Make your child’s Christmas even more magical, by getting them a letter from Santa.

1. Royal Mail

Sat 4th December 2021 to Thu 23rd December 2021

The Courtyard Grotto is back, with more Christmas magic and fun than ever before for your little ones.

The adventure will begin with a festive tale from Story Craft Theatre before meeting the main man himself…Santa. There will be lots of laughs, smiles and of course, a photo opportunity for children and parents alike.

Your grotto visit will finish with a present from Santa and the option to post letters to the North Pole from Castle Howard.

£20 (£18 for child members) and adults free. Only two accompanying adults per booking.

To find out more and book, please click here.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

01653 648333
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Sunday 12th December 2021 Visiting Filey and the surrounding villages. Times TBC

18th & 20th December 2021, 8am-5pm, Santa will be at Morrisons in Scarborough, YO11 3YN


Do follow on Facebook and on the Website. Donations online.

Santa in the Sitwell

Saturday 4th December
11 – 11.45am
12 – 12.45pm
1.30 – 2.15pm
2.30 – 3.15pm


Join Father Christmas as he takes time out of his busy schedule to enjoy some rest and relaxation in the beautiful Sitwell library at Woodend. The Christmas holidays are traditionally a time to enjoy being at home by the fire, playing, eating and making merry! Families will enjoy a festive encounter with Father Christmas containing story, music and family activities inspired by Victorian parlour games, in the most magical of settings!

All children will receive a present to take away.

A Rusticus Encounters event for young and old!

Booking essential as places are limited.
Book at:

Children cost £5 and one supporting adult goes free.
£2.50 for additional adults.
Suitable for children aged 5 – 11.

01723 374753
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Santa will be visiting again this year to ensure all the boys and girls have been good and checking his landing sites for Christmas eve.
Here are the nights and locations he will be touring around.
Sleigh will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm each evening.
Week 1
Mon 29th Nov -Eastfield
Start at Eastfield Sports Club – Meadow Lane, Pindar Road, Caymer Road, Herdborough Road, Overdale, Eastway, Harvest Way, Eastway
Tuesday 30th Nov- Ayton Area
Start at East Ayton School and work around East and West Ayton
Wed 1st Dec – Gladstone Road
Starting Gladstone Road School and working around Hibernia, Street, Britannia Street, Prospect Road.
Thurs 2nd Dec – Woodlands/Hovingham Estate
Start at hospital car park, Hovingham Estate, Stepney Drive, Sandybed Lane
Friday 3rd Dec – Falsgrave Area
Start at Crown Tavern, Park Ave, Park St, Highfield, Oak Road, Westbourne Park, Grange Ave, St Johns Road, Hampton Road, Wykeham Street, Commercial St, Avenue Road
Week 2
Mon 6th Dec – Peasholm Area
Start at the Bowls Centre, Victoria Park, Peasholm Drive, Chatsworth Gardens, Devonshire Drive, Avenues Langdale Road, Moorland Road, Tennyson
Tuesday 7th Dec Crossgates.
Start at Byways pub Route will be Byward Drive, Curlew Drive, Heron Lane, Nightingale Lane, Leighton Close, Crab Lane, Centurians Way, Hadrians Walk
Wed 8th Dec Newlands Area
Start at Newlands Pub – Newlands Park Cres, Newlands Park Drive, Newlands Park Ave, Newlands Park Road, Cleveland Ave, Burniston Barracks area, Maple Drive to finish.
Thu 9th Dec – Victoria Road
start at Gladstone Rd School – Roscoe St, Norwood St, Belle Vue St, Tindall St, Barwick St, Northway, Brook St, Cambridge St, Nelson St, Victoria St, Oxford St, James St.
Friday 10th Dec – Scalby / Barrowcliffe
Start at Rosette – Newby Farm Rd, Newby farm cres, Coldyhill Lane, Fairfield Cres, Hirstead Road, Fieldstead Cres, Greenstead Road, Green Lane, Greylands Park Ave, Greylands Park Drive, Greyland Park Road, Colescliffe Road- Finish at Caddies!

