Mother Shipton's Cave, the renowned ancient attraction, is celebrating its fifth annual Christmas event in 2023, achieving the remarkable distinction of being the most popular and successful year to date. The event has not only sold out every weekend in December in record time but has also been featured in a prestigious round-up of the best Christmas grottos to visit in the UK by The Telegraph.

Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience sits proudly next to other big names in the Christmas calendar in the round-up of events by The Telegraph.

Alongside huge events such as Santa’s Grotto at Hamleys, Neverland at Castle Howard, Mother Shipton’s sits pride of place in the shortlist.

‘Legends about a mystical prophetess are set aside each festive season to welcome Santa to this woodland cave. Families are given festive activities by elves, told stories and can wander through the trees to find Santa waiting with gifts in his cabin grotto. Children can make reindeer food and write a letter to hang on a tree. A petrifying well, cave and wishing well can be found deeper in the woods.’

Kicking off the season, the first weekend of Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience 2023 captivated visitors with an enchanting display of lights, meticulously crafted displays, immersive props, talented actors, and an authentic Christmas atmosphere. The event has become a must-visit destination.

Visitors have expressed their awe in online reviews, describing the experience as “breathtakingly stunning” and recommending it to anyone in search of an authentic Christmas experience. The positive feedback not only highlights the dedication and creativity of the Mother Shipton’s team but also solidifies the event’s reputation as a standout Christmas attraction.

Since its inception in 2018, Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience has steadily grown, captivating the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

As Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience pulls forward into December, the organizers express their gratitude to the loyal supporters and new visitors who have made this year’s event a resounding success. Plans are already underway for next year, promising even more enchantment, surprises, and festive cheer for all those who seek a magical Christmas experience.

Posted Fri 01 Dec 2023