Santa’s Grotto at St Michael’s Hospice

WHEN: 7th - 9th December WHERE: St Michael's Hospice, Bartestree, HR1 4HA

Please note: Advance bookings to see Santa have now closed. Your little ones can still turn up and pay on the day to see him. 

Children of all ages are invited to see Santa at St Michael’s this Christmas.

Little ‘uns can start their adventure walking around the festive grounds, keeping their eyes peeled for a bunch of naughty elves. 

Take a selfie with our Noel lights and post their Christmas letter to Santa, which we’ll send First Class to the North Pole.   

One of Santa’s Elf’s will guide your child to the big man where they can chat to him about their festive wishes and choose a gift. 

You can all finish your trip at the decoration-making workshop in the café. 

St Michael’s Hospice,




Advance online entry: £7.50 per child to include: 

Naughty elf trail 

Post letter and get a reply from Santa 

Visit Santa and receive a gift 

On the day, £8.50 per child.

Accompanying adults free.


Café prices: 

Jacket potato with beans, cheese or tuna mayonnaise £5

Christmas cake £1

Christmas Log £1

Mince pie 50p

Kids drinks: 50p

Hot drinks £1

*Each child’s purchase will include a ‘make your own’ Christmas decoration pack. 

Cafe open – 4.15pm

Entrance to the grounds and grotto – 4.30pm

Last entrance to grounds to see Santa – 7pm

Cafe closes – 7.30pm


Santa has arrived at St Michael’s Hospice and is looking forward to seeing you over the weekend. Please take a look through the information below to help make your experience magical…

When arriving at St Michaels Hospice (HR1 4HA) please follow the fluorescent ‘Car Park’ signage.

The entrance to the Hospice is next to the large Christmas tree you’ll see as you drive into the grounds at St Michael’s.

From the entrance (Reception) you’ll head to our Garden Room. Here you’ll find the registration desk and café. The café opens at 4.15pm, so you can have a hot drink, cake or even a jacket potato before heading out to see Santa. Entrance to the grounds will open at 4.30pm. Your child’s name will be on a guest list, there is no need to bring anything with you.

As the walk to Santa is outside please dress in warm clothing and bring an umbrella if there is a chance of rain. The entire route is both wheelchair and pushchair friendly. It’s about 700m and will take around 20-30 minutes, including your visit to Santa.

If you didn’t stop off at the café prior to visiting Santa, please join us afterwards. Jacket potatoes with various fillings are available for £5. Any purchase in the café will be welcome and we’ll give the children a decoration to create while you relax with a hot drink.

Last entry to the grounds to visit Santa is 7pm. There are no specific time slots so please arrive whenever you feel between 4.15pm and 6.55pm. The café will close at 7.30pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Thank you for supporting St Michael’s Hospice.