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Places to see Santa 2020

Keep an eye on this area of the site ‘Places to See Santa’ which  will be updated as soon as Santa releases the dates and venues for 2020!

If you have a place to see Santa that you would like to list here, please contact me 

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Boston Park Farm – Lunch with Santa

Information about 2020 not yet available

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, DN7 6DS



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Santa’s Grotto -The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

Open from 21st November 2020 

Our Santa’s Grotto is the most wonderful experience for both adults and children. With twinkling lights and Santa in a rustic wooden cabin, the whole family will feel the festive cheer here!
Stockeld Park really is the true home of Christmas! So make sure you don’t miss out on all the festive fun!
Subject to availability.
Also, brand new for 2020: FaceTime with Santa: 
We know that because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, some of you will be unable to visit us this Christmas. But don’t worry, all is not lost! We have upgraded to the latest North Pole Technology and you can now schedule a FaceTime call with Santa himself, direct from his magical, cosy grotto here at Stockeld Park!
Visit website 

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Santa’s Workshop at Lakeside Village

Information for 2020 not yet released, please check back.

Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PJ



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Glorious Christmas Greetings: Sundown Adventure Land

21st November 2020 – 24th December 2020

Take a magical ride through the enchanted forest and visit Santa in his home to recieve a special gift!

You’ll be greeted by the elves and Mrs Claus and when it’s your time you’ll be invited to meet Santa himself. You’ll find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list and receive a lovely present. Santa has been able to weave a mask into his glowing white beard!

Adult £16-£18

Child 90cm-10 years+ gift £18-£20

Child under 90cm +gift £3.50

Child over 10 + gift £19-£21

Other pricing options

Park open 10-4pm weekdays/10-5pm weekends.

Very limited tickets available, must be pre-booked in advance.

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Visit Santa at Ackworth Garden Centre

21st November – 24th December 2020 (selected days)

This year we’re keeping the magic of Christmas alive by opening our Christmas grotto, however, they’ll be a few changes to keep everyone safe and sound!

Our grotto visit includes a reindeer hunt around our store, inside and out, and a chocolate lolly when you find them all!

Afterwards, you will make your way through our magical winter wonderland grotto, and be able to take pictures on Santa’s sleigh and on your winter wonderland walk.

You will then have a private family audience with Santa Claus, where you can tell him all your Christmas wishes – and promise him that you’ve been very good this year!

You will also receive a photo memento of your visit, and, with the help of Santa’s elves, you can choose a brilliant, well-deserved gift from our range of award-winning gifts in a tin, a new offering for 2020!

We advise you to book your ticket in advance by visiting our website here

Covid-19 Measures

As usual, you can purchase a ticket online through our website, and you can choose a time and day that suits you best. However, to establish social distancing we have had to reduce the number of slots available this year, and so we strongly encourage pre-booking your ticket to avoid disappointment as we anticipate having very few tickets available on the door.

For more information on please visit our website.

Mumbler Anna visited with her family in December 2019 and sent us this review … click here

Ackworth Garden Centre, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, WF7 7NB

01977 612 660





Brigg Garden Centre – Santa’s Grotto

Information for Santa  2020 not yet released 

Christmas at Brigg Garden Centre is now open,
with two shop floors worth of Christmas cheer.
Plenty of sparkles, tonnes of twinkle,
a little bit of magic that we all need this year.

Brigg Garden Centre, bigby High Road, Brigg, DN20 9HE

Countdown to Christmas 2020

13th November 2020

A family friendly celebration marking the start of the festive shopping period in Doncaster.

No details yet released about this event for 2020

Doncaster Lions: Santa’s Sleigh route 2020

Get your child a personalised letter from Santa posted to your home. Just go to click on the letter from Santa. Fill in the form with your child or grandchild’s details. Click the link to give us a donation so we can continue our amazing work in the community



Father Christmas at Wentworth Garden Centre

‘Wentworth World of Christmas’ giftware department now open.  Five brand new and exciting themes for 2020… ‘Pink Forest’, ‘Wild Glam’, ‘Wonderful Time’, ‘Christmas Eve’ and ‘Mountain Lodge’.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we have taken the decision not to operate Santas Workshop this year at the garden centre.
We understand that this is not the news many of you would be hoping for, but we are sure you will understand this is the best decision for keeping everybody safe during these uncertain times.
We look forward to welcoming you and your families back to see Santa in 2021

Wentworth Garden Centre, Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TF

Holmes & Gardens – Santa’s Grotto

Information for 2020 not yet released, please check back

Holmes & Gardens, Belton Road, Epworth, DN9 1JL


North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Santa Trains

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 & 22 DECEMBER 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Departing from Pickering and Grosmont Stations, the Santa Express brings Christmas to life and gives children the chance to meet the legendary man himself on board the train. They will be able to tell him what they would like to open on Christmas morning – providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!

Rufford Abbey Christmas & Reindeer Rescue Christmas Trail

No information released as yet, check back.

See Spectacle of Light Information 

Rufford Country Park, Newark, NG22 9DF


Santas Grotto at Loversall Farm

Unfortunately it is with great regret that we have had to cancel this years Santas Grotto at Loversall Farm due to the unprecedented circumstances that we are all facing. (Update 29.9.20)

The Barn, Loversall Farm, Mexborough, DN11 9DD

See Santa at Cannon Hall Farm

Information for 2020 not yet released


The Christmas Experience at Wheelgate Park

Information not yet released for 2020, please check back

White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX

01623 882773

The Christmas Experience – Lotherton

Returning for 2020 are:
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Woodland Walk, enjoy this enchanting interactive walk through the Captains Wood, discover the fairies in their secret hideaway Fairy Dell, listen to the giggles and whispers as you tip-toe through. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian House with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery.
  • Visit Santa and the elves in the Elf Village for either the 40 minute ‘Under the Wishing Tree’ experience where families will get to interact with the elves and personal Santa visit, or for the smallest of little people (pre-schoolers), pop in to Santa’s Cabin on a weekday lunch time for a short one to one and present from the man himself.
Our relaxed visits to Santa, for young people with additional needs, are back for 2020 too! On Tuesday 1st & Tuesday 8th December you can meet Santa and join our elves under the wishing tree in a friendly and accessible experience.
Come on a journey that’s free flowing and reduced capacity, and don’t forget to bring your letter for the man himself! Call 0113 376 0318 to book your slot.

Lotherton, Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB


Tropical Butterfly House, A Christmas Trail

Information for 2020 not yet released


Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, S25 4EQ

Walkers Nurseries – Santa’s Grotto

Breakfast and Santa , Supper and SantaVisit Santa – Due to Covid19 we have made the difficult decision not to operate our Santa’s Grotto or Breakfast with Santa events this year. – update October 2020

Walkers Garden Centre, Mosham Road, Doncaster, DN9 3BA

YWP’s Christmas Fair & Santa’s Grotto

Christmas Fair dates yet to be released.

See NEW Winter Illuminations at YWP here 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Warning Tongue Lane, Doncaster, DN3