This is where you can visit Santa’s Grotto in Leeds

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There isn't long to go until Christmas Day rolls around, so be sure to squeeze in a visit to Santa's Grotto to make those last minute Christmas wishes.

Santa will be popping up at a number of locations around Leeds, with gifts and seasonal cheer in tow.

Will you be visiting Father Christmas in Leeds?

Will you be visiting Father Christmas in Leeds?

Lotherton Hall

Enjoy a wonderfully festive day out at Lotherton Hall and pay a visit to Santa in his charming cabin located in the Elf Village, where you can take part in an arts and craft workshop, take home a souvenir, have a photo on his sleigh, and meet the big man himself.

Visitors can also journey to Santa's North Pole as part of this year's Christmas experience at the estate.

Visit: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB

Take a journey on a festive steam train with Santa at Middleton Railway

Take a journey on a festive steam train with Santa at Middleton Railway

Stockeld Park

Santa has made himself at home in a beautiful log cabin nestled in the heart of Stockeld Park's enchanted forest, where he is spreading Christmas cheer and handing out gifts to his many visitors.

The grotto is open daily until Christmas Eve, and tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the day of your visit.

Visit: Wetherby Road, Wetherby, LS22 4AN

Temple Newsam

Carol singing, arts and crafts and tasty seasonal menus are all on offer to enjoy at Temple Newsam this December, including a visit to see Father Christmas himself at his festive workshop.

Visit: Temple Newsam Road, LS15 0AE

Middleton Railway

Hop aboard a Santa Special steam train this December for a chance to travel with Father Christmas and receive a present, before tucking into a hot drink, mince pie, juice or biscuits once the train has returned.

Booking can be made online, with tickets priced from £7.75.

Visit: Moor Road, Hunslet, LS10 2JQ


The festive German market in Millennium Square is hosting a festive breakfast buffet every Saturday and Sunday morning until 22 December, where visitors will have the opportunity to dine with Santa in the Alp Chalet.

Santa will pay a visit to every table, presenting a gift to youngsters, and the buffet will feature the likes of fresh Brotchen (bread) rolls, scrambled egg, bratwurst sausage, tea, hot chocolate, donuts and cakes.

Visit: Millennium Square, LS2 3AD

Merrion Centre

Santa will be making a return to the Merrion Centre's glittery grotto bauble throughout December, where visitors have the option of meeting him for free, or for an extra charge can pick up a present or a photo.

Prices start from £4 per child, and full opening dates and times are listed on

Visit: Merrion Way, LS2 8NG