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Santa's Toy Mine is back for 2021


Santa's Toy Mine is now sold out.

Santa will make it back to a very festive A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park in 2021.

Guests can enjoy a magical Christmas tour, the chance to speak to Father Christmas himself and get a sELFie with him and, of course, an age-appropriate gift for all children.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience will once again be transformed into a Christmas wonderland – it’s the perfect chance to celebrate the most wonderful time of year in a traditional, but safe, way.

Here’s how it will work

For Covid safety reasons there will be no dwell time on site and your group size will be in a reduced capacity.  

Baby in arms and those aged 18 months and under go free but will still receive a present from Santa

We are running quieter Santa’s Toy Mine tours which are suitable for children with autism on Monday 29th November and Monday 13th December. 3pm – 8pm. Please book online

Opening Times:

Santa’s Toy Mine is open Sat Nov 27 to Christmas Eve.

From Nov 27 to Dec 18:

  • Weekday opening times are 3pm to 8pm.
  • Weekend opening times are 10am to 8pm

From Dec 18 to Dec 23

  • Open every day from 9am to 8pm

Christmas Eve

  • Open 9am to 3.45pm

Important information for guests

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour – this is important as we have no flexibility to accommodate those who are late. Late entry will not be permitted.
  • Please only enter the visitor centre 10 minutes before your tour – if you arrive prior to this please remain in your vehicles until 10 minutes before your tour is due to start. At this time, you may enter the visitor centre to check in. 
  • Please note, in line with Covid-19 guidelines, there will be no opportunity to walk around or stay on site before or after your tour. If you have made additional bookings with Caffe Bracchi or Craft of Hearts, you will again be asked to remain in those areas for the duration of your booking only.
  • Please note any booking for Caffe Bracchi, The Chocolate House and Craft of Hearts must be made directly with those businesses.  A Welsh Coal Mining Experience cannot take bookings for these.
  • There will, of course, be an age-appropriate gift for all children on the tour.
  • There will be no organised photo booth but you can grab a super festive sELFie with the man himself in the grotto.
  • Covid guidance will be adhered to at all times so please keep an eye out for signage and hand sanitiser.
  • Masks must be worn on tour by all adults unless medically exempt.
  • School Tours - We are delighted to confirm that school tours will return to Santa’s Toy Mine in 2021, running from November 29th to December 17th. Tours will run from 11am to 2pm and you can book by calling us on 01443 682036 after 27th September.