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Santa Claus & Family Christmas Fun In Yorkshire 2013

Santa Claus is coming to Yorkshire! He'll be popping down your chimney later in December, but if you'd like to give him your list and let him know in person how very very good you've ben this year you can find him all over the place. He'll be on boats and trains, down mines, with meerkats as well as in his traditional grotto.

 

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Santa Specials
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December
on the North Bay Railway

Scarborough Guide  •   Scarborough Accommodation

Christmas at Eureka! National Children's Museum
30th Nov, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th 21st, 22nd, 23rd December
Step into the winter wonderland to meet Santa and his friends.
Halifax Visitor Guide

The Christmas Adventure
Daily until 6th January

Stockeld Park Christmas adventure is a winter wonderland for all ages, with Sants's grotto, a magical maze, ice-skating and an enchated forest walk available every day.
Stockeld Park

Santa on the NYMR
30th Nov, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th 21st, 22nd, December

Embark on a magical adventure to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. Fares are £14 for both adult and child tickets, this includes a return trip on the train to meet Santa in his grotto, a hot drink and a scrumptious mince pie to warm the cockles. Children will also receive a quality present whilst adults will be able to enjoy a complimentary alcoholic tipple.
North York Moors Railway

The Magic Hatter's Christmas Cracker 2012 - a festive family magic show!
14th to 16th December

Join The Magic Hatter in a festive family show for ages 3 to 103. Exploding with comedy, magic, illusions, special guest Frostbite the Penguin and more surprises than in Santa s sleigh - yule love it!
Magic Hatter   •  York Visitors Guide  •  York Accommodation

An Audience With Father Christmas
30th November, 7th, 14th & 2st December

Meet Father Christmas in the entrance hall of Brodsworth, dressed in sumptuous traditional colourful costume to tell tales of Christmases past and recite famous yuletide stories and poems.
Brodsworth Hall  •  Doncaster Visitors Guide  •  Doncaster accommodation

Santa's Steam Adventure
29, 30 November, 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18 - 24 December

Ride on santa's special steam train, with interactive story telling and a chance to meet Santa, at the National Railway Museum.
National Railway Museum   •  York Visitors Guide   •  York accommodation
Santa's steam Adventure blog

Meerkat Christmas Grotto
7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, December

Try something different, head into the Kalahari desert and meet the Meerkat santa.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park   •  Doncaster Visitors Guide   •  Doncaster accommodation

Santa Underground
30th November, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 December
Get kitted out with your helmet and lamp, descend 140m underground, then make your way along the special 'snowy' walkway to meet Santa in his magical underground grotto.
National Coal Mining Museum   •  Wakefield Visitors Guide   •  Wakefield Accommdation

Santa Express Specials
30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th - 24th December

Climb aboard the Santa Express and travel by steam-heated carriages to our cosy grotto at Shelley Station, where Santa will be waiting with sacks full of presents for all the children. Mince pies and drinks for the adults.
Kirklees Light Railway  •  Huddersfield Visitors Guide  •  Huddersfield Accommodation

Santa's grotto at Nostell Priory
30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th December

Come and chat to Santa, He's here in his winter wonderland for a few days
Nostell Priory  •  Wakefield Visitors Guide  •  Wakefield Accommodation

Santa Specials
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December

After leaving Elsecar, accompanied by his favourite helpers, Santa makes his way down the train and stops to chat to every child, and provides them with a quality wrapped present for Christmas.
Elsecar heritage railway   •  Barnsley Visitors Guide   •  Barnsley accommodation

Santa Specials
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December

Meet Santa on the Derwent Light Valley Light railway, at Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Includes a guided tour of Santa's village and an Elf Fashion Show.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming  •  York Visitors Guide  •  York Accommodation

Santa Cruises
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December

For an extra magical Christmas this year, why not join a YorkBoat Santa Cruise and meet a very special guest. Every child onboard will receive a personalised gift from Father Christmas. With refreshments and fun onboard. Booking Essential.
York Boat   •  York Visitors Guide   •  York Accommodation

Santa's Grotto at Ripley Castle
30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st - 24th December

Bring your children this festive season to meet Santa in his cosy Workshop Grotto at Ripley Castle.
Ripley Castle

Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st - 24th December

Visit the Nativity scene with friendly farm animals, then ride on the magical sleigh looking out for creatures from snowy climates on the way Father's Christmas' grotto. plus a seasonal bird show.
Tropical Butterfly, Wildlife & Falconry Centre   •  Sheffield Visitors Guide   •  Sheffield accommodation

 

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