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Find your nearest Christmassey events.

Santa's Grottos

Get ready to meet Santa in several of his private Grottos. Father Christmas has taken some time away from the North Pole to come and meet all the boys and girls before the big day.

Take a look at the sites available below and plan your visit to one of Santa's Grottos today!

Cadw sites

Free entry for CSSC members, one other adult and a maximum of 3 children (under 16). Simply show your CSSC membership card and photo ID to gain access.

Blaenavon Ironworks

A Victorian Santa’s Grotto

Uniquely Victorian/Dickensian Grotto in our special vintage setting for Children and families. Booked at the site in advance, small charge for the grotto and a present from Santa.

Santa’s grotto will be in the Truck Shop and decorated for visiting families and children to see Santa and receive a present (if they are good!).

Date(s) & Price
  • 1st & 7th December (Welsh)
  • 8th, 14th-15th and 21st-22nd December (English)
  • Free entry to Blaenavon, plus £5.00 to visit Santa's Grotto
A Medieval Christmas

See Father Christmas in this splendid medieval castle and maybe join in with some arts and crafts too!

Date(s) & Price
  • Saturday 7th December - Sunday 8th December
  • Free entry to Caephilly Castle, plus £5.00 to visit Santa's Grotto

Christmas Fayre Santa's Grotto

Come and see Father Christmas this Christmas! English and Welsh sessions available. Please call to book your place on 01874 730279.

Date(s) & Price
  • Saturday 14th December - Sunday 15th December
  • Free entry to Tretower Court and Castle, plus £5.00 to visit Santa's Grotto

Merlin sites

Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Santa's Grotto

Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive an early Christmas gift. Adults receive free hot drinks and treat.


Selected dates from 28th November 2019

How to book

Visit our Chessington World of Adventures product page. Login to the Merlin affiliate store using the details provided and navigate to the referenced date range to purchase tickets for these events.

Santa's Grotto

This Christmas, step into Shrek's world and journey through Far Far Away where you will explore 12 laugh-out-loud fairytale themed live shows and meet Shrek and his DreamWorks friends.

Then step into Shrek's swamp where Santa’s Grotto awaits. See your child’s face light up as they meet Santa and receive a gift from the big man himself (Santa that is…)!


Selected dates from the 23rd November - 24th December 2019.

How to book

Visit our Shrek's Adventure product page. Login to the Merlin affiliate store with the details provided and navigate to the referenced date range to purchase tickets for these events.

Santa's Grotto

Come and meet Santa in his Grotto here at the Park. Included in tickets is a FREE 2020 Diamond Pass, a gift from Santa (11 & unders), ice skating and a hot chocolate and marshmallows to chase away the winter chills.

Children can be accompanied by up to 2 parents in the Grotto itself free of charge.


2nd November - 24th December 2019 from 10:30 - 16:00.

How to book

Visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach and receive a 10% discount.

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