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Visit Santa at The Whitaker!

Even though this is Santa's busiest time of year, he has managed to take time away from the North Pole to visit The Whitaker!
 
To make him feel at home we will be turning our Reflect & Respond room into a magical grotto. Come and pay Santa a visit, listen to a festive story and receive a special gift. Afterwards, there are free festive activities for you to join in with around the museum and of course, our WinterFest!

The grotto will be open on Saturday the 2nd at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm and on Sunday the 3rd at 12pm, and 2pm. 

*On Sunday at 10am the santa session will be relaxed and for adult believers. This may include neurodivergent individuals or those with additional needs. 

 

  • Dates
    Saturday 2nd December 2023 – Sunday 3rd December 2023
  • Tickets

    £9 | *booking required

    Come and pay Santa a visit, listen to a festive story and receive a special gift.

    Sessions:
    Saturday 2nd – 12pm, 2pm & 4pm 
    Sunday 3rd – 12pm & 2pm 

This event has expired. Bookings are no longer being taken.

Additional notes:

 

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email info@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on info@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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