BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Join us this Christmas for a truly magical experience with ‘Breakfast with Santa’!

This experience also includes admission for the whole day you can also spend the rest of the day at Colchester Zoo exploring the wonders of wildlife with a number of daily encounters and interactive areas to discover! Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy our Magic of Christmas events and continue on the festivities! 

This experience MUST be pre-booked by contacting the Experiences Reception on 01206 331292 extension 232 or 237. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

NB This experience is not recommended for those under 1 year old.

The Dates:

The Breakfast with Santa Experience starts at 8.00am, we kindly ask participants to arrive at 7.45am to ensure the experience starts promptly.

The following dates are currently available:

  • Saturday 14st December – Booking now open! 
  • Saturday 21st December – 1 SPACE REMAINING! 
  • Sunday 22nd December – 1 SPACE REMAINING! 
  • Monday 23rd December – Booking now open! 
  • Tuesday 24th December – FULLY BOOKED! 

The Experience:

Join us from 7.45am as you are signed in for your experience which starts at 8.00am!

Our head elf will greet you and introduce the rest of the elf team who are ready and waiting with their naughty & nice lists to sort you into your groups for this magical experience!

Follow the head elf over to Santa’s House where it is time to wake up the big man himself! With a sing along and help of Mother Christmas you will work together to get Santa out of bed and ready for the day ahead! During your experience each group will also spend time exploring our Christmas grotto where they will meet Santa himself.

Santa wouldn’t be able to complete his around the world trip on Christmas Eve without the help of his Reindeer friends! Follow Santa’s elf on a journey through the Enchanted Woodland to see the reindeer resting as they are getting ready for the busy night ahead! You’ll hear all about them from our reindeer elf that helps care for them at the North Pole. You’ll also have the chance to make your very own Christmas wish in the woodland with some magical fairy dust!

Have your cameras to the ready as there will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the experience which will create memories to last a lifetime!

*Please be aware that each group may take part in the above activities in a different order to those listed.

The Breakfast:

After a busy morning it’s time for a well-deserved rest, you’ll be shown to your seats by one of Santa’s friends before our kitchen elves serve you a delicious breakfast!

Elven Breakfast includes:

  • A selection of 3 cereals
  • Toast
  • Pastries
  • American style pancakes
  • Yogurts 

Adults:
Bacon baguette (vegetarian option available, please advise at the time of booking)
OR
Dairy free yogurt with gluten free granola and fruit

*Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when making your booking. During the breakfast, children will be sat together in mixed groups.

The Farewell Gift:

After enjoying breakfast together with Santa it’s time to say farewell! As each child says goodbye, they will receive their very own ‘Luna the Husky Dog’ soft toy to take home!

Please be aware that all children will be receiving the same present of as those who visit the general Santa Experience at our Magic of Christmas events, so we do not recommend purchasing a second Santa Experience ticket however you are welcome to do so if you wish to receive a second ‘Luna the Husky Dog’ to take home.

The Price:

Ticket TypePrice
Non Passholder Children (3-15yrs)£47.50
Passholder Children (3-15yrs)£37.50
Participating Under 3’s (not recommend for under 1s)£37.50
Non Passholder Adult£25.00
Passholder Adult£10.00

Due to limited capacity we have a two adult per child maximum policy for this experience.

All those taking part including two accompanying guests must pre-book to attend this event. 

The Terms & Conditions:

To qualify for the Passholder rate you will require a valid pass at the time of purchase and on the date of the event. If your current pass expires before the date of the event, you will be required to renew your pass at the point of booking your experience in order to receive this reduce rate. 

Cancellations and changes

  • Payment will be taken when you make your booking.
  • Please be aware that a £20 fee (inc VAT) will be charged for changes to your booking at any time.
  • Once the experience has been booked it can only be rescheduled up to 8 weeks before the date of the experience.
  • All experiences are non-refundable.

NB We advise selecting either our Breakfast with Santa or Christmas Twilight Experience and not taking part in both as they involve similar activities.

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