Cabot Circus: Santa’s Grotto

santa's grotto

If you’ve been good this year then hurry down to Santa’s Grotto

Santa and his elves will be ready to meet your little ones from Saturday 9 November until Monday 24 December, in a magical wonderland located in Cabot Circus on the Upper Ground floor next to Pret a Manger.

It costs just £5 to visit Santa and each child will receive a free age-appropriate gift. If you’d like to book, please click HERE. When booking online, you can also personalise your child’s visit by informing Santa if your little one should be on the good or the naughty list or anything you think Santa should know about!

Grotto Opening Times

The grotto is open on weekends throughout November and daily from 1 to 24 December:

Monday – Friday 11:00 – 18:00
Saturdays 10:00 – 18:00
Sundays 10:00 – 18:00
Christmas Eve: 11:00 – 16:00

Adapted Santa Experience

For children with additional needs such as autism or other sensory conditions, they have scheduled quiet sessions to ensure queuing times and loud noises are kept to a minimum, please find these times below.

Christmas Grotto Quiet Session schedule:

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 December, 11am – 12pm
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December, 10am – 11am

Maximum of 3 x family slots available online per 30 minutes.
Max four children per booking
They also do not accept bookings in the first 30 minutes and last 60 minutes of each day to assist with queue management.

Download the Cabot Circus PLUS app before you get to the grotto and your children will be able to join in with Santa’s reindeer food making workshop for free!

For information about all things festive in Bristol Shopping Quarter, visit our Christmas page.