained *See pricing below for peak and off-peak sessions

Belvoir Castle

Santa's Grotto

Step into a world of wonder at Santa’s Grotto, nestled within the enchanting Belvoir Castle. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as your little ones meet Santa Claus himself. Our Santa’s Grotto at Belvoir Castle promises to be a cherished memory for the whole family. From 1st December – 24th Dec only.

Each paying child will receive a special gift from Santa, adding an extra touch of joy to their Christmas experience. You must have admission tickets for this experience. Adults are free and each child is £10 and available as an add-on to admission tickets.

Audience with Santa

Announcing a fresh addition for 2023: Be part of an Audience with Santa! This heartwarming experience is for the entire family. Immerse yourselves in a private tour starting at 9:30 am, offering a unique glimpse before the castle doors open to the public. Delight in the company of our joyful elves and the presence of Father Christmas himself. The festivities include singing, dancing, and captivating storytelling. Plus, each child will receive a special gift from Santa. For parents, we have mince pies and tea/coffee available. Tickets are priced at £30 for both adults and children.

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