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The Best Christmas Grottos to Visit This Christmas in Salford

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8 Nov 2019
Bringing the kids along to meet Santa can be a magical experience. Here’s our guide for the best grottos in Salford to take the kids to this Christmas.
Christmas is a magical time and meeting Santa can be the highlight of any child’s Christmas. If you are wondering where to take the kids to see Father Christmas in Salford, you are simply spoiled for choice. Choose from any of these fabulous grottos which can be found in Salford for a magical family outing this Christmas.

Santa’s Grottos in Broughton


Santa’s Grottos in Claremont 


Lightoaks Park Christmas Cracker

8th December 2019 

Santa will have his own grotto at the Christmas Cracker event, so make sure you bring the kids along to tell him what they really want for Christmas Families can expect carols, mince pies and mulled wine too! Find out more here.

Santa’s Grottos in Eccles


Father Christmas at Eccles Shopping Centre


Father Christmas will be making an appearance at his grotto at Eccles Shopping Centre on the 7th and 14th December. Here’s the details.


Santa’s Grottos in Irlam and Cadishead


Santa’s Grotto At Prince’s Park Garden Centre

15th December 2019

Santa will be visiting Princes Park Garden Centre on 3 consecutive Sundays, where kids will be able to join in with some festive crafts too. This chance to meet Father Christmas is a little bit special as he will be giving children a tree sapling to take home with them as a gift. Find out more here.  


Santa’s Grottos in Little Hulton


Meet Santa At St Ann’s Hospice Christmas Fair

24th November 2019
As well as the chance to meet Santa in his grotto, families can browse Christmas gift stalls, and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine. Find out more here.

Meet Father Christmas At Little Hulton Cricket Club

14th December 2019
The whole family is invited down to Little Hulton Cricket Club this Christmas for just £5 entry which includes a gift, disco, party games and an entertainer too! Here’s the details

Santa’s Grottos in Monton


Santa’s Grottos in Ordsall


Santa’s Grotto At Ordsall Hall

8th & 15th December 2019
Kids can meet Father Christmas in his Grotto in the festive surroundings of Salford’s Ordsall Hall this Christmas. After meeting Santa, they will be able to choose a gift from the elves’ workshop. Here’s the details.

Santa’s Grottos in Pendleton


Santa’s Grottos in Salford Quays

The Lowry Outlet Santa’s Grotto

Details TBC


Father Christmas Cruise 


23rd November – 20th December 2019

Families can enjoy an hour long Santa cruise from the Quays, where the kids will get to meet Father Christmas whilst the grown ups enjoy a festive mulled wine and a mince pie.   Find out more here.


Santa’s Grottos in Swinton

Meet Santa at Swinton Square
Dates and times TBC

Santa’s Grottos in Walkden


Meet Santa at The Ellesmere Centre

Santa’s Grotto will be back in Walkden, and will launch at the Walkden in a Winter Wonderland event on 30th November. Santa’s Grotto will cost £5 per child. Times TBC

Santa’s Grottos in Worsley


Santa Experience At Worsley Courthouse


8th December 2019 

This Christmas, why not bring the kids along to meet Santa himself at Salford’s Worsley Court House and enjoy a wonderfully festive experience. Kids will be able to post their letter to Santa, and enjoy a story by the fire with Father Christmas himself. Find out more here.

Santa’s Grottos Near to Salford

There are lots more exciting Santa’s grottos near to Salford if you fancy travelling further afield. The Trafford Centre’s Peter Rabbit-themed grotto is back for 2019, find out more including dates, times and prices here. Our Tameside Santa guide, which features families favourites such as Cockfields Farm where you can see real reindeer, can be found here. 


Sponsored Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience


30th November  – 24th December 2019

For a really special festive day out with the family, why not bring them along to Cockfields Farm. The kids will be able to head to Elf school, decorate gingerbread men and enjoy a story in Mrs Claus’ kitchen, and head to the elf village for a hot chocolate. Afterwards they will get to make a bear in the Elf’s Workshop and meet Santa, before choosing a gift from the North Pole Toy Shop. If that wasn’t enough, there’s the usual animals to see as well as some real reindeer. Find out more here.


For Places Where You Can Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner With Santa In 2019, See Here

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