Winter Wonderland 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

Immersive Theatre Experience

Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds and their siblings


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 2023.

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 (£8 printout picture available)

Full Description

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 Yurt where we will be doing some karaoke Christmas singing with our musical Elves. Live music and open mic and a vote for the most popular Christmas song this year.

Then it’s a complimentary ticket to enter our Vintage cinema where you will be given your own bag of popcorn and watch our original Whippersnappers Christmas silent movie called “4 Minutes to Go”. Enjoy a sneaky preview of what has been going on behind the scenes before we opened our Winter wonderland event 2022.

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 and Snow shine the wise elf.

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, build a ‘snowman’ 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 magical 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 a minimum of one hour 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.

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


  • £27 – Child / £16 – Adult
  • Suitable for boys and girls, aged 3 to 7 and their siblings.
  • The experience last 1 hour 15 minutes but allow up to 1 hour 45 minutes (Finish time depends on whether you are the first or last family in your group to visit Father Christmas)
  • Interactive workshops will be led in small groups

Frequently Asked Questions

Winter Wonderland is now fully booked. Join our Waiting List and we will contact you if a space becomes available, we work on a first come first serve basis.

Cancellation Policy
Any bookings cancelled after 1st December are non-refundable. Booking changes before the 1st of December can be transferred or cancelled with a 10% admin charge.

Location: Whippersnappers College Lodge, Old College Gate, Dulwich Park, College Road, London, SE21 7BQ

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