Santa’s Grotto

November 18 - December 24, 2021


Santa Claus is making a welcome return to the Bridges on Thursday 18th December to visit all his favourite people in Sunderland before he packs up again on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts around the globe!

Opening Times

From 18 Nov to 12 Dec:

11am to 4pm Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri

Thursdays 11am to 6pm 

Saturdays 10am to 4pm 

Sundays 11 to 4pm (Quiet Hour 11-12)


From 13 December until 23 December:

11am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Thursdays 11am to 6pm

Saturdays 10am to 4pm 

Sundays 11 to 4pm  (11-12 Quiet Hour)

Christmas Eve 11am to 3pm 


Quiet Hour At the Grotto 

The first hour on Sundays will be a quiet hour, aimed at visitors with autism or additional needs and who prefer less noise.

During that time lights and music will be turned off to ensure a calmer experience.

Entry Fee £2

Entrance to the grotto is £2 with the proceeds distributed to local charities and good causes, with children receiving a gift.

For Your Safety

We expect to be very busy so we are asking customers to be patient and kind with staff and fellow visitors, particularly at peak times like Saturdays as it still very important that we operate in a safe and comfortable environment.

We can’t wait to see you all!