Dobbies has announced its upcoming Santa's Grotto and Quiet Grotto at the Royston store.

Children will be welcomed by Santa's elves, who will take them through a Christmas tree forest spotting magical characters, before making a special item to take home.

They will then get a chance to meet Santa himself, who will hear their Christmas wishes and give them a present to take home.

The grotto is open on several times and dates throughout December and the end of November. To book go to


A Quiet Grotto will be held from 2.30pm on Friday, December 8, with sound and visual elements designed to create a relaxed atmosphere for children with additional needs.

From December 2, dog owners can also bring their pets to the Santa Paws experience, where they will receive dog-friendly gifts from Santa.

For all events there is a chance to add on a professional photograph, either at the time of booking or on the day.

Tickets cost £11.99 per child for Santa's Grotto and Santa's Quiet Grotto experiences, and Santa Paws is priced at £6.99 per dog.

Customers are also invited to make a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust at the time of booking.