See Santa in Prescot This Christmas

By on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

father_christmas_whitakers_garden_centre_prescot[Edit 6/12/12: Scroll down for Santa’s sleigh times in Prescot, Rainhill, Eccleston Park & Whiston]

Find out where to see Santa Claus in Prescot in December 2015.

Scroll down to find out information about visiting Santa at Whitakers Garden Centre, Prescot Shopping Centre and Knowsley Safari Park, and to find out when he’s coming on his sleigh to your neighbourhood, courtesy of Prescot Rotary Club.

Father Christmas has already arrived at his grotto in Whitakers Garden Centre on Liverpool Road (pictured).

A visit costs £7.50 per child, which includes a photo and a gift. Whitakers Father Christmas Grotto opening times for 2015 are:

Saturday 28 November 9.15am-4pm
Sunday 29 November 10am-3pm
Saturday 5 December 9.15am-4pm
Sunday 6 December 10am-3pm
Monday 7 December 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 8 December 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 9 December 1pm-5pm
Thursday 10 December 1pm-3pm
Friday 11 December 1pm-5pm
Saturday 12 December 9.15am-4pm
Sunday 13 December 10am-3pm
Monday 14 December 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 15 December 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 16 December 1pm-5pm
Thursday 17 December 1pm-5pm
Friday 18 December 1pm-4pm
Saturday 19 December 9.15am-4pm
Sunday 20 December 10am-3pm
Monday 21 December 9.15am-4pm
Tuesday 22 December 9.15am-4pm
Wednesday 23 December 9.15am-4pm
Thursday 24 December 9.15am-12.30pm

santa_claus_2Santa and his helpers will arrive at Prescot Shopping Centre on Saturday 28 November, the day of the Prescot Christmas Lights Switch-on.

He’ll be receiving visitors from 9am to 5pm (priced at £4 per child) and is staying around until Christmas. Opening days and times are:

Friday 4 December 12 noon-6pm
Saturday 5 December 10.30am-5.30pm
Thursday 10 December 2pm-6pm
Friday 11 December 12 noon-6pm
Saturday 12 December 10.30am-5.30pm
Sunday 13 December 10am-4pm
Thursday 17 December 2pm-6pm
Friday 18 December 12 noon-6pm
Saturday 19 December 10.30am-6pm
Sunday 20 December 10am-4pm
Monday 21 December 10am-5.30pm
Tuesday 22 December 10am-5.30pm
Wednesday 23 December 10am-5.30pm
Thursday 24 December Christmas Eve 10am-2pm

Santa is also taking up residence at Knowsley Safari Park for the festive season. A visit costs £5, plus £5 if you’d like a photo. Days and times are:

Saturday 5 December 10.30am ’til closing
Sun 6 December 10.30am ’til closing
Saturday 12 December 10.30am ’til closing
Sunday 13 December 10.30am ’til closing
Friday 18 December 10.30am ’til closing
Saturday 19 December 10.30am ’til closing
Sunday 20 December 10.30am ’til closing
Monday 21 December 10.30am ’til closing
Tuesday 22 December 10.30am ’til closing
Wednesday 23 December 10.30am ’til closing

The walkaround area of the park is free to enter throughout December.

Santa’s Sleigh will be touring local neighbourhoods courtesy of the Rotary Club of Prescot. Each appearance lasts about two hours unless otherwise stated. Please remember this proposed schedule depends on suitable weather conditions. Times are as follows:

Sunday 6 December 5pm – Knowsley Village (area bounded by Longmeadow Rd, Ormskirk Rd & Tithbarn Rd)

Monday 7 December 6pm – Eccleston Park (Delph Lane Fire Station, through Sandstone Drive estate & Scotchbarn Lane area)

Tuesday 8 December 6pm – Rainhill (area around Holt Hotel bounded by Warrington Rd, Cartmel Rd, Chatsworth Rd, Holt Lane, Two Butt Lane & Sandhurst Rd)

Wednesday 9 December 6pm – Prescot (Warrington Rd, Ash Grove, Kingsway, Bryer Rd & Shaw Lane to Dragon Lane)

Thursday 10 December 6pm – Rainhill (Rocket pub, Warrington Rd, crossing at Ivy Farm Rd, then Longton Lane, King Edward Rd & Ellerslie Ave to Rainhill Rd)

Friday 11 December 2pm-8pm, Saturday 12 December 10am-4pm & Sunday 13 December 10am-4pm – Asda Huyton

Sunday 13 December 4pm-8pm – Eccleston Park (St James Rd & neighbouring streets, incl. Bretherton Rd & Maryville Rd; Hawthorn Rd & neighbouring streets, incl. Laurel Rd & Derwent Avenue, then Central Avenue to Portico Lane, via Elm Grove, Forest Grove, Gorsey Croft, Fairholm Avenue & Park Avenue areas)

Tuesday 15 December 6pm – Prescot (St Helens Rd, through new estate, then Knowsley Park Lane, Park Rd, Stanley Crescent, Hope Street)

Wednesday 16 December 6pm – Whiston (Windy Arbor Rd, through streets around Cronton Lane, incl. Willis Lane, Long Hey, Halton Hey, Nicolas Rd, Halsnead Avenue & Bishop Drive)

Friday 18 December 2pm-8pm, Saturday 19 December 10am-4pm, Monday 21 December 12pm-6pm, Wednesday 23 December 10am-6pm – Tesco Extra Prescot

Thursday 24 December 9am-1pm – Eccleston Street, Prescot

Want more great local events for Christmas 2015? Read Prescot Online’s Big Christmas Listings!

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