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Bressingham -Santa -GrottoI’ve been helping out here at Bressingham Steam & Gardens nigh on 25 years and we’ve always been very lucky in that Santa has visited us every Christmas without fail during that time.

This year Santa, his wife and some of his elves, will be at Bressingham on the 30th Nov, then on the 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th of December. After which he'll be with us from the 20th through to the 24th December 2014.

We've created a page on our website where you can find full details, Entry times or buy tickets for Xmas at Bressingham.

If you haven’t done so yet enter our competition for free family tickets to come and see Santa at Bressingham you’ve still just got time - but not long, the competition closes on the 4th of December 2014!

What makes Bressingham’s Santa’s Grotto extra special?

We think Santa particularly likes coming to see the boys and girls at Bressingham because he gets to spend a bit more time than usual with them and their parents - and we suspect he’s secretly a bit of a Steam Engine enthusiast (although don’t let the reindeer know!).

We spare no effort for Father Christmas when he visits us - a special grotto is built for him which he inspects to make sure it comes up to his high standards before we start.

We’ve noticed that in many other venues Santa has to meet a large number of families at once at a Christmas dinner or lunch, making it all a big rush - we’re lucky enough to be able to offer more leisurely experience.

The kids get to spend some proper time with santa - there’s no rush - he gets to have a nice chat with them and deliver a present which can be kept till the big day or excitedly opened the moment they leave the grotto!

What is a typical day like for Santa at Bressingham?

Santa usually arrives with us at midday - he has a bit of a sit down after his long journey and give the reindeer something to eat.

At around lunchtime Santa gears himself up to start seeing children and their families in his specially constructed grotto.

Even Santa can get tired so he takes a break every now and then, during which we provide him with hot chocolate and a special straw so he doesn’t get it caught in his beard!

It’s always dark by the time Santa finishes seeing visitors - He always enjoys his day with us at Bressingham and he’s usually gone by about 5 or 6 in the evening, but he’s always kind enough to stay until the last family has been to see him -  no child goes home without a present from Santa!

Enter our competition to win free Family tickets to see Santa

If you're reading this before 4th of December 2014 there's still time to enter our competition for free family tickets to come and see Santa at Bressingham.

If you've missed that date why not Like our Facebook Page or Follow us on Twitter and we'll let you know next time we run an offer or competition!

By Alastair Baker at 28 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM