Santa’s Grotto – Dates throughout December

Santa's Grotto at Thorp Perrow

Follow the festive trail through the Arboretum, until you find yourself at the grotto, nestled deep in the woods. The elves welcome and guide you through the winter wonderland, where you’ll meet a host of wonderful creatures before arriving outside Santa’s log cabin home. Inside, you’ll meet the donkeys, take a sneak peek into the elves bedroom and look out onto the bustling ski village below. Take the chance to draw a Christmas picture, or write and post a letter to Santa. When it’s your turn, he 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.

The Elves Bedroom at Thorp Perrow


We are now fully booked for Santa’s Grotto this weekend (15th/16th). For all other future booking enquiries, please email or call 01677 425323, please bear with us as we are experiencing high levels of enquiries, our team are doing their very best to get back to you.

If you have already emailed to book a slot for Santa’s Grotto and have not received a reply confirmation, please phone the office on 01677 425323 and we will get you booked in

We have been experiencing some technical difficulties of our reply emails getting lost and not reaching customers.

Date First slot Last slot
Saturday 8th December 10.15am 3.30pm
Sunday 9th December 10.15am 3.30pm
Saturday 15th December 10.15am 3.30pm
Sunday 16th December 10.15am 3.30pm
Thursday 20th December 10.15am 3.30pm
Friday 21st December 10.15am 3.30pm
Saturday 22nd December 10.15am 3.30pm
Sunday 23rd December 10.15am 3.30pm
Monday 24th December 10.15am 3.30pm


The morning of Thursday 20th December is dedicated to our ‘Autism-Friendly’ slots. To find out more, or to book one of these slots, please email

Santa’s Grotto costs £5.50 per child payable on arrival (standard entry charges apply). 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 our Santa’s Grotto.

Click here to download the Santa’s Grotto information sheet to fill out for your visit



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