Santa's Winter Woodland 2020

Experience the true magic of Christmas at this immersive family event!


Santa will return to West Boldon Lodge again in 2020 with a brand new experience for families and schools. Children can train as Elf Helpers in Santa’s Winter Woodland, for families at weekends through December. Under 5’s can enjoy our Enchanted Forest Playschool, including a visit with Santa, during weekdays in mid-December. School pupils can experience the true magic of Christmas, including a class visit to Santa, during early December.

Your Peace of Mind

Our new format for 2020 is fully Covid-safe, giving you and your family a real Christmas treat to enjoy. Rather than our usual group set up, you’ll move through the activities as a household bubble at your own pace.

We are now sold out

Pre-booking is essential. All adults and participating children need tickets.


Upon booking we ask for some information so that your visit with Santa can be personalised and extra magical.

For under 4 years of age

Most suitable for age 4-10yrs​

Santa’s Winter Woodland

Santa and his top elves have been training children of the North East as Elf Helpers at West Boldon Lodge for a decade, and he’s back again looking for more recruits!

You’ll learn how to make toys with the Master Toymaker in Santa’s Workshop, be entertained by woodland elves in the Enchanted Forest, and have a personalised visit to see Santa!

For schools

School Christmas trips

Make your class’ Christmas celebrations unforgettable with a visit to Santa’s Winter Woodland this December.

Your pupils will love exploring, working together, and celebrating the joys of Christmas in our Enchanted Woodland, before warming up with hot chocolate in the elves’ workshop, finishing with a story from Santa and chance for every child to speak with him before receiving gifts.

What former Elf School Graduates say

"A truly magical afternoon, filled with Christmas cheer and festive fun, great activities and wonderful Santa experience. Thank you we will be back again!"
"Santa’s Winter Woodland makes Christmas come alive."
"This event was absolutely incredible, the staff were amazing and the whole experience was magical. We will definitely be returning next year, and have already recommended all our friends!"


West Boldon Lodge, NE36 0BG
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0191 5364873

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Business Hours

Monday/Sunday 10am to 5pm in December