Winter Wonderland Grotto

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Gallery Level, Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EA

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Winter Wonderland Grotto

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Winter Wonderland Grotto

ROTARY’S grotto welcomes visitors of all ages to Fleet Walk Shopping Centre for a spectacular sparkling festive wonderland.

Experience this amazing display which every year welcomes thousands of visitors through its door and equally raises thousands of pounds for local Rotary charities.  The grotto is run entirely by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, Tormohun.

Please don’t miss Torquay’s traditional festive attraction, delighting generations of families year after year!

Why not stay over after visiting the Winter Wonderland and Santa's Grotto?  Click here to search for accommodation availability.

We are incredibly proud to help Father Christmas meet as many people as he can whilst he stays in Torquay. the grotto can be found in Fleet Walk (the upper walkway), Torquay.

Planning for the grotto begins months before we open; every year the design is different and this requires planning & building, presents need to be chosen, bought & wrapped, outfits are prepared, advertising, competitions and rota duties. Our rotarians donate hundres of hours of their time for free to ensure that Father Christmas is here along with an army of helpful elves.

You are welcome to take photos with our elves and around the outer scenary. Once with Father Christmas our professional photography elves will take over, making sure you have a picture to capture the special moment if you wish. Photographs are printed on site so there is no waiting around or need to return to collect.

Although 'tiring' all of us love being part of this special event, we have families who come back year after year making memories that last a lifetime. There is nothing quite like seeing the look on children's (aged 0 - 100+) faces when they get to meet, sit and speak with the big man himslef.

Profits from the grotto are usually donated to a local charity. It is a great time of year and all our volunteers find it incredibly rewarding to be part of.

Opening Times

Winter Wonderland Grotto (16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)

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