Zipmas

North Wales’ most magical Christmas Grotto experience is back this year, with some wonderful new additions and the same exciting festive spirit we all know and love. Venture deep underground aboard our special cable railway, where you’ll be greeted with 3 enchanting chambers. First up is the light maze, where you’ll weave your way to the 2nd chamber, Santa’s Workshop. Here you’ll see all of the behind-the-scenes magic where Santa creates your Zipmas gift. Then, head through the magically lit tunnels and archway to chamber 3, where Santa will be waiting in his cosy Grotto. After receiving your gift and Welsh Slate bauble, head back above-ground where the fun continues at the Bauble Decorating station. Create the stunning centrepiece to this year’s tree in the warmth of our Llechwedd Caffi, and why not write that letter to Santa while you enjoy a delicious complimentary hot chocolate and mince pie? The grown-ups can even have a mulled wine if they like! Elevate your experience by opting for the Grotto Golf package; enjoy all of the above plus an 18-hole round on the UK’s only adventure golf in a cave. Set across 4 levels, this one-of-a-kind experience is not one to be missed!


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What's included
in your ticket


Hot Chocolate or Mulled Wine
and a Mince Pie

What better way to kick start your Zip World Santa’s Grotto adventure than with a complimentary warm mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine and a local homemade mince pie? Start your magical experience with a bang with this winter warmer!

Hot Chocolate or Mulled Wine & a Mince Pie

Slate Bauble Crafting Experience

Not only do you get a gift from the main man himself, but you also get your very own Welsh slate bauble to decorate at our above-ground craft station! Get your creative juices flowing and decorate to your heart’s content, ready for centre stage on the tree. A wonderful memento or something to gift over the festive season.

Slate Bauble

Meet the Elves

It's not just Santa you'll get the chance to meet; his team of cheery elves will be visiting too, ready to welcome you to Zipmas! The team of elves will show you through the enchanted underground tunnels to the Grotto, will be spreading plenty of Christmas spirit, and of course will be available for sElfies!

Meet the Elves

Letter to Santa

Why not make the most of Santa being with us on holiday in North Wales and give him your Christmas letter personally? He and his team of elves and reindeer will fly them back to the North Pole where they create all of their gifts for the good boys and girls around the world! In return, you’ll receive a special message from the Official Desk of Santa Claus to take home with you.

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Train Underground

Santa’s Grotto is extremely special and can’t be reached on foot, so to reach the magical old mine, you must hop aboard Europe’s steepest cable railway and descend deep below ground! We get lots of questions about whether the cable railway is fast and scary, and the answer is no! The cable railway goes at a steady pace and is lit with lovely Christmas lights to get you ready for the festive cheer. With space for 6 per carriage, it’ll take around 90 seconds to reach the wintery wonderland that awaits below. Our elves will take good care of you as you dismount and head through the tunnels to the Grotto.

Underground Train

Grotto Experience

This Grotto is unlike any other. Head through the magical underground tunnels lit with thousands of twinkling lights before making your way through to the main chamber, where you’re met with Santa’s stunning festive Grotto. Complete with wood-burner and a throne, the Grotto itself is a cosy den, where you can have a picture with the main man and let him know your Christmas wish. As you’re waiting your turn, soak up the atmosphere in this truly unique and astonishing setting, and hang out with Santa’s elves.

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Present from Santa

Of course it wouldn’t be a grotto experience without a little something to take home before the big day. Santa has magical gifts suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 15, children with walking ability younger than 3 years still recieve a gift and require a ticket, you’re more than welcome to open these while you’re with us, or save them for Christmas Day.

Present

Adult

  • Hot Chocolate or Mulled Wine
  • Mince Pie
  • Train Into The Mine
  • Underground Grotto Experience
  • Meet Santa's Elves
  • Meet Santa
  • Gift From Santa
  • Bauble Crafting Experience
  • Post a letter to Santa
from£20

Child (Walking Ability)

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mince Pie
  • Train Into The Mine
  • Underground Grotto Experience
  • Meet Santa's Elves
  • Meet Santa
  • Gift From Santa
  • Bauble Crafting Experience
  • Post a letter to Santa
from£22

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Accessibility Santa Sessions

Santa told Zip World that he gets lonely while eating his lunch underground, especially when the Elves are busy making toys! So, from Monday the 11th of December, he's inviting good boys and girls to keep him company in the Llechwedd Caffi, every day at 1pm.

Due to Zipmas’ unique underground location, we must have strict restrictions in place for your safety. Not only this, but we're aware that heading 500ft underground can be overwhelming for some, and Santa hates for anyone to have to miss out. Because of this, we’re delighted to be offering accessibility Santa sessions, suitable for anyone wanting to meet Santa in an easily accessible or calmer location.

These sessions will feature all the same Zipmas magic and festive fun, including letter writing and slate bauble decorating, as well as a special gift from Santa, complimentary mince pies and hot chocolate or mulled wine. The only difference will be meeting Santa above ground and not heading into the mine on the cable railway.


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Grotto Golf Logo

If you fancy and extra sprinkling of adventure, why not opt for our ‘Grotto Golf’ package? Enjoy all of the above, plus a round on our adventure golf course, ‘Underground Golf’!

This is the world’s only adventure golf set in a cave, with 18 holes to tackle over 4 levels of mining-themed obstacles, sensory elements and impressive lighting.

Children must be 3 years or over to participate in Grotto Golf.


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Zip World Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB

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