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Here comes Santa Claus

Here comes

Santa Claus

The kids are excited, we’re excited - who doesn’t love seeing Father Christmas!

Almond Valley

Santa will be back at Almond Valley from the 8th December and bookings are opened NOW to meet the man himself.

Tickets for a grotto visit are only £6 for children with free admission to the farm (£4 for friends members) and include a fantastic gift, adults are £5.

You can also book a breakfast with Santa for only £8 for each child (£6 for friends members) and £6 for adults.

We are also offering Christmas Afternoon Teas and Suppers with Santa, all of our festive events are expected to be popular so please look at the website for more information on how to book. www.almondvalley.co.uk


Conifox Christmas Experience - Come and visit Santa, Mrs Clause, Patch and Jolly the elf’s for a Magical Christmas Experience!

Conifox have teamed up with Beyond Broadway Productions to offer a 1 hr Christmas theatrical experience for the whole family. Beyond Broadway Productions are well known for sell out productions of The Wizard Of Oz, Legally Blonde and Fame at the Kings theatre in Edinburgh.

The Christmas Experience will be in our permanent marquee in the Adventure Park and will include 4 different festive rooms- The Enchanted Forrest, Toy Factory, Mrs Clause’s Kitchen and Santa’s Sitting Room.

We encourage guests to arrive up to 15 minutes before their booked time slot so that we keep to Santa’s tight schedule. Kids can use the waiting time to write a letter to Santa in our Christmas Mail Room.

1st, 2nd, 8th,9th, 15, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th DEC booking slots throughout the day 9am - 4pm All tickets include adventure park day entry and each child will get an early Christmas gift from Santa to take home. Tickets link to place your order https://ticket.global-events.org/e/1637/christmas

For further details see facebook.com/conifoxadventurepark

Breakfast with Santa at Conifox

We are now taking bookings for our delicious breakfast with Santa for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December. There are 3 Sessions per day; 9am, 10am and 11am. To book please call the bistro on 0131 333 1444 as soon as possible as we sold out very quickly last year!

Children's wee breakfast and age relevant present - £9.95... Adult big breakfast - £8.95... Adult veggie - £8.95. Babies free with paying adult and includes an age relevant present - We do though ask for a small donation for our charity tin. Meet Santa and his Elves and take a few photos for the family album!

National Mining Museum Scotland

Christmas would not be complete without a visit to Santa's Grotto! Come along to meet Santa and his helpers in the magical Grotto at National Mining Museum Scotland. All children will receive a gift, have a the chance to do wee crafts with the elves and follow the clues on our Christmas trail. Make sure you bring your camera to get a photo with Santa.

£5 per child: includes ticket to meet Santa, gift, crafts and trailsheet.

Date and times slots available to book online now at nationalminingmuseum.cloudvenue.co.uk

After another amazing Halloween Party Monkey Drama will be having our Christmas parties in December.

Please check our facebook or website for dates and times.

www.monkeydrama.co.uk contact alana@monkeydrama.co.uk, 07736298013.

Celebrate the festival season with a cruise along the canal and a visit from Santa himself!

1 hour cruise along the Union Canal

• Games • Songs • Seasonal Refreshments

• Santa visit with gift

1st, 9th, 16th and 23rd December


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Here comes Santa Claus

Tumbles Christmas Party

9th December

Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting and a buffet bag. Santa will be visiting and there’ll be gifts for all good boys and girls. 3 - 5pm

Children - Non-members - £10 per child / Members - £9 / Under 12 months - £5 To book: 0131 669 0878 / info.tumbles@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Breakfast with Santa and party away at Scrambles, EICA

Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list.

The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

Friday, 21st / Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd / Monday 24th December 9.30 - 11.30am Children - £13.50. Adults - £5.00 per adult (all attending adults must book a ticket) Age recommended: 1-7 years only 0131 333 6333 / info.eica@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa at Clambers

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

Friday, 21st / Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd December Breakfast: 9.00-10.30am; or Afternoon tea: 12.00 -1.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm

Children - Non-Members - £14.00 / Members-£12.00 / 0-11 months - £5.00

Adults - £7.00 0131 667 7211 / info.rcp@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Clambers Christmas Party

Join in the Christmas fun at Clambers with their annual festive party. Work off all that excess energy and enjoy 2-hours of soft play and lots of other fun activities including face painting, tattoos, disco, games, and arts and crafts and receive a present from Santa. Don your best Christmas jumper and/or Christmas outfit to be in with a chance of a prize.

