Santa's Winter Woodland 2021

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


Santa will return to West Boldon Lodge again in 2021 with an exciting 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 2021 is fully Covid-safe, giving you and your family a real Christmas treat to enjoy. You’ll start indoors for some socially-distanced activities with our Teacher Elf, then move around our outdoor Woodland Realm at your own pace as a family.

Pre-Booking Essential

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 5 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

"When Santa told my daughter that he knew what she wanted for Christmas the look and amazement on her face will stay with me forever!"
"An amazing family experience; Covid-safe but with the same amount of Christmas magic!"
"Love the fact nature was part of Christmas. Everything was well thought out and very festive! Can't wait for next year!!"


West Boldon Lodge, NE36 0BG
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0191 5364873

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Business Hours

Monday/Sunday 10am to 5pm in December