Christmas 2019: Best Santa’s grottos in the UK where your kids can meet St Nick

MEETING Santa is a magical experience that all kids will love – and there’s nothing like it to get you into the festive spirit.

We’ve prepared the best places and experiences to meet Santa around the UK that won’t break the bank.

 Kids love meeting Santa


Kids love meeting SantaCredit: E+ – Getty

Every year around Christmas, thousands of children are visiting Santa’s grottos to share wishlists for presents and experience the magic with their families.

Luckily, there are plenty of Santa’s grottos around the UK, so you don’t have to travel far to meet the famous man.

We’ve scoured the web to find the most exciting experiences for your kids that won’t break the bank.

Keep an eye out for offers that include adult attractions too, so every member of the family can make the most of it.

City Cruises’ Sail With Santa

 City Cruises' Sail with Santa is a great option if you want to discover the City of London


City Cruises’ Sail with Santa is a great option if you want to discover the City of London

Fancy doing something different this year? Then City Cruises’ Sail with Santa might be just right.

Children will have an opportunity to meet Santa, get a soft drink, festive cookie and even a special gift!

Adults will be able to enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a hot drink and a mince pie. Click here to book.

When booked online, an adult ticket costs £28 and kids’ are £16.

Departing from Tower Pier, it’s also a great way to see the city.

Lapland UK

 Lapland is a great fun for all the members of a family


Lapland is a great fun for all the members of a familyCredit: LapLandUK

If you’re looking for an immersive story-telling experience, look no further than Lapland UK.

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It’s an original adaptation of the Father Christmas story, promising to give the most exciting day for the whole family. Book your experience here.

A guided theatrical tour and snow-covered forest will create a magical atmosphere and keep you entertained for the whole time.

The magical land opens up on the 16th of November, and you can book your tickets from £89pp.

Santa’s Grotto Workshop at Hamleys

 Hamleys Christmas will take place in three locations in the UK


Hamleys Christmas will take place in three locations in the UKCredit: Alamy

Hamleys is well-know for creating a magical atmosphere, especially around Christmas. Book your spot here. 

This year, Santa’s Grotto Workshop will revolve around seasonal activities at the Hamleys North Pole.

Kids will be spending time with Santa, bringing home a special gift and incredible memories.

Available in three locations across the UK – London, Glasgow, and Lakeside – prices start from £20pp and you can check the availability and book tickets here.

Santa Sleepovers at Legoland Windsor

 Legoland Windsor is a great all family activity


Legoland Windsor is a great all family activityCredit: legolandsholidays

Legoland Windsor has always been associated with fun, joy and quality family time.

And it’s even a better entertainment around Christmas: Elves’ Magic Show, LEGO gift building, festive cheer and Father Christmas delivering presents.

It’s all going to make sure that you make the most of the magical time.

You can book your stay here.

There’s a special package for a family of four that includes access to Legoland rides and shows, plus a personal Father Christmas meet and greet.

You’ll also get a one-night stay in a Lego-themed family room, breakfast, Christmas gift for every child and more from £300. Find out more details here.

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Father Christmas And His Elves’ Camp At The Eden Project

 The Eden Project attracts visitors from all over the world


The Eden Project attracts visitors from all over the worldCredit: PA:Press Association

The Eden Project is the largest indoor rainforest, attracting visitors from all over the world.

During the Christmas period, it turns into a magical camp for Father Christmas and his Elves that invites kids to experience a magic world.

Children will be able to see the real life of Elves: bunkbeds, the pigeonholes full of kids’ letters and all the stockings. Book your visit here.

And there’s also going to be a story read beside an open fire to enjoy a special time with the man in red.

You can book your ticket here, and prices starts from £10pp.

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