(AD) Santas Grotto at the Grainger Market.

Credit: Grainger Market.

There is an exciting guest at the Grainger Market this Christmas. If you visit Alley 3, next door to Creations for Occasions, you will find Santa!.

Myself and Baby B were kindly invited along to visit Santa at the grotto in Grainger Market. On arrival, there was elves, making sure the Grotto was running smoothly. Check out dates here.

Credit: Grainger Market

There was few rules in place:

  • Have your Eventbrite ticket ready for the North Pole Passport Control!
  • Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. (18+)
  • Maximum 3 children per visit (extra children available as an option)*
  • Ideally one adult , but two adults can permitted when accompanied by child.
  • Maximum visit time: 4 minutes.
Credit: Grainger Market.

On arrival, Grainger Market ask guests to arrive at the start of their time slot to assist with managing the experience for everyone. Failure to arrive at the start of your time slot may result in guests being moved or refunded depending on schedule/bookings.

Tickets cost £13.37 – this is £10.00 for ticket plus booking fee.

You must show your tickets when arriving or pay for visit at the grotto. However, online would be best incase it gets busy – children were lining up excited when we went for our visit.

However, if you book via Eventbrite, and may need a refund, only the £10 amount will be refunded. The booking fee will be kept by Eventbrite. They also dont accept refund requests on the day.

Credit: Grainger Market

They also have a North Pole postbox if your child still needs to post their letter – this is located in the passport control area before entering the grotto.

The children can discuss their Christmas list with Santa on the meet with him, and also parents can grab their cherished photo opportunities.

They also get an early Christmas present – with Baby B only being little, he received an soft toy.

And on way out, there is the Santa shop; they have supplies such as goodies for kids, the famous tip top Christmas cards and books and lots of little stocking fillers.

My perspective: “ The grainger market grotto is only small but cosy, it’s great for the locals, and getting to visit Santa somewhere that is not too far away and has public transport for those parents who do not drive.

I think this would be great to add alongside a bit of Christmas shopping, a visit to Fenwick Christmas window or even a spot of lunch”.

The Grainger Market also have a Christmas pop-up craft activities from making bird feeders to festive decorations.

The workshops will take place in Unit 161-163 Alley 4 in the Grainger Market. All sessions are free and all materials are provided. However booking is essential – Booking now.

  • Please bare in mind – changes may apply, always check the website linked. 
  • Please don’t use any photographs/Video footage without permission. 
  • If you would like to work with us – email northeastfinds@outlook.com

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