Where you can see Santa in and around Scarborough 2019

Grottos and Santa specials are now open and running in and around Scarborough

Friday, 6th December 2019, 8:23 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 8:24 am
Where Father Christmas has open his grotto
Where Father Christmas has open his grotto

Boyes at Scarborough

Visit Father Christmas at Boyes in Scarborough!

From now until Christmas Eve.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm

Santa’s Grotto, The Experience

Irton Garden Centre, near Scarborough, every weekend from now until Christmas Eve, from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Chat with Santa, receive a gift, reindeer food making and Christmas activities.

£8.50 per child

North Bay Railway Santa Specials


Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8; Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15; Monday December 16; Saturday December 21 and Sunday December 22 and Christmas Eve

Evening Santa Express are running Friday December 13 and Thursday December 20 at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Admission charges apply

Burton Agnes Hall

Near Bridlington

Meet Father Christmas in his courtyard grotto. Weekends in December (except 28 and 29) from noon to 4pm

Cost £5 per child; booking is not essential.

Santa Specials, North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Departing from Pickering and Grosmont Stations, the Santa Express brings Christmas to life and gives children the chance to meet Santa on board the train. They will be able to tell him what they would like to open on Christmas morning.

Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8; Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 and Saturday December 21 and Sunday December 22.

Admission charges apply

Santa’s Magic Grotto at Sledmere House

New location in the traditional Home Farm buildings.

Saturday December 7; Sunday December 8; Saturday December 14; Sunday December 15; Saturday December 21; Sunday December 22

Admission charges apply

Sitwell Library

Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough

Santa will welcome young visitors for a two-hour festive experience. He will read a seasonal story, and each child will receive a traditional Victorian-style toy and a chocolate gift.

Parents will have the opportunity to take their children’s photo before families take part in a craft workshop create their own Victorian Christmas card.

Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 at 10am and 1pm.

Santa in the Sitwell is £10 per child

Santa’s Magical Grotto

Sledmere House, near Bridlington

Located in the traditional Home Farm buildings.

You can book your visit online to suit you and bookings can be made up to an hour before each session starts.

You will get to explore the Magical Grotto, enjoy festive fun and games with the elves, visit Santa to tell him what’s on your wish list and visit the Elves VIP Toy Store to choose your gift from Santa.

Grotto tickets also gives you free access into the garounds and gardens, the rare breeds farm park, adventure play area and a festive ride on a tractor and trailer to the park to see the herd of red deer.

Book: www.sledmerehouse.com/events/details/santas-magic-grotto-christmas

Castle Howard

Drop-in Santa Grotto from now until Sunday December 22

Book a timed slot when you arrive at the ticket office, enjoy some elf entertainment and a festive treat from the Courtyard Cafe.

Make sure you have your Christmas wishes and cameras at the ready.

All children can choose a small gift from Santa’s workshop store at the grotto as they leave.

Tickets cost £8 per child (additional to usual admission for non-members and children over four)