Are your little ones eager to visit Santa in Chester and Ellesmere Port to give the big man their Christmas wish list?

We have put together a comprehensive guide of where Santa will be stopping off to meet children across the county in the run-up to Christmas Day.

Cheshire Reindeer Lodge , Ellesmere Port

Cheshire Reindeer Lodge at Little Stanney, Ellesmere Port

Every weekend from Saturday, November 26 - Saturday, December 24 (also Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23)

See and feed the reindeer herd, watch fun elf shows, meet Father Christmas in his grotto and enjoy fairground and donkey rides along with lots of family photo opportunities with reindeer sleighs, elves and the big man himself.

There will be hot festive food and drink and a candy and gift shop to enjoy during your visit.

Tickets are £9.50 per adult and £12.50 per child which includes rides and grotto gift.

Babies under one year are free to enter with a paying adult ticket (one baby per adult ticket).

Blakemere Village, Northwich

Every weekend from Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 18

Enjoy a unique theatrical experience to find Father Christmas at Blakemere's Christmas Woodland along with family outdoor entertainment, skating rink, small fair rides and more.

You will embark on a journey through the woods in search of Father Christmas. On your journey you will meet woodland creatures that will assist you and a magical character that might hinder you too!

At the end of your journey you deliver the letters to Father Christmas personally.

Refreshments are also provided to warm you up before you leave.

Tickets are all inclusive and priced at £27.50 per person.

National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

Saturday, December 17, Sunday, December 18, Thursday, December 22, Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24

The ever popular Santa Cruises gives families the chance to take a boat trip on the canal with Santa.

After meeting Santa on the boat, the event continues in Santa's Grotto where all children will receive an early Christmas present.

The event rounds off with refreshments.

Times are 11.00am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm.

Tickets are £10 per child and £8 per adult.

Chester Zoo

Debbie and Geoff Hughes with grandaughter Esmé, three meeting Santa at Chester Zoo

Saturday, December 3 - Saturday, December 24

Enjoy a special storytelling adventure told by Father Christmas himself in the Sumba school house on Islands.

Using cutting edge film technology and inspiration from the animals at the zoo , you children will love this festive treat.

There will also be a rare and unique opportunity to find out more about what Father Christmas gets up to during the rest of the year.

Every child will take away a special gift from Father Christmas and the whole experience will last around 20 minutes.

Tickets are £6.50 per person which doesn't include admission to the zoo.

Booking is advised - click here .

Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich

Every weekend from Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 18

Join Santa Claus and his festive crew on a cruise along the River Weaver Navigation, sharing songs, stories and a gift for each child.

Times are 10.00am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Tickets are £7.75 per child and £5.75 per adult.

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Tatton Park

Last year's Tatton Park events team
Last year's Tatton Park events team

Every weekend from Saturday, November 26 - Sunday, December 18

Meet Father Christmas at the Farm, meet the reindeer Prancer and Dancer, watch Aunty Mary making Christmas decoration in her cottage and take one home to decorate, find the missing two reindeer on the reindeer trail, enjoy live music and festive food and drink and meet the farm animals including the donkeys, pigs and horses in the Nativity scene.

Times are 11am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Tickets are £6 per person (includes a gift from Father Christmas)

Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester

Sunday, November 27

Chester -based charity Children Today are holding a Christmas Fair and Santa's Grotto event.

You can meet Santa in his grotto and receive a small gift for a small donation of £2.50.

There will also be a Christmas café, adult and children's gifts and children's activities.

Outside there will be rides and a snow globe.

Look out for superheroes too including Batman and Spiderman.

Times are 10.30am - 4.00pm.

All proceeds go to Children Today.

Northgate Street, Chester City Centre

The childhood magic of Chester Kidsmas will be returning to Chester city centre this Christmas with the return of the popular Santas Workshop
The childhood magic of Chester Kidsmas will be returning to Chester city centre this Christmas with the return of the popular Santas Workshop

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve from November 18

Free festive attraction is part of CH1ChesterBID 's Chester Kidsmas festival and will feature a team of Santa's elves and special appearances from Father Christmas.

Santa's workshop will be filled with elves, reindeers and a whole host of free Christmas activities for local residents and city visitors to enjoy.

The workshop will be run by a team of Santa's elves who will be on-hand to help children write their Christmas wish lists and take part in a range of different festive craft and colouring activities.

CH1ChesterBid has also partnered up with Claire House that will see a gift-wrapping station inside Santa's Workshop. This will be open every Thursday from 4.00-8.00pm and will start on December 1. Christmas shoppers are encouraged to drop off their gifts for wrapping and leave a small donation to the charity in return.

Santa's Workshop will be open at the following times:

Thursdays: 4-8pm

Fridays: 10am-1pm

Saturdays: 10.30am-4pm

Sundays: 11am-3pm

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Tarporley

Saturday, December 10, Sunday, December 11, Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18

Enjoy breakfast with Santa! He will greet you and take you to your table then you'll enjoy some family time with Santa and once your plate is empty he will give you a present.

Child breakfast is priced at £9.95 including a drink and a present from Santa.

Adults breakfast is priced at £6.95 including tea of coffee.

Booking is essentail - call 01829 760506.

You can also meet Santa from 10am-2pm and enjoy lots of activities such as pony grooming, a Christmas quiz, Christmas colouring competition, a winter walk around the Wildlife Watch trail and a best Christmas jumper competition - all for free.

Grosvenor Garden Centre, Belgrave

Every weekend from Saturday, December 3 - Saturday, December 24 (also Wednesday, December 21, Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23)

Breakfast with Santa!

8.00am prompt arrival Monday - Saturday and 9am prompt arrival on Sunday

£10.95 per person.

Limited space is available so you are advised to book in advance to book disappointment.

Santa will arrive in his grotto on Saturday, November 26 on his sleigh with his favourite reindeer at approximately 11am.

You can visit him from 10.30am - 4.30pm (3.30pm Sundays and 2.00pm on Christmas Eve)

£6.95 per child.

Booking is again advised - call 01244 625200