Storytelling with Santa

In partnership with CH1Chester BID Running from
Last event: Sunday 23 December 2018 at 3.40pm
  • £3.50 per child (one accompanying adult can go free per ticket)
  • The Den

Part of: Christmas and New Year 2018

Make Christmas truly magical this year and take your little ones to Storytelling with Santa!

Join Santa in the North Pole Storytelling Room, tell him your Christmas wishes and listen to his Christmas story.

Recommended for children aged 18 months and older. Babies under 18 months can be brought for free as long as they sit on your knee!
Only book tickets for children – one accompanying adult is allowed per child ticket



Can extra adults go in with the child to the Storytelling?
Unfortunately not – only one child ticket can can take one accompanying adult in with them. This is to ensure that the capacity isn’t exceeded in the Den. Additional adults are welcome to wait in the other part of the children’s library, or grab a seat in The Kitchen.

I’m taking my child in, but I also have a baby. Are they OK to attend?
Yes of course. The event is recommended for children over 18 months, but if you’re bringing an additional baby they can just sit on your knee.

Can we buy a ticket on the day?
Yes of course, as long as we have availability. Because this event is so popular, we do advise booking in advance.
If there a tickets available, you can buy a ticket from the kiosks, from staff at The Kitchen, or on your phone using Storyhouse’s free Wifi.

We’ve brought an extra child along. Can they come in too?
Again, as long as there are tickets you can of course buy one on the door.

Are there any accessible Storytelling with Santa sessions?
Yes, there are British Sign Language Interpreted and Relaxed sessions (detailed below).

Can we do anything else at Storyhouse?
Yes, there’s plenty to do once you’re here. As well as our big family Christmas show The Wizard of Oz, there’s the brilliant children’s library, which also hosts free arts and crafts every weekend for you to enjoy.
Why not book for a film in the Storyhouse Cinema, which shows great family films every weekend at 10.30am for just £4 each, as well as other great films throughout the day. (Click here for the latest films).

Can we have our photograph taken with Santa?
Yes of course!


Relaxed Sessions

The following sessions are relaxed in conjunction with ChAPS (Cheshire Autism Practical Support), which are ideal for any children who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This may be someone with a learning disability or an autism spectrum condition.

There will be fewer people, no flashing images, and the lights will stay up throughout. There will also support from a member of ChAPS team.

  • Sun 2 Dec   (11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm)
  • Sun 9 Dec   (11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm)
  • Sun 16 Dec   (11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm)

BSL Interpreted Sessions

The following sessions are MAKATON interpreted, where a signer will interpret Santa’s story as well as share your wishes with him.

  • Sun 2 Dec   (11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm)


Event-goers can bring and donate an unloved toy to be gifted to another child – Storyhouse will make sure all gifts are taken to Dee 106 Radio’s tins and toys appeal.

In partnership with CH1 ChesterBID


18 months and older


Approx 20 mins

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