December 16th 2017 to January 1st 2018 (except closed Dec 25th)
Open 10.30am to latest entry 4.00pm
(See below for Santa dates/times)
What's on daily.......
Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some magical miniature Christmas scenes
Mini 'Alpine' Skiing for young kids. Skis sizes typically suitable for 3 to 9 yrs. (Open from 10.30am)
A Christmas character hunt - will you find all the hidden mini Santas?
'A Dream of Christmas' in our 4D Theatre (regular shows all day)
Sparkling Christmas lights 3.00pm - 5.30pm
What's on at special times - Dec 16th to 24th only......
Meet Santa in his lapland log cabin - 12 noon to 4pm (additional charge, includes a present)
Mini Panto - regular shows from 12 noon, plus see the outrageous characters roaming the gardens
Please arrive no later than 3.30pm if you wish to include Santa & the Panto
Advance bookings are not taken - simply come along on the day suitable for you. Capacity is usually not an issue, but for peace of mind please allow plenty of time - at least 2 hours - for your visit. It is usually quieter before 1pm and December 18th to 21st are likely to be the quietest Santa days.
Free Return - Remember, if you want to come earlier in the day, say arrive mid/late morning, do the activities and see the park when it's quieter and then come back later or another day to see the lights, you can use our 'free return within 7 days'. You need to get a free photo-pass from the shop before you leave (ask for details onsite or see under FAQs for more details). Note: Does not include a free return visit to see Santa.
Light lunches - our tearoom will be serving sandwiches, toasties/paninis, soup and kids sandwiches & snacks, along with a wide selection cakes, snacks, hot & cold drinks. Open 1030-400, Lunch served 12-3
Note: We no longer cover the gardens in snow - our winter wonderland event ran from 2006 to 2013 but, due to maintenance issues caused by the snow, had to be discontinued
PLEASE NOTE: Throughout this winter we are carrying out a major redevelopment of our city scene. We will be adding new models & displays to create an exciting new city display - come and see the progress! Much of the garden is open as normal, but this will mean restricted access to a part of the lower garden due to the alterations........
Advance bookings are not taken - simply come along on the day suitable for you.