Some of the fantastic places to meet Santa in Birmingham.
Christmas just isn’t the same without a trip to Santa’s Grotto! Luckily, Birmingham has some fantastic places you can take the kids to see Santa.
Santa’s Grottos are starting up around the Birmingham area from as early as mid-November, so there is plenty of time to pay a visit and let the kids tell the man in red what they would love for Christmas. Here is where to see Santa in the city.
Santa’s Grotto, House of Fraser Corporation Street, Birmingham B2 5JS
Website Dates: Friday, 30 November to Christmas Eve
The iconic House of Fraser Santa’s Grottos are back for 2018!
Come and get a photograph with Santa, plus meet his helper Elves!
Bookings are available online.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Website Dates: Weekends only during Saturday, 1 December to Sunday, 23 December 2018
Santa will be bringing his glittering Grotto to BMAG during weekends in December!
Cost is £5 per child, which includes a gift for each child.
National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Website Dates: Saturday, 24 November to Sunday, 23 December 2018
Bring your little ones to meet Santa in the Antarctic Ice Cave!
All children will receive a free gift from Santa!
Bookings are essential.
Christmas Afternoon Tea, Once Upon A Time Tea Parlour 185 New Road, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9JP
Website Dates: Saturday, 8 December to Sunday, 23 December 2018
Santa’s Grotto will take place in the outdoor courtyard this year.
Come along and enjoy a Christmas afternoon tea for £18 per person.
Children will receive a gift from Santa.
Cadbury World, Bournville Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR
Website Dates: Weekends from Saturday, 17 November to Sunday, 16 December, along with Thursday, 20 December to Sunday, 23 December 2018.
Meet Santa at the West Midland’s home of chocolate!
Come and see a fun pantomime and receive a gift from Santa.
There will also be a special Christmas dinner at the Cadbury Café.
Gracechurch Shopping Centre, Sutton Coldfield 210a Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PA
Website Dates: From Monday, 25 November to Christmas Eve
Bookings now available between 10am and 4pm daily for just £6 per child.
There will also be free family fun that includes Christmas wreath making and face painting.
Touchwood Christmas Grotto, Solihull Touchwood Shopping Centre, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3GJ
Website Dates: Daily from Saturday, 17 November until Christmas Eve
£5 per child, plus a booking fee for online bookings.
Come and meet Santa in his enchanted Grotto!
Santa Hunts at Black Country Living Museum Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
Website Dates: Various dates from November 24 to Christmas Eve
Follow the magic clues to find Santa!
Families can join this fun search for Santa, send him a letter and find him in his hideout - he may even have a surprise waiting!
Winter Wonderland at Dudley Zoological Gardens Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Website Dates: Saturday, 1 December to Monday, 24 December 2018
Meet Santa in the surrounds of the 11th Century Dudley Castle.
Each child will receive a gift from Santa and you can also meet Santa’s Reindeers.
Costs vary depending on the date – see the Website for full costs.
Price also includes entry to Dudley Zoological Gardens, which you can read more about here.
Santa Safari, West Midland Safari and Leisure Park Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF
Website Dates: Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November and every day until Christmas Eve.
Climb aboard Santa’s sleigh and be transported to the North Pole!
Follow the interactive path to Santa’s Grotto. Take a seat next to Santa and have a photo.
The kids can also pick their own present from the Elves Workshop!
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