Christmas is such a magical time. We love the build up of Christmas …. the planning, the magic, and the anticipation of what is to come. Here are our top five places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas.
Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, Staffordshire
Blithbury reindeer lodge is in Rugeley, Staffordshire. It is a working farm and home to England’s largest working reindeer herd. Head over to the lodge for a traditional sleigh ride, an opportunity to feed the reindeer, Story time, and end the visit with a stop off at Santa’s Grotto to meet the big man himself.
You can read a review of Blithbury Reindeer Lodge from Katy over at Otis and Us.
Tickets must be booked online in advance.
Gates open 9.00am – 5.30pm (Last admission 4:30pm)
Adult £17.00, Child £23.00
Santa Sleepover, Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Head over to Alton Towers Resort this Christmas to experience a magical Christmas break with a Santa Sleepover. Here you can enjoy the rides and attractions including CBeebies land, a day at the waterpark, an overnight stay, a pantomime – Alice in Wonderland (2018) and a chance to meet Father Christmas.
You can see a fab review of the Santa Sleepover here.
Pop over to Alton Towers online for prices.
National Forest Adventure Farm: North Pole Adventure
The National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire hosts the North Pole Adventure at Christmas. Walk down the Victorian High Street and stop in at the sweet shop to spend those Elf coins. Help the Elves sort the parcels in the post office, decorate gingerbread men with Mother Christmas, and meet an interactive polar bear. Finally there is an opportunity to meet Father Christmas and choose a special gift.
Head over to the National Forest Adventure Farm for prices.
The experience will last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. All tickets include entrance to the National Forest Adventure Farm for the full day of your visit.
You can read a review of the North Pole Adventure at National Forest Adventure Farm here.
Churnet Valley Railway Santa Express
Magical festive steam train rides return to Staffordshire for their 23rd year, with Churnet Valley Railway (https://www.
On a variety of dates in the run up to Christmas, The Staffordshire heritage railway’s iconic ‘Santa and Steam’ event combines a ride on a steam train through scenic countryside with seeing Santa.
Santa and Steam will run on both days on the weekends of 1st-2nd, 7th-8th and 15th-16th December, on Wednesdays 5th and 12th December, and daily from Wednesday 19th to Monday 24th December.
Head over to Santa and Steam website: https://
Breakfast with Santa at Biddulph Grange Garden
Head to Biddulph Grange Gardens in Staffordshire for breakfast and to meet Father Christmas. Here create some magical family memories, sit in front of the fire before meeting Father Christmas. Each child will receive a small toy.
Event ticket prices Adult £8.50, Child £10.50
To book – 0344 249 1895
Thanks to Katy from Otis and Us for this round up of Places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas.
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