Magical Christmas 

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Make special memories this festive season when you unwrap an amazing treat at Magical Christmas on selected dates from 13th November – 31st December 2021.

Discover falling snow, enchanting decorations, a dazzling 35ft symphony tree, cheeky elves frolicking around the park and over 25 child-friendly rides and attractions: including Europe's only Thomas Land and our 15-acre zoo. Plus, Live entertainment and experience our brand-new live show - 'A Christmas Wish'.

Then, end your day watching our magical firework display by the lake - featuring Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and the elves for a singalong show like no other!

Don’t miss the most magical New Grotto Experience this festive season, available up until Christmas Eve. The whole family will love this enchanted Christmas walk through the Castle, guided by elves, your little ones can enjoy story time with Mrs Claus, make reindeer food with Father Christmas’ elves and meet Father Christmas himself! As you finish your Grotto experience, the kids will be able to collect their present, along with a hot chocolate and mince pie for the parents! Please note, this is a separetely ticketed experience. More info can be found below.

PLEASE NOTE, NO THRILL RIDES ARE OPEN FOR THIS EVENT.

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Magical Christmas with Grotto

Absorb all the entertainment and attractions the Park has to offer and enjoy the all-new Grotto Experience, with our park entry + Grotto experience ticket.

The whole family will love this enchanted Christmas walk through the Castle, guided by elves, your little ones can enjoy story time with Mrs Claus, make reindeer food with Father Christmas’ elves and meet Father Christmas himself! As you make your way through the castle for your 30 minute Grotto experience, the kids will spend one-to-one time with Father Christmas*, before collecting their present, along with a hot chocolate and mince pie for the adults.

Join us for the most magical Grotto Experience this festive season, available up until Christmas Eve.

*Please note; due to space limitations we advise only up to 8 people can meet Father Christmas at one time.

Entry with Grotto Experience Tickets & Prices

Entry with Grotto Experience Pre-book your tickets online or through our call centre*
Aged 4+
(includes adults and all those 4yrs +)
£32
Aged 1-3 £18
Under 1's £5
Car Parking £6

Due to space limits within the grotto, only groups of up to 8 people can meet Father Christmas at any one time 
Standard Park Terms & Conditions apply. Click here
Tesco Vouchers are not valid for Magical Christmas.
Entertainment is weather-dependent and may be subject to change or availability.
Grotto and entry times are approximate and the length of time in the castle may vary. 
The end of day fireworks is at 5pm, if you have booked the 4.30pm Grotto slot, we cannot guarantee you will view the display.
To access the Grotto experience, a Park + Grotto ticket is required
Annual passholders do not need to book in advance for park entry, but tickets must be purchased for Grotto entry.
Car parking tickets can be purchased from the pay stations in the park on the day of your visit.
Armed forces entry is not valid during Magical Christmas

PLEASE NOTE, NO THRILL RIDES ARE OPEN FOR THIS EVENT.

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Entry to Magical Christmas

You can still experience all the magic the park has to offer with our Park entrance ticket. Bring family and friends along to discover falling snow, enchanting decorations, a dazzling 35ft symphony tree, cheeky elves frolicking around the park and over 25 child-friendly rides and attractions: including Europe's only Thomas Land and our 15-acre zoo. Plus, Live entertainment throughout the Park, and experience our brand-new 20-minute live show - 'A Christmas Wish', featuring Father Christmas himself and his cheeky sidekick, Elf Tinsel.

Then, end your day watching our magical firework display by the lake - featuring Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and the elves for a singalong show like no other.

Please note, this doesn't include a ticket to the Grotto Experience in the Castle of Dreams. You will need to purchase this separately.

Entry to Magical Christmas TICKETS & PRICES

Entry to Magical Christmas only
Off peak dates are 27th - 31st December
Pre-book your tickets online or through our call centre* On the Gate
PEAK Entry to Magical Christmas Only OFF PEAK Entry to Magical Christmas Only
Off peak dates are 27th - 31st December
Entry to Magical Christmas Only
Aged 4+
(includes adults and all those 4yrs +)
 
£24 £22 £35
Aged 1-3 £10 £8 £20
Under 1's FREE
Car Parking £6
Standard Park Terms & Conditions apply. Click here.
Tesco Vouchers are not valid for Magical Christmas.
Entertainment is weather dependent and may be subject to change or availability.
Grotto and entry times are approximate and length of time in castle may vary.
To access the Grotto experience, a Park + Grotto ticket is required
Annual passholders do not need to book in advance for park entry, but tickets must be purchased for Grotto entry.
Car parking tickets can be purchased from the pay stations in the park on the day of your visit.
Armed forces entry is not valid during Magical Christmas

PLEASE NOTE, NO THRILL RIDES ARE OPEN FOR THIS EVENT.

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Passholder Information

Are you an Annual Passholder? Great news! You don't need to pre-book your Magical Christmas park entry.

Would you like to upgrade to our all-new Grotto Experience for just £8pp? Tap the book now button below.

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*Excludes Ultimate Passholders, only valid for Annual Passholders.

 

A Christmas Wish Live Show

Don’t miss our live show in the 4D cinema, A Christmas Wish – included in the Magical Christmas ticket! Watch Father Christmas and his comedy sidekick, Elf Tinsel, as they embark on a journey to find the true meaning of Christmas. The entire family can enjoy magic, songs and jokes as they join Father Christmas and Elf Tinsel on the ultimate Christmas journey.

The Christmas Wish show will run every 30 minutes throughout the day.

 

Entertainment

They'll be plenty of spectacular live entertainment for you to enjoy. From Thomas Land live shows, Fat Controller meet & greets and snow fall throughout the day, to dance parties with Rory the Lion and street entertainment.

Plus, join in the festive celebrations as you stand around our 35ft musical Christmas tree in the middle of the park and enjoy a tree-mendous show every 30 minutes throughout the day – guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer to all!

 

Fireworks

Then why not end your day watching our 3-minute firework display by the lake? This will feature Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and the elves for a singalong show like no other. All included in your Magical Christmas ticket. Show starts at 5pm.

 

Stay and Play

Enjoy the ultimate family getaway this Christmas with:

  • An overnight stay in our 4 Star onsite hotel
  • A full English breakfast to start the day
  • Entry to Magical Christmas plus Grotto Experience
  • Over 25 Thomas & Friends themed rides and attractions
  • Plus dine in one of our contemporary onsite restaurants
  • Why not upgrade your stay to a Thomas & Friends themed room?

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