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image for Children's Activity Event item typeSanta's Grotto at Cardiff Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Christmas Event, from 25 Nov 2017

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Details

Santa returns to his magical Grotto in the Black Tower, one of the oldest and most historic parts of the Castle. Santa will be ready and waiting to give out presents to all good boys and girls. There will be plenty of opportunities to take your own family photographs as a memento of your visit.

Included in your Santa Ticket:
Visit to Santa’s Grotto (including 2 accompanying adults)
Special Christmas Gift
See the Christmas decorations in the Castle Apartments and talk to the costumed guides
Follow the Children’s Christmas Trail inside the house for your chance to win a family ticket to Joust 2018
Christmas craft activity
Special offers in the Café for Grotto visitors
Access to the grounds including the Keep, Tunnels and Battlement Walk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

*Disabled/wheelchair access to castle grounds, Interpretation Centre, Undercroft & toilets. Access to Main House and Keep involves many steps. *Multi lingual site plan available *Guide books in English, Welsh and French.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017
Fri 22 - Sat 23 Dec 2017
Bookable sessions every 20 minutes.

Prices

Tickets from £11.50.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec Santa's Grotto
Fri 22 - Sat 23 Dec Santa's Grotto
Sat 10 Feb Film Location Tour
Fri 13 - Sat 14 Apr RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Contact

Enquiries

02920 878100

Address

Castle Street,
Cardiff,
CF10 3RB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Cardiff Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 180765  Lat: 51.48148 Long: -3.18222

Junctions 32/33 from M4. Follow the signs for Cardiff City Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Cardiff Central station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

*Disabled/wheelchair access to castle grounds, Interpretation Centre, Undercroft & toilets. Access to Main House and Keep involves many steps. *Multi lingual site plan available *Guide books in English, Welsh and French.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Notes

The Interpretation Centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs, including the Firing Line exhibition, film presentation, café and shop. Disabled toilets are located adjacent to the café on the ground floor. The Castle Apartments are not accessible to wheelchair users or pushchairs due to the number of steps within the house. Audio Guides are available in 10 languages and include a sign-language and visually-impaired tours (in English and Welsh).