About the event
Please allow 1 - 1.5 hours for the visit and arrive 45 minutes before your allocated Santa visit time (a 10 minute slot for up to 4 children in your family party). You may wish to allow time to look around the Christmas market stalls and participate in additional activities on site as part of Northumberlandia's Enchanted Christmas event. Click here to find out more about the Christmas market.
Please wrap up warm and wear waterproofs if the weather is wet as the grotto is situated outdoors.
There is a £2 parking charge on during Northumberlandia's Enchanted Christmas event (14th-16th December), parking is free for Santa's Grotto attendees.
How to find us:
By car – If you have a satnav please use postcode NE23 8AU.
From the A1 Northbound, take the A19 exit toward the A189/Cramlington/Blyth/Ashington. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1068. Take a left turn into Blagdon Lane, signposted towards Northumberlandia. Turn right into Northumberlandia (passed the Snowy Owl pub).
From the A1 Southbound take the exit toward Blagdon/Dinnington/Ponteland/Shotton. Turn left into Blagdon Lane (signposted Northumberlandia). After ¾ mile turn left into Northumberlandia.
By bus – The following buses run every 10-15 minutes and stop at the Beacon Hill Fisher Lane roundabout. There is a gate with a path leading directly to the main site.
- X22 – Newcastle – Bedlington – Wansbeck – Ashington
- X21 – Newcastle – Bedlington – Ashington – Newbiggin
All money raised goes towards supporting Northumberland Wildlife Trust.