Christmas in Staffordshire is wonderful. If you are looking for sparkle, magic and festive days out then here is a round up of the best Christmas events for 2023, including the best places to see Santa in Staffordshire, festive family days out and spectacular light shows
We do appreciate that Christmas in Staffordshire is a really expensive time for families. Don’t forget there are some cheap and free days out in Staffordshire to suit all budgets.
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Christmas in Staffordshire
There are so many great family days out in Staffordshire and there are some really magical family friendly Christmas days out in Staffordshire. This post will be regularly updated with the family friendly Christmas events in Staffordshire for 2023 as the information becomes available.
Family Friendly Christmas Events in Staffordshire at a glance
- National Forest Adventure Farm
- Alton Towers Santa Sleepover
- Statfold Santa Express
- Trentham Gardens Christmas Events
- World of Wedgwood Christmas Events
- Churnet Valley Polar Express
- Amerton Farm Christmas
- SnowDome Santa’s Wonderland
- Regent Theatre Pantomime for 2023
- Winter Wonderland 2023 Stoke on Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm: North Pole Adventure
The National Forest Adventure Farm is situated in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. The North Pole Adventure has been one of our favourite Christmas events. With a Victorian High Street, magical Elves in the post office, decorating gingerbread men with Mother Claus, and meeting an interactive polar bear. You won’t be disappointed with this magical trip to the North Pole.
Tickets for the North Pole Adventure are available to book – recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Alton Towers Santa Sleepover
Escape to Alton Towers for a magical and unforgettable Santa sleepover. Enjoy the festive fun with a visit to the theme park, live entertainment, on selected dates between 24th November and 7th January.
Christmas at Middleport Pottery
For a magical Christmas meet Santa Experience, then head to Middleport Pottery between the 25th November and the 17th December (on selected days) between 10pm and 3pm. .
Book either a one-child or a two-child slot and each slot will last 10 minutes to allow your child to tell tell Santa what they would like for Christmas and have photographs taken. Each child will then receive a gift.
Book soon due to limited availability.
Statfold Santa Express, Tamworth
Head to Stanford Barn Railway to climb aboard Santa’s magical steam train and enjoy a festive day out for all the family!
Start the magical journey in the North Pole Post Office, where younger Guests will write their letters to Santa and post them in the magical post box. Then board the train to meet the big man himself! Don’t forget to stop by the Toy Shop where children can choose a special gift from Santa…
26th November – 23rd December 2023
Head to Statfold Barn Railway for more information and availability
Christmas at Trentham Gardens
Christmas at Trentham is absolutely magical.
Enjoy a winter experience at Trentham Gardens December 16, 2023 – December 17, 2023 with a brand-new ice sculpture trail for 2023, festive live music, food and Christmas markets.
10 am – 4 pm: Explore markets, enjoy rides, live ice sculpting, and food & drink (Members enjoy free daytime entry!)
5 pm – 9 pm, experience all our daytime festivities PLUS the a LIVE Ice Show, follow the fabulous Ice Sculpture Trail, festive performances, and enjoy live festive music (Trentham Adult members receive 10% off Evening Tickets only)
The Christmas light switch on at Trentham shopping village is planned on November 16th 5.30-8pm
Meet Father Christmas at Trentham Gardens between November 18, 2023 – December 24, 2023 in his magical festive grotto. Featured in my where to see Santa in Staffordshire in 2023 post
Head over to Trentham Gardens for more information and to book tickets.
A Magical Christmas at World of Wedgwood
World of Wedgwood is a great day out for all of the family, and there are some truly magical Christmas events held at World of Wedgwood for Christmas 2023.
Visit Santa’s Toy Workshop to help Santa and his elves make wooden toys this Christmas. Become their latest recruit as you join them in making your own wooden reindeer to take home with you in this magical Christmas experience.
Would you like to meet Santa? Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto for a special storytime experience.
Head to the Decorating Studio to make the most sentimental, crafty gift for someone you love (including Santa & Rudolf!) .
Do you fancy breakfast with Santa? Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Wedgwood Tea Room followed by a very special meet and greet in Santa’s woodland grotto, a gift and a photo opportunity. Visit World of Wedgwood for tickets
Why not try afternoon tea with Santa? Enjoy a festive feast followed by a meet and greet, gift and photo opportunity with the man himself in his magical grotto.
Events are selling out fast. Head over to World of Wedgwood for tickets.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! CHURNET Valley Railway
We have previously enjoyed the Santa and Steam at Churnet Valley Railway, however new for is the Polar Express Train Ride in Staffordshire. The Churnet Valley Railway welcome a return visit from Father Christmas and his hardworking Elves for Christmas 2023 and welcome you to join them!
Christmas trains depart from Froghall station on selected dates between 18th November and 23rd December 2023.
Christmas Reindeer Experience at Amerton Farm, Staffordshire
Father Christmas is heading back to Amerton Farm this Christmas 2023 and you can head on a magical journey into the hidden snow forest. You can also meet Santa’s reindeer and don’t forget to mix up your magic reindeer food to take home to sprinkle on your doorstep on Christmas Eve!
Availability; 26th November, 2nd and 3rd December, 9th and 10th December, 16th and 17th December, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.
Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Regent Theatre, Hanley
We do love our annual trip to the Regent theatre for the Christmas Pantomime. Back for 2023 – Stoke-on-Trent’s favourite Jonathan Wilkes is back for Jack and the Bean stalk. The pantomime is expected to have amazing special effects, incredible sets, fantastic costumes and will most definitely bring lots of laughter.
Santa’s Winter Wonderland SnowDome
Santa is back at the SnowDome for Christmas 2023 with a family festive extravaganza! From 11th November, his magical winter wonderland in the snow. What can you expect for 2023? you can employ Santa’s snow trail with slides, real snow, and fun displays. There is the all new Santa show, and The Christmas village, where you will find animals waiting to meet you, and you can take a ride on the traditional carousel. Don’t forget to post your letter to Santa in his talking post box.
Book tickets to Winter Wonderland over at SnowDome
Winter Wonderland 2023 Stoke on Trent
Open Daily 24th November – 7th January 2023
City Centre (opposite Hanley Bus Station ST1 3JN
Winter Wonderland 2023 will bring you an ice skating rink, funfair rides, Santa’s grotto and festive food and drink – plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy!
To book tickets head to Winter Wonderland Stoke tickets
Early bird ticket offer – book before midnight 7th November 2023 to save 20% on all tickets
I will continue to update this post with Family friendly Christmas events in Staffordshire 2023
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