Posted by Beverley Cowling
15 November 2018 at 12:21
Santa's Grottos, Festive Events and more in Nottinghamshire!
Where can you take your little ones to meet the Big Man in Nottinghamshire this Christmas? We've pulled together a list of festive events where children can share their special wishes.
Always check events before you attend to avoid disappointment, many require booking slots beforehand.
•Meet Santa! at White Post Farm. Every day from Saturday 24th December
Join the fabulous team at White Post Farm, feed the animals, join in on the nativity play and meet Santa in his cosy Grotto. Also, every Saturday there's the chance to join their entertaining Elf Academy!
•Breakfast with Santa at White Post Farm. Sunday 23rd December
Enjoy a breakfast feast with Santa, entry to the whole farm, the Teddy Tastic workshop, crafts, entertainment and a gift from Santa! £19.99 per person (£10 for under 2s).
•Santa's Grotto! at Rufford Abbey. Every Weekend from 17th November.
Visit Rufford Abbey Country Park's Christmas Grotto to meet Santa and his helpers.
Located in the Gallery. Open every weekend in December from 11 am - 4 pm.
•Breakfast with Santa! at Rufford Abbey. Saturday 1st, 8th & 15th
Treat the kids this Christmas to a yummy breakfast fry-up or veggie grill. Belgian waffles are also on offer with chocolate sauce for the children.
Suitable for children from 2 years old, all children must be accompanied by at least 1 paying adult. Every child will receive a special present from Santa.
Time: 8.30am - 10.00 am. Cost: £11.50 per person. Booking essential.
•Afternoon Tea with Santa! at Rufford Abbey.
The whole family can enjoy an afternoon tea, gingerbread decorating, music, and a meeting with Santa. Suitable for children from 2 years old. Every Child will receive a special present from Santa. Group bookings are available (maximum of 8 people per booking) £12.95 per person. Booking Essential.
•Breakfast with Santa at Wheelgate Park. December 1st and December 23rd
The Breakfast package includes cereals, toast, a full English and pancakes. Also, included is a visit to Santa's Grotto, biscuit decorating, Santa's workshop, a gift and much more.
•Party in the park with Santa! at Wheelgate Park. Saturday, December 8th.
The party at Wheelgate starts at 6 pm and finishes at 8-8.30pm. The party package includes a buffet feast, sweet treats, mulled wine for the adults, biscuit decorating, face painting and much more.
•Santa's Grotto Weekends! at Newstead Abbey.
Children can let Santa know their Christmas wishes at their special Grotto in the Courtyard and collect a festive present.
Saturdays and Sundays (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December.)
Pre-booked time slots only 11 am - 2.30pm.
Bookings through Gigantic.com for tickets. £6.00 per child. Tickets include parking.
•Santa Saturdays! at Erewash Museum. Starts December 1st. 10.30 am - 3.30 am
Come and meet Santa in the stables, £2.50 per child including a present. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. They will be operating a numbered queuing system.
•Santa Paws at Wollaton Hall! 15th - 16th December. 11 am - 3 pm
Santa Paws is coming to town! Bring along your doggies to meet Santa Paws and receive a gift! Enjoy the festive fun and help support Jerry Green Dog Rescue this Christmas. Minimum £2 donation. Car parking charges apply.
•Welcome Santa! at Brookfields Garden Centre. Starts 17th November.
Santa is arriving this year on Saturday 17th November at 12 pm.
Arriving on his beautiful horse and carriage there will be plenty of time to see Santa and take photos with him as he makes his way into the store, he will be opening his Grotto from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.
Santa’s Grotto opening times: 11-4 on the following dates November 18th, 24th, 25th December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15h, 16th, 22nd, 23rd. Closed on 24th
Entrance is £1 per child with all proceeds being donated to Nottinghamshire Hospice.
•Santa Special Cruise on the Trent Lady! Saturday 15th, 22nd & Monday 24th Dec.
Join the Santa Special Cruise on The Trent Lady and get into the festive spirit. A one hour cruise including refreshments and a mince pie, a visit from Santa, a special gift for each child and more. Bar meals and snacks can be purchased onboard. £12.45 per person. Dates and times : 15th & 22nd, 11 am-12 pm, 1pm-2 pm, 3pm-4pm. 24th, 11.30am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 2.30 pm. Book tickets here.
•Forever Stars Cinema & Santa! at the Savoy Cinema. 7th Demeber 4 - 7 pm
Forever Stars and Savoy Cinemas Nottingham have joined together to host a fabulous Christmas event for the family! The Savoy Cinema will be showing Home Alone and giving all the children that attend the chance to meet Santa and receive a gift.
£5.00 for adults and £4.00 for Children. Book tickets here.
•Steam Train ride with Santa! at Great Central Railway Nottingham.
Santa Special Services operate every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 1st December through to 24th December 2018 including 3 fantastic Christmas eve services to really get you into the Christmas Spirit!!! More information and bookings here.
•Fantastical Fairy Grotto! at Timmermans Garden Centre
Walk through our Fantastical Fairy Grotto to meet Santa in his woodland house! The Grotto opens on Saturday 17th November at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. £8 per child (includes gift and up to 2 accompanying adults). We do not operate a booking system.
•Christmas Circus at Timmermans Garden Centre. December 16th. 11 am
Timmermans Garden Centre will be hosting John Lawson’s Christmas Circus from 15th to 31st December (closed 25th,26th,27th). A great festive outing for the whole family! For more information and tickets go to www.timmermansgardencentre.com
•Santa's Grotto at Intu Broadmarsh Centre
Santa Claus is coming to Intu Broadmarsh! Walk-up and see Santa Claus at his festive grotto for free at Intu Broadmarsh this Christmas. Santa will be there from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm on 1st and 2nd December, 8th and 9th December and 15th - 24th December. Pre-book for £1.50 here.
Don't forget to join the After School Kid Facebook Group! - Family Friendly Events & Activities in Notts for upcoming events throughout the year.
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We hope you have a Fantastical Festive Christmas!