Weekends from 23 Nov and every day from 19 Dec – Sun 5 Jan
Celebrate the winter season with our festive show and Santa's Grotto!
See the museum as never before as we get festive. We have extra activities and Christmas magic with decorations and a huge outdoor tree.
Meet the friendliest elves around as well as Father Christmas himself in our Santa’s Grotto – “one of the best in the UK” according to NetMums. Plus, you can watch our festive show ‘Snow Day’ and see Jack Frost help a child experience the magic of snow for the very first time.
Our winter show and Santa’s Grotto are running on the following days:
Winter Show - 'Snow Day' 3-7 years
Snow Day is a snuggly, interactive festive show featuring Billy - a child who's not the biggest fan of the chilly stuff. With the help of a new friend by the name of Jack Frost, Billy discovers just how magical winter can be!
A 30-minute interactive show in our theatre
Free with standard admission / annual pass
Santa's Grotto £4 per child plus standard admission / annual pass
Step inside our enchanted grotto to meet Father Christmas and the friendliest elves in town!
Includes a gift. Book your tickets from the info desk when you arrive.
Weekends from 23 Nov and every day from 19 Dec
Accessible Grotto £4 per child plus standard admission / annual pass
Our grotto is ALWAYS accessible, but if a booked time slot is helpful we open our grotto an hour early for children with autism or other sensory conditions.
All staff are autism-trained and we can adjust the grotto as needed: no music, lights, or even beards!
Grotto tickets should be purchased from the info desk on arrival and get a booked timed visit between 10am and 11am
Weekends from 23 Nov and every day from 20 Dec