West Yorkshire Santa’s Grotto Guide 2015

Photo by Susanne Nilsson Flickr

Photo by Susanne Nilsson Flickr

When it comes to Santa’s grottos, West Yorkshire has a huge variety of experiences to choose from.  Kids can meet Santa on a train, in a shopping centre, historical buildings and even 150 feet underground!  To help you choose the perfect outing for your family this holiday season, we’ve put together this handy guide.

 

Bradford Area Santa's Grottos

Wakefield Area Santa’s Grottos

Santa’s Grotto at Victoria Garden Centre

  • Wakefield Road, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 6BS
  • 01977 701 560
  • Beginning November 22, 2015  
  • £7.50 with a gift
  • Victoria Garden Centre also offers tea or breakfast with Santa beginning November 28 and tea with Santa beginnig December 7 for £11.
  • Pre booking recommended
  • Online booking link here

Grotto and Winter Wonderland at Carr Gate Garden Centre

  • Old Bradford Road, Carr Gate, Wakefield WF2 0SY
  • 01924 823002
  • Beginning Nov 15 weekends, Daily from December 5, 2015  
  • £8.50 Santa visit with gift when booked online
  • Carr Gate Carden Center offers tea or breakfast with Father Christmas as well from December 6 for £9.99.
  • Booking can be done online here.

Santas Christmas Grotto at Ackworth Garden Centre

  • Barnsley Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7NB
  • 01977 612660
  • Beginning November 14 weekends, Daily from November 28, 2015  
  • £10 with gift and photo
  • There will also be a chance to meet Olaf in the Frozen inspired grotto.
  • Ackworth Garden Centre has a ‘no que system’ meaning you can browse or enjoy a treat in the cafe while you wait.  For more information see this link.

Santa Underground at the National Coal Mining Museum

  • Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton, WF4 4RH
  • 01924 848806
  • December 5-6, 12-13, 18-23, 2015   
  • £6 with a present and certificate, £5 adults
  • Families have the chance to viisit Santa in his grotto 150 feet underground.  This includes under 5’s!
  • Tours take place on the hour and half hour.
  • Booking essential and early booking advised email info@ncm.org.uk or call 01924 848806 to book.
  • For more information see this link.

Breakfast or Supper with Santa at Cannon Hall Farm

  • Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT
  • 01226 790270
  • December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 2015  
  • £14.95 for adults and children with food, gift and extras for children
  • The day includes breakfast or supper with Santa, a gift, entry to the farm, a tractor ride and a chance to see real reindeer.
  • Booking by phone 01226 790427
  • For more information see this link.

Meet Father Christmas at Nostell Priory

  • Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE
  • 01924 863892
  • December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2015  
  • £7 with a gift plus garden admission
  • Visit Father Christmas and receive a gift and follow the Christmas card trail.
  • No need to pre-book, go to reception when arrive on the day to buy your tickets and book your time slot.
  • For more information and to book see this link.

Santa’s Grotto at Trinity Walk

  • Brook Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QW
  • November 21-21, 28-29 December 3, 5-6, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-23, 2015  
  • Free
  • For more information see this link.

Bradford Area Santa's Grottos 2015

 

Bradford Area Santa’s Grottos

Tong Garden Centre

  • Westgate Hill, Westgate Hill Street Cross Lane, Bradford BD4 0RY
  • 0113 285 3506
  • Beginning November 14 weekends, Daily from November 28, 2015  
  • £10 with gift
  • Santa will read children a fairytale
  • For more information and to book see this link.

Shipley Glen Tramway Santa Specials

  • Prod Ln, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 5BN
  • December 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20, 2015 weather permitting
  • £5.00 including gift and tram ride
  • Bookings cannot be taken
  • Children ride a festive tram up to see Santa where they are given a gift.
  • A lovely event run by volunteers.
  • For more information see this link.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Santa’s Specials

  • Santa Special from Oxenhope, Haworth or Keighley Train Stations
  • November 28-29, December 5-6, 12 & 19, 2015  
  • Take a ride on festively decorated coaches where  children will be given a gift by Santa and grown ups are served a mince pie and drink.
  • Adults & Children Over 3 £16.99, 6 – 36 Months £8.49
  • For more information see this link.

East Riddlesden Hall Santa’s Grotto

  • Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5EL
  • 01535 607075
  • December 12-13, 19-20, 2015  
  • £7 with a gift
  • Visit to Father Christmas and hear tales of his magical adventures.
  • Join in with music and festive party games.
  • Sessions held at 12.15pm and 2.15pm are tailored to under 4’s.
  • Booking essential 01535 607075
  • For more information and to book see this link.

