Meet Santa over breakfast, lunch or in his grotto at these Derbyshire venues

Santa’s gearing up for the busiest night of his year by asking children in Derbyshire what they are looking forward to unwrapping this Christmas.

Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 9:51 am
Have lunch with Santa at Blaze Bar & Grill, Chesterfield (photo supplied by Blaze Bar & Grill).

He’ll be laden with gifts when he flies around the world on December 24 – but to make sure little ones get what they really, really want, he’s parked his sleigh and is waiting to meet families.

From meals with the season’s favourite visitor to meeting him in person, here’s where you can see Santa in the run-up to Christmas:

Matlock Farm Park is offering sackfuls of Santa-related fun, including a hearty breakfast and grotto experiences, running from Saturday, December 18 to Thursday, December 23 and open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Breakfast is £20 for each adult and for each child, admission to Santa’s grotto is £6, email: [email protected] or visit the website:

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Tuck into breakfast with Santa at Van Dyk Hotel in Clowne on December 18 and 19, from 9am to noon for £10 per child. To check availability, call 01246 387386 or visit

Santa will be guest of honour at a lunch in Blaze Bar & Grill in Chesterfield on December 22 and 23, with sittings at 12.30pm and 3pm. There’s a three-course meal in which children can decorate their own cookie for dessert and take home a gift from Santa. The cost is £15.95 per child and children must be accompanied by a grown-up buying lunch from the adult set menu. All bookings require a £5 deposit per child and pre-order required. Call 01246 200008, email: [email protected] or book online at

Chat with Santa in an Augmented Reality experience in the Assembly Rooms above Chesterfield Market Hall where Santa will magically appear in a link from the North Pole. A photo of the experience will be sent by email to visitors after they leave the Santa House. Amazing Magical Chesterfield Santa House is welcoming visitors from December 18 to December 23. Entry is free, but visits must be pre-booked at

Tell Santa what you’re looking forward to unwrapping on Christmas Day when the festive visitor calls at Brampton Manor in Chesterfield on December 16 and December 22, from 6pm to 8pm. For further details, call 01246 237555, email: [email protected] or visit