Snow settled at Creswell Crags

Christmas is coming to the Crags

There’s so much going on this Christmas at Creswell Crags, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a very special guest to our wonderful site.

In keeping with Crags tradition, Santa himself will once again be visiting and setting up in his grotto every weekend from Saturday 26 November until Christmas. Every child who visits will receive a gift and be able to take part in the Christmas crafting sessions, all included in their Santa ticket.

The stunning archaeological park will host a new festive family trail allowing children of all ages to hunt for the hidden handmade reindeer. Each reindeer will have a secret letter children can use to spell a festive word. Everyone taking part in the trail will receive a treat on completion.

Not to be left out, the Creswell Crags Café will be serving their tasty winter menu including homemade soup, delicious paninis, and of course a delightful selection of Christmas inspired cakes supplied by local suppliers including Bakewell Bakery and 4eyes Patisserie.

Open every weekend up to Christmas, the museum gift shop will be stocked with a unique range of Ice Age inspired gifts for all ages, from books and cuddly toys to unique handmade jewelry and stoneware. There is also an array of local products on sale, including a whole range of honey-based treats from our friends at More Bees Please in Sheffield.

Hannah Steggles, Head of Public Engagement says:

“It’s sure to be an incredible Christmas, and we cannot wait to welcome all our visitors to Creswell Crags this year. Obviously, we’re very grateful to Santa for setting up his grotto in our museum building once again; he really does seem to like visiting here as he’s been coming for over 20 years! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to see him – it’s always wonderful to see the same families back again, and often with new children in tow!

“We appreciate the cost-of-living crisis will have an impact on Christmas for many, but we’re committed to keeping the cost of our activities as low as possible to ensure everyone can support local and have an amazing festive period.”

Posted on 15 November 2022

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