20th December 2018 4 - 6pm

Children - Non-Members - £10.00 / Members - £9.00 / 0-11 months - £5.00

0131 667 7211 / info.rcp@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Santa’s Grotto – Castle Street

Saturday 17 November – Monday 24 December 10.30am – 8pm Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa… A chance for children to meet Santa Claus, hear a festive tale and receive a wee gift.

Visits are in groups and begin every 30 minutes. Tickets must be purchased for a specific time slot before entering Santa’s Grotto. Visits last up to 25 minutes.

£8.50 per child. Each child can take in 2 adults, first adult goes free with second adult paying £5

Add to the magic of visiting Santa at Castle Street with a ride on one of our traditional children’s attractions, warm up with some mulled wine or hot chocolate and tasty Christmas teat.

Times may vary so please check the Edinburgh’s Christmas website for details.

Santa Land – East Princes Street Gardens

Saturday 17 November – Saturday 5 January

Lower East Princes St Gardens is once again transformed into a magical festive place for all the family, with a host of rides and attractions to enjoy.

For a full list of all the rides in Santa Land, please visit edinburghschristmas.com

Christmas Tree Maze

Prepare to get lost in our magical Christmas Tree Maze! A joy for children and adults alike - can you make your way to the centre and back again? Discover the Elves’ workshop, where Santa’s little helpers will be waiting for you with a treat.

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Santa Train

Board the train at Santa’s train station, and then it’s all aboard for an exciting ride round Santa Land. Look up at the Castle, the tree on the Mound, the Big Wheel, the Market, and wave to the crowds as Santa sounds the bell. For opening times and prices go to www.edinburghschristmas.com

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Breakfast with Santa at Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park

22nd – 23rd December (extra dates may be added) 9am – 10am. Ages 2 – 12 Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for your little elves by treating them to Breakfast with Santa at Restoration Café. You can all enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast in magical surroundings whilst your child meets the man of the moment and receives a gift.

Children: £12 / £10 loyalty card holders - includes a visit and present from Santa with a cooked breakfast/vegetarian breakfast and soft drink

Adults: £12 / £10 loyalty card holders - includes a cooked breakfast/vegetarian breakfast and tea/coffee Find out more and book at dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk

Christmas Santa Cruise

Celebrate the festive season with a cruise along the Canal – and a special visit from Santa himself!

During our 1 hour cruise along the Union Canal you can enjoy games, songs, seasonal refreshments and nibbles and a visit from Santa with a gift for every child.

Saturday 1st Dec – 12.30pm. 2.00pm and 3.30pm Sunday 9th Dec – 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm Sunday 16th Dec – 10.30am and 12.00 noon Sunday 23rd Dec – 12.30am, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Prices are £12.50 per person or £44 for a family of four. The code for the family ticket is FAMILY3. Teas, coffee, juice, mince pies, festive nibbles and children’s gifts are included in the ticket price.

PLEASE NOTE THIS TRIP LEAVES FROM LEAMINGTON LIFTBRIDGE AT FOUNTAINBRIDGE Our boat is also available for Christmas Parties www.re-union.org.uk

Santa Parade

10am Stockbridge on December 1st. Come and join Santa with his trusted reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. You can even escort Santa if you come dressed as one of his Elves.

Santa Toddle

1pm Inverleith Park on December 2nd Meet Santa then join Santa as he gets pulled along behind the George Watson’s Pipe & Drums . After the toddle all toddler’s will receive a Santa Toddle medal and goody bag.

Santa’s Grotto

1 & 2 December Christmas Charity Festival, Inverleith Park Many people describe the grotto last year as probably the best Santa Grotto in Edinburgh. The Forrest Craft Santa Grotto was one of the star attractions. Full details www.greatscottishevents.org.uk

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