Father Christmas in Chester & Santa’s Grotto in Cheshire (2021)

We love the excitement of Christmas, especially when we have little ones in our taxis off to visit Father Christmas, their happiness is infectious.

The trick is finding Father Christmas and Santa’s Grottos around Chester and Cheshire.

Father Christmas in Chester & Santa's Grotto in Cheshire (2021) - Chester Taxi Services

Update for 2023:

Finding Father Christmas & Santa’s Grotto

** If you know of any other Santa sightings, please let us know and we will add it to our page.

Bolesworth Castle

Bolesworth will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland this December. The magical 1.2-mile trail promises a dazzling after-dark experience for all of the family. You’ll travel alongside the lakeside with the backdrop of the castle lit to spectacular effect, then you’ll follow the winding pathways through the woods where you may spot a reindeer or two, travelling over bridges and through the spectacular grounds.

Bolesworth RD. Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9HQ

November 26-December 24

Adults £20.34/kids £13.40



Treat your kids to a real Christmas surprise this year at your local Harvester. What could be more exciting than breakfast with Santa?!

He’s making his way on his sleigh from the North Pole specially to spend time with you and your little ones and he can’t wait to see them and enjoy a breakfast together.

Santa is a busy man, so we’ve already secured dates with him on the 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, and 20th-24th of December (inclusive). Pre-booking is essential so make sure to book today.

Make sure your little ones have a Christmas to remember from £6.99 per child and £7.99 on Christmas Eve, and remember to check your local Harvester for the exact time Santa’s popping in. It’s not every day St Nick stops by, after all!


Beeston Castle

Explore Beeston Castle with our family-friendly Christmas adventure quest. Follow the trail to find clues dotted around the castle, and discover fun facts and festive folklore along the way.

Weekends from 27 Nov – 19 Dec. Daily from 26 Dec – 2 Jan

Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

Adults £9.90/kids ages (5-17) £6


Tatton Park

A holiday favourite, families can see Father Christmas and his elf helpers in a festive grotto at the Farm. Enjoy roaming entertainers, live music with festive choirs and brass bands and stop off for a tasty treat in the Christmas Cafe located in the Clydesdale Barn.

Don’t forget to take your photo in Santa’s sleigh and make your own magical reindeer food in the Mill to take home and sprinkle around on Christmas Eve!

Tickets to see Father Christmas must be booked online in advance.

Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

From November 27 to December 21

Price TBA


Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Hall and Gardens are delighted to be hosting Luminate this winter. Presenting the light fantastic, you can expect spectacular, illuminated trails full of wonder and intrigue.

So, as darkness descends, join Luminate as they weave a captivating light trail through our stunning grounds. Complete with incredible lighting elements, fabulous light play and ambient music – this experience will enthral your senses.

Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

From November 24 to December 24

Tickets- £14 – £16.50 per adult/£11-£13 child ages 3-15/ under three free


Hayrack Church Farm

Step into our festive magical grotto, featuring Santa’s elves, 7ft polar bears plus beautiful twinkling lights and decorations as soon as you walk through the door!

This is where your magical experience begins. On your table you will find beautiful crafts to create and paint, reindeer food making and letter writing to post into Santa’s North Pole post-box.

Spend time visiting/feeding the animals on the farm park (All included in your ticket price)

Each child will meet Santa to receive early Christmas presents. Gift bags include a *free farm park return pass worth £5

Sat 4 and Sun 5/December/£14.00 ea

Sat 11 and Sun 12/December/£15.00 ea

Sat 18 and Sun 19/December/£16.00 ea

Mon 20 and Tues 21/December/£16.00 ea

Additional dates/TBA

​Booking required/All bookings final

£2.00 booking fee/per order.

Rides available every 20 minutes/10.00am – 7.40pm space available

Hayrack Church Farm
A5117, Thornton-le-Moors

Gulliver’s Warrington Christmas

Escape to Gulliver’s World for a festive family adventure. Look out for Elfie mischief, fairy fun and snowy surprises.

Selected festive rides and attractions for all the family, Climb aboard the North Pole Express, Explore the magical Winter Wonderland, Children choose their own gift from the Elf Workshop and Santa will be making appearances throughout the day!

Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ

Tickets £19

Packages- £26 and up


Ice Cream Farm

Santa’s Grotto and Workshop experience includes the following;

  • Visit to the Grotto
  • Choose a gift from the Elves Emporium
  • Christmas Crafts & making reindeer food
  • Christmas Character mugs with 2 scoops of your favourite ice cream

£15 per child

Drumlin Hall, Newton Ln, Cheshire, Chester CH3 9NE

Magical Woodlands/Cheshire

Tucked away in the hollows of Cheshire’s favourite woodland are Blakemere Village and the Magical Cavern of Old St. Nicholas and his elves. They are waiting to give Christmas joy to all who enter. Find delightful gifts and toys for the little elves in your life in this outdoor theatre. In Santa’s Grotto, kids visit Santa while telling him their wishes for Christmas. The location of the Grotto provides access to 15 acres and a trove of gifts and toys throughout the cavern.

While strolling through the wonderland of glitzy light, stop and enjoy the marshmallows toasted on the log fire; magical woodlands create a dreamland for children and reignite memories for adults.

Walk along the path of lanterns and Christmas tinsel, and enjoy the magical tunnel of light and the dancing magical light show.

Package-£13.75 (four people)

Adults £17.95

Children £14.50/Under 2 free

November 26, 2021 – January 3, 2022

Booking required


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