School Holidays Calderdale

Places to see Santa

Santa’s grottos, breakfasts with Santa and lots of different places where you can see Father Christmas in Halifax, Calderdale and beyond.

 


Cannon Hall Farm – Santa

Dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19-24, 2020

Tickets on sale: October 27, 2020 at 7pm

This year’s Santa experience includes a trip through the elf check-in, a visit to Santa in his enchanting grotto and a high-quality present.

This brand new, entirely outdoors socially-distanced Santa experience will see Santa doing a parade loop around the sheep racing arena. All children will be given a keepsake colouring book featuring our most famous animals, drawn by local artist Elysia Gilman.

Elves will be on hand to ensure social distancing is in place around the track and to move customers in and out of each session.

Tickets include  farm admission, so you can see animals in the undercover barns and roundhouse, visit the reptile house and enjoy the outdoor adventure playgrounds.

Please note: there is no opportunity for children to have a one-to-one meeting with Santa at this event.

Price: £9.95, plus £1 booking fee. Includes farm admission. 

Christmas at Gordon Rigg Garden Centre

Awaiting 2020 dates

See Santa in his magical grotto (Santa will be adhering to social distancing rules) and let him know what you want for Christmas before collecting your gift.

Things will a little different this year, and all tickets must be purchased online, so you can choose your date and time slot (five minutes per child).

A maximum of 6 will be allowed in the grotto area and MUST all be from the same family or support bubble.

Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 16 unless an exemption card is shown upon arrival.

You must turn up a minimum of 15 minutes before your visit.

£9.99 per child. Online booking coming soon.

  • Gordon Rigg Garden Home & Leisure, 782 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, OL14 7TJ.

Ingleborough Cave Santa’s Grotto

Cancelled for 2020 – check back for 2021!

Follow Santa’s elves through magical underground passages to where Santa will be waiting at his table of presents, and relax by the fire in the Yule Time Yurt. Dates available on weekends from November 30-December 22, 2019. 10.30am-4pm.

This year there will be a mini bus for the elderly and those with very young children.

Tickets £10 adults, £13.50 children over 18 months. £5 children 0-18 months. £8.50 concessions. Includes Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail entry.

  • Ingleborough Cave, LA2 8EA. 015242 51242. Weekends from Nov 30-Dec 22, 2019.

Kirklees Light Railway Santa Specials

Tickets on sale: Already on sale

Dates: 28th November – 24th December 2020

Step aboard the steam-heated carriages of our Santa Specials and be transported to the magical North Pole!

Meet Santa and his jolly helpers inside their cosy grotto filled with sacks full of presents for the good girls and boys.

All Christmas services last for approximately 1hr 30m and are return trips.

The 2020 Santa Specials have been meticulously planned to allow for social distancing on the stations, platforms, trains and grotto.  This means only HALF the usual number of tickets will be available this year.

Price: from £9 – £17 depending on age of child and booking day.

Lotherton Hall – Santa

Tickets on sale: September 9, 2020

Dates: 27th November 2020 – 5th January 2021

Journey into the North Pole to our tree-lined home where Santa and his elves have taken up residency for the final weeks preparation before Christmas day.  Come and meet our elves, help out in the crafts workshop and even make your own souvenir to take away with you.  Our Head Elf will make sure you are looked after during your time there.  While you are there take the opportunity to write a postcard to Santa to make sure he knows what you want, and finally meet the big man himself!

Preschoolers Santa’s Cabin in the Elf Village – An experience for younger visits to see Santa for a present without the full North Pole additions.  Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 11am – 2pm from Monday 2 December, no pre-booking required.

Price: TBC

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Piglets Adventure Farm, York

CANCELLED FOR 2020

Dates: 21st November 2020 – 24th December 2020

Tickets on sale already

Jump aboard the Magical Sleigh Ride to Santa’s Woodland Village for a truly unforgettable Christmas experience with NEW activities for this year!

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭:
🎅NEW exclusive individual family visits to see Santa
🍪NEW Gingerbread decorating
🧝 Check in at Elf Airlines
🛷 Ride on Santa’s magical sleigh through the twinkling Woodland Village.
🎁 Receive the golden key to unlock his amazing Toy Shop.
🥧 Enjoy festive food and much more!

Santa’s Sleigh – Robertshaws Farm Shop – Santa

December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2020

Instead of visiting his farm shop grotto, Santa will be spreading festive cheer through the local villages by visiting on his very own tractor-pulled sleigh!
This year will be as magical as possible, with Santa touring a different village each nights and going through as many streets as he can. Santa and his elf will hand out sweets and fruit (socially distanced), sing lots of songs and share funny jokes. He will start at 4pm and tour until 6pm.
The itinerary is:
  • December 2 – Clayton
  • December 3 – Denholme and Cullingwoth
  • December 9 – Thornton
  • December 10 – Queensbury and Bradshaw

The team will be collecting for Sue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope.

