Winter Wonderland 2023

Recommended 3 to 7 year olds with younger and older siblings

Saturday 2nd December to Saturday 23rd December

A specialised Winter Wonderland experience, Santa’s Meet and Greet, sessions will be available to book for Baby and Toddlers. Click here for more information.

On the edge of Dulwich Park by College Gate stands the old Victorian Park keeper’s Lodge. A Magical ‘Gingerbread House’ where each year Father Christmas and his Elves climb down the chimney and entertain children with their Winter Wonderland Experience.

This year Father Christmas and his Elves will be helping Whippersnappers raise money to support their work at the Lodge delivering activities for children with disabilities in 2024.

What to expect:

On arrival, guests will be greeted by Santa’s elves who will serve them mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies in the Wyld Woods. Children and grownups can climb into Santa’s sleigh and take their own festive Sleigh photographs before being led through the garden gate to join in with our festive immersive theatre event.

First, it’s a visit to The No 1 Elf Radio Station’s recording studio in the Yurt. Get ready to join our musical elf band and help us record some funky festive Christmas tunes.

Then it’s a complimentary ticket to visit our “Elf cabin” where you will be given your own bag of popcorn, play some games and watch our original video diary entitled  “A day in the life of an elf”

Next an invitation to visit Mrs Claus’s kitchen where the children will decorate Traditional Gingerbread Christmas Tree decorations and spend some quality time with Mrs Claus.

Following Santa’s Sooty Footsteps upstairs to the Wonderland Waiting Room the children meet Starfrost our Christmas Tree Fairy who gets busy painting faces with her fairy dust.

Children write or draw a Christmas Wish for Santa to hang on his tree, and play a few Victorian pantry games. Santa’s Elf will ring his bell to call each child and their family into Santa’s Grotto to meet the man himself. 

Meeting the big man in red the children hang their Christmas Wishes on his tree, and with special Santa words of wisdom receive a personalised present.

Then it’s downstairs to our Christmas toy shop clutching Santa’s present to pick up the children’s Gingerbread Christmas tree decorations they decorated with Mrs Claus.

Your Whippersnapper Winter Wonderland experience will last approx. one hour and fifteen minutes but please allow for the time to be extended to one and a half hours as timing depends on whether you visit Santa first or last within your allocated slot.

Ticket includes;

  • Complimentary refreshments upon arrival – Mulled Wine or Hot Chocolate with a Mince Pie
  • A photo opportunity in Santa’s sleigh
  • Karaoke Christmas Experience in the yurt
  • Cinema experience in the cabin – including popcorn
  • Decorate & take home your own Gingerbread Tree Decoration with Mrs Claus
  • Face-painting with Christmas Tree Fairy
  • A visit to the man himself, Santa Claus
  • A present from Santa
  • A digital family photo with Santa on your mobile phone (£10 printout picture available)

More info:

Location: Whippersnappers College Lodge, Old College Gate, Dulwich Park, College Road, London, SE21 7BQ
Ticket: £27.50 – Child / £16.50 – Adult
(all children must be accompanied by an adult with an adult ticket)
Duration: 1 hour to 1.5 hours
Payment: Online bookings only
Contact us:

Cancellation Policy
Any bookings cancelled after the 24th Novemeber are non-refundable  & non-transferable. Booking changes before the 24th November can be transferred or cancelled with a 15% admin charge.

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