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Santa and Gruffalo's Grotto


01 December 2017 - 22 December 2017, Times vary - check event website

This year Colin Glen Trust are hosting Santa and Gruffalo's Grotto, kicking off on Friday 1 December through to Friday 22 December 2017.

Throughout December, Colin Glen Trust are offering groups and individuals the opportunity to join them at the Gruffalo's Christmas Party. The party kicks off with a storytelling session from the best selling children's books 'The Gruffalo's Child or 'The Stick Man'. The storyteller will then take party guests for a meander through the forest where they will see the characters from the book. During the walk each guest is encouraged to collect some items from the forest floor to create a Christmas themed piece of art. Rosy cheeked from your walk in the fresh air, return to the warm surroundings of Santa's Grotto where each child will meet Santa and receive a gift. Before leaving, each guest will receive an ‘I have met the gruffalo’ certificate and sticker.

Important information

Please note that this package does not include a photograph. All guests are encouraged to bring a camera to take as many photos as you wish.

Children under two years old go free, but will not receive a present from Santa. Should you wish your child to receive a present, please purchase a ticket for them.

As the forest walk is open to the elements, please bring sturdy shoes, wellies, raincoats and hats in case of the weather.

Booking information

Weekday bookings are available for schools, community and youth groups only from Monday to Friday starting from 1 December. There is a minimum number of 10 children required to make a group booking.

Weekend booking is available to the general public from Saturday 2 December.

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please visit


Colin Glen Forest Park, 163 Stewartstown Road, BT17 0HW




028 9061 4115

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