  • Robertshaws Farm Shop, Keelham Hall Farm, Thornton, Bradford, BD13 3SS

Santa at Eureka!

2020 details for a socially distanced grotto coming soon!

Santa’s enchanted grotto boasts some of the friendliest elves in town and you can meet Santa and get a gift for £4 per child.

It will be open from 2.30pm-3.30pm during term time and 11am-4.30pm on weekends from November 23, 2019. Tickets can be booked at the Info Desk.

There’s also an interactive winter show, included with admission/annual pass.

  • Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax. 01422 330069

Santa at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

December 2020

“Sadly due to social distancing we are unable to run our Santa’s Grotto events in their usual format.  We are hoping that Father Christmas will be able to visit us in December but are unable to make any decisions until nearer the time.  Any announcements will be made on our Facebook page.”

  • Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse. 01484 713435.

Santa at Newbank Garden Centre

Awaiting 2020 details

Write a letter to Santa and visit his house, where he will read you a story and give you a gift

Child (includes one adult): £9.99. Each additional adult: £4.99. From December 7, 2019.

  • Newbank Garden Centre, Stainland Road, Greetland. 01422 371011.

Santa at Ogden Water

Awaiting 2020 details

Visit Santa’s magical woodland grotto in the woods at Ogden Water, where you can make Christmas arts and crafts, visit Santa and receive a gift.

Tickets from £9. Saturday, December 14, 2019. To book, visit ticketsource.co.uk. Wheelchair accessible. No dogs.

Santa at The Piece Hall

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18-24, 2020

Find Father Christmas at The Piece Hall and enjoy a magical journey of storytelling with The Tellers – funny folk who live under the arches of The Piece Hall telling stories and ringing tiny bells. This year, they’re on a mission to bring the magic of storytelling back to Christmas with the help of Santa himself. Expect a 35 minute interactive experience with jokes, rhymes, laughs and games. Children will meet Father Christmas and receive a Santa Activity Bag.

Price: £13.95 per person. Available for group bookings of 3, 4 or 5 people only.

Santa at Westgate Arcade

Every Saturday in December, and Christmas Eve, 2020
Santa will be at Westgate Arcade for socially-distanced photos, every Saturday in December, as well as Christmas Eve (11.00am – 4.00pm).
Call in and say hello!
  • Westgate Arcade, 28 Westgate, Halifax. 01422 345525.

Santa in the Woods at Oakwell Hall

Awaiting 2020 details

Join Santa and his helpers around the campfire to make Christmas crafts.

Children must be 5 and over and accompanied by an adult. £8 per child.

Pre-booking required.

  • December 20, 2019. 4.30-6.30pm. Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. Tel: 01924 324761.

The Elf Express- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Each weekend from November 28-December 20, 2020, December 21-24, 2020

Meet Santa’s Elves, collect your golden ticket then enjoy a magical train ride to Kringle Town’s Winter Wonderland. Each household will get their own private compartment and meet Santa at Kringle Town Station, with singing, laughter and goodies galore.

Tickets include a round trip from Oxenhope, decorated private family compartments on the steam trains, refreshments, a gift, meeting Santa and his friends and a photo opportunity.

Tickets per compartment, from £80-120.

  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, from Keighley, Haworth or Oxenhope Stations. 01535 645214

Santa’s Grotto – Tong Garden Centre

November 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, December 2-24 (apart from 7 & 8), 2020

Enjoy a magical journey along an enchanting pathway to meet Santa – and this year it is an exclusive family experience! You can stop along the route to snap memorable family moments, then meet Santa in his grotto and choose your own gift from the North Pole toy shop.

£14.95 per child (two adults free per child). Children under 12 months £12.95.

  • Tong Garden Centre, Tong Lane, Bradford. 0113 285 3506.

Stockeld Park Santa’s Grotto

From November 28, 2020

Visit Santa in his rustic wooden cabin with twinkling lights and lots of Christmas cheer.

You can also see the winter illuminations in the Enchanted Forest (extra cost), and try your hand at the maze!

Price: £12.50 per person. 2 adults free.

  • Stockeld Park, Wetherby. LS22 4AN.

Thornton Hall Country Park – Santa

November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13 & 19-24, 2020

An experience lasting around 2.5 hours. You’ll find six magical walk through areas, an enchanted drive-thru reindeer experience and visit Santa in his grotto to receive a gift.

Price: Varies depending on the date, but ranges from £25.95 for children and £18.95 for adults. Under 1s are cheaper.

  • Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TS.