• Kelly

Where to book Breakfast, Lunch or Afternoon Tea with Santa in 2022

Updated: Sep 27




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

10, 11, 17, 18, 23 & 24 December

Breakfast with Santa. Lunch and afternoon tea with Santa also available on various dates.

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

Lunch with the Grinch 10 December

Breakfast with the Elves 24 December

Santa Sunday Lunch 11 & 18 December

For more info and to book, click here


Hallgarth Manor, near Durham

Breakfast with Santa 4 & 11 December

£9.99 Per adult £7.99 Per child

Sunday Lunch with Santa 11 December

£19.95 per adult £12.95 per child

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 £7.80 per adult

For more info and to book, click here


Vermont Hotel, Newcastle

Breakfast with Santa

Various dates

£17.95 per person

For more info and to book, click here


Lumley Castle, Chester-Le-Street

Little Elf's workshop with afternoon tea

10 December

Afternoon tea with the Grinch & Cindy Lou

21 December

£23.95 per adult £14.95 per child

For more info and to book, click here


Roker Hotel, Sunderland

Lunch with Santa

4, 11 & 18 December

£12.95 per child

£14.95 per adult

For more info and to book, click here

Please note: We attended this "event" at the Roker Hotel last year and it was a horrible experience. Feel free to make up your own mind, but please, take a look at our review before booking. Also, we got absolutely nowhere when we complained, neither did anyone else.


Caboose Blyth

Breakfast with Santa

10,11 17 & 18 December

£15 per adult £8 per child

For more info and to book, click here


The Amble Inn

Breakfast with Santa

10 & 17 December

£15 per adult £10 per child

For more info and to book, click here


The Hog's Head Inn, Alnwick

Breakfast with Santa

10 & 17 December

£15 per adult £10 per child

For more info and to book, click here


The Seaburn Inn

Breakfast with Santa

10 & 17 December

£15 per adult £10 per child

For more info and to book, click here


The Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth

Breakfast with Santa

3, 4, 11 & 18 December

£15 per adult £10 per child

For more info and to book, click here


17nineteen, Sunderland

Breakfast with Santa

10 December

From £12 per person

For more info and to book, click here


Travellers Rest, Hartlepool

Breakfast with Santa

10, 11, 17 & 18 December

£5 per adult £6 per child

For more info and to book, click here


The Morritt Hotel & Spa

Supper with Santa

16 December

£19.50 per person

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 26/09/22, 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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