IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

And the festive season wouldn't be complete for many young families without a trip to see Father Christmas in his grotto. 

Here's a round-up of some of our favourites so far (in no particular order).

1. Golden Square

Come and see Santa at Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington this December as he travels around on his magical sleigh.

Meet Santa at his sleigh stop in front of Debenhams for your chance to tell him what you would like for Christmas and of course take a little selfie.

Fundraising will also take place for the shopping centre's charity of the year Harry&Co.

Santa will travel around the mall on December 9 and 10, 16 and 17and 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. 

2. Warrington Market

The Santa Experience runs every day except Sundays until December 23 at 11am.

Meet Santa and his Warrington Disability Partnership elves in his grotto outside Warrington Market along with other fun activities

It will cost £5 and will include a present.

3. White Moss Garden Centre, just outside Penketh

On arrival you will be greeted by staff and Santa's elves and taken on a magical walk around our Winter Wonderland Grotto before meeting Santa to tell him all your Christmas wishes and receiving a small gift. 

The grown ups can enjoy refreshments in the cafe and receive 10% off food and drinks when visiting the grotto.

To book, click here. 

4. Sandy Lane Farm, Great Sankey

Warrington Guardian:

The Santa Experience runs from 10am to 4.20pm every weekend before Christmas.

Booking in advance is advised.

Join the elves in their workshop for some Christmas activities before enjoying a story from Santa in the grotto and a present for each child. 

Tickets are £10 per child for a 35 minute experience and gift.

To book your place call 726220.

5. Rivendell, Bold Heath

As well as the chance to visit Father Christmas in his grotto, there's still spaces available to have breakfast or tea with Santa. 

Breakfast is at 9.30am and tea at 4.30pm. A number of dates have sold out but there are plenty still available. 

Visiting the grotto is £7.50, breakfast is £12.50 for a child and £4.25 for an adult while tea is £12.50 for a child, £8.95 for an adult or £6.95 for an adult camembert tea. 

It is free for adults without the meal option. 

To book, click here. 

6. Knowlsey Safari Park

Warrington Guardian:

Santa will be opening the doors to his grotto every weekend from now until Christmas and every Wednesday to Sunday from December 13.

Visitors can expect festive food and drinks to sample as well as craft workshops to help fill those Christmas stockings.

Entry is £15 per car and free entry to the foot safari until January.

Knowsley Safari is closed on Monday and Tuesday throughout the winter season with the amusement rides opening weekends only until Christmas.

Santa’s Grotto will be an additional cost of £6.50 per child and each will receive a gift. Time slots are only bookable on arrival.

Visit for more information.

Where do you recommend taking little ones to meet Father Christmas?

Let us know in the comments below.