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Best Santa's Grottos in the UK

Best Santa's Grottos in the UK

The short few years when kids believe in Santa and all the magic of the North Pole are so precious and there's no better way to get them into the Christmas spirit than visiting a Santa's Grotto!

We've rounded up our pick of the best grottos to visit in the UK for one on one time with Santa and fun with the elves and reindeers!

Centre MK Milton Keynes

Located in Middleton Hall in Centre MK, this Grotto is a perfect option for a day out. Kids can meet a baby reindeer and help to make reindeer food as well as meeting Father Christmas! Whilst at the grotto, kids can also have their photography taken and ride on the magical train ride throuhg the wintery forest! Click here to find out more.

National Trust: Cotehele

Santa will also be making an appearance at National Trust sites throughout December! At Cotehele, the kids can meet Father and Mother Christmas for a special festive experience. The stunning Tudor house also has lots of other Christmas-themed fun for the whole family to enjoy! Book your tickets here

Sail with Santa on the Thames

For a Santa's Grotto with a difference, head to London where you and the family can set sail along the Thames with Santa! Father Christmas will give out special gifts for all children on board and parents, you will get to tuck into some mulled wine and mince pies... yum! Find out more here


For a truly immersive Christmas experience, we can't recommend Lapland UK enough. The Father Christmas story is brought to life here with elves, wintery scenes, Huskies, reindeer and so many more magical sights! If the kids had any doubts about Santa then Lapland is sure to reignite their belief and wonder in the season. To see more, click here

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