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Weekends in Nov and Dec, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Christmas Eve, 11:00am - 1:30pm 

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 20 November 2021 - 24 December 2021
 Location: Times Square, Life Science Centre
 Set aside: 5-10 minutes
 Who is it perfect for:  All ages

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a family visit to Santa’s Grotto.

Our favourite fella in red will be sprinkling some festive sparkle in Times Square on weekends throughout November and December, as well as Christmas Eve.

Admission is £12.00 per child, which includes a gift and a hot chocolate!

Pre-booking online is recommended to avoid disappointment. Slots are available between 11.00am and 5.00pm. Simply select your preferred half-hour slot and your child will see Santa within that period for approximately five minutes.


Please note:

  • Santa will endeavour to keep to time, but he may over-run. (He’s on North Pole time!)

  • A limited number of unreserved slots may be available on the day.
  • Science centre and skating admission is not included in the meet Santa price. Tickets for these activities can be purchased seperately or as part of your online order.


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