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Pity the parents forking out for the grottiest Christmas grottos in Britain 

They are supposed to be magical Christmas experiences full to the brim with merriment.

Every year, enchanting adverts promising ice rinks, seasonal stalls and Santa’s Grottos lure thousands of families to Christmas experiences across the country.

But, from an ice rink without any ice to soggy fields reminiscent of a World War I trench, these festive failures will not only put a dampener on your Christmas spirit — they could extinguish it completely…  

North Wales: Visitors to the Reindeer Lodge in Mold were drawn by the thrill of meeting Santa's favourite animals

North Wales: Visitors to the Reindeer Lodge in Mold were drawn by the thrill of meeting Santa's favourite animals

North Wales: Visitors to the Reindeer Lodge in Mold were drawn by the thrill of meeting Santa’s favourite animals

North Wales: But before saying hello to Dasher, Prancer, Rudolf and the rest, they first had to endure queuing up in a swamp like field

North Wales: But before saying hello to Dasher, Prancer, Rudolf and the rest, they first had to endure queuing up in a swamp like field

North Wales: But before saying hello to Dasher, Prancer, Rudolf and the rest, they first had to endure queuing up in a swamp like field

Bath: The poster for this year's Santa South West Christmas Village at Bath & West Showground promised snow-topped stalls and rides

Bath: The poster for this year's Santa South West Christmas Village at Bath & West Showground promised snow-topped stalls and rides

Bath: The poster for this year’s Santa South West Christmas Village at Bath & West Showground promised snow-topped stalls and rides

The reality in Bath: A few picnic tables were strewn across the windswept concrete and puddles, and once inside the sorry state of adventure proved the final straw

The reality in Bath: A few picnic tables were strewn across the windswept concrete and puddles, and once inside the sorry state of adventure proved the final straw

The reality in Bath: A few picnic tables were strewn across the windswept concrete and puddles, and once inside the sorry state of adventure proved the final straw

Milton Keynes: This colourful poster of Santa promised the authentic and warm appearance of St Nicholas

Milton Keynes: This colourful poster of Santa promised the authentic and warm appearance of St Nicholas

Milton Keynes: This colourful poster of Santa promised the authentic and warm appearance of St Nicholas

Milton Keynes: But this was Santa's threadbare outfit at the 2013 Winter Wonderland which was ho-ho-horrible

Milton Keynes: But this was Santa's threadbare outfit at the 2013 Winter Wonderland which was ho-ho-horrible

Milton Keynes: But this was Santa’s threadbare outfit at the 2013 Winter Wonderland which was ho-ho-horrible

Sutton Coldfield: Television style guru Laurence Llwelyn-Bowden (pictured) helped design the set

Sutton Coldfield: Television style guru Laurence Llwelyn-Bowden (pictured) helped design the set

Sutton Coldfield: Television style guru Laurence Llwelyn-Bowden (pictured) helped design the set

Surely not what the style guru had in mind, this was the sad state of affairs at the Christmas experience in Sutton Coldfield in 2014

Surely not what the style guru had in mind, this was the sad state of affairs at the Christmas experience in Sutton Coldfield in 2014

Surely not what the style guru had in mind, this was the sad state of affairs at the Christmas experience in Sutton Coldfield in 2014

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