Santa’s Cove

Visit Santa’s Cove with your Little Elves!

Santa’s Cove at intu Braehead is a magical journey of discovery that you can embark on as a whole family. You’ll meet a whole range of challenges on your quest to meet the Big Man, and all are sure to bring a smile to wee ones’ faces. Chief elf, Fidget McPhee, will be on hand with his team of helpers to set you up for the experience, before you’re cast off into a winter wonderland to find your way to Santa’s Cove.


First up, you’ll enter through Yuletide Valley where Christmas trees, a snowman, and a ball pit are all designed to trip you up! Next, there’s the magical sleigh ride to experience, where you’ll all row together to get to your destination. It’s a great opportunity to take a family snap which can be collected at the end.

Santa doesn’t get to your house all by himself, remember, he needs a few reindeer to help make his sleigh fly! And with all that exercise coming up, Dasher and Dancer need the right diet – that’s where you and your little ones come in! You can design the perfect reindeer menu, choosing from coloured powders which represent wisdom, flight ability and speed, amongst other powers. You can even take home your pouch of goodness for the reindeer to feast on when they visit your house on Christmas Eve.

Before meeting Santa himself you’ll experience the Toy Room, where Fidget and friends will help you mold your very own Christmas tree decoration from clay, the Elves Canteen complete with a helping of tasty hot chocolate, and be judged by the Naughty or Nice machine – a sure-fire way to sort out those who’ll be getting their dream gift and those who might only find a lonely lump of coal under their tree!

Finally, a private family visit to Santa completes the experience, with a photo taken and printed free of charge, as well as a gift for all children. We can’t think of a better way to spend the countdown to Christmas and are sure you’ll be charmed by this unique, magical event. There’s no need to go to Lapland when intu Braehead brings all the action to a site just a few minutes away from our front door! What’s more, book online now for Santa’s Cove and receive free off-peak adult entry, free infant tickets, beverages, mince pies and a family photograph – bargain!