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Boathouse Grotto
Sat 2nd December 2017 to Sat 23rd December 2017
Event Type: Childrens Event
Boathouse Grotto

New for Christmas 2017

Santa is taking up residence in the cosy Boathouse Grotto.

In addition to our popular sold out Father Christmas events in the House, we’ve persuaded the big man himself and one of his cheeky elves to see even more children than we’d originally planned. Due to huge demand we are creating an extra opportunity for children and young people to visit Santa in his magical lakeside grotto, down by the Adventure Playground.

Book a timed slot when you arrive at the Ticket Office, hop on the Christmas Express that runs between the Courtyard and the Boathouse, enjoy some elf entertainment and perhaps a hot chocolate and a festive treat from the cafe whilst you wait. Make sure you have your Christmas wishes and cameras at the ready when you enter Santa’s magical grotto!

All children can choose a small gift from Santa’s workshop store at the grotto as they leave.


Saturday 2nd Dec
Sunday 3rd Dec
Saturday 9th Dec
Sunday 10th Dec
Saturday 16th Dec
Sunday 17th Dec
Saturday 23rd Dec



10.45am – 11.45 slot
11.45am – 12.45 slot
12.45pm – 1.45 slot
1.45pm – 2.45 slot
2.45pm – 3.45 slot

Each session will open at the specified time on your ticket (eg queue opens at 10.45) You can drop in any time within your hour time slot. Your meeting with Santa will take place within the hour session time slot, but please do dress for the weather and expect to queue outside.


Additional Information:

Price: Tickets: £5 per child (additional to usual admission for non-members and children over 4), available on the day from the Ticket Office.

Booking Information:

Tickets available on the day at the Ticket Office. No pre-booking online available.
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