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“Santa's Grotto is Great”

Greenacres Animal Park
Denbigh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Santa's Grotto is Great”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We visited especially for my 22 month old daughter to see Santa and every part of this was great. After the shambles of visiting the Chester Rcaecourse Winter Wonderland this was much, much better and a huge improvement despiet this only being a much smaller business. The little procession of characters in costumes on a little train (Pooh bear, a reindeer, a dog and elves) and then Santa arriving on a sleigh pulled by a real reindeer was great for kids and we were given a set time to go visit Santa in his Grotto. The Grotto is well done - a log cabin with a few winter scences inside, a great big Christmas tree and a fireplace scene where the helpers will happily take photos for you (note to Chester - with your own camera so do not charge you for this) and Father Christmas himself was great - very friendly - especially with my daughter who has alway been a bit scared of visiting various Father Chrstmas'. The present she was given was great for her too and felt a good retun on the £4 we had paid and the Reindeer enclosure is good to see - again note to Chester they have plenty of room and looks comfortable for them.
The park itself is maybe a little bit dated and could do with a lick of paint in parts when compared with other similar farm parks I've visited but there were plenty of animals to look at and as we were there specifically for the grotto I'm not overly hung up on that. Yes it seems that the whole place is on a limited budget but the staff were really friendly - the pets corner where they bring out various different animals for the kids to touch and stroke and the chance to bottle feed a goat where great fun for my daughter.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Mold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love love love this place!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Visited today. Wonderful atmosphere, staff are so friendly. Animals are brilliant and the meet and greet was so much fun. Plenty to do and see.
Visited santa who was so friendly, even with my scared 20 month old.
Love having this place nearby and will be purchasing a yearly pass in the new year!!

Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice family day out to ses Santa”
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We had a fabulous day on Sunday. We've been several times before as we live close by but Sundays visit was to meet Santa. The staff were very friendly like they always are and Santa was very good with 18month old who just cried at him lol pets corner is really good and my son enjoyed feeding the goats their bottle.

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Chester, Virginia
1 review
“A nice day out with my 1 year old”
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Visited on Sunday - it is now out of season so only £5pp entry. Some enclosures were shut (to be expected out of season though) but we still got to see a lot, feed the ducks, goats and pigs (80p for a bag of pellets or £2 for all three varieties). Plenty to see, staff are excellent and very friendly. You can meet some animals at pets corner (times for events are on the sheet you get from the entrance).They have a Santas grotto at the moment (Santa posed for lots of pics with kids) which you pay extra £4 for (to meet Santa, reindeer and a pressie). You are given an allocated time to see Santa - but we got in early as was quiet. We had a great visit. Santa was very good (as were the rest of the staff - and Misty the sheep in the parade!) My 1 year old loves her teddy from Santa and was worn out afterwards. Job done!

Visited November 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Christmas time”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We had a brilliant day here today my little boy went to see Father Christmas and loved it they spend time talking to him and the grotto was excellent would highly recommend :)

Visited December 2013
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