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Where is Santa's Grotto?

Thursday December 13 2012

The Santa at Worsborough Mill (voted the best in Barnsley) The Santa at Worsborough Mill (voted the best in Barnsley)

Our Facebook wall has been full of WABers asking for advice on where Santa is having a grotto this year.

We thought it would be useful to do a run down of the grottos and stopping off points we know about.
Feel free to add your own in the comment box below and we will pick up on it.

Cannon Hall

Santa will be at Cannon Hall Museum on Sunday December 23 at 12pm. He will be joined real reindeer and will be giving out gifts. Admission is £5. 

Royston Christmas Fair

Royston will be hosting a Christmas fair which has caught the attention of Santa. He will be there on December 22 at 11:30am. Entry to the grotto is free and children will get a photo of themselves with Santa.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Santa will be there on December 24 from 10am - 4pm. Booking is recommended. Tickets are £6.25 and the price includes a disc.


Santa will be in his grotto at the Alhambra up to December 24. Entry is £2 and includes a gift.

Worsborough Mill

Santa and his elves will be at the Mill on December 22. Visitors can work in the workshop, bake and write and post a letter to lapland. Booking is recommended. Entry is £5. 

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Reply Posted by Mappman on Thursday December 13 2012 at 16:51
"£6.25" I don't remember Dick Turpin wearing a Red suit and white beard,

Reply Posted by julie on Thursday December 13 2012 at 21:15
been to 4 santas grottos and the best value for money is worsbro mill you are in the mill for about a hour the elves keep the kids enrertained then the kids write a letter to santa then they can go and bake ., highly recommended x and went to wentworth castle no way is it worth £6,25 .and even the adults had to pay .

Reply Posted by Mummy on Friday December 14 2012 at 09:25
Anyone tell me what wigfield farm is like any good and do u have to pay into farm too and can u get a photo and do u get a gift also wer is car parking and do u have to pay for it ain't been to wigfield farm for yrs!!!

Reply Posted by diane on Friday December 14 2012 at 17:10
I'm sure i've seen a santa's grotto at Tesco stairfoot today, seen a poster on the door advertising kids can see santa at the same time u do ur shopping.......not sure on the times thou?

Reply Posted by kim on Saturday December 15 2012 at 11:41
Is there any around the goldthorpe area???

Reply Posted by Diane on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:41
In regards to the Royston Christmas Fair... does anyone know where abouts in Royston? Thanks in advance.

Reply Posted by Julie on Thursday December 19 2013 at 00:14
Does anyone know where the allotment grotto is. All i heard is that a kind bind msn and others made it?

Reply Posted by lisa potts on Tuesday November 25 2014 at 22:25
what day does it start from at the Alhambra centre to go see santa please

Reply Posted by Tj on Saturday October 3 2015 at 19:07
Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone, S75 4JU.
An authentic grotto with free presents and prizes and competitions with funds going to charity too!

Reply Posted by debbie on Thursday November 5 2015 at 10:47
I've been told there's one at Barnsley football club with food, can anyone tell me about this as I can't find anything anywhere?

Reply Posted by Tj on Sunday November 15 2015 at 19:16
Authentic Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Shop at Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone, Barnsley. Only £6.50

Santa’s Grotto is open every weekend from November 20th until December 20th.
Christmas shop is open every day from November 1st until December 20th.

Tickets will be available to buy in advance and also on the day from The Christmas Shop.

Pot House Hamlet has lots for mums and dads to do with their children. We offer free car parking and you can visit our animals for free too. The site has a cafe, garden centre, boutique shops and garden centre. The place to visit.

Reply Posted by Pot House Hamlet on Thursday October 20 2016 at 22:10

Santa’s Grotto is open every weekend in December, 10am – 5pm at Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4JU

Tickets will be available to buy on the day from the grotto log cabin.

free car parking, lots to see and do with the kids, free petting farm, cafe, pet shop, pottery painting and more. :)