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5 places to meet Santa in the West Midlands & Coventry

Published: 10th November 2023

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

What better way to treat the kids than with a visit to the big man himself, Santa Claus. 

Don’t worry though, you don’t need to head to the north pole, simply grab your Group Day Saver and head to any of the great locations below.


Santa’s Grotto at Touchwood, Solihull
From 25th November until 24th December 2023. £6 per child, tickets must be booked in advance here.

Jump on our 4, 4A, 5, 49 & 76 services to get Touchwood.

Santa at Blakesley Hall, Birmingham 
Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December 2023, Family tickets £30 - admits up to 6 people per ticket. Tickets must be booked in advance here.

Our 11C service can take straight to Blakesley Hall.

Santa's Grotto Experience, Sea Life Centre

The Sea Life Centre is putting on a glittering grotto from 25th November to 24th December! Spend the day exploring over 2,000 amazing creatures then visit Santa and his elves in a magical Winter Wonderland. 

Best of all you can get 30% off admission to Sea Life Centre when you travel by bus, find out how here?

We have several services that go near Sea Life Centre Birmingham, plan your journey here.


Santa at the Valley, Sandwell Valley West Bromwich
Every Saturday and Sunday in December until Saturday 24th December 2023. Tickets £4 and £4 per adult. Tickets must be booked in advance here.


Santa’s Grotto, McArthurGlen West Midlands
From Friday 1st December until Saturday 24th December 2023. Tickets are £2.50 per child and each child will receive a gift and option to purchase a photo of their experience. Tickets are free but booking in advance is required. Book here.

Out X51 service travels to and from McArthurGlen Cannock.

Want to travel a little further, and make it a full day out? Hop on our X1 to Coventry for even more festive fun!


Vintage sleigh ride, Coventry Transport Museum

From Saturday 25th November until Saturday 23rd December 2022, £13 per child, including 2 accompanying adults. Booking is essential, book here.

There are many places with events being held that have a Santa visit this year! It may be a festive event, breakfast with Santa, or somewhere where Santa is simply popping in - a simple google search ‘Santa in …’ followed by your local area is always a good start.

Don’t forget when you have found somewhere, pop the address or postcode in our journey planner tool to get there by bus.

There’s plenty of opportunity to share a special moment with your children, so make the trip a simple one with all day travel on our buses for less.


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