Where to Meet Santa in Notts

Meeting Santa in his Grotto is something the kids have been looking forward to this Christmas and there are lots of ways to meet him in Notts. Maybe you’ll take the kids to the beautiful Newstead Abbey to meet Santa and his elves, or you might want to enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies while you wait at Brooke Farm. We’ve pulled together a variety of Grottos in Notts so you can choose the right one for you and your family.

The Christmas Experience at Wheelgate Park

Saturday 26 November – Saturday 24 December

12.30pm – 4.30pm weekdays, open all day on the weekend (Park open 10am – 5pm)

Grotto included in all standard child/toddler tickets. Grotto Only tickets needed for all others

See Santa in the Magical Fairytale grotto where you’ll get to choose a FREE gift from the workshop as well as visit the Elves in animal farm to help feed the Reindeer. Outside of the grotto enjoy the 40 Acre all-weather Park throughout the day, including the themed indoor play areas!

Winter Wonderland at Twinlakes Park

Saturday 19 November – Saturday 24 December

10am – 5pm

Grotto included in all standard child/toddler tickets. Grotto Only tickets needed for all others

Twinlakes transforms into a magical wonderland with a Christmas grotto to match. Meeting Santa includes a golden ticket to choose your own special gift from Santa’s Toy Workshop! You can also join the fun with sledging, tobogganing, gingerbread, decorating, festive workshops and much more.

A White Post Farm Christmas

Saturday 26 November – Saturday 24 December

10am – 5pm

Adult £8.95 / Child £8.55 + Family tickets (Online prices)

Visit Santa and his reindeer and enjoy the festive crafts throughout the day, you’ll even get to meet newborn lambs, as well as all the other animals! There will be a nativity play, build-a-snowman & more, which is all included in the price of normal admission.

Purchase a Santa Upgrade for a surprise wrapped gift for £2.50 or visit the Elves Workshop to choose your own gifts for £6

Santa’s Grotto & Winter Wonderland at Timmermans

Saturday 12 November – Saturday 24 December*

Weekdays 11am – 4pm / Weekend 10am – 4pm

£6 per child

Visit Santa in the Timmermans Grotto where you’ll receive a festive gift to take home and enjoy. *Santa will be in his Grotto this weekend, then Thursday to Sunday from 1 December onwards, plus 19 – 24 December.

Santa’s Grotto at McArthurGlenn

Thursday 1 December – Saturday 24 December

11am – 6.30pm (10.30pm – 4.30pm Sunday)


Visit Santa in his traditional cabin for FREE! After the Elves check if you’ve been naughty or nice you’ll see Santa in his Grotto where he’ll give you a Christmas chocolate treat as well as a photo of the visit.

Santa’s Grotto at Rufford Abbey

Saturday 19 November – Friday 23 December*

11am – 4pm

£2 Adult / £5 Child

Visit Santa at the picturesque Rufford Abbey Country Park – if you’ve been good you’ll get a FREE small gift! Experience the magic of Christmas aboard the magic train – a virtual ride suitable for all children.

*Weekends between Saturday 19 November and Sunday 18 December, Monday to Friday from then on.

Brookfields Grotto

Sunday 20 November – Friday 23 December

11am – 3.30pm


There will be loads of time to see Santa as he arrives on his horse and carriage with some special guests. The Carlton Brass Training band and the Bluecoat singers will be performing to create that festive atmosphere, so head on down and enjoy the music. Spend some time with Santa, receive a personalised gift and don’t forget to make a wish and place it on the wish tree!

Santa’s Grotto at Four Seasons

Sunday 20 November – Saturday 24 December

Opens at 10am (closing times vary)

£4 per child

Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield welcomes you to visit Santa in his Grotto. At the end of the visit you’ll get a free toy, with photography optional for an extra £5 of 3 for £10.

Santa’s Sleigh Collection hosted by Rotary Club of Ravenshead & Blidworth

Monday 5 December – Tuesday 13 December

Various locations & dates across Blidworth & Ravenshead


Meet Santa and his legendary sleigh in Ravenshead and Blidworth this Christmas. Check out the Facebook page for further details of when it’s in your area.

Floralands Christmas Grotto Experience

Saturday 19 November – Saturday 24 December

£8.99 per child

Take a walk through the winter walkway and visit Santa in his grotto. There’s also a chance to have breakfast and tea with Santa just check out their website.

Stories with Santa at Wollaton Hall

Saturday 10 December – Tuesday 20 December

£6 per child

Join Santa in the courtyard grotto for an afternoon adventure. Listen to Mr. Claus as he tells stories of the North Pole and sing along with the Elves. The visit includes a present for every child!

Book in advance on 0115 876 1057.

Retford Lions Club

Saturday 26 November – Saturday 24 December

Weekdays 6pm – 8pm / Weekends 4.45pm – 8pm

Retford Lions Club will be bringing Santa on his sleigh to communities in and around Retford through December. Support Retford Lions Club as they bring some festive cheer to your front door, supported by PRS for music.

Check out the various locations here.

Newstead Abbey Grotto

Saturday 10 – Sunday 12 December

Cost TBC

Visit Santa in his Christmas Grotto to let him know how good you’ve been! The activity centre will also be open for Christmas craft activities, where you can make some festive creations.

Tickets are available from the House Shop on the day of visit.

Santa’s Grotto at intu Broadmarsh

Friday 18 November – Saturday 24 December

£4.50 per child

Journey all the way to Lapland and back in the magical grotto experience in association with Playmobil. You’ll be greeted by Santa’s elves who’ll lead you through your very own Winter Wonderland experience. You’ll reach the stables to take a pit stop at the virtual reindeer feeding station and give a carrot to Rudolf, Dasher Comet and Vixen. After your own special meeting with Santa and giving him your letter, each family will be able to buy souvenirs should they wish to.

Book your tickets in advance.

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