For me, the build up to Christmas is nearly as much fun as the big, fat, festive day itself. I remember, as a child, the magical wonder and pure excitement that visiting Father Christmas brought to me. Even though the gifts he handed out were for a girl, and his beard looked fake, I was still impressed (must be Father Christmas’s helper I used to think).
Even though I’d been a little shit MOST of the year, he thought I was “very good” and was definitely on the good list!
I must have had a knack for deception?!
Anyway, the build up must include a visit to see the big man and to help you find the perfect place to gain festiveness, we have discovered 12 Grotto’s for you to consider in and around the Northamptonshire area (or just outside).
- Santa’s Grotto – Delapré AbbeyLondon Road, NN4 8AW Northampton, Northamptonshire
- Santa’s Magical Grotto – Rugby, Wyevale Garden CentreStraight Mile, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, CV23 9QQ Rugby, Warwickshire
Rugby Scouts Santa’s Grotto – Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, CV23 8AJ Rugby, Warwickshire
Santa’s Grotto at Frosts Willington – Sandy Rd, Willington, MK44 3QP Bedford
Santa’s Grotto at Frosts Millets Farm – Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB
Santa’s Grotto – 8 Watling Street, NN12 7QN Towcester, Northamptonshire
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fly In – The Shuttleworth Collection, SG18 9EP Biggleswade
Christmas Fayre & Santa’s Grotto – The Playing Fields, Beech Lane, Kislingbury, NN7 4AL Northampton
Children’s Christmas party – Byfield Road, Woodford Halse, NN11 3QR Daventry, Northamptonshire
Santa Specials – Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton
Santa Paws Christmas Grotto – Doggies Friend Daycare 20 High March Daventry NN11 4HB
Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Movie Night – St Margaret of Antioch Church, Church St, Crick, NN6 7TP Northampton, Northamptonshire
- Baby Meets Santa – Riverside Hub, 7 Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton NN3 9HG
- Toddle into Christmas – Riverside Hub, 7 Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton NN3 9HG
- Christmas Funfair Party – Riverside Hub, 7 Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton NN3 9HG
Whatever you choose to do in the build up to Christmas, we’d love to hear about it.
Tell us where you like visiting or if you enjoy one of our recommendations please tell us!