The Best Santas Grottos in Liverpool this Christmas

Fancy treating the little scousers to a meet and greet with the big guy this Christmas? Well, if so, check out our list of the best places to see Santa in Liverpool this year!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 27th Nov 2023

When the annual festive season comes around, it's nearly impossible to stop the littleuns getting into a state of Christmas frenzy. They'll be jumping at the chance to decorate the house, putting out mince pies and carrots for Santa and his reindeer, and putting together a huge list for Santa. Yet, as we're sure you'll agree, one of the most magical memories you can have as a child around Christmas is going to see the big man in one of the Grottos that he tours around the country. 

When looking for Santas Grottos in Liverpool we've got you more than covered. The Merseyside is no stranger to the man in red and is one of the busiest spots for him in the UK when it comes to meet and greets. From traditional grottos in festively transformed activity parks; to winter breakfasts with the Clauses; to festive parties where you may even see Santa on the dancefloor; the opportunities for your scouse littleun' to see the man in red are plentiful. 

So scroll down and check them out! Plus, if you're after more ways to make your festive season in Liverpool extra special check out some of the Liverpool Christmas Eve and Boxing Day events, also on sale on Skiddle!



Christmas Grotto at Ten Street Social

When: Saturday 25th November 2023

Where: Ten Streets Social in Liverpool

Ten Street Social is returning with its annual Christmas Market weekend this year, and they are thrilled to announce a special addition - Santa is flying in all the way from the North Pole to join them!

Prepare to be dazzled by their spectacular grotto, where the kids can decorate their own Christmas bauble, craft some awesome reindeer food, and then meet the man himself for a heart-warming chat and an early prezzie. So secure your spot for a magical Christmas experience and delight in Santa and his merry elves' warm welcome!


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Santa's Castle

When: Saturday 2nd - Sunday 24th December 2023

Where: The Fort Perch Rock in Chester

This brand-new festive experience brings the magic of Christmas to Christmas to New Brighton like it never has done before. You and the kids can step foot into the surroundings of the 200-year-old Fort, and be dazzled as you stroll around the magically transformed  Winter Wonderland filled with festive characters.

Whether that be the Grinch in their Whoville scene, or just Santa and his Elves, they'll be ample time to meet them all, as well as get some one-on-one time with the man in red and even receive a cheeky early present from him!


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Santa Experience at Knowsley Safari Park

When: Every weekend in December 2023

Where: Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool

Come to Knowsley Safari Park this Christmas and be awe-struck at their festively transformed site for their stunning Christmas lights extravaganza 'Enchanted'. Alongside the mesmeric illuminations, you and the family will be able to see all the animals as usual and then (the moment we're all here for) meet Santa and his elves in their workshop! Upon meeting Mr Claus, each child will receive a special, limited edition cuddly toy as well as a goody bag full of treats for you to take home and enjoy. It's a Christmas miracle that will love long in the littlun's memories!



Breakfast with Santa at Rainhill Hall Hotel

When: 16th - 17th & 20th - 24th of December 2023

Where: Rainhill Hall in Liverpool

If you fancy both a satiating breakfast and a magical experience with the Clauses, then this Breakfast with Santa at the stunning surroundings of Rainhill Hall is one of the best events where to see Santa in Liverpool this year.

This truly magical morning includes a meet and greet with Santa, where the kids can deliver their lists early, and receive an early gift;  storytime with Santa with milk and cookies, where you can wash down the delicious festive breakfast buffet with a sweet tree; as well as a number of activities to keep them entertained including colouring sheets and pencils to keep them entertaintained. There is even discounted Hotel accommodation available for all guests attending, if you want to stay the night after your experience, and complimentary on-site parking for those just wanting to stay the day; Grab your tickets to one of the many dates in December below!


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Breakfast with Santa at The Isla Gladstone

When: Saturday 23rd December 2023

Where: The Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Liverpool

After the success of last year and the smiles brought to the kids' faces, the incredible team over at The Isla Gladstone have asked Santa to come to visit them again, and he will do exactly that for this amazing Breakfast in the Conservatory on the weekend of Christmas!

Kids will enjoy yummy pancakes and adults will have a choice of bacon or sausages breakfast sandwiches, with the morning jam-packed with games, quizzes, dancing and of course your opportunity to meet the man himself!

Tickets arent available online, so secure your spot in the box below and then email or call 0151 263 0363 to get your tickets!


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Santa's Grotto at the Everyman

When: Friday 1st - Saturday 23rd December 2023

Where: Downstairs at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool

The beautiful building that is the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool will be undergoing a magical winter transformation, all in time to prepare for Santa and His Elves to arrive to entertain all of the little ones!

You and the kids will be able to make your way through the Grotto to arrive at a letter-writing station, where all wishes can be put to paper before their elves take you to meet Santa - where you'll be able to tell him all of your Christmas wishes and even receive a special gift!      

Tickets start from £9.50 - £15.00 and include letter writing and an opportunity to take a picture of your children with Santa. Head to their website to secure them now! 



Breakfast with Santa at the Lake House

When: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 24th December 2023

Where: Lake House in Liverpool

Whether you want a festive start to December, or you want to embrace the magic on Christmas Eve, The Lake House in Liverpool has you covered on both fronts. This year, they are offering a special breakfast with Santa, on both the 2nd, and 24th of the month!

You and the littleuns can spend the morning with the elves all before Santa welcomes you into his Grotto. Then you and the man in red can indulge in a full continental and English breakfast, which afterwards (if you aren't too stuffed) you can finish off with lots of festive dancing! Grab your tickets now so as not to miss out!


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Santa Xmas Glow Party

When: Friday 22nd December 2023

Where: Netherton Sports And Social Club in Bootle

If you want to avoid the traditional Santas Grottos, then boy do we have an option for you. This year, at the Netherton Sports And Social Club in Bootle, there will be an all-out, family Christmas UV party, where there will be non-stop madness featuring dancing Santa, elves and Grinch, Christmas grotto, snow, games, prizes and more.

The age range is 7+, however, younger children can attend, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. The Santa experience is also included in your ticket and will be there to meet and have your photo opportunity with you.


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Santa's Grotto at Dobbies Garden Centre

When: Saturday 25th November - Sunday 24th December 2023

Where: Dobbies in Liverpool

An incredibly popular Christmas experience at Dobbies; their Santas Grottos offer a magical journey for children and families complete with interactive elements and a meeting with Santa himself!

Take in the atmosphere as you walk through their enchanting forest, where an elf will guide you to find their Little Seedlings characters along the way before arriving in their wildlife forest clearing where the little ones will meet Santa and make a special item to take home

A word of warning though, tickets for this are selling out rapidly. Check out the Dobbies website for more information and tickets. 



Christmas Experience at Otterspool Adventure

When: 3rd - 4th, 10th - 11th, 17th - 18th, 23rd - 24nd of December 2022

Where: Ottersool Adventure in Liverpool

Otterspool Adventure is set to be completely transformed this Christmas into a Magical Family Experience that is not to be missed. The sprawling day-long event will treat you to every facet of Santa's process that makes the holiday season what is it, and we can guarantee the kids will be running around in a festive frenzy. 

You'll be able to visit Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift, visit the Elves ‘Make a Bear’ workshop, watch a Festive Show, decorate gingerbread with Mrs Claus, as well as have access to a whole host more amazing attractions including their Christmas Icerink. We can think of any better days out across Merseyside this Christmas, just make sure to secure tickets, as this will sell out!




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