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Where to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas 2023

Where to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas 2023

There are so many places to see Santa in Staffordshire this year. If you are yet to decide where to see Father Christmas, then maybe this post can help you to decide where to visit in Staffordshire this Christmas. There are some magical family friendly Christmas events in Staffordshire this year, including some really wonderful Santa’s grottos, but events do get booked up early so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

This post will be regularly updated with ideas for where to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas 2023 as the information becomes available. This post contains affiliate links.

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If you are looking for ideas for family days out in Stoke-on-Trent then look no further – here are 20 AWESOME things do with kids in and around Stoke.

Places to see Santa in Staffordshire over Christmas

Hanley Market

December 9th, 16th and 23rd 11-3pm

Visit Hanley Market this Christmas 2023 to meet Santa in his grotto.

Free visit to Santa with free gift to each child and free face painting. There will also be a ‘guess the number of Christmas ducks’ competition and Christmas Duck Hunt too

Garners garden centre

Garners Garden Centre in Newcastle-u-Lyme (ST5 6SH) is welcoming Santa Clause every weekend throughout December.

A visit to Santa’s Grotto is £8 and includes a gift for each child.

No need to book – just turn up at Garners!

Fletcher’s Family Garden Centre

Santa Claus is coming to Fletchers every weekend starting 25th November 2023. He will be in his grotto from 10.30am-4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday until 23rd December 2023.

Cost is £7.95 per child and each child will receive a free gift. 50p per ticket will go to charity Paprus UK.

To book call the Garden Centre direct on 01785 851057

Alton Towers Santa Sleepover

24th November 2023 – 23rd December 2023

Escape to Alton Towers for a magical and unforgettable Santa sleepover. Enjoy the festive fun with a visit to the theme park and a Santa’s Sleepover. You can enjoy the family friendly rides, head over to the Waterpark, tuck into a festive evening meal and then meet Santa!

Head over to Alton Towers Resort Website to book your Santa Sleepover

Meet Father Christmas at Biddulph Grange Garden

Various dates in December

Pick up your Christmas trail to find Father Christmas in his Christmas Cottage. The trail takes around half an hour from visitor reception and is £10 per child (this includes the trail and 1 present)

Head over to National Trust for membership and to book your Christmas experience at Biddulph Grange.

Christmas at Middleport Pottery

25 Nov 2023 – 17 Dec 2023

Head over to Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent to meet Father and Christmas. Each child receives a personal experience, gift and photograph.

Book tickets and find out more here


Drayton Manor Theme Park

Christmas Wonderland is on Selected dates between 25th November – 31st December

The family can meet Father Christmas at Drayton Manor this Christmas with their 10-minute Enchanted Grotto Experience, as well as all the fun and excitement of our family-friendly rides throughout the park, 15-acre zoo, live show in the 4D Cinema. and of course Thomas Land.


  • Meet & Greet with Santa
  • Souvenir Family Photo
  • Sweet Treat for Children
  • Hot Chocolate for Adults

*Additional ticket required.

Meet Santa at World of Wedgwood

Santa is stopping over at the World of Wedgwood and you can join him this Christmas 2023

There are plenty of options to meet Santa, choose from;


Visit the Website to book and for prices and available dates.

National ForestAdventure Farm – North Pole Adventure

Selected dates from 25th November 2023 – 22nd December 2023

Read our review from a previous visit to the North Pole Adventure

The National Forest Adventure Farm is situated in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. If you are thinking of booking The North Pole Adventure  you won’t be disappointed. Each child will received a personalised ticket from Father Christmas. You will find a Victorian High Street, help the magical Elves in the post office,  decorate gingerbread men with Mother Christmas, and meet an interactive polar bear. You can enjoy a special meeting with Santa Claus.

To book Tickets to the North Pole Adventure 2023 visit the website.

Christmas events in Staffordshire

Santa at Churnet Valley Railway 2023

You can meet Santa at Churnet Valley railway this year. This is a magical event where Father Christmas and the Churnet Valley Railway welcome you to the Polar Express Train Ride. Here your family can meet Santa and travel on a magical Christmas steam train ride through Staffordshire.

Visit the website for available dates and to book tickets

Meet Santa at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire

Selected dates between November 18th 2023 – December 24th, 2023

Meet Father Christmas and his elf at Trentham Garden’s grotto for a magical and unforgettable experience.

The question is, are you on the ‘good list’ this year to receive a small gift from Father Christmas?

Price is £17 per child

Visit the website to book

Santa at the Crepe and Waffle House Trentham Gardens

9th December 2023 9.30-11am

Visit the Crepe and Wafflehouse and enjoy breakfast with Santa.

Tickets are priced at £20 per guest and can be purchased in store (or you can call 01782 976080).

You may find this list of family friendly festivals happening in the UK useful – updated for 2024!

Where to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas 2022

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.

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