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  • We look forward to welcoming you back to share in our 125th year.
  • 20th September open from 11:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 21st September open from 11:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 22nd September open from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Christmas Grotto
Coming to our venue
20 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Visit Santa Claus at Blackpool Pleasure Beach


    • When booking online you will book a half an hour time slot. You will see Santa within this time. You will queue outside the Grotto before you enter.
    • You will arrive through the Entrance via Watson Road Tunnel and will be greeted by a member of staff to check your booking information.
    • You will then be greeted outside the Grotto at the door by an Elf.
    • Your group will enter the Grotto where the Elf will show you to Santa’s office where he will be sat behind his desk going through the naughty and nice list.
    • There will be up to 3 min for each group with Santa. Children with Grotto tickets will receive a gift in a gift bag and you will also have a photo opportunity at this point.
    • After seeing Santa you then make your way through the winter wonderland in the Christmas Grotto where you will meet Miss Xmas Eve who will add a ‘Do It Yourself’ bauble making kit to the children’s gift bag. Where she will give a brief description of how to put the bauble together.
    • After this, you will then meet Papa Elf who will add ‘Magic Reindeer Food’ & a ‘Magic Key’ to the gift bag and also give a brief explanation on what to do with both of them on Christmas Eve.
    • Then you will arrive in the Christmas Shop area where you can browse and if you have pre-booked or would like to ‘Build A Bear’ you can do this here! You can also purchase your professional photo of Santa if you like.
    • You will then go into the Bubble Waffle Café, where you can get your free hot chocolate and if you like you can buy a Festive Bubble Waffle and other festive treats to take away and enjoy!
    • You then exit through the Bubble Waffle Café out into the park onto Heidi Strasse – where you can play Christmas themed games!
    • Get ready for a ride on the Alice In Wonderland ride.
    • When you are ready to leave the same way you came in, past the Arena and back out into Watson Road tunnel.


*Additional charge for Christmas themed games applies.

**Each Grotto ticket includes – One child entry to the Grotto and meet Santa, one free gift suitable for young children, one hot chocolate and
one ride on Alice in Wonderland. Each child may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults per booking in the Grotto. Additional adults must pay the Grotto entry price.

Only one adult may accompany the child on the Alice in Wonderland Ride. Additional adult tickets may be purchased. Time slots are in 30 min intervals, you will see Santa within this time and still be able to explore the Grotto and enjoy the other experiences. To guarantee entry to the Grotto we recommend you book in advance online. Online bookings can be made up until midnight the day before your visit. The Alice In Wonderland ride is subject to operational availability. 

Create Your Own Bear Workshop!

Add this as a supplement when booking online

Save £4.00 on your Bear by adding it to your online booking!
£10.00 online £14.00 at the gate.

Create your own bear includes:
– Your Bear (16 inches in size)
– Add the stuffing
– A Love Heart with your chosen sentiment
– A special Bear Certificate
– A lovely gift bag for you to take him home

How do we get there?

The Pleasure Beach Arena entrance is located via Watson Road Tunnel – for SATNAV’s use postcode FY4 1EH.

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