Santa Claus is popping up in all sorts of places in and around Torquay this year; inside caves, in miniature and even on the train! Our handy guide gives you a few ideas of where to take the kids to visit him and his helpers throughout the December holidays.
Visit Santa in Aztec Games
We are lucky this year to have Santa in his grotto for 3 dates. He can be visited in his grotto during our Aztec Games Christmas Party on Saturday 14th from 12pm-4pm. Entry to the party is free and tickets to see Santa can be purchased in advance from Monday 25th Nov via Aztec Games or bought on the day. They cost £5 per child which includes a gift and it is free for children under 2yrs includes which includes a small token gift. He will also be welcoming visitors on Sunday 15th from 12pm-3pm and Saturday 21st from 12pm-3pm. See our website for more details.
You can also step back in time to 1897 with Bygones this Christmas. You can have breakfast or lunch with the main man on various dates in December. You can also visit Santas workshop and meet him to take home a Christmas gift. A festive hunt, for items not from the Victorian era, have been hidden around the attraction. Find them and you’ll receive a festive treat. For full details see their website.
Santa in the Caves
Who will Santa bring to the caves this year? You’ll surely get caught up in the magic of Christmas full of Christmas spirit, fun and laughter at Kents Cavern. This exciting adventure includes an hour long show, a personal visit with Santa, fantastic Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups… you won’t be disappointed. Every child between 2 and 12 will meet Santa Claus and receive a wrapped quality present. Reduced tickets are available for early birds. Their website has all the details.
Featuring the South West’s first ever Christmas Ice Show and entry into Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, where every child gets to choose their own present from one of thousands of wonderful hand picked toys and gifts! One ticket give you entry to Christmas On Ice Show, The Mary Christmas’ Bakery, Santa’s Toy Store, Rudy’s Reindeer Food Making Station, Santa’s Post Office,
The Singing Snowmen, Buddy & Blossom’s ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ live on stage, Christmas Craft Creators and Indoor Christmas Market.
Father Christmas comes and visits the South Devon Railway every year and he, and all his singing elves, will be back to see them in this December! Various dates available. Find out all the information here.
At Trago Newton Abbot, hop aboard the North Pole Express, say hello to the elves and meet Santa in his grotto. £3 for children including a gift, £2 per adult and they get a free cup of tea.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is coming to Seaton Tramway in Devon on selected dates through November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a delicious treat, speak to Santa and admire the awesome lights whilst you walk around the North Pole. Children will also receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa himself.
Upon the return journey you will be able to enjoy singing along to Christmas carols. For the grown-up kids too, this is a trip down memory lane to a traditional Christmas of old. A round trip lasts approximately 2 – 2½ hours. There are only a limited number of seats on our snug single deck tramcars for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Tram Ride. All the details can be found on their website.
Whether by train, tram or sleigh, Santa Claus is going to have a hard time this December visiting all these wonderful places, don’t forget to leave him out some treats on Christmas eve!
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