Sunday, 22 October 2017

Santa Grotto Guide for in & around Northamptonshire

Here it is my Santa Grotto Christmas Guide for in & around Northamptonshire.  I've tried to include the big names and some more local events.  I'm sure more will be announced so I'll add to this as & when I can. I'll add as many as I can to my Facebook page so why not give me a like. Life in the Mum's Lane - Facebook

Merry Christmas!

Weston Favell Enchanted Forest Grotto
Northampton NN3 8JZ
18th November to 24th December

Enchanted Forest Grotto

The Enchanted Forest Grotto - will consist of 120 real life fir trees surrounding a traditional Santa’s cabin. Visitors will be introduced to the centre’s very own elves Spud and Eve who will welcome them to enter the world of Enchanted Forest to follow a trail of seek and find adventure. £4 per child plus booking fee.

Santa Special Trains
Northampton & Lamport Railway
Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, NN6 8BA
26th November to 24th December

Northampton & Lamport Santa Special Trains

Come along to visit Santa in his Magical Grotto and then take a train ride along the Northampton & Lamport Railway from Pitsford and Brampton station.
Trains start at 10:30 then at 30 minute intervals until 15:30.
Every child will receive a present from Santa, a soft drink and biscuits. Every adult will receive a glass of sherry (or soft drink if preferred) and a mince pie.
Prices range from £5 to £14 depending on date & age. Check website.

West Lodge Rural Centre
Desborough, NN14 2SH
26th November to 24th December

West Lodge Rural Centre

Christmas experience includes Nativity plays, elves village, Santa, animal petting, Xmas photo booth, barrel rides, groom a goat & more.
Children £9.25 to £9.75 Adults £4.75 to £5.25. Family tickets available.

Billing Garden Centre
The Causeway, Great Billing, NN3 9EX
Yet to be announced

Stoke Bruerne Santa Cruise
2nd December to 24th December 

Santa Cruise

Depart from The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne for a 1½ hour cruise. £15 per person. 
Includes: Mince Pies, Soft Drinks, Tea/Coffee, Christmas Crackers, A present for each child and Pass the parcel will be played on the outward journey
To Reserve Your Seats Please telephone 01604 862428,
or email or

Riverside Hub
7 Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton, NN3 9HG

Riverside Hub

Lasts over an hour and is only £9 per child (in addition to our usual Hub admission fee). There is no need to book in, as the events will be running throughout the day.

The events run every day from 2nd to 24th December between 9.30am and 6pm
I would suggest calling to check before arriving.

Frosts Garden Centre - Woburn Sands
Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UE

Frosts Garden Centre

5th November to 24th December  £14.99 per child £4.99 per adult.  45 minute session. Loads going on at Frosts including ice skating, Christmas afternoon tea and Christmas paws!

Wyevale - only certain stores will have a grotto Our nearest appears to be the Podington branch NN29 7HS.

Wyevale Garden Centre

Saturday 18th November to 24th December. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.  Check website to confirm opening dates & hours.
Plant and grow a real magical mini Christmas tree to decorate and take home, plus receive a present from Santa. 30 minute session. £10 per child.

Breakfast with Santa is available at the Newport Pagnell Road branch NN4 6HP. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then meet Santa, children decorate a festive biscuit and then choose their very own present to take home. Prices range from £4.50 to £10 per person.

4 Clayfield Close, Northampton NN3 6QF


Santa's grotto 15th December ONLY 9am to 5pm £2 per child. Normal entrance fees apply

Santa Workshop Grendon Hall
Grendon Hall, 67 Main Road, Grendon, Northamptonshire NN7 1JW

Santa Workshop Grendon Hall

2nd to 24th December
Interactive Christmas theatre experience and a visit to see Santa in his drawing room with his Naughty and Nice book! Due to the personalised experience booking online in is essential.
£15 to £20 for 1 hour experience. Under 2's free.

Christmas shopping & Santa Grotto
Kisle,The Playing Fields,  Beech Lane, Kislingbury, NN7 4AL
3rd December ONLY 12 till 6 (Santa 1 till 4)

Charity Christmas Fayre & Santa
Holcot Village Hall
10th December ONLY 2pm to 6pm

Delapre Abbey Christmas Fair
London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW
16th December ONLY 11am to 4pm
A festive fair at Delapre Abbey with craft stalls, a food fair, Santa's Grotto, reindeer and carols sung by a local childrens' choir.

Sunnyside Generous George
Kingsthorpe, Northampton
9th December 11am to 3pm and 10th December 12pm to 4pm.
Meet Santa and his Reindeer. Balloon modeller and face painting. £5 a ticket per child which includes all of the above as well as a present from Santa, tickets on sale now from the bar.
Santa's Grotto (The Yards)
10 Market St, Kettering NN16 0AH
30th November to 14th December
£5.50 for one child and £10 for two 30 minute session. Create a craft item, juice, cookie and present from Santa.
Available to buy on or call Laura on 07709769382 to book

Welford Christmas Tree Farm
Portly Ford Farm,  Northampton Road, Welford,NN6 6JF

Welford Christmas Tree Farm

Santa will there the first 3 weekends of December - 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th - from 1-4pm. All profits raised are given to charity.
Tickets will go on sale on the 18th of November from 9am book by calling the farm on 01858 657008 or by visiting in person - these will be on a strictly first come first served basis - tickets cost £5 per child
Reindeer will be there from the 27th of November until 21st December.  Free children's arts and crafts area.

Whilton Locks Northamptonshire
Whilton, Daventry, Northamptonshire. NN11 2NH

Whilton Locks Garden Village

Starts 18th November Available from 11am until 4:30pm.
Price £9.99 per child and includes a gift.  Whilton locks has loads of festive things going on ice skating, Elsa, breakfast with Santa and carols. Check website for details.

Emma xxx

Important: Please check the details before attending in case any information has changed.  I would hate for anyone to arrive and be disappointed.

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