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November 25th, 2011 13 comments

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Doctor Who Experience Christmas Grotto


London’s Doctor Who Experience has put an out-of-this-world spin on the festive season by unveiling an alternative Christmas grotto – a magical twist on the seasonal tradition.

The alternative grotto, which runs on selected dates* throughout December will showcase a magical world of Doctor Who festivity in a bespoke new grotto which will take visitors on a time travelling journey through the television series’ spectacular Christmas specials.

Featuring some of the show’s most memorable seasonal props, the alternative Christmas grotto will include Kylie Minogue’s maid costume from ‘Voyage of the Damned’ (which aired on Christmas Day 2007) and the eerie Santa Robots from ‘The Runaway Bride’ broadcast at Christmas in 2006.

The grotto will also feature the terrifying Sycorax, the deadly Cybershades and the Heavenly Host who were all made famous by recent Christmas appearances. Rare artefacts such as Abigail’s Chamber and Kazran’s Armchair from last year’s phenomenal ‘A Christmas Carol’ episode will also feature.

A traditional Santa Claus will also be on hand to meet and greet visitors as they explore the yuletide treasure trove of props and costumes. Each attendee will gain exclusive access to the custom made grotto during their visit to see Santa and all children will receive a Doctor Who gift worth over £5. Tickets to the Alternative Grotto are a £5 supplementary ticket alongside Doctor Who Experience tickets. Adults accompanying children can access the grotto with just their Experience ticket. Grotto tickets are exclusively available through See tickets or can be purchased on site at the Doctor Who Experience shop.

Grotto open from 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, 16th – 21st December



  • janine

    January 20th, 2012 - 3:13pm

    On the 20th jan 2012 i visited the doctor who expeeiance nightmare getting there. We arrived late and thourt we would be terned away but the lovely man on receptoon regy i beleve his name to be was very kind thow made mime and my sons day and let us in no problems id just like to say thank u its not often these days to meet some1 so helpfull and kind xx

  • King of the weevils

    November 30th, 2011 - 6:58pm

    Please note: London is actually safe at Christmas just mind the frantic shoppers. 🙂

  • King of the weevils

    November 30th, 2011 - 6:53pm

    oh you meant the christmas grotto didn’t you? well i’m not really interested in it. London at Christmas? It’s not safe. I bleive Wilf said that

  • King of the weevils

    November 30th, 2011 - 6:51pm

    If your half term is 13th-17th February like mine and most other schools (probably) then that will be the last week it’s there in London. The last day it’s at London is 20th February 2012 and then it’ll be at Cardiff from spring 2012

  • I am the doctor

    November 27th, 2011 - 6:42pm

    Sounds good but I will be to late

    I’m probably going for my birthday in the february half term

  • King of the weevils

    November 27th, 2011 - 9:34am

    It will be in London till February 2012 and will open in Cardiff in the spring of the same year where it will stay put permanently. It’s an amazing experience!!


    November 26th, 2011 - 10:50pm

    do you still get the toy in the alternive one

  • anthony

    November 25th, 2011 - 8:50pm

    is it in london god i s it true its movin and stayin in cardiff if soooooooooooooooooooooo ill be goin epic

  • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

    November 25th, 2011 - 4:47pm

    how, you’d be a little late?

  • booboo

    November 25th, 2011 - 4:35pm

    well i doubt it

  • boo senior

    November 25th, 2011 - 4:11pm

    wicked im gonin in january

  • Doctors Little Companion

    November 25th, 2011 - 3:59pm

    i wonder if it will still be there on the 28th of december?

  • 11matt

    November 25th, 2011 - 2:30pm

    sounds great

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