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Santa's Magical Christmas Grotto

A Grotto Like No Other

Christmas is a magical time here at Polhill which we love to share with all of you. Santa's Grotto is an exciting addition to our Christmas season which makes for a captivating day out for all of the family. Visiting Santa's Grotto enables you to receive a gift which is suitable across a wide age range. This means that you will receive a gift which is suitable to you.


Santa's Grotto is available from:

  • 17th-18th November 2018 (Opening Weekend)
      • Special Opening Weekend price of £10 per child
      • Breakfast with Santa sessions available this weekend ONLY
  • 24th-25th November 2018
  • 30th November everyday up to Christmas Eve


Santa's magical grotto is located close to the Novell's Bistro by the main entrance in car park A. You will need to arrive slightly earlier than your designated slot in order to sign in with our elves and get ready for your experience.

how much...

This year the Grotto experience will cost £12 per child. Every child will be eligible for two free adult passes and an age appropriate present will be gifted to them when leaving.

If you have any further questions then please check out our FAQ's page for more information.

the experience

Every year Santa and his elves make changes to the Grotto and this year is no different. The theme of the grotto is the best kept secret in all of the land so it will be a surprise for everyone that visits.

Each slot will last 20 minutes where Santa will interact with all his guests and read a Christmas story or sing one of his favourite songs. Proceeding the time with Santa there will be an opportunity for photographs. We will have a professional photographer whom you may purchase photos from but we understand this isn't to everyones preferences so you may use your smart phones & cameras to take pictures of your loved ones with Santa.

Each group will consist of 15 children of varying age, there will be 3 to 5 elves as well as Santa accompanying the group from start to finish in order to ensure a complete experience is given.

This year we look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to Santa's grotto here at Polhill Garden Centre. Having built grottos for over 20 years our elves know just what the children want and this year will be better than ever before.


We hope most of your questions have been answered above, however, if you have any further queries then please get in touch via the link below