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z - Santa's Grotto 2021

Santa's Grotto is one of our most loved festive experiences at Dobbies.

Bring your little ones along to walk through the magical outdoor woodland, spotting the Christmas characters along the way.  

Then be welcomed by Santa himself, plus receive a special gift.

Should you wish, you can also purchase a lasting memory of your visit to Santa’s Grotto with a special photo. There is a reduced price for pre-ordering or you can also buy on the day.

Please select your preferred time from those available below.  

Santa has selected a range of toys, suitable for different ages.  You can pre-select an age appropriate gift for your child however the exact toy may vary on the day.

To give you peace of mind when booking, we have Book with Confidence. Find out more here  

Please note there will be no Winter Wonderland Walkway experience at our Aylesbury store this year.

For Santa's Grotto at Woodcote Green please visit our separate event page

Attendance Instructions

  • Make your way to the Grotto and quote your booking reference either printed or electronically to a team member at the grotto.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your event.
  • No entrance will be granted if you arrive earlier than your allotted time.
  • Please be aware that your time slot will allow you into the queue to see Santa.  There will be multiple children booked within each 15-minute slot - the timings simply allow us to manage the queue for you.
  • We aim to ensure that you see Santa within your time slot but on busy days you may need to wait a little longer.
  • If timing on the day becomes an issue, please speak to one of our grotto helpers and they will be happy to assist.
  • Children should be accompanied by a maximum of 2 adults due to space restrictions in and around the Grotto.
  • Children must remain under the care and supervision of an adult for the duration of the event.
  • Gifts are only suitable for the age as stated due to small parts. Please select a toy that is appropriate for your child’s age.
  • Advance booking is recommended as key dates sell out quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.
  • Where a session is shown as 'Sold Out' – we're sorry, there are currently no more tickets available for that time.
  • Should you wish any additional assistance, please speak to a colleague in-store.
  • Santa's Grottos are not available at Altrincham, Andover, Beaconsfield, Brighton, Bury St Edmunds, Cadnam, Derby, Galton, Harlestone Heath, Hungerford, Keston, Leicester, Lelant, Marple, Pennine, Perth, Stratford Upon Avon, Swindon and Thornbury