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Children's Activity Event, from 8 Dec 2018

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto


Visit Santa in his wonderful Grotto, receive a gift and whisper your Christmas dream into a shell for our Wishing Tree with our festive elf. £6.50 per child, maximum of two accompanying adults.
Combine your visit with;
Visit the Castle, receive a Christmas trail and enter our prize draw for the chance to win a VIP guided tour of our major exhibition which will open next Summer, for a 10% discount on Castle entry prices.
Adult - £8.95 – normally £9.95
Child - £4.46 – normally £4.95
Student - £5.85 – normally £6.50
Qualifying conc - £4.46 - normally £4.95
Saver ticket, 2 adults + 2 children - £22.50 – normally £25.00
Saver ticket – 1 adult + 3 children OR 2 adults + 1 child - £20.70 – normally £23.00
All bookings and payment in advance for Grotto and discounted visit – call 01206 282939
Booking slots available on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December. For group bookings, or for special requirements, please call to discuss arrangements with our friendly team.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Dec 2018 - Mon 9 Dec 2019
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018
Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

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Mon 2 Jul - Sun 6 Jan Colchester In The First World War
Thu 25 Oct - Fri 25 Oct Sherlock Bones
Sat 8 Dec - Mon 9 Dec Santa’s Castle Grotto
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec Santa’s Castle Grotto
Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec Santa’s Castle Grotto
Fri 21 Dec - Sat 21 Dec Medieval Archery


Colchester Castle Museum


Castle Park,


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Map reference: TL 998253  Lat: 51.89066 Long: 0.90319

Situated in the Town Centre in the Grounds of the Magnificent Castle Park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome