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Christmas Event, from 7 Dec 2019, £6-£8.50


Santa Underground

Santa Underground


This Christmas, before Santa goes down your chimney he is going down the mine! Travel 140m underground to join Santa in his unique and atmospheric underground grotto where he will be waiting to meet a few select children.

Will the bell place you on the naughty or nice list? Good children will receive a present and certificate while bad children will get coal… Ranked as one of ‘The Best Places to See Father Christmas’ Nationally by ITV’s This Morning, The Telegraph, i News and The Guardian in 2018.

Age categories:
Under 18 months | 18 months - 3 years | 4 - 6 years | 7 - 9 years | 10 - 12 years
The child's ticket age category indicates the age appropriate gift given by Santa. If your child is at the upper end of an age category, please consider moving them to the next category to ensure they receive an appropriate gift.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019 10:00 to 17:45
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:00 to 17:45
Wed 18 - Thu 19 Dec 2019 14:00 to 17:30
Fri 20 - Mon 23 Dec 2019 10:00 to 17:45
Tue 24 Dec 2019 10:00 to 14:00


Adult - £6.50 | Children (0 – 12 years) - £8.50


Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,



See location of National Coal Mining Museum for England on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 252164  Lat: 53.64376 Long: -1.61925

By Road:
Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Wakefield or Huddersfield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

NEW Adventure Playground and Mining Lives gallery