Santa's grottos and Christmas events in Manchester and the North

Happy children read with Father Christmas

Head to Manchester this December to take part in the amazing Winter Gathering event at London Road – or play in the Snow Park and meet Santa over at Chill Factore in the Trafford Centre. Discover more festive family events in Liverpool, Newcastle, Cheshire and beyond.

Christmas at Beamish Sunderland
Families will love this Edwardian Christmas experience at the Beamish Museum in Washington, including a Christmas grotto, food stalls and fun rides.

Santa Cruises Northwitch, Cheshire
Take a Christmas cruise along the River Weaver Navigation, sharing songs and stories with Santa and his friends.

Christmas in the Park Stockport
This family day out includes Santa's grotto, rides, hog roast and hot drinks.

Ice Festival at Pier Head Liverpool
Get your skates on and glide round the beautiful ice rink at Pier Head. For those feeling brave there's a 45 meter ice slide to try out too!

Santa's grotto at The Pot Place Penrith, Cumbria
Take a walk through a magical enchanted forest to see Santa and his elves. Each child gets a Christmas activity bag to take home.

Christmas Zoo Club Newcastle
Newcastle Zoo are putting on a variety of Christmas activities this year inluding walking Shetland ponies, feeding lemurs and training cockatoos.

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