Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Hurry, Hurry! Lots of places are selling out fast for their Christmas events so it’s time to get booked. There are quite a few magical events happening this Christmas 2020 in the West Midlands. I’ve put them into one big post so here you will find the best Christmas events in the West Midlands – Shropshire – Staffordshire – Warwickshire – Worcestershire where you can meet Santa and more – Not all events include Santa. Don’t forget to book in advance where possible.

Things to do Christmas 2020 West Midlands – Shropshire – Staffordshire – Warwickshire – Worcestershire

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Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. I am unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events, please consider this before booking and check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

Alton Towers – Christmas – Staffordshire

A Santa’s Sleepover is the most magical, wonderful Christmassy Escape. Jump onto specially selected rides, dive into the Waterpark, tuck into a lusciously festive evening meal, meet Santa – and more! There’s even more dates than ever before to experience your magical Christmas escape!

An overnight stay in one of our fabulously themed hotels
A unique visit to Santa’s Grotto (with a delightful gift for each child)
1 Day Entry to the Theme Park & Gardens Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars with a selection of family rides and attractions
Entry to the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark
Entry to the NEW Garden Lantern Trail from 4pm – 8pm
9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf
Light evening entertainment
A fantastically festive evening meal
A delicious buffet breakfast

Alton Towers

Address: Alton Towers Theme Park Alton Towers Resort, Alton ST10 4DB

When? Selected dates from 27th November untl 23rd December.

How much? Short breaks from £290 per family. Prebooking is essential.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Attwell Farm Park – Santa’s Winter Workshop – Worcestershire

TBC – Coming soon.

Address: Seafield Ln, Redditch B98 9DB

When? TBC

How much? TBC

Black Country Living Museum – An Enchanted Christmas – West Midlands

Experience the Museum transformed and…

Discover the work of Santa’s elves at the Christmas gift mine.
Meet Holly and Ivy, the nature sprites of Christmas Tree Gardens, and help them to bring magic to their festive greenery.
Explore the sweet delights of Sugarplum City and meet our Sugarplum fairies – but watch out for Scrooge, and don’t let him steal your humbugs!
Step in at Toy Terrace and help to revive the Nutcracker’s broken soldiers.
Witness the Nutcracker and the Rat King fight their festive battle down at the docks!

Black country living museum

Address: Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ

When? Selected dates from 12th to 20th December

How much? Adult tickets £22, children 3-15 £14.50, carer £11. Prebooking is essential.

Blists Hill Victorian Town – A Victorian Christmas – Shropshire

This winter we’re celebrating Christmas in traditional fashion with pretty decorations made out of luscious holly & ivy, quaint home-made paper chains and colourful decoupage baubles.

Wander around the cottages in the Town and enjoy cosy fireside chats with the villagers, listen to tales of how they’re preparing for the big day. New for 2020 is our real Ice Rink! Don a pair of skates and take to the ice – that’s sure to blow away any cobwebs

Ironbridge

Address: Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD

When? Selected dates from 4th November 2020 until 3rd January 2021

How much? FREE for annual pass holders. You do still need to book a timeslot. If you don’t have an annual pass they cost £20 for an adult, £12.00 for a child and you can make savings with a family pass. Ice skating is £5 for children and £7.50 for an adult.

Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Churnet Valley Railway – Santa and Steam – Staffordshire

Father Christmas’ delightful elves will guide you to your seat and call upon the main man to come and say hello. But wait, where is Santa? Oh no! It turns out each elf thought each other had told Father Christmas to meet on the train.

Well, we can’t have a Santa Express with no Father Christmas, so if you’re happy for a detour, we’ll have to head for the North Pole to pick him up. Journeying through Staffordshire’s hidden valley, each of our happy little elves will help spread the Christmas Cheer with singsongs and quizzes to pass the time on our adventure North. Don’t forget to look out the window though, as magical happenings may appear alongside your train…..and more

Churnet Valley Railway

Address: Kingsley & Froghall Station Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA

When? Selected dates from 21st November until 24th December

How much? Prices from £17-21 for an adult, £12-15 for a child, child 2 £7. Private compartments are only available for groups of 6 – 8 passengers & cost an additional £30 on top of the normal ticket. Prebooking is essential.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Christmas Events West Midlands 2020

Coalbrookdale – Christmas Grotto – Shropshire

Christmas comes to Coalbrookdale with the return of popular Winter Wonderland Grotto. A magical Winter Wonderland Grotto experience with the Elves. Follow the path through the twinkling lights to meet Santa and receive a gift from the man himself!

Families will be seated on their own benches and social distancing will be followed at all times.

