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FIVE places across Barnsley where families can meet SANTA before Christmas!

If you're wanting to experience the magic of Christmas with the family this December, we've got just the thing for you! As we edge closer to the big day, there's many events going off to get you in the festive food, with a lot of those including the chance to see the big man himself!

Just to make sure you don't miss your chance to see the Santa, we've compiled a list of some local locations that he'll be visiting this month...

Santa’s Magic Button - Cannon Hall Farm

Join Santa and the magic of Christmas this year at Cannom Hall Farm from December 3rd- December 24th. They’ve teamed up with their amazing friends from the Talegate Theatre Productions and the Copycat Party Company to put on a magical staged show adventure, before heading to the toy factory where the children will take their magic key to the elves to choose their very own present! To book, please visit this link:

Location: Cannon Hall Farm, S75 4AT.


Adult: £11.95

Child (2 and over) includes Santa show and gift: £16.95

Child (under 2) includes Santa show and gift:


Baby (no gift): free

Credit: Cannon Hall Farm

Santa's Grotto - Alhambra Centre, Barnsley

Spend your evening taking your little one to see the big man in his giant bauble grotto! This event will run from 24th November to the 24th December. Times are provided on the Alhambra Shopping Centre website. Children will receive a free gift and the opportunity to have their photo taken with man himself. Adults are welcome to take their own photos, with extra items available such as baubles, snow globes, key rings and prints to purchase.

This is an open event, therefore you do not have to book. However, it is advised to come early as ques could get long.

Location - Alhambra Centre, Barnsley. S70 1SB

Prices: £4 per child

Credit: Fizzco Projects

Christmas Part - Playmania Barnsley

Come visit Playmania to join the magical Christmas party on 13th December between 4.30pm and 6.30pm where you can meet Santa in their enchanting grotto with his singing elves! There will be games, dancing, snow and much more to get your in the festive spirit. At the end the event, kids will receive a photo opportunity with Santa and free gift. Take a look online at their website to book tickets before they sell out! To book these tickets call: 01226 744344.


Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Barnsley, S74, 8HJ


£15 for one child and one adult

Credit: Elsecar Heritage Centre

Santa’s Grotto- Barnsley hospice

In aid of Barnsley Hospice, Old School House is hosting a Santa’s Grotto this Saturday 10th December 10am to 6pm. This event includes a free gift from Santa, face painting, raffle and a bouncy castle. The front of house bar opens for parents, grandparents, and carers serving drinks as well as mulled wine to get the adults feeling Christmassy. Stop by at this weekend to support this amazing charity!

There is no booking required for this event, money is collected at the door and anyone is welcome at any time during opening times.


North Pole, Old School House, Blackburn Lane, S752BA


£2 per child

Credit: The Old School House

Visit Santa Event - Billingley Christmas Tree Farms

Experience Billinglys authentic secret cabin to see the big man while he visits for the festive period, whilst giving your families the opportunity to create special Christmas memories. Dates will be available on their website. Every family will get their own personal visit with Santa within their slot.

Whist queuing, you are surrounded by Santa’s magical reindeers and cheeky pygmy goats. Your family will feel the heart of Christmas whilst sharing laughs and letters with Saint Nick. Children will be gifted an early present from Santa, and adults are welcome to take as many photos as they want. To book, visit this link.


Billingley Christmas tree farm, Back lane, Billingley, Barnsley, S72 0JF


£10.00 per child

£2.50 for each accompanying adult


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