Leeds Area Santa's Grottos 2015

Leeds Area Santa’s Grottos

The Grotto at the Leeds Corn Exchange

  • Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7RB
  • Santa will be there on weekends and school holidays but there will be activities daily December 7-24, 2015  
  • £6 with present
  • There will also be lots Christmas workshops and events including Baby Raves and breakfast with Santa and Elsa.
  • For more information see this link.

Santa’s Grotto at Marion Centre

  • Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NG
  • Beginning Nov 15 weekends, Daily from December 16, 2015  
  • Free
  • Visit Santa and post a letter to the North Pole.
  • For more information see this link.

Santa’s Grotto at Stockeld Park

  • Harrogate Road, Wetherby LS22 4AN
  • Beginning November 14 Friday – Sunday, Daily from November 27, 2015  
  • Prices start at £8 with a gift, see the price list
  • While there you can also visit the Enchanted Forest, pick out a Christmas tree, go ice skating and more (some additional charges may apply)
  • For more information see this link.

Santa Steam Trains at Middleton Railway

  • Moor Road Railway Station, Leeds LS10
  • December weekends, plus Dec 23 & 24, 2015  
  • £6.50 under 3, £10.50 3-12, £7.50 adult if booked in advance – gift for children, hot drink and mince pies for adults
  • Christmas Eve train prices are higher and must be booked in advance.
  • Ride the steam train with Santa (35 min round trip)
  • Booking in advance strongly advised.  For more information see this link.

Santa’s Grotto at Abbey House Museum

  • Abbey Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS5 3EH
  • December weekends 
  • £4 gift for children
  • There will also be crafts, music and fun in the Victorian Streets.
  • No booking required.

Father Christmas at Temple Newsam

  • Templenewsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
  • Tuesday, December 15 – Saturday December 19 
  • £3 in addition to usual house admission
  • No booking required.

Edwardian Christmas at Lotherton Hall

  • Templenewsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
  • Saturday, December 12 & Sunday December 13
  • £4 in addition to usual house admission
  • Visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy festive crafts, wreath making, children’s entertainment and live music.
  • No booking required.

 

Calderdale Area Santa's Grottos

Calderdale Area Santa’s Grottos

Santa’s Grotto at Eurkea!

  • Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE
  • 01422 330069
  • Beginning November 28-29 weekends, Daily from December 19,  2015  
  • £3 with gift, must have or purchase a yearly pass to Eurkea!
  • Tickets purchased on arrival
  • For more information see this link.

Santa and His Elves at the Westgate Arcade Shopping Centre

  • Halifax, HX1 1DJ
  • Every Saturday & Sunday November 28- December 20 weekends, Every Thursday December 3 – December 17, Daily from December 18 – December 24, 2015
  • £4.95 with gift and a certificate
  • No need to book

 

Huddersfield Area Santa's Grottos

Huddersfield Area Santa’s Grottos

Santa’s Grotto at Cathedral House

  • Cathedral House St Thomas’ Rd, Huddersfield HD1 3LG
  • November 29th – December 24th, 2015  Monday-Saturday
  • £6 with a gift, £10 for two children
  • Every child that visits our Santa’s Grotto includes a free gift from Santa and a free play voucher for Fizzy Lizard Playgym, which is located on the same premises.
  • For more information and to book see this link.

Santa’s Grotto at Armitage’s Pennine Garden Centre

  • Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8LF
  • 01484 607248
  • Weekends from 14th November daily from 19th December 2015  
  • £5 with gift, all proceeds go to Kirkwood Hospice
  • No need to book.
  • For more information see this link.

Christmas Magic with Santa and Elsa at the Magical Forest

  • The Magical Forest, Holy Trinity Church Hall, St James Road, Marsh, Huddersfield, HD1 4QA
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015
  • Santa will be in attendance with his trusty elves and will have gifts for all the children. Ticket price includes a Themed Christmas Lunch, Party Games, Play-Gym Entry, and a Chance to Sing and Dance with Elsa plus more!
  • Limited Seating. Advance tickets ONLY £8.00
  • To book email magicalforest@outlook.com or call 01484 537799.

Santa’s Grotto at Birchencliffe Garden Centre 

  • 75 Birchencliffe Hill Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield HD3 3NJ
  • 01484 536010
  • Weekends from 14th November daily from 19th December 2015  
  • £5 with gift, all proceeds go to Kirkwood Hospice
  • No need to book
  • For more information see this link.

Kirklees Light Railway Santa Specials 

  • Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ
  • 01484 865727
  • Beginning November 29th weekends and daily from December 18th 2015  
  • Prices start at £13.00 for adults and £11.00 for children with gift.
  • Kirklees Light Railway has Santa Special train that bring children to Santa’s grotto where they will also receive a gift while adults enjoy mulled wine and minced pies.
  • Booking is essential.
  • To book or see the complete price list see this link.

 

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