From 12th December, there will be a festive hunt around the nature trail and a special Christmas take-away menu.
Then from 19th -22nd Santa will be in his outdoor grotto! See him every hour on the hour from 11am-2pm for socially distanced selfies.
Tickets must be booked in advance (all Christmas activities are included in normal admission)
Visit the Boston Park website for tickets.
Visitors to Doncaster town centre might have seen the lights are up and the Christmas Tree in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.
Whilst the usual Countdown to Christmas event can’t take place, there will be a video of the lights and new installations to watch from home. Special video footage will include:
On Wednesday December 2nd at 6.30pm the film will be premiered and we hope you’ll join us online.
If you’ve missed them, you can see them here
We’ve also been filming with Father Christmas too!
There will be some amazing Storytime with Santa films, online EVERY Friday in December and a very special one on Christmas Eve! All will be shown at 6.30pm.
Santa’s Storytime Week 1
Open from 21st November 2020
Santa’s Woodland Workshop will be opening on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at Frenchgate!
Santa and his elves have been hard at work in their secret Woodland Workshop making toys and gifts for all the good boys and girls.
Enjoy a visit with the man himself, then journey into Santa’s workshop where an extra special treat awaits you. Once inside, you will be invited to choose your own gift from the toys on display – the elves will help you!
Bookings only – book in advance online or scan the QR Code at the Grotto entrance to book a time slot on that day.
See opening times here
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!
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.
Mumbler Anna visited with her family in December 2019 and sent us this review … click here
Ackworth Garden Centre, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, WF7 7NB
Brigg Garden Centre, bigby High Road, Brigg, DN20 9HE
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.
Get your child a personalised letter from Santa posted to your home. Just go to www.doncasterlions.co.uk 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
Wentworth Garden Centre, Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TF
Santa visits available
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
Information for 2020 not yet released, please check back
Holmes & Gardens, Belton Road, Epworth, DN9 1JL
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Information not yet released for 2020, please check back
White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX
Lotherton, Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
Information for 2020 not yet released
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, S25 4EQ
Breakfast and Santa , Supper and Santa, Visit 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