Santa Claus opening a red Christmas present

The Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester has received some very exciting news!

A letter has arrived from the North Pole announcing that Santa will be visiting The Warehouse during December as he finalises preparations for Christmas.

He’s got a little bored of shopping centres though, and this year he was after somewhere a bit different to set up his grotto and meet all the good children of Gloucestershire with their Christmas wish lists – and where better than the most exciting and realistic underground cavern in the county – The Cave at The Warehouse!

Santa will be joined by some of his best little helpers – the Elves, who will guide explorers through the twinkling tunnels and Christmassy chambers of The Cave to try and find the secret cavern, meet Santa and receive a present.  Father Christmas understands that not all children may be able to manoeuvre their way through all of The Cave’s 100 metres of tight tunnels, so there is the choice of a shorter, less difficult 4 metre route, or if they prefer can just meet Santa in his Grotto!

Santa will be all set up and waiting in his cavern from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th December.

For more information and the specific times available on each day, and to book a visit, please see the website and follow the instructions for some fab festive fun.

With prices from £6 for the shorter route, and £12 for the main route, both Big Kids and Little Un’s alike can experience some Christmas adventure before meeting Santa and receiving an early Christmas gift – whatever route little explorers decide to take, it’s sure to be a cool Christmas at The Warehouse.


Built from fibre glass polyester resin, The Cave is a fun and exciting replication of real caving, but in a safe and controlled environment. Adventurers abilities are tested in a series of seemingly impossible passageways, tight tunnels, boulders and chambers. Featuring realistic sights and sounds, this submersed experience is a unique activity. Taking up to an hour to explore, participants must manoeuver their way through 100 metres of twists and turns and navigate their way to the next challenging chamber… and hopefully the way out!  As well as providing unique entertainment, The Cave also offers many educational benefits with a world of geological wonders to be discovered such as fossils, stalactites and stalagmites, ‘underwater’ pools, boulder chokes, rift shafts and bedding plains, it even has mysterious ancient cave drawings – just watch out for the flying bats!


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