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Brigg Garden Centre – Santa’s Grotto

Announcement November 26th 2020
“Dear Grown-Ups, we are so sorry that we are not able to host Santas Grotto at Brigg Garden Centre this year. We are as disappointed as you are. We have taken this decision to ensure we help to keep everyone as safe as possible during the festive season. Please pass on our sincere apologies to your little ones. We are open, so we hope you will at least be able to bring them to the centre to see the Christmas displays. Thank you for your support and continued custom, from everyone at Brigg Garden Centre and of course Santa who is safely shielding in Lapland.”

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

Cannon Hall Farm Santa Parade

Watch Santa as he makes a loop of the sheep racing arena.

There is no opportunity for a one-to-one meeting with Santa, however you can spend the day at the farm, see the animals and meet the Reindeer.

£9.95 per person plus £1 booking fee (all paying children get a keepsake gift)

General Winter farm tickets £2.95 plus booking fee.

Open 10am-4pm



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



Enchanted North UK 2021 at Thornhurst Manor

Woodlands Illuminations and Santa’s Grotto, 26th November – 24th December 2021

Woodlands Illuminations Entry – £12

Woodlands Illuminations Entry and Grotto package – £17 (Visit Santa in his grotto as you take a tour of the Enchanted Illuminations)

Under 3 Illuminations entry – FREE

Under 3 Illuminations Entry and Grotto Package – £5

Thornhurst Manor, Holme Lane, Owston, Doncaster, DN5 0LR

01302 337799

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

Hare & Hounds Fishlake, Santa visit

Santa visits available

  • Friday 11th December 5-7pm
  • Saturday 12th December 2-5pm
  • Sunday 13th December 2-5pm

The pub remains closed, however there is a gazebo in the beer garden and Christmas themed backdrop for photos.

£10 per child, to include 5 minute allocated time slot with Santa (socially distanced), Gift from Santa, Christmas Cupcake.

To book call or text 07783 400021

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!

Once upon a Wentworth Christmas

Sadly this event is cancelled, however Wentworth Woodhouse have their open gardens event.

The gardens at Wentowrth Woodhouse are well worth a visit (lots of things for the Children to look out for including a bear hunt, mud kitchens etc – see our Mumbler Review from ealier this year here. 

Rufford Abbey Christmas & Reindeer Rescue Christmas Trail

To keep Santa and his elves as safe as possible until Christmas Day, we have decided its better if they stay at home as much as possible, just like everyone else, so

BUT christmas is not cancelled, the tree is up and the lights are shining and we have hot chocolate to keep you warm on a wintery walk.

See Spectacle of Light Information 

Christmas markets are still going ahead:

5th & 6th December 10am-4pm

12th & 13th December 10am-4pm

19th & 20th December 10am-4pm

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

Glorious Christmas Greetings: Sundown Adventure Land

Statement November 26th 2020

” It is with great sadness that we have had to make the hard decision of remaining closed this Christmas. Due to being in tier 3 we cannot offer the magical Christmas experience which you have all come to love.

We will be updating the website with full details on what options you have regarding your tickets on Monday along with office opening times.
We thank you in advance for your patience whilst we deal with all our guests and we look forward to welcoming you all back next year. Stay Safe Sundowners”

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

Meet the mini beasts and meerkats, butterflies, birds and amazing wildlife from around the world…plus there is an amazing adventure park and wet play park.

Indoor areas are now open from 17th May 2021

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416 /

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