Places to meet Santa in Nottinghamshire

20 November 2019 at 00:00

Places to meet Santa in Nottinghamshire

Visit Santa in Nottinghamshire!

We've pulled together a list of some of the best places to visit Santa in Nottinghamshire. Take a peek at these festive events where children can share their special wishes. 

Always check events before you attend to avoid disappointment, many require booking slots beforehand.

White Post Farm. NG22 8HL.


Meet Santa at White Post Farm. Every Tuesday - Sunday (from November 23rd)

Join the fabulous team at White Post Farm, feed the animals and meet Santa in his cosy Grotto. Also, every weekend there's the chance to join their entertaining Elf Academy! View here for further information on their festive activities and to book tickets.

Rufford Abbey. NG22 9DF.


Santa's Grotto at Rufford Abbey. Every Weekend (and Monday 23rd December)

Visit Rufford Abbey Country Park's Christmas Grotto to meet Santa and his helpers. Located in the Gallery. Open every weekend in December from 10.30 am - 4 pm. Pre-book in advance, £5 per child.

Breakfast with Santa at Rufford Abbey. Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st

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 one paying adult. Every child will receive a special present from Santa.
8.30 am - 10.00 am. £11.50 per person. Booking essential.

Fish and Chip Tea with Santa at Rufford Abbey! Friday 6th and 13th.

Enjoy Tea with Father Christmas this December. Tuck in to fish and chips with all the trimmings, followed by on to one time with Santa. Each child will get an activity pack, unlimited juice and a special present. Pre booking is essential. Suitable for children from 2 years old, all children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult. 4 pm - 6 pm. £11.50 per person.

Book here for all events at Rufford Abbey.

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park. NG22 8HX.


The Christmas Experience at Wheelgate.

The perfect day out for the whole family this winter, there’s something for everyone. Festive workshops, surprises, competitions, illuminated lights, twinkling snow scenes and Santa! The Park is open 10 am – 5pm, except Xmas Eve when the park closes at 3pm. Book your family day out at Wheelgate here.

Newstead Abbey.NG15 8NA.


Santa's Grotto Weekends at Newstead Abbey. 

Children can let Santa know their Christmas wishes at Newstead Abbey's special Grotto in the Courtyard and collect a festive present. Saturdays and Sundays from November 30th - December 22nd. 11 am - 4 pm. Book your place here. Tickets. £6.00 per child. 

Wollaton Hall. NG8 2AE.


Santa at Wollaton Hall. November 30th - December 22nd

Visit Santa in the magical surroundings of Wollaton Hall. 11am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 6pm. £6 per child, includes a Christmas present. Booking required here.

Brookfields Garden Centre. NG3 5RW.


Welcome Santa at Brookfields Garden Centre.

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times are November 23rd, 24th, 30th. December 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. General grotto queue opens at 1pm and closes at 3.30pm. Booked time slots 11am – 12.45pm (December 23rd Booked time slots 11am – 2.20pm). Booked places are £5 and includes a gift and £1 donation to Nottinghamshire Hospice. General admission is a £1 donation to Nottinghamshire Hospice. 

Princess River Cruises. NG2 4RF.


Santa Cruise on the Trent Lady.

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. Every Saturday in December until the 22nd. Book tickets here. 

Timmermans Garden Centre. NG14 6DN.


Fantastical Fairy Grotto at Timmermans Garden Centre.

The Grotto opens from Saturday 16th November. £8 per child (includes gift and up to 2 accompanying adults). The Grotto is open every weekend as well as the 5th and 6th of December and every day from december 12th - December 24th. Weekdays 11 am - 5 pm. Saturdays 10.30 am - 5 pm. Sundays 10. 30 am - 4. 30 pm. Christmas Eve 10 am - 3 pm. There is no booking system.

Christmas Circus at Timmermans Garden Centre.

Timmermans Garden Centre will be hosting their Christmas Circus from December 7th - 31st (closed 25th - 27th). This is a great festive outing for the whole family! View here for more information and to book.

Please remember to always check events before you attend to avoid disappointment. Many require booking slots beforehand.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! x