A Christmas Night at Woodlands 2022

Meet Santa and his magical elves in his marvellous grotto!

Experience a Magical Christmas evening at Woodlands!

Our Christmas evening event is running exclusively on the 15th of December.

4:00pm – 8:00pm

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!

Share your Christmas experience with us #christmasatwoodlands

Witness a brand new enchanting lights experience only at Woodlands.

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.

Please note: 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).

*Souvenir photographs are sold separately and not included in the ticket price.

*Santa’s Postbox is located outside the Christmas Grotto.

*This is an evening experience. The parks rides and attractions will not be open during this time.

Ticket Information

This is a PRE-BOOK ONLY CHRISTMAS EVENT in Devon. Tickets must be purchased online at least 24 Hours before your visit. 

2022 Prices

Standard Evening Admission:

  • Adults – £3.95
  • Under 12 months – £7.50
  • 1 – 2 Years – £12.95
  • 2 – 3 Years – £14.45
  • 3 – 11 Years – £14.45
  • Child 12+ – £3.95 (No Gift Included)

**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.

2022 Grotto Dates

  • 15th December 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Date Change

To change the date 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.


Park Opening Information

The theme park will be closed during this event.

Season Ticket Holders

 Pre book a Season Tickets 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.


We apologise but, due to the interactive nature of the Grotto experience, we are unable to accept pushchairs through Santa’s Grotto.

Guests with Disabilties

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.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility please call our reception on 01803712598 prior to booking your tickets.

Adults Entry

This attraction is aimed at families. As such, we are unable to accept bookings just for Adults only. A child ticket must be purchased at the same time as an adult ticket.

Christmas Grotto Elves

Christmas Terms and Conditions

Please note: Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE for ANY reason.


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 grotto. This price will not include a gift from Santa.

Christmas Grotto Tickets bought online are non-refundable for any reason.

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.

This is an evening experience. The park and its rides will NOT be open.

Pre-book your Christmas Grotto Season Ticket in order to gain admission in to Santa’s Grotto.