• Kelly

Where to book Breakfast, Lunch or Afternoon Tea with Santa in 2021




For a lot of people, going out to a café, garden centre or family friendly pub and having breakfast with all the trimmings, surrounded by beautiful decorations and topped off with a visit from Santa, has become as much of a tradition as dry meat and disgusting veg.

This can be a great experience for kids and make some amazing memories. As our boys are getting older, this is likely to be the last year that any of them will really believe, so I have decided that we will be squeezing in as many magical, festive experiences as possible.


Here are the "Breakfast/lunch/afternoon tea with Santa" experiences that we know of so far. This post will be updated when we here of any more. If you know of any that I have missed, please let me know, so that I can add them to the list.


PLEASE NOTE: Some events require pre-booking and have limited numbers. Please check this by clicking on the appropriate links, below or by contacting your chosen venue directly. We are not responsible for the organisation or potential cancellation of any event we promote and, as always, I highly recommend checking restrictions before booking or travelling to any event.


Spanish City, Whitley Bay

18, 19, 23 & 24 December

9am – 11am

£17.50 per child

£22.50 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


George Washington Hotel, Washington

Various options available here, including

Grinch lunch or tea - 4, 11, 12 & 18 December

Elf lunch or tea - 17 & 24 December

Sunday lunch with Santa - 12 & 19 December

Prices range from £12 - £26.50 per person

For more info and to book, click here


Hallgarth Manor, near Durham

5, 12 & 19 December

£6.99 per child

£9.99 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Dobbies Garden Centre, Birtley, Gosforth, Morpeth, Ponteland & Stockton

Dobbies club membership required to book.

Various dates

From £13.99 per child

From £6.99 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Vermont Hotel, Newcastle

Breakfast in Santa's Workshop, including elf training and a lesson on the North Pole.

4, 5 ,11, 12 & 18 - 24 December

£16.95 per person

For more info and to book, click here


Holiday Inn, Darlington Scotch Corner

Christmas Brunch with Santa

23 December

£9.95 per child

£17.50 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Lumley Castle, Chester-Le-Street

Breakfast with The Grinch

19 December

£12.95 per child

£15.95 per adult

Afternoon Tea with The Grinch

22 & 23 December

£14.95 per child

£23.95 per adult

Santa & the Superheroes Afternoon Tea

21 December

£14.95 per child

£23.95 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Travellers Rest, Hartlepool

5, 12 & 19 December

£6 per child

£5 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Roker Hotel, Sunderland

Lunch with Santa

19 December

£8.95 per child

£12.95 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Caledonian Hotel, Jesmond

12, 19, 22 & 23 December

£7.95 per child

£9.95 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


The Blue Bell Hotel, Middlesbrough

11 December

£5 per child

£6.50 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


The Longship, Hebburn

11, 12, 18, 19 & 24 December

£7 per person

For more info and to book, click here


The Wheatsheaf, Benton

18, 19 & 24 December

£11.95 per person

For more info and to book, click here


The Bell Guesthouse, Peterlee

5 & 12 December

£10 per child

£5 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Need more festive inspiration? Check out our North East Panto Guide.


This list is up to date as of 28/08, but will be updated, whenever we receive details of any new events. If you are hosting any kind of family friendly Christmas event, please send the details to kelly@northeastfamilyadventures.com

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