Let’s be honest, Christmas this year is not going to be the same. However, you can still find the magic with these special festive activities in and close to Worcestershire. Just remember, given the times we are in, these activities are likely to be in demand so early booking is advised.
Where to see Father Christmas
The Christmas events at Magic Alley are supposed to be exceptional and they are still running special socially distanced events over Christmas this year. This year you will explore 10 special rooms in your family bubble ending with the enchanted forest and meeting Father Christmas. The experience takes about 45 minutes in total. These events often book up quickly in normal times so advanced booking is essential.
Santa’s back at the SnowDome this Christmas… for his 16th year of festive fun! From 3rd December his magical winter wonderland in the snow returns along with extended reception areas plus a larger theatre for a Covid secure experience. With real snow, real animals and the ALL NEW winter wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family!
Take the 1 1/4 mile steam train ride around the Country Park, on your journey remember to “Count Santa’s Missing Presents”. When you arrive at Evesham Vale Station tell the guard how many you have found, and children will receive a small treat.
On your return to Twyford Station, adults can enjoy seasonal refreshments including a locally made mince pie and warm spiced apple drink, Children have a biscuit and a squash whilst waiting to meet Santa. (Food allergies cannot be accommodated)
Santa and his Elves will meet you in his Festive Log Cabin, where your children will receive their present, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos with Santa and the Elves.
Things are a little bit different this year… Wander through magical forests that grow underground and see animals peek out among beautiful displays throughout caverns filled with twinkling lights. You might even spot some preparing for Christmas! There are some festive stalls, selling beautiful stocking fillers and decorations, plus the underground takeaway café, selling tasty cakes and hot drinks; then your journey continues, until you meet Father Christmas! After seeing him (at a social distance), children (2-12) will receive a gift from Father Christmas – a very special Christmas at Clearwell Caves mug, with a yummy hot chocolate stirrer and some cute stickers, all designed by the artist…! The perfect way to remember your Christmas!
Santa Safari, WMSP
**update: now cancelled**
With an allocated time to see Santa, you will be greeted in the Discovery Trail by one of his helpful Elves who will show you to the sleigh where you will be magically transported to the North Pole & into Santa’s Grotto!
Santa’s Grotto is a wonderfully decorated log cabin with its own Christmas tree, festive fireplace and of course Santa himself! You can tell him what’s on the top of your Christmas wish list and a helpful Elf will take a picture of you together!
After meeting Santa, you will make your way to the Elves’ Workshop where children can pick their own present. With a wide selection of gifts to choose from, the children will be spoiled for choice!
Head to Mrs Claus’ Kitchen to pick up your complimentary refreshments and don’t forget to pop along to the Sea Lion Theatre to watch a show!
Breakfast with Santa, The New Inn, Bournheath
9TH DECEMBER 2020 - 3RD JANUARY 2021 Malvern Winter Glow is a dazzling NEW outdoor illuminations trail, made from dramatic light installations, so wrap up warm and prepare to be spellbound by an extravaganza of light. Please note this event is advanced tickets only - Adult tickets £16 each, Children aged 3 to 16 tickets £11 each and under 3s go free).
Running until the 3rd January explore the Illuminated Light Trail. Wrap up warm and walk through breath-taking light displays with your family to enjoy the Palace gardens like never before.
From lockdown to Lap Land – for the first time ever, Silverstone are opening their world famous F1 Grand Prix Circuit for you. Drive your family in the tyre marks of legends, while enjoying a unique festive light and laser spectacle.
And it’s all within the comfort and safety of your own car, from just £35 per vehicle.
There are various Christmas events at the Children’s Play Village this year including a SEN session of Santa Claus Saves Christmas. There is even a session where the big man himself pays a visit but even if he is unable to visit you can send your letters and they will make sure Father Christmas sees them.
A COVID – safe magical experience this Christmas!
Enjoy the amazing light show provided by MJ Lights.
Follow the Christmas story with Kannuk the Reindeer on her quest to see Northern Lights.
On certain dates Santa will be there in his sleigh, for individual family visits and a present for every child! (additional charge for Santa applies)
All visits must be pre-booked.
Prices start from £13 for Christmas day passes.
Prices start from £7 for Santa. Tickets for Santa cannot be sold separately and must be brought with park day passes.
Join Mrs Claus in her kitchen for a festive feast before venturing deep into the North Pole with the cheeky Elves. Join the Ice Queen in her Ice Castle as she casts an icy spell across the land and stop by the Cheeky Elves workshop and help get the reindeer’s food ready all before joining Santa in North Pole Plaza with the troupe of cheeky elves for story-time, meet and greets and more!
Follow the stars that take you on a walk around the Arboretum’s ‘Big Pool’ and take part, if you wish, in our walk-along Christmas quiz! The trail will take you to the Farmyard where you can see a live nativity scenes and where the farm animals reside for the winter months. You are then free to explore the rest of the Arboretum – over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks – please make sure you wear suitable footwear.