Christmas at Woodlands 2023
November 25 @ 11:00 am - December 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Woodlands Christmas Grotto Experience is bigger and more magical than ever before!
Our Christmas event starts on the 25th November 2023, running every weekend up until the 17th December 2023, then daily from the 18th to the 23rd December.
Meet your elf guides and adventure through the magical forest meeting all of Santa’s festive friends before arriving at his toy workshop. Sneak a peek of where magical Christmas toys and gifts are made!
Cherish the family memories you make from our Santa experience with a special souvenir photograph* to take home and an early Christmas present for the little ones. Look out for lots of magical surprises hidden inside!
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Maximum 2 Adults per booking. If other adults visit on the day with you they will be unable to join you in the Grotto but will need Winter Fun Tickets to enter the park.
The timeslot booked at checkout is the time you should arrive at the Christmas grotto to begin your grotto experience. Guests can enter the park at any time after opening to use the Winter Fun rides and attractions.
This is a PRE-BOOK ONLY CHRISTMAS EVENT in Devon. Tickets must be purchased online at least 24 Hours before your visit. We are unable to offer Grotto tickets to day visitors without a pre-booking for the Grotto.
- Adults (Park & Grotto Entry): £14.95 – £19.95
- Under 12 months (Park & Grotto Entry): £7.50 – £8.45
- 12 – 23 months (Park & Grotto Entry): £12.95 – £15.00
- 24 – 35 months (Park & Grotto Entry): £14.45 – £19.95
- 3 – 11 Years (Park & Grotto Entry): £24.95 – £29.95
- Child 12+ (Park & Grotto – No Gift Included): £14.95 – £19.95
Ticket Prices vary depending on date of visit. Please see prices at checkout.
Season Ticket Holders:
- Adults: £3.95 – £7.50
- Under 12 months: £7.50 – £8.45
- 12 – 23 months: £12.95 – £15.00
- 2 – 11 Years: £14.45 – £19.95
- Child 12+ (No Gift Included): £3.95 – £7.50
**All tickets are subject to a 50p booking fee**
This experience is suited to younger children. Children 12 and over are welcome through the grotto but will not receive a gift from Santa. This is reflected in the ticket price.
2023 Grotto Dates
- Saturday 25th November
- Sunday 26th November
- Saturday 2nd December
- Sunday 3rd December
- Saturday 9th December
- Sunday 10th December
- Saturday 16th December
- Sunday 17th December
- Monday 18th December
- Tuesday 19th December
- Wednesday 20th December
- Thursday 21st December
- Friday 22nd December
- Saturday 23rd December
Park Opening Information
As Christmas is a very busy and exciting time for Santa and all his helpers, please be at the entrance to the grotto by the time slot you have booked. Guests with daytime park & grotto entry tickets can arrive at any point from 10:30am to use the open rides and attractions before and after they visit the grotto.
During the Christmas opening the following rides will be closed: Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Pedal Boats, Arctic Gliders, Tugboat, Bumper Boats, Dune Buggies, Avalanche, Jumping Pillow and Safari Adventure Golf.
Season Ticket Holders
You will be able to visit Woodlands during Christmas opening hours but will need to pre book a Season Ticket Holder Christmas Grotto Ticket in order to gain admission into Santa’s Grotto. Any siblings who do not have a Season Ticket due to not being 92cms please book a relevant ticket depending on the child’s age.
Your Annual Pass photograph will need to be cross checked against the system, if this fails to match you will be required to pay the full rate starting at £14.95 – £19.95 per Adult, and £24.95 – £29.95 per child (depending on the date) to gain entry to the park & Christmas Grotto.
We apologise but, due to the interactive nature of the Grotto experience, we are unable to accept pushchairs through Santa’s Grotto.
Guests with Disabilities
We endeavour to create an experience which can be enjoyed by all guests visiting Woodlands during the festive season.
The Santa’s Grotto will accommodate guests in Wheelchairs, however large electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters are not allowed into the attraction due to reasons of access.
There is no specific Guest with Disability Christmas Grotto Ticket option. Guests will need to purchase tickets based on the appropriate age category. If you have any questions regarding accessibility please call our reception on 01803712598 prior to booking your tickets.
To change the date / time on your ticket: This needs to be done at least 3 days before you are due to visit Santa and a £5 charge applies. You will need to call Woodlands Reception Team on 01803 712598 who will be able to change your ticket for a fee of £5 per booking number. This is subject to availability.
This attraction is aimed at families. As such, we are unable to accept adult only bookings. A child ticket must be purchased at the same time as an adult ticket.
Terms & Conditions
Please note: Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE for ANY reason.
MAXIMUM 2 ADULTS PER BOOKING – ANY EXTRA ADULTS BOOKED WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY AND NOT OFFERED A REFUND
1 Festive non-alcoholic mulled wine drink provided for each adult, maximum 2 festive drinks per booking, (these can not be exchanged for any other item).
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult of 17 years or over. On arrival, ID stating date of birth will be required if the adult appears to be under 17 years of age.
All adults & children that wish to go through the grotto need to have purchased a grotto ticket online prior to the day of their visit. Children aged 12 and above will need to purchase the relevant ticket to enter the park and gain entry to the grotto. This price will not include a gift from Santa.
Christmas Grotto Tickets bought online are non-refundable for any reason.
Any bookings found to feature more than the Maximum Two Adults will have any additional adults removed without any refund.
Christmas Grotto Tickets are date and time specific and are only valid on the date which is booked. The time slot you have chosen is the time you need to be at the entrance to the grotto to start your magical Christmas experience.
No discount ticket can be used alongside the Christmas Grotto Tickets.
Maximum 2 Adults per booking.
If other adults visit on the day with your booking they will be unable to join you in the Grotto.
Christmas event tickets must be purchased online. We are unable to offer Grotto tickets to day visitors without a pre-booking for the Grotto.