Get ready for a magical evening with the return of our popular ‘Christmas Twilight Experience’!

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

The Dates & Time:

The Christmas Twilight Experience starts at 5.00pm, we kindly ask participants to arrive at 4.45pm to ensure the experience starts promptly.

The following dates are currently available:

  • Sunday 1st December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Sunday 8th December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Tuesday 10th December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Wednesday 11th December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Thursday 12th December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Sunday 15th December – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Monday 16th December – FULLY BOOKED!

The Experience:

Join us at 4.45pm ready for your magical Christmas Twilight Experience to begin at 5.00pm!

As you arrive at the zoo after hours for this EXCLUSIVE experience, the elf team will greet you and sort you into your groups ready for the evening’s activities to commence.

Before heading off to the magical activities, you’ll need to help the elf wake up Santa from his afternoon nap! Once you’ve woken up Santa, his friends, the kitchen elves will serve you a delicious supper! After you’ve filled your tummies, groups will follow their elf on the magical journey which includes visiting Santa’s Grotto where the kids will get the chance to say Merry Christmas to the big man himself!

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

Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the chance to see Santa’s beautiful lights! Follow him as he leads you on board our road train for a ride with the elves around the lake to see the beautiful twilight sky and fairy lights.

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

The Supper:

Before the evenings magical activities begin, Santa’s friends and our kitchen elves will serve you a delicious supper!

Elven Supper Includes:

  • Margarita pizza slices
  • Half a jacket potato with beans or cheese
  • Jelly
  • Cookies
  • Gingerbread


  • Hot drink and a slice of cake
  • Sandwiches will be available to purchase

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

The Farewell Gift

As a final farewell the children will receive a parting gift from the magical sack of presents, with all those of the nice list getting to take home their very own ‘Luna the Husky Dog’ soft toy!

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 Type Price
Children (3-15yrs)
Please be aware that as admission is not included in this
experience all children including passholders are this price.
Participating Under 3’s (not recommend for under 1s) £37.50
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. Please be aware that it may not be possible for all accompanying adults to ride on the Christmas train.

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. 

Please be aware that it may not be possible for all accompanying adults to ride on the Christmas train.

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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