visit the BID members section


Santa’s Grotto prepares to welcome visitors in Bury St Edmunds...

Santa’s Grotto prepares to welcome visitors in Bury St Edmunds


Father Christmas and his elves are putting the final finishing touches to their log cabin grotto in Charter Square as they prepare to welcome children from this Saturday (December 1). Once again a team of Santa’s helpers from Our Bury St Edmunds, the Town Council and arc shopping centre have worked together to make his visit to Bury St Edmunds possible.


As well as Father Christmas’s log cabin grotto, later in December arc will also be hosting dodgem cars and a carousel to entertain Christmas shoppers. Parents who want to ensure their children get to meet Father Christmas on the day and time of their choice are being advised to book tickets in advance as popular time slots are expected to sell out.


Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds Mark Cordell said: “Santa’s grotto was in Charter Square for the first time last Christmas and was hugely popular. Our youngest visitors were delighted to meet him and with tickets at just £5 we believe this is one of the best value grottos in the region. Santa and the elves even assisted with a proposal of marriage on Christmas Eve last year. It really brought the magic of Christmas to the town.”


Admission to the grotto will be by ticket only. Bookings can be made in advance, although a number of limited places will be available to buy on the day. Tickets can be booked now at www.ourburystedmunds/christmas. The dodgems and carousel will be pay on arrival.


Santa’s grotto will be open between 11am and 5pm every day from December 1 until Christmas Eve. The dodgems will be opening on December 15.


Telephone 01284 766258

Email Click here to email

Website click here to visit

Address 2nd Floor, 2 Woolhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LA
IP33 1LA

Opening Hours


Looking for something to buy?

Here's 'Our' pick of the best shops...


Offering services such as key cutting, shoe and watch repairs, engraving, photo processing, clothing repair and alterations.

ACE Mobile

ACE MOBILE - Mobile Phone Repair Specialists - Any Repair, Any Fault, Any Model

Scotts Opticians

An opticians and contact lens practice which prides itself on its quality of service and professionalism

The Body Shop

Offers more than 900 beauty products, for natural skin care, make-up, body butter, aromatherapy, bath and hair care

View all >>

Our Bury St Edmunds tweets ...

Follow us on twitter >>

Free Family Law Health check

Free diagnostic check with a Gross & Co expert for advice on issues with: Grandparents, unmarried couples, separation, divorce, premarital agreement.


2nd Floor, 2 Woolhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LA   01284 766258