Santa's Grotto


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***SOLD OUT*** Our Reindeer package is back again this year, by popular demand!

***2 adults can attend this Christmas experience with each full paying child (does not include baby upgrades) and each adult gets a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. 1 additional grown-up can attend this package, per child, at a price of £10.00, this cannot be booked on the website (but please make a note in the area on the booking form) and pay when you arrive

Your own personal elf will take you around this fabulous experience, getting to know the children and having fun with them all the way through. This grotto package includes a personal chat with Father Christmas, in his fabulous house, and a quality present, personally addressed to your child. Have fun with the elves making Christmas themed arts & crafts that your children can take away with them.  No visit to the Winter Wonderland is complete without a snowball fight with the naughty elves, creating magical memories.

The children will visit the Magical Owls and see where their letters are processed by the elves,and listen to the Owl Keeper explaining how Father Christmas gets to know who has been good, and who has not.

This year, Mother Claus will also enthrall the children with her story about how the Chrismas Fairy made one little girl’s Christmas the best one ever. This takes place in her cosy room, away from the mayhem of the elf workshop. You may even be lucky enough to meet the Christmas Fairy and give her your Christmas wishes. And, if this was not enough,  there are added extras, to take away,(these are a secret to be kept from the children, but you will be given a Teddy, that has been made in the workshop that has a tag thanking your child for helping. On this tag will be a gold Santa button. During your visit, Father Christmas will mention that the gold thread, holding on his buttons, keeps coming loose, and he is losing all of his buttons. The idea is that you place the button on the floor, near where their Christmas Eve presents are, so it look as if he has dropped the button while delivering the presents) that will ensure that your Christmas morning is full of magic, keeping the spirit of The Party Kingdom.

Each family group will have one photograph with Father Christmas to take home. Additional pictures can be purchased on the day if required.

Ice skating is included for 1 child, and 1 adult, (double skates are available for very small, or nervous children and those with disabilities).Each skating session lasts 15 minutes and is subject to good weather conditions.

Our Christmas packages make you feel in the spirit of Christmas from the moment you arrive to when it is time for you leave.

A baby under 14 months (on the day of the visit) is free, with a full paying child. The baby will need to be held as there is not enough room for buggies (you do not need to book). If you want them to join in with the photo, and get a present from Santa, there is a charge of £6.00 per baby. Baby upgrades do not include any arts & crafts, please add your baby upgrade during the checkout process.

It will take approximately 105 minutes to complete your festive visit but this timing may vary depending how fast your child goes through the activities.

PLEASE NOTE: You are booking the start time for your experience, this is not the time you will be seeing Father Christmas. If you wish to book a group larger than what is available on the booking form, please book adjacent time slots on another booking, and make a note on both bookings that you wish to go around together. Please all arrive at the earliest time slot to start your festive visit.

We are unable to make any changes to the information given to Father Christmas within 7 days of your visit

What's Included

  • Personal present from Santa - depending on your child's age, this will vary from baby and toddler toys, to science kits, mask sets or a 1st edition book of the series of Trixie Elf's adventures. Each full paying child, or baby upgrade will get one of these quality presents.

  • Personal visit, and chat, to Santa

  • Christmas characters: Santa, Elves, Owl Keeper, Christmas Fairy, Mrs Claus

  • Winter Wonderland and have a snowball fight with the elves

  • Picture with Santa

  • Magical Owls and how Santa knows who is on the 'good or 'naughty' list

  • Help Father Christmas to catch up with his orders in the Elf Workshop, and to say 'Thank you' we will give you a plate to leave out for him and the reindeer, plus special extras to make your Christmas morning continue to be magical

  • Singing

  • 2 adults go FREE

  • Mulled Wine & Mince Pie for 2 adults

  • Magical memories to take away

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***2 adults can attend this Christmas experience with each full paying child (does not include baby upgrades) and each adult gets a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

When booking our personal package, please select a time slot to start your Christmas experience. If you wish to book a a larger group than what is offered on the booking form, then please book adjacent slots, on another booking, and make a note during the checkout that you wish them to go through the experience together. You need to all arrive altogether for the earlier slot time. The time slot is just to stagger people arriving and is not the time you will go in to see Santa.

You will receive an order confirmation via email. It will give you the start time of your experience and will last approximately 105 minutes.

Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your booked time due to limited car parking

Please see below for more details on this fabulous package!

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