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Hillside Santa's grotto

Santa arrives at Hillside between Saturday 25 November and Saturday 23 December 2017!

Hillside Santa's Grotto

We are delighted to once again have been chosen as Santa’s Special Helpers!

Last year over £20,000 was raised through Hillside Santa's Grotto which has enabled the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to fund vital research into finding better treatments for people with cystic fibrosis and helped us support local families who live with this life limiting condition.

Book your tickets

Join Mrs Claus for some magical Christmas fun and our happy elves who will be there to help with your Christmas crafts. You will be sure to have a magical experience at Hillside this Christmas!

Follow the spellbinding path to Santa’s cosy log cabin where your little ones can tell him exactly what they want for Christmas. Why not bring you letter along and post this in our North Pole post box?


£10 per child
£2 per under two
£3 per adult – includes mulled wine 

Book your tickets today on Eventbrite.

Grotto open hours

Wednesday to Friday 2pm to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Hillside Nursery Centre
328 Doagh Road
BT36 6XL

Volunteer at the event

Why not come and join our dedicated team of supporters, we are looking for volunteers to help with various roles 

Wednesday – Friday 1.30pm–5pm or 5pm–8pm
Saturday 9.30am–1.30pm or 1.30pm–5.30pm
Sunday 12.30pm–5.30pm

If you can help in any way please can you contact Linda on 07841996586 or email with dates you are available.


To all CF families, if you would like your child to have a VIP visit to Santa (due to the risk of cross-infection) we can invite you along at separate allocated times. Please contact Linda for your booking - or 07841996586.

Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

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What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

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More information

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