Santa's grottos and Christmas events in Birmingham, the Midlands and the East of England

Children visit Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be busy covering the Midlands and eastern counties this month – find him surrounded by toys at Hamleys Lakeside, or making friends with the animals at Birmingham Wildlife Park. Find out when he's due round your way, and what other festive events are happening in this area

The Midlands

Santa's Grotto Nottingham city centre
Visit Father Christmas at the impressive setting of Nottingham Castle. Advance booking is now open.

Stories with Santa Wollaton, Nottingham
Listen to stories about the North Pole and sing along with the elves before each child gets a present to take home.

Christmas Decoration Workshop Bournville & Selly Oak, Birmingham
Enjoy an imaginative Christmas decoration workshop (with plenty of mince pies).

Letter to Father Christmas Lincoln
Come to Doddington to post your letter for Father Christmas into a beautiful vintage post box and await your reply from the man himself.

World's First Edible Santa's Grotto Weston Favell, Northampton
Well this one speaks for itself, really.

Christmas Art for Kids Telford, Shropshire
An entertaining event for children aged two to six years old.

Winter Wonderfarm at Lower Drayton Farm Penkridge, Staffordshire
There are loads of activities at the farm this December, including a festive show, cookie icing activities and, of course, an opportunity to meet the farm animals.

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East of England

Kentwell Hall Dickensian Christmas Suffolk
Step back in time and enjoy a family day out filled with magical Christmas activities at this Victorian venue.

Father Christmas at Hatfield House Hertfordshire
Find Santa in his tavern in the grounds of the opulent Hatfield House, tell his your Christmas wishlist and take home a gift.

Father Christmas and friends visit Acle Norfolk
Meet reindeer Comet and Blitzen in this woodland day out and then on to visit Father Christmas tucked away among the trees.

Santa's Grotto Ware, Hertfordshire
Santa has a special gift waiting for every child who visits his grotto, and you can also take home an instant photo to remember the occasion.

The Northpole Cambridge Christmas 2016 Cambridge
There's a huge range of attractions for all ages to enjoy including an ice rink, festive food and fairground rides.

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