We have a fantastic new experience this year which is lots of fun for all the family. Come along and join Chef Ginger-Snaps, our jibbering, jabbering Nordic Christmas Elf in the centre:mk’s chaotic kitchen, as the annual ‘Elf Christmas Feast’ preparation is in full swing, with hilarious results!  Join the fun and decorate your very own Gingerbread Christmas Tree biscuit* with snowflake sugar! Once your masterpiece is finished, it will be placed in a gift box ready to surprise a loved one or, for those who simply can’t wait, nibbled on the way in to meet the big man himself – Santa!!

Our memorable experience includes an individual family visit with Santa as well as your chance to have your photograph taken. And remember adults are free with every child and the visit will last approximately 20 minutes. You can then take a magical train ride through a delightful wintery forest.

Book online in advance, or at the grotto itself.

*Allergen information: Biscuit contains wheat and egg May contain: milk, soya, nuts (please see FAQs page for the full ingredients)  There will be an alternative craft activity for any children with food allergies.  Please complete the Special Requirements section when you book your tickets.

Entry Price:

We pride ourselves on making our experience as affordable as possible, with discounts off peak so that the youngest members of the family can make the most of it and ensure as many families as possible can take part. Adults accompanying their children are free of charge

Please note due to space restrictions a maximum of two adults are allowed per child


Weekdays before 3.30pm £8.50  
After 3.30pm and weekends  £9.00  


December Weekdays

Up to 14th    
Before 3.30pm £9.00  
After 3.30pm £10.00  
After 17th    
All day £10.50  

December Weekends          £10.50

Prices include the entire grotto experience including decorating your Christmas tree gingerbread biscuit and a special gift from Santa. Big kids (i.e. parents accompanying children) are admitted free with a maximum of two adults per child and every child receives a gift.  Photographs will be available to be purchased at an additional cost upon leaving the grotto.

For more details, visit thecentremk.com

Train ride £2.00 per person

Please note:

Due to space restrictions within the experience, a maximum of two adults are allowed per child
Due to Health and safety requirements children must be accompanied by a paying adult on the train

Ticket Help Desk 0843 178 1304* 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun

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