Ready to feel the magic in the forest? If you join us between Monday 6 November 2023 and Tuesday 2 January 2024 you'll get to experience the wonder of a Winter Wonderland break at Center Parcs. An enchanting experience for all ages... and magical memories you'll treasure forever.
On a Winter Wonderland break, you can discover:
A picture-perfect winter forest, with snow, twinkling lights and festive decorations
Enchanting experiences and Toadstool displays
Seasonal activities and festive fun for all ages
New for Sherwood Forest in 2023 - find out more about the exciting updates we've made to Santa's Woodland Workshop, Santa's Woodland Village and the Christmas Shop.
Your Winter Wonderland break features plenty of activities and updated experiences for 2023 that you can enjoy at no extra cost, including:
Santa's Woodland Village: The heart of Winter Wonderland, enjoy unlimited access to Santa's Woodland Village which includes Toadstool displays, new photo opportunities which includes The Nest, festive decorations and much more.
Enchanted Light Garden: Wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour. Open 4pm - 9pm daily.
Santa's Greeting: Wave to Santa as he passes by on his brand new sleigh, accompanied by drummers, dancers and elves. Wednesday and Saturday from 5pm. Locations differ at each village, please check your arrival guide for further information.
Letters to Santa: Little ones can write a letter to Santa and receive a magical reply during your break!
Elf Explorer Passport: Collect stickers and complete your Elf Explorer Passport by meeting all of our Explorer Elves.
Elf Playtime: Meet our mischievous elves as they come out to play in Santa's Woodland Village.
Festive entertainment: Get into the Christmas spirit with live choir performances.
Storytime with Nutmeg and friends: Snuggle up and watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV (every night from 6pm).
Get into the Christmas spirit
Watch our festive videos and