Start Date3rd Dec 2022 End Date4th Dec 2022

Immerse yourself in the wonderful Christmas atmosphere with our festive activities.

See Santa’s beautiful reindeer in their stables ahead of the big day, create festive crafts at the Elves’ Workshop or listen to the elves as they tell stories of Santa’s NEW sloth friend at the Christmas Tales.

If you’re not able to make this date then Magic of Christmas is taking place on the following dates too! 26th and 27th November, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th to 24th December 2022

SANTA EXPERIENCE – £12.50 PER TICKET

*SOLD OUT* – We still have availability on the following dates! 19th and 20th December 2022

Journey through our magical Santa Experience filled with festive scenery and cheeky elves, where you will also have the chance to meet the Santa himself and take home your very own ‘Poco the sloth’ soft toy!

Please note: The Santa Experience takes place within the zoo grounds and an admission ticket will need to be purchased alongside a Santa Experience Ticket. All guests, including Zoo Passholders will need to pre-book Santa Experience Ticket online in advance. Tesco Partner Reward Codes CANNOT be used for The Santa Experience Ticket. Admission tickets and the Santa Experience Ticket are non-refundable.


Please be aware that all activities and their dates and times are subject to change. 
Please read our Magic of Christmas FAQs here.
For all of our Magic of Christmas terms & conditions click here. 


Our Magic of Christmas Timetable:

Find out more about each of our Magic of Christmas activities below.

Next to Education Centre (old Discovery Centre)
During our Magic of Christmas events, children can take part in the magical ‘Santa Experience’ for the additional cost of £12.50 per Santa Experience ticket. 

Journey through our magical Santa Experience filled with festive scenery and cheeky elves, where you will also have the chance to meet Santa himself and take home your very own ‘Poco the sloth’ soft toy*!  

*Subject to availability. Worth £19.99.

Who needs a Santa Experience ticket?
All children who wish to enter the Santa Experience and receive a sloth soft toy will require a Santa Experience ticket. This includes children under 3 if you would like them to meet Santa and receive a sloth soft toy. Child Zoo Passholders, child complimentary ticket holders including adopters, children attending birthday parties and animal experiences MUST also purchase a Santa Experience Ticket if they wish to participate in the Santa Experience and receive a sloth soft toy.

Adults accompanying children taking part in the experience do not require a Santa Experience Ticket.
Kalahari Theatre
Join our Elves as they tell the tale of Santa’s new sloth friend!

Duration approx. 20 mins.
Lost Madagascar Express Station
Sing along and enjoy the view on board the road train.

Duration approx. 10 mins. Queues likely.
Nature Area
Journey through the magical woodland and discover our many fairies and pixies and their homes while learning all about their special powers. P.S. Only for believers!
All Saints Church
Journey through the forest where you will be able to see our reindeer friends at their stable in all their glory with their long, sweeping antlers and thick winter coats!
Education Centre (Old Discovery Centre)
Feel festive and create magical crafts with our elves at their workshop along with our Christmas sand shop.

Small cost applies. Crafts vary daily.
On the stage at Penguini’s Terrace
Join the elves for a festive party on stage and boogie to the beat of the Christmas tunes.
Picnic area by Penguini’s Restaurant
Take home a magical memory from your festive day out with us at our winter-themed Christmas photo point.

*Charge applies.
Location to be confirmed
Bring your Christmas list for Santa and post it in our post box for express delivery to the North Pole!
Education Centre (Old Discovery Centre)
Transform into your favourite Christmas character at our Face painting Station.

*Charge applies.

Please be aware that all of the above activities, dates and times may be subject to change. 

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest deals, news and more!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Top