A magical Santa’s Grotto experience for all the family!

  • November 27th, 28th and December – 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th. 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2021

Dates are booking up fast but all availability and booking options are available via our website

Our 2021 magical Santa experience is one not to be missed, bringing you a day of festive cheer and excitement with a pinch of magic and sleigh loads of fun for all the family.

Here’s what you can enjoy on your magical day with us…..

Santa’s most entrusted elves will greet you and take you to Santa’s cosy reindeer study where you will meet the big man himself, hear all about the magic of Christmas and tell him what’s on your wish list this year. (The time you book is for your visit in to see Santa only, please make sure you are at Elf reception 5 minutes before your session starts, all other attractions can be enjoyed at any time throughout the day)

Head over to the VIP elf toy store to choose your very own present from Santa. Explore the Christmas Village, meet all the animals, play festive games, do some Christmas crafting and listen to all the exciting stories from the North Pole. Enjoy a festive tractor and trailer ride to see our beautiful herd of Red Deer and a chance to see if you can spot Rudolph while he waits for Santa with his friends. Your ticket also includes have full access to the beautiful walled garden, grounds rare breed farm park, adventure play area all day!

Tickets cost £17 per child (ages 6 months to 14 years ) and £10 per adult. The time you book your ticket for is to see Santa and the rest of the festive activities can be enjoyed at any point throughout the day.

Pre-book on their website here or facebook event here.

Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.

01377 455187
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Friday 19th November 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022.

The Ice Factor – the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink at 975 sq. m – will once again have a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rink side cafe and a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages.

Overlooking the ice rink is The Chalet, a cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café and an ideal spot to warm up after a session on the ice or to watch the skaters glide past.  Mulled wine, the best hot chocolate in town, hot dogs, toasties and sweet treats will be available to purchase, and private parties can also be arranged.

The vintage funfair features rides from the golden era of fairgrounds.  Speed and thrills await on the 1936 Speedway, the 1937 Brooklands Dodgems or the stunning 1930s Chair-o-Plane.  Muffin the Mule and Hush Hush the train will delight children, as will the games stalls offering prizes galore.

Christmas would not be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves. Visitors can follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find his cosy log cabin and collect a special gift.

Visits to Santa’s Grotto are priced at £5 per child with a £1 family booking fee.  A reservation is required to visit Santa but can be made on the day, subject to availability.

Tokens for the vintage funfair can be purchased on site at £3 per person per ride/game stall

Skating Prices:
Adult £11.95
Child £10.95
Concession £10.95
Family of 3 £31.50
Family of 4 £42.00
Family of 5 £52.50
Parents & Toddlers £11.95

07985 331802
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Book Santa

Bridlington Round Table Santa Sleigh

Bridlington Roundtable Santa is back on the 26th November 2021 at 6.30pm.  He will be at King Street to turn on the BIG Bridlington light switch on.  All donations on the night will be passed on locally.  Daily December routes will be posted on The Bridlington Roundtable Facebook page.

Flamingo Land Christmas Experience

Christmas events running from the 4th to the 24th December 2021, including:

  • Santa’s Grotto, Santa’s Toyshop & Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – meet Santa and share your Christmas wish, choose a toy, and make some festive cookies with Mrs Claus.
  • Reindeer Paddock – meet the reindeer and make some special reindeer food.
  • Merry Marshmallow Making & Magical Milkshakes – make some festive treats.
  • A Letter to Lapland, The Decoration Station and the Christmas Tree – write letters to Santa, make a decoration, and hang it on the tree.

Events will need to be booked online to guarantee a place.

Flamingo Land, Malton YO17 6UX, 0800 40 888 40

Gallows Close Christmas Market & Santa

Friday 10th December 2021, 4.30 to 7.30pm.

Santa will arrive approximately 5.30pm. Table top sale, refreshments, cookies, carol singing, raffle, tombola.

