Guide Dogs UK, the national charity for blind and visually impaired individuals, has launched the UK’s first inclusive Christmas Grotto in London this year. The grotto will open on December 3 at Arlington Road Studio in the capital for two days, , offering a sensory experience for children with visual impairments.
During the 75-minute-long experience, families will be welcomed by the Guide Dogs team before one of Santa’s helpers takes them through the Christmas Grotto. They will have the opportunity to step into Head Elf’s toy workshop where children will get to touch and smell the different gifts and discover what they will become. Children will also be able to get creative with a cookie decorating station, enjoy a sensory storytime with Santa Claus and a warm-up with a festive drink at the hot chocolate station.