Quirky places to see Santa

If you're looking for somewhere really quirky to see Santa this year, here's a list of some great locations for some festive fun.

  • Two children visiting Santa in Wales

    Santa in Wales 

    Cardiff Castle is magical at any time of the year, but at Christmas this stunning building really comes alive with the sights and sounds of the Victorian era. Santa’s Grotto has become one of the best Christmas experiences in Cardiff. Hidden away in the magical setting of the Black Tower, Santa can be found in his beautifully decorated Grotto, waiting by the fireside to meet all good boys and girls. 5&6, 12&13, 19&20, 21,22,23 December.

  • The wonderful National History Museum is only four miles from the city centre but it feels much further away due to its rural location in the picturesque village of St Fagans. This year Santa is hosting an old fashioned tea party with jelly, blancmange and sandwiches and cheese and pineapple on sticks!  After tea, Santa meets the children and gives them lovely wooden toys.  To end the afternoon, the children go to the Library with Mother Christmas who enthrals them with marvellous stories.

  • Zip World Caverns

    Zip World Caverns, Snowdonia

     by Zip World Caverns

    Zip World is one of the brand new attractions that is turning north Wales into the zip wire capital of the world. This year, it’s playing host to another high flying daredevil; Santa!  On Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6, 12 & 13 and 19 December to Christmas Eve, Santa and his elves will be in residence in the Zip World Underground Grotto. Santa’s elves have been working on building a magical underground world, nestled within the nets of Junior Bounce, there will be a chance for the children to meet the elves as they go about their pre-Christmas preparations before meeting the man himself.