Where can I see Santa in Yorkshire 2021? Santa’s grottos, elves, reindeer, festive fun and events near me - and how to book

Santa will be visiting Yorkshire this year along with his elves and reindeer - you can meet him in various grottos, breakfast events and festivals.

Santa is coming back to Yorkshire this year. (Pic credit: Rob Lock)

There are plenty of Christmas events occurring in Yorkshire where you can take your children to see Santa and his elves.

We have put together an extensive list of Santa's grottos, festive experiences and events that are happening in Yorkshire below.

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Beetle Bank Open Farm, York

You and your family can meet Santa Clause at the Santa’s Grotto event, where each child will have a one-to-one experience with the legend himself and will leave the Grotto with a present of their choice.

The cafe will also be open for you to indulge in a light snack and Christmas treats.

Tickets cost £15 per child and the event will take place on selected dates in December. Find out more about Santa’s Grotto by visiting the Beetle Bank Open Farm’s website.

Bolton Abbey, Wharfdale

Visit the sparkling Christmas village nestled in the middle of Strid Wood, where you will come face to face with Father Christmas himself and his elves

Children will delight in festive craft activities with Santa’s elves, followed by a musical activity. Children will then help the elves wake up Father Christmas, reminding him to deliver all of his gifts on time and each child will get a Christmas present from Santa.

The event will take place on selected dates in November and December and runs from 9am to 4pm. The cost of a child’s ticket is £25, for each adult and sibling ticket it is £10. Find out more on the Bolton Abbey website.

Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm, Harrogate

Not only will you meet Santa, Mrs Claus, all the elves and the reindeer, you will also get to enjoy a storytelling session with Mrs Claus in her cosy library and decorate gingerbread with the elves in the kitchen.

You also get to decorate your own plant pot as well as plant your own Christmas tree to take home.

The event will take place on selected dates in November and December; a toddler ticket (under 18 months) is £10, child ticket (between 18 months to 15 years old) is £23.95 and an adult ticket is £9.95.

Find out more about the event by visiting the Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm website.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Cannon Hall has partnered up with Talegate Theatre Productions and the Copycat Party Company to put together a festive experience for all families.

Tickets will include a specially produced show made exclusively for Cannon Hall Farm.

The event includes a Santa show session, a gift for children and the experience will run from December 4 to December 21. A child ticket (under two/baby - no gift) is free, a child ticket (under two - includes Santa Show and gift) is £8, a child ticket (ages two and over - includes Santa Show and gift) is £14.95 and an adult ticket is £9.95.

For more information visit the Cannon Hall Farm website.

Castle Howard, York

The Courtyard Grotto is back in Castle Howard, which will begin with a festive tale from Story Craft Theatre before meeting Santa. There will also be a photo opportunity to take with Father Christmas.

The Grotto visit will end with your child receiving a present.

The event is on selected dates of December 4, 5, 10 and 12 and inclusive dates between December 17 to 23. Times vary.

Tickets are £20 (£18 for child members) and adults are free. Find out more about the event on the Castle Howard website.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax

Children will get to see Santa and a couple of elf helpers and they will have the opportunity to take a festive photo.

You can visit Santa’s Grotto for £5 per child and the event will run between December 3 to December 23.

Find out more about the festive experience by visiting the Eureka! website.

Let Loose, Beverley

This festive trail involves trying to find Santa, who is missing from his sleigh, a Christmas Train Ride, Santa’s Grotto and Carousel.

A baby ticket costs £15 and includes the Christmas Train, Forest of Lights, Christmas Scenes, Father Christmas Grotto and Gift and Carousel Ride with an adult.

A child ticket is £20 - this includes all of the above.

An adult ticket costs £6.

The event will be taking place between December 1 and December 24.

Find out more on the Let Loose! Your Adventure Awaits website.

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

This event includes a Festive Fairground & Go Safari Rides, a Sing-A-Long Santa Show, Elf Express Christmas Train, Virtual Reality Christmas Train, Photo With Santa, Snowflake House, Festive Food and Drink, Christmas Stalls and an Elf Hunt.

Dates for this event are:

December 4 and 5 - from 3.30pm to 7.30pm

December 11 and 12 - from 3.30pm to 7.30pm

December 17 - from 3.30pm to 7.30pm

December 18 to 22 - from 1.30pm to 7pm

Adult tickets (12 years and over) cost £14.50, a child ticket (two to 12 years old) is also £14.50 and a child ticket (under two years old) is free.

For more information, visit the Lightwater Valley website.

A Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure

Write Santa a letter before meeting your very own Elf who will escort you to the Grotto.

Sit and enjoy the magic as Santa tells you stories of his adventures and enjoy a festive drink and treat. You will leave with a special gift from the North Pole workshop.

Dates for this event are between December 20, 21 and 22 at selected times.

You can buy tickets by visiting the Thornton Hall Country Park website.

Autism Friendly Santa’s Grotto, Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park has teamed up with Autism Angels to make sure that all children, including those with autism, can enjoy a magical visit to Santa’s Grotto.

The event this year will take place on November 27 and November 28.

You will need to book directly with Autism Angels for these dates. For more information, visit the Stockeld Park website.

Santa’s Grotto at Newham Grange Farm

Meet the man himself at his festive Grotto then spend the rest of the day making the most of the farm.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a variety of magical characters.

The event will take place on the following dates:

December 4 and 5

December 11 and 12

December 18 and 19

December 20 and 21

December 22, 23 and 24.

Tickets cost £7 plus 50p booking fee.

You can book your ticket on the Newham Grange Farm website.

Christmas at Mother Shipton’s

There are plenty of festive activities to do at Mother Shipton’s this Christmas including seeing Santa himself, meeting the chief elf, Chestnut, a winter wonderland walk, an adventure playground (subject to weather conditions), a museum, gift shop, a wishing well and a wishing log.

It is running from November 20 until Christmas Eve.