Coalbrookdale

Address: Coach Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ

When? Selected dates from 28th November until 20th December

How much? Child 2-16 years £10. Children under 2 are free and don’t need a ticket but won’t receive a gift from Santa. Each ticket includes a gift from Santa and entry for up to 3 accompanying adults. Annual passport holders are not valid for this event.

Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Drayton Manor – Magical Christmas – Staffordshire

Discover falling snow, enchanting decorations, a dazzling 30ft symphony tree, cheeky elves frolicking around the park and over 25 child-friendly rides and attractions; including Europe’s only Thomas Land and our 15-acre zoo. Plus, enjoy our brand new ‘Tales with Father Christmas’ experience.

Enjoy our brand new ‘Tales with Father Christmas’ experience*. This fun family adventure is hosted by the cheeky elves and takes you and your group through the Castle of Dreams whilst being entertained with a festive tale, before being invited into Father Christmas’ study for a photo opportunity.

Drayton Manor

Address: Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW

When? 20th November until 31st December

How much? They have various pricing options this year. Online tickets are cheaper with a choice of peak or off peak. From £20+ per person.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Hawkstone Park Follies – Christmas Safari – Shropshire

A magical adventure by Land Rover through the illuminated woodland to see Santa in his real hillside Grotto. Arrive at the Waterloo Suite in Hawkstone Park Hotel and check in for your trip. After a warming festive drink you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves.

Santa’s elves will keep you entertained as you wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! Where every child is greeted by Santa and gets a gift.

Hawkstone Park

Address: Shrewsbury SY4 5JY

When? 4th to 23rd December

How much? Price for a vehicle of up to 5 people – £111 daylight. £121 twilight. You ride in their vehicles and you are required to wear masks.

Kenilworth Castle – Christmas Adventure Quest – Warwickshire

Join our festively-fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales and lead you to a small reward. It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week.

English Heritage

Address: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

When? 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021

How much? FREE for members of English Heritage. Adult ticket £13.90. Children 5-17 £8.40. Other pricing options are available. All tickets must be prebooked online.

Little Owl Farm Park – Christmas – Worcestershire

Christmas Grotto – Collect your passport and make sure you check off everything to see, make a gingerbread man to take home, meet Santa in his magical grotto and if you’ve been good, you can choose a toy to take home.

Snow party – What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas then dancing around to Christmas songs with Santa’s elves!

Festive fun tunnel – Our Festive Fun Tunnel is brighter than ever this year, with lots of added extras to make your Christmas extra magical!… and more.

Little Owl Farm

Address: Owl Hill Lane Dunhampton, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9SS

When? TBC

How much? TBC

National Forest Adventure Farm – North Pole Adventure – Staffordshire

Your child will receive a personalised ticket from Father Christmas. (Collected on the day). Check-in and collect your Elf Coins before setting off. Journey through the Magical Portal to the North Pole. Explore the Victorian High Street and Sweet Shop. Help the Elves sort the parcels in the post office. Meet our talking Polar Bear under the Northern Lights and so much more.

Enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas. Then choose a gift from the present room.

National Forest Adventure Farm

Address: Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ

When? Selected dates from 22nd November until 24th December.

How much? Prices from £160-220. The cost is for 1 booking for up to a maximum of 6 people per time slot. The experience will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Rays Farm – A Magical Christmas – Shropshire

Welcome to an old fashioned Christmas. See baby Jesus in the Donkey’s stable with Mary, Joseph, the Three Kings and the Wise Men. Then step from history into imagination. Chat to Father Christmas as he prepares the children’s toys for that magical night. Meet Frosty, our real-life Reindeer!

Complete the Christmas Trail around the Farm, meeting many Farmyard Friends along the way.

Rays Farm

Address: Chorley, Bridgnorth WV16 6PR

When? Selected dates from 12th to the 24th of December.

How much? Adult ticket £8.99, children £11.50 including a present. Children under 2 years £6.99 including a present.

Best Christmas Events Shropshire 2020

Severn Valley Railway – Santa Trains – Worcestershire

Your vintage steam train awaits at the beautifully decorated Kidderminster Station, ready to take you on a Christmas adventure…

Everyone will receive a drink and a seasonal sweet treat as you settle down in your own private compartment, before steaming through delightfully decorated stations to Arley.

Jump off the train to be entertained in our ALL-NEW Christmas show, starring Christmas characters. You’ll hopefully catch a glimpse of Santa himself too, as he prepares for the biggest night of the year. Back on the train, present-shaped surprises will be waiting for the children, before your train steams back to Kidderminster.

Severn valley railway

Address: Station Dr, Kidderminster DY10 1QX

When? Selected dates from 28th November until 24th December

How much? Compartment for up to 4 people from £110 to £135. Compartment for up to 6 people £170 to £195. Prebooking online is essential.

