ALL the way from the North Pole, Santa is making himself at home at Dobbies Garden Centres from Sunday with his magical grotto open for families to visit in Dunfermline.

Open from November 22 to December 24, families can adventure through the winter wonderland, featuring faux reindeer and other animals before they meet Santa at his house checking the list of who has been naughty or nice.

The safety of customers and team members is Dobbies’ number one priority and a number of social distancing and hygiene measures are in place.

Those visiting Santa’s grotto will be required to wear a face covering in store, and Dobbies asks that customers come prepared with their own mask. The grottos will be open spaces with online booking to manage capacity. There will also be scheduled cleaning carried out regularly throughout the day.

Tickets are priced at £11.99 per child and include a visit to Santa’s grotto and a gift. Santa has selected a range of toys, suitable for different ages, with children invited to select their own present.

A spokesperson from Dobbies said: “One of Dobbies’ most popular Christmas events, tickets for Santa’s grotto are already selling fast, with families encouraged to book at to avoid disappointment.

“For all social distancing and safety measures in place across Dobbies’ stores visit Customers can also Book with Confidence, with a full refund issued if Dobbies cancel the event, and free cancellation if customers need to cancel, up to three days prior to the event.

“We ask that all customers check the travel restrictions in their local area before travelling to us.”

To book a visit or to find out more, visit