Frenchgate Santa's Woodland Workshop

Frenchgate Shopping Centre, 9th November - 24th December


Join Santa this Christmas at the Frenchgate shopping centre.

Pre-book your visit online at

Pre-booking is not available on weekends or the last week before Christmas. 


Grotto opens 9th November - 10am-5:30pm

Standard Grotto Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday  11am-5pm

Saturday  9am-5:30pm

Sunday  11am-4pm

Extended Christmas Opening Hours:

Friday 29th November 11am-7pm

Thursday 5th December 11am-7pm

Monday 9th - Friday 13th December 10am-5pm

Thursday 12th December 10am-7pm

Monday 16th - Friday 20th December 10am-7pm

Saturday 21st December 9am-6pm

Sunday 22nd December 9am-4pm

Monday 23rd December 9am-5:30pm

Tuesday 24th December 10am-4pm

Autism friendly quiet hour sessions are available between 10am-11am on:

Tuesday 26th November

Tuesday 3rd December

Thuesday 10th December 

Please visit for details 


Frenchgate Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Doncaster town centre with easy access from the North and South by car, as well as by bus and train via the centre’s transport interchange.