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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

Sat Dec 7 @ 11.45 am - 4.45 pm

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Drop in Santa’s Grotto

In addition to our popular Father Christmas events in the House, we’ve persuaded the big man himself and one of his cheeky elves to take up residence in the cosy Courtyard Grotto!

Book a timed slot when you arrive at the Ticket Office, enjoy some elf entertainment and perhaps a hot chocolate and a festive treat from the Courtyard Cafe whilst you wait. Make sure you have your Christmas wishes and cameras at the ready when you enter Santa’s magical grotto!

All children can choose a small gift from Santa’s workshop store at the grotto as they leave.

Tickets cost £8 per child (additional to usual admission for non-members and children over 4), available on the day from the Ticket Office.

Please note: adults accompanying children are required to purchase either an inclusive (House & Gardens) or Gardens only ticket. These tickets can be bought on the day or booked online in advance and save 10%. Make the most of your day by visiting ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ House installation, which is perfect for families to enjoy together. Please dress appropriately as the queue is likely to be outside.


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11:45 to 12:45

12:45 to 13:45

13:45 to 14:45

14:45 to 15:45

15:45 to 16:45


Sat Dec 7
11.45 am - 4.45 pm
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Castle Howard

Castle Howard
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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