Where can I meet Father Christmas in Wales?

Meeting Santa is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical so why not visit him at one of our special places across Wales. Don't forget to check the details. You may even need to book in advance - he's a very busy man.

Father Christmas in his medieval style grotto at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, near Wrexham 

12/13 and 19/20 December. Father Christmas returns to Chirk Castle to take up residence in his Adam Tower grotto once again. He's brought presents for some very special visitors, so we hope you've been good! Tickets for the Father Christmas grotto this year are pre-book only. Tickets are £5 each, including a visit with Father Christmas and a present. Normal admission also applies.

Father Christmas in his grotto at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Powis Castle, near Welshpool 

Bring your family along and meet Father Christmas in the spectacular setting of our ballroom. Your children will be able to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto every Saturday and Sunday from 28 November to 20 December, 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 3.30pm. Visits to Father Christmas cost £4 per child and each will receive an early Christmas gift. Normal admission also applies.

Father Christmas waiting in his cosy livingroom at Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Newport 

Father Christmas will be visiting Tredegar House every weekend from 28 November to 20 December. He'll have a gift for all the (good!) children and we know he's going to be so pleased to see you. He's a popular man so we'll give you a timed ticket for entry when you visit our welcome team at reception. There's no need to pre-book and it costs £2.50 per Father Christmas visit. Normal admission also applies.

Heart Christmas Decoration at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor 

12 and 13 December. Don't miss having a special visit with the jolly man himself - Father Christmas - while he is staying at Penrhyn Castle. Visits to see Father Christmas are £5 per child. Tickets will be available from the Visitor Centre from 11.45am on the day, on a first come first served basis. Normal admission also applies.

Father Christmas in his grotto at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff 

Father Christmas will be making a very special stop at Dyffryn on 28, 29 November, 5, 6, 12 and 13 December. He will be meeting each child and giving them a specially chosen gift. You can pre book your tickets by calling our visitor reception on 02920 590813. £4 per child. Normal admission also applies.

Erddig in the snow

Erddig, Wrexham 

Meet Father Christmas in the elves' workshop, every weekend from 5 to 20 December, to enjoy the gift of giving and leave a donation for our local food-bank. The Elves and Father Christmas will be thrilled that you’re trying to help them in their quest to help the less fortunate this Christmas time. Normal admission also applies.

Father Christmas at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

5 and 6 December. Our woodland cabin has been decorated especially for Santa's visit to Plas Newydd. Timed ticket entry on the day. £2 per visit (includes gift). Normal admission also applies.

Victorian Christmas Characters at Aberdulais

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, Neath 

Enjoy Aberdulais at night. Take a candlelit walk to the waterfall, listen to stories from Mr/Mrs Claus, make some Christmas crafts and enjoy a festive treat in the Old School House tea-room. £4.50 Adult, £2.25 Child, £11.25 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Father Christmas gives a gift to a child

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Santa will open the Llandeilo Edwardian Fayre on both days at 11am. After that, he'll head down to his magical grotto in the basement of Newton House where he'll await all of the excited children and adults. Each child gets a wrapped gift and all our kids activities are free. £3 per child to meet Santa in his grotto. Normal admission also applies. Did you know that Newton House at Dinefwr will also be arranging 'Write a letter to Santa' activities throughout December?

Christmas Tree glistening

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn

Join us on 5 and 6 December, 11am-3pm, for a weekend full of Christmas activities. Father Christmas will arrive with his horse at 12pm each day, with an opportunity to meet him in his grotto and receive a gift. £4 per child. Enjoy seasonal games and crafts, enjoy a mince pie or two in the tea-room, or grab some gifts from the shop.

Christmas decorations at Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

Father Christmas will be stopping by the Llanerchaeron Christmas fair on 5 and 6 December and he’ll have a small gift for every child he meets. No booking necessary. There will also be a kids treasure hunt in the garden. Normal admission applies.

Santa visits Aberconwy House

Aberconwy House, Conwy 

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 and 22 December. Meet Father Christmas as he stays over at Aberconwy House. Climb the stairs to the toy workshop, write your Christmas list and see where Santa sleeps when he stays. £7.50 including gift. Booking necessary.