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Santa's Grotto, Cambridge

Santa's Grottos

Cambridge Grotto

2nd to 24th December

Santa has come back to Cambridge to see all the lovely children and find out what they would like for Christmas this year. Go and visit him in his grotto in the heart of Cambridge where you will get transported into a magical winter wonderland. The grotto is a treat not just for the children but for the adults as well where you will feel like you are a kid again.

Opening times will be December 2nd to 24th

Saturdays 11:00 - 17:00

Sundays 11:00 - 15:30

Thursday 21st 11:00 - 17:00

Friday 22nd 11:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve 11:00 - 13:00

The cost will be £6.50 per child (which included a toy)

Adults go free!

For more information, contact 01223 313991.

Cambridge Visitor Information Centre

The Guildhall

Peas Hill



Outside of Cambridge

Shepreth Wildlife Park

Make your family’s Christmas magical and join the team at Shepreth Wildlife Park for their Enchanted Christmas.  Santa will be visiting every weekend throughout December from 11:00 with his merry elves and gifts for the children (pre-booking required). With festive keeper talks and presentations they look forward to welcoming you this winter.

Audience with Father Christmas

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Audley End this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past amidst the yuletide decorations. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat! Additional charge of £4 applies to see Father Christmas for all children aged 0+ (subject to availability). Small present included. Pre-booking essential.

Santa Specials – Nene Valley Railway

Your Santa experience starts with a welcome from our station staff and badge team - entertainment is provided at busy weekends. This is followed by an exciting visit to Santa's log cabin where each child receives a special present from the old gentleman himself. Following a short wait families then join our steam hauled, decorated train for a fun-filled ride to Peterborough and return.

Ickworth Family Christmas Sparkle

Put the 'ho ho ho' into your family Christmas and join us for a special bit of 'Ickworth Sparkle'. Create some magical memories at our traditional and celebratory family Christmas events,make Christmas decorations and crafts, sit next to the Christmas tree with stories and gifts from Father Christmas, follow the Christmas trail and take part in some activities in the kitchen with the chance to take home a hand decorated treat. A very special, festive day out for the family.

Father Christmas at the Fen

Follow the Christmas trail at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to find Father Christmas. Don't forget to tell him what you would like for Christmas! Then visit the elves busy in the workshop, and make Christmas crafts to take home.

Santa’s Grotto - St Ives Corn Exchange

Santa will arrive by boat at the Town Quay in St Ives on Saturday 2nd December, accompanied by the Chief Snowman, with his water reindeer (sea scouts) and met by the Town Mayor and they will parade through the town before Santa takes up residence in the Corn Exchange to welcome children. The amazing Santa's Grotto will be held on 3 consecutive weekends along side a charity tea & coffee shop. 

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