Gallows Close Centre, Nestled between Northstead, Newby and Barrowcliff off the cinder track.
Phone: 01723 378102

Hetty & Betty’s – Dine with Santa

Saturday 4th December 2021, 12pm, 2pm (SOLD OUT) and 4pm. Santa’s sleigh is ready and the reindeer are all set to bring him to Hetty & Betty for a very special meal with his little friends in Whitby. Join Santa and his elves for a delicious special Christmas platter, followed by a meet and greet with each child. Every child receives a gift from Santa. £10 per person, limited spaces. Call 07596 948413 or for details on how to book.

7 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BW

North Bay Railway Santa Specials

We are pleased to announce the Santa Specials are going ahead on the 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 22nd & 23rd December 2021

Fun for all the family – all aboard the magical Christmas Express, immerse yourself in festive wonder as this very special train takes you on a journey to Lapland Central.

Tickets should be booked via our website.

Wrap up warm

Adult £13, Child £15, Infant (under 1) £9

North Bay Railway, Burniston Rd, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Santa Specials

Dates: 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2021

The Adult or Child fare is £26 per person and includes a present and backpack for each child.

Child 1-16 years old.

  • 🎅 Santa will visit you in your seat and check if you’ve been good or bad.
    🧝 Meet Santa’s Helpers onboard as they tell Christmas stories along the way!
    🎁 Soft toy for Children aged 3-15 which they can complete themselves.
    🎁 Soft toy for each child aged 0-2.
    🎒 NYMR Christmas backpack.
    ⏱️ The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express departing from either Pickering or Grosmont.

01751 472508

Santa’s Coming to Boyes

Santa will arrive by boat at Scarborough Harbour on the 20th November 2021 at 12pm. Join him on the route to his Grotto at Boyes Scarborough Store where he will be from 1pm.

Santa’s Grotto – Irton Garden Centre

4th to 24th December 2021

Make reindeer food, and a tree decoration, then meet Santa and receive a special gift. Tickets are £10.95 per child, Grotto sessions are limited 6 guests. Adults tickets are free but must be added to your basket when booking as all guests must have a Grotto ticket for entry. All tickets are e-tickets issued to the email address specified at point of booking.

For more info on how to book call 01723 862978 or email

Irton Garden Centre, Moor Lane, Irton, YO12 4RW

The Carousel Breakfast With Santa

Have breakfast with Santa between 9am and 11am on 27th, 28th November, Every weekend in December, then every day from 20th-24th December 2021.  £6.99 per child with unlimited breakfast, meet Father Christmas and receive a special gift.  Call 01723 343291 to reserve a place.

Falconer Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN

The Royal Hotel Santa Sunday Lunch

5th, 12th and 19th December 2021, 12pm

Treat your children to a traditional festive Sunday Lunch with a magical visit from Santa. £12 per adult, £6 per child (4-12 years). Under 3s are free. Must be booked in advance, call 01723 361774 or email

The Royal Hotel, St Nicholas St, Scarborough, YO11 2HE

The Stables Breakfast and Afternoon Tea With Santa

Santa Claus is coming to The Stables, with some extra special Christmas guests from the North Pole. Every child will receive a gift from Santa and one of his elves.

  • Afternoon Tea – Thursday 23rd December 2021, 4pm
  • Breakfast – Sunday 19th & Friday 24th December – 10am – 12pm

£12 per adult, £8 per child. For details on how to book call 01947 820986, or email

Guisborough Road, Whitby, YO21 1TL

Wydale Hall Christmas Crafts and Santa

Saturday 11th December 2021, 2-5pm. Santa Claus has informed us that he wouldn’t miss his annual trip to Wydale. Come along and enjoy some pre-Christmas festivity, with crafts, cake and a chance to visit Santa in his grotto. Children must be accompanied by adults. You will need to book for Santa on arrival.  There is no charge for this event; donations are welcome but not required.

Wydale Hall, Wydale Lane, Scarborough, YO13 9DF