Father Christmas’ Grotto

Landing at Milsom Place in Bath, this November and December.

Blue Text saying Milsom Place, Bath, 1782
Father Christmas standing in front of a Christmas Tree.
Three elves surrounding Father Christmas sitting in front of a Christmas Tree
Father Christmas in costume
Sign of Milsom Place taken in Bath

A Magical Grotto Experience

Enjoy a magical experience, receive a gift and meet Father Christmas!

Much more than your usual Grotto, Father Christmas’ Grotto is a fun interactive experience with professional actors in the heart of Bath. 

Help the elves wake Father Christmas and hear a story of how they plan to make this year the best Christmas ever.

What's Included

  • A 20-minute Father Christmas Experience with professional actors and musicians in the heart of Bath.
  • A meet and greet with Father Christmas.
  • A chance to take your own photo with Father Christmas and his magical musical elf Sprinkles.
  • Children and adults both receive a gift.
Father Christmas speaking to visitors

The Elves Grotto Schedule

Adult tickets £10.

Childrens tickets £10.

Daily performances from 23/11 – 24/12.

Suitable for all ages.


Milsom Place,

Milsom Street & Broad Street,

Bath, BA1 1BZ.

The easiest way to find us is using the main entrance to Milsom Place, on Milsom Street (next to The Ivy Brasserie). 

Once you enter, head down the stairs on your right-hand side, and you will see the grotto space on your left.

The site is fully accessible and lifts can be found just behind the stairs by the main entrance.

Bath is served by excellent Park & Ride services from the north (Lansdown P&R), the south (Odd Down P&R), and the west (Newbridge P&R).

All three services depart every 10-15 minutes from Monday to Saturday, 6.15 am – 8.30 pm.

The Lansdown P&R service to the city centre stops directly outside Milsom Place.

Milsom Place is within walking distance of all central Car Parks and Park and Ride stops.

Car Park Map.

The experience can be enjoyed by all ages and is most suitable for children ages 3- 12. There is plenty of fun for adults too.

The Grotto features a song, a story and a chance to take a photo with Father Christmas as you receive your gift.

Please be aware that each performance group may consist of up to 35 people.

All children must be accompanied by an adult

We continue to offer free adult tickets for carers – please get in touch to book.

Unfortunately, there are no toilet facilities at the Grotto, the closest public toilets can be found at Waitrose – Which is a short 3-minute walk from the Grotto.

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Tickets are non-refundable once purchased, but may be changed for a different time slot if available and at the sole discretion of the Grotto.


Father Christmas Grotto in Bath is brought to you by the producers and creatives at Calf 2 Cow Theatre and The Garden Theatre Festival. 

(Father Christmas Workshop 2019, Wind in the Willows 2021-2022, The Jabberwocky 2023, The Wave 2021-2023) More info at Calf2cow.co.uk