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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust

Christmas Event, from 7 Dec 2019

Father Christmas Grotto

Father Christmas Grotto


Visit Father Christmas in his cosy, traditional grotto at Chirk Castle. Bring along your wish list, we hope you've been good!

The popular Chirk Castle grotto returns, with jolly old Saint Nicholas stopping by for three weekends to meet the children and hand out his presents. This year there are also some Friday grotto slots if you have younger children or would like to visit on a quieter day.

Booking essential - book online or call 0344 249 1895. There are 5 tickets in each 15 minute time slot.

Visits to the grotto include meeting Father Christmas and a present. Normal admission or National Trust membership is also required in addition to the fee for the grotto. A customer booking fee of 5% applies.

Please enter through the Ticket Office by the car park, the grotto is then located in the castle courtyard. There is heating but it may be cold outside and in the waiting area so please dress appropriately in warm clothing. The grotto is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019 10:15 to 15:30
Fri 13 Dec 2019 11:00 to 12:45
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:15 to 15:45
Fri 20 Dec 2019 11:00 to 15:45
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Dec 2019 10:15 to 15:45
5 Tickets per 15 minute slots.


Normal admission charges apply + £6.00 per child to visit Father Christmas.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 14 Sep - Fri 1 Nov Folklore and furnishings
Fri 25 - Thu 31 Oct Pumpkin Carving
Sun 27 Oct Fungal foray with Debbie Evans
Fri 1 Nov Marshmallow toasting
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Nov Chirk Castle Uncovered tours
Sun 10 Nov Guided Estate Walks


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Map reference: SJ 268381  Lat: 52.93529 Long: -3.09053

One mile west of Chirk village off A5. Additional 0.5 mile of private driveway to the castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chirk station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing