Santa's Woodland Walk Christmas Grotto

Meet Santa and friends at Festival Place!

Santas's Woodland Walk - 18th November to 24th December

Porchester Square - £4.50 including free gift

This year, Santa’s Grotto at Festival Place is seriously cool! We have a fantastic interactive arctic woodland walk where you can discover some amazing Augmented Reality content on your smartphone. (We won’t give too much away, but let’s just say there are penguins and they’re a bit mischievous). All you have to do is scan the sculpture to see what happens!

Along the way, you’ll meet our magical talking Christmas tree and get to try your luck on Rudolph’s Naughty or Nice-o-meter, where Santa can find out if you’ve been good or bad this year!

A visit to meet Santa costs £4.50 per child including a free gift. Picture products are available to buy as you exit the Grotto.


Grotto Opening Times

Our Grotto is open for our core Christmas opening hours, the same as our shops. The only exception is the Grotto opens an hour earlier than our shops on Sundays at 10am.

View full Christmas opening hours


Book Your Grotto Tickets Now

You can pre-book your magical visit to meet Father Christmas at Festival Place now - simply visit our booking page (opens in a new window).

Please note: bookings cannot be made for weekend or for the week before Christmas. You may still arrive at the Grotto and queue on these days. Early arrival is recommended during busy periods.