Santa's Grotto at Cabot Circus

Glass House, BRISTOL, BS1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)117 9529 361

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Santa's Grotto at Cabot Circus


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 9th November until Monday 24th December, in a magical wonderland located on the Upper Ground floor next to Pret a Manger. For exact timings, please see below.

It costs just £5 to visit Santa and children 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!

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!

Time: The grotto is open on weekends throughout November and daily from 1st December until 24th December:

Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 6pm
Christmas Eve: 11am - 4pm

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:
Tue 18th Dec – Fri 21st Dec, 11am – 12pm
Sat 22nd Dec – Sun 23rd, 10am – 11am
Maximum of 3 x family slots available online per 30mins.
Max 4 children per booking
They also do not accept bookings in the first 30mins and last 60mins of each day to assist with queue management.


Find Santa in his Grotto on the Upper Ground floor next to Pret a Manger.

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The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit


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