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Where to see Santa in the North East 2021





I feel a bit sad writing this one, as we now only have one child who still wants to see Santa this year. This year will be Elliot's last year, we are going for lunch with Santa at the gorgeous Roker Hotel and then that will be the last time we take our boys to visit Santa! How did they get so old so quickly.


We have had quite a few people asking about a guide to visiting Santa, I was going to wait to publish this because not everywhere have announced details yet, but don't worry, if you bookmark this guide I will be updating the post when I have further details. (Make sure you check dates) Quite a few you need to book in advance.

I have tried to include a variety of pricing but I have also tried to included more budget friendly ideas, because just one kid can be pricey let alone more.


The good news is I have found quite a few places already offering a delightful Santa's Grotto.



🎅Bridges Sunderland are back with the fab Grotto. £2 per child which includes a gift. 11/11 - 24/12


Santa Grotto 2019


🎅Bishop Auckland Christmas Town - This event looks epic! I think we are going to head down for this as there's loads going on. Santa is free to visit 10-4 on the 27/28 Nov.


🎅Manor Walks Shopping Centre Cramlington - Free Grotto for all children


🎅Dobbie's Garden Centre have various things going on Santa visit from £11.99

Don't forget Dobbie's have stores in Morpeth, Stockton, York, Ponteland & Birtley Also doing a doggie grotto.


Credit Dobbie's Garden Centre


🎅Wheelbirks Parlour £19.95 per child. (Prices reduce depending on the amount of kids you take)


🎅Red Fox Garden Centre £15.99 per child £5.99 per Adult.


Credit Redfox Garden Centre


🎅Lanchester Garden Centre £10 per child


🎅Dalton Park Have tons going on! Starting on the 13 Nov with a huge party welcoming Santa back with a parade, Metro Radio will be there celebrating, there's also a big fireworks show to end the epic day. Santa's Grotto is still in planning but I will pop the details on once they have finalised everything.


Credit Dalton Park 2018


🎅Metrocentre this year there is a fee £5 per child £3.50 per Adult


🎅Bamburgh Castle £!4.95 on top of the admission fee. 20/11-24/12


🎅Alnwick Gardens £22.95 various options available.


🎅The Palm Sunderland £11.95 includes a gift, make reindeer food & write a list with the Elves


I do have others on my list that I am waiting to hear back from so please keep checking for updates.


Other places to head along to are Christmas Markets they are usually free or very very cheap. You can find my guide to Christmas Markets HERE


Christmas events (some may be fully booked now so please do check). Find my Christmas event guide HERE


Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon tea with Santa find my guide HERE

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