Santa’s Grotto


Santa’s Grotto bookings are now being taken for 2019!

Follow the festive trail through the Arboretum to find Santa’s Grotto. Mrs Claus will welcome you and guide you through our winter wonderland, where you will meet the donkeys, take a sneaky peek into the elves bedroom and the bustling miniature ski village. Can you spot the woodland creatures on your way?

Draw a Christmas picture or write and post a letter to Santa at the craft tables. When it’s your turn Santa will invite you into his cosy living room for a chat and the chance to have a photo. There is a gift for every child too.

Don’t forget to collect some reindeer food from the elves, take it home ready to scatter outside on Christmas Eve!

Please choose a date from the links below, then select a suitable timeslot. Each slot can accommodate up to four children, please ensure that you add information for each child when prompted.

7th December
8th December
14th December
15th December
19th December
20th December
21st December
22nd December
23rd December
24th December

Please click here to download Santa’s questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire and bring it with you on the day. The elves at the grotto will take it from you and make sure it get’s to Santa. Printed copies are available to collect from our tearoom and will also be available on the day.

The morning of Sunday 8th December is dedicated to our ‘autism-friendly’ slots. Please contact our office for further information. Telephone: 01677 425323 or email:

Santa’s Grotto costs £6.00 per child (standard entry charges apply, payable on arrival). As usual, there is no entry cost for Season Ticket holders (for the number of adults and children stated on your card), any additional visitors will be charged at the usual entry rates.

We look forward to welcoming you to Santa’s Grotto.


All bookings for Santa’s Grotto will be taken online, we will be working to build and improve our new booking system over the course of the next week. Thank you for your patience.   

© 2019 Thorp Perrow