Meeting Santa at Princes Quay, Hull

Santa at Princes Quay review

So on our second visit to Santa already this year, and this time it was Princes Quay in Hull. We’ve seen Santa at Princes Quay before, and I have to say that the offering gets better year on year.ย 

Santa at Princes Quay review

What’s obvious at first is the sheer effort that’s gone into the grotto itself. It’s a huge double-storey log cabin, and has a stage level which I understand will be well used over the coming weeks.


The outside of the grotto is very festive which gets you in the Christmas spirit while you are waiting.

Queuing for Santa at Princes Quay

As the experience is much more than a quick in-and-out with Santa, it could be that you’re waiting a while if you do just turn up. Please do book to ensure your time slot – book atย

Meeting an elf at Princes Quay


Once at the front of the queue, we chatted for a while to an elf, who was very convincing. The girls liked him very much.

Through the doors, and you’re inside Santa’s beautiful log cabin. There are sacks of presents, gorgeous festive decorations, and a roaring fireplace (not a real one!). Elves take you to tables to do festive activities such as Christmas colouring and helping you to write a letter to take into Santa with you.

Christmas activities at Princes Quay

We even got a story from Mrs Claus next to the fireplace, and helped her read some of Santa’s letters that children have sent to him

Helping Mrs Claus with letters at Princes Quay

Soon it was our turn to see Santa, and a very friendly elf let us in. Santa was very good. The girls are convinced that this one is indeed THE Santa. He asked them their names, and what they wanted for Christmas. One twin wants a skateboard please, and the other a tablet because her last one broke*

* she dropped it

Meeting Santa at Princes Quay review


We spent about five minutes chatting to Santa, he gave them a gift each, and they waved goodbye happily.

Santa at Princes Quay costs ยฃ5 per child, which includes activities inside the grotto, and a gift from Santa. My children were very happy with their activity pack.

The present from Santa at Princes Quay

Visit time is around 20 minutes, depending on how long your child wants to do the activities for.

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Disclosure – we were guests of Princes Quay for this review



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  4. Rudolph is my favourite. He beat the bullies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Our favourite has to be Prancer, much like my little girl! X

  6. Has to be rudolph as my son loves him for saving the day and helping santa get all the presents to the children.

  7. Rudolph with his nose so bright!

  8. Our favourite is prancer

  9. Our favourite is definitely prancer

  10. Cupid is our favourite! Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones!โค๏ธ๏ธ Cupid=Love!

  11. I’m going to have to say Rudolph or the girls will kill me haha x

  12. It’s has to be Prancer. Just because all I ever did when I was younger was Prance about and still do now. Ha. Xxx

  13. Rudolph and his red nose ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Rudolf!

  15. My girls and myself love Rudolph โค

  16. Dancer is our favourite. There’s always time for a date at Christmas!

    1. Should say always time for a DANCE !!!

    2. Well done, Joanne! You have won the tickets. We shall be in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I’m gonna say Prancer just cos I bet Rudolph gets all the love ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  18. My two love rudolph!

    1. Apologies for 2nd post didn’t realise post was tagged to the top sorry!

  19. It has to be dasher and Rudolph for my two little ones x

  20. We love dasher!

  21. Dasher as my son says he mist be the fastest as he dashes

  22. My boys say Rudolph cause he’s got a shiny nose to light the skies up x

  23. My twin girls Lexi & Ronni love Rudolph, think it’s definitely the nose X X X

  24. My little boy loves all of them ! He calls them santas special horses !
    His favourite though has to be Rudolf X

  25. Rudolph! No brainer!

  26. We love Rudolph

  27. It’s got to be Rudolph of course

  28. My Favourite has to be Rudolph. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. We love them all but has to be prancer

  30. My favourite reindeer is prancer

  31. Favourite reindeer is Dancer.

  32. My son says Rudolph because with his ‘nose so bright’ he saves the day ๐Ÿ™‚

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