Snowdome – Winter Wonderland – Staffordshire

Santa’s back at the SnowDome this Christmas… for his 16th year of festive fun! From 14th November his magical winter wonderland in the snow returns along with extended reception areas plus a larger theatre for a COVID secure experience. With real snow, real animals and the ALL NEW winter wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family!

Snowdome

Address: Leisure Island, Riverdrive, Tamworth B79 7ND

When? Selected dates from 14th November until 31st December

How much? Prices from £15.95 each off-peak up to £20.95 per person peak.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Statfold Barn Railway – Santa Express – Staffordshire

You will be welcomed to Statfold by our merry Elves who will help you straight onto the beautifully-lit steam train, the ‘Statfold Santa Express’ Alight the train at the North Pole and immerse yourself into the Statfold Christmas experience.  

Opportunity to experience lots of Christmas characters
around our award-winning museum, including lots of surprises! Interact with Santa’s very friendly and helpful Elves. Meet Toby our friendly Station Master, who loves having his photo taken!

Every child with a Golden Ticket will receive a fun take-home activity pack from Santa and Mrs Clause

Statfold Railway

Address: Ashby Rd, Tamworth B79 0BU

When? Selected dates from 21st November until 22nd December

How much? Adult £18.50, child £23.50, under 3’s are free. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking online is essential.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Stokesay Castle – Christmas Adventure Quest – Shropshire

Join our festively-fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales and lead you to a small reward. It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week.

English Heritage

Address: Ludlow Rd, Craven Arms SY7 9AH

When? 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021

How much? FREE for members of English Heritage. An adult ticket is £9.90, children 5-17 are £6.00. Under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Three Counties Showground – Malvern Winter Glow – Worcestershire

Malvern Winter Glow is a dazzling NEW outdoor illuminations trail, made from dramatic light installations, so wrap up warm and prepare to be spellbound by an extravaganza of light.

Enjoy a magical journey of discovery and marvel at the dramatic light installations, inspired by the area’s natural landscape, history and heritage.

Address: Malvern WR13 6NW

When? Selected dates from 9th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

How much? Adults £16, children age 3-16 £11, under 3s are free. Tickets must be prebooked.

Warwick Castle – Christmas at the castle – Warwickshire

Experience the magic of Warwick Castle this Christmas. Gaze upon glittering lights in the Great Hall, explore winter markets and skate across the ice within our beautiful grounds.

Warwick castle

Address: Castle, Castle Ln, Warwick CV34 4QU

When? TBC

How much? TBC

West Midland Safari Park – Santa Safari – West Midlands

With an allocated time to see Santa, you will be greeted in the Discovery Trail by one of his helpful Elves who will show you to the sleigh where you will be magically transported to the North Pole & into Santa’s Grotto!

Santa’s Grotto is a wonderfully decorated log cabin with its own Christmas tree, festive fireplace and of course a seat just for you next to Santa himself! You can tell him what’s on the top of your Christmas wish list and a helpful Elf will take a picture of you together!

After meeting Santa, you will make your way to the Elves’ Workshop where children can pick their own present. With a wide selection of gifts to choose from, the children will be spoiled for choice….and more.

Breakfast with Santa also available.

West Midland Safari park

Address: Spring Grove Rd, Bewdley, Kidderminster DY12 1LF

When? Selected dates in November and December

How much? Adult £29.50, child 3-15 £27.50, under 3’s £12. Other pricing options available including special member prices. Prebooking online is essential.

Weston Park – Enchanted Weston – Shropshire

Winter is set to cast a seasonal spell at Weston this December when Enchanted Weston weaves it festive magic.  As dusk falls the natural beauty and wonder of Capability Brown’s Temple Wood is awakened with an illuminated trail through the ancient trees and woodland.

Weston Park

Address: Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE

When? 10th to 20th December

How much? TBC, tickets not yet released.

Wild Zoological Park – Winter Wonderland – West Midlands

I can not find much information about what happens at this event.

Visitors are reminded that this year the grotto will be socially distanced according to latest government safety advice. Photo opportunity will be available but at the current government recommended distances. Santa and the elves will be wearing appropriate ppe and we request adult guests to ensure they bring appropriate facial coverings for their visit. We are creating a Covid secure experience and will appreciate co-operation from all guests.

Wild Zoological Park

Address: WILD Zoological Park, Upper Whittimere Farm, Tom Ln, Halfpenny Green DY7 5EP

When? Selected dates from 5th to 24th December

How much? Tickets are £20 x1 Child (2yrs – 15yrs Included) to meet Santa including x1 Child Zoo Admission Ticket and GIFT from Santa. Adult £12. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2020 – Meet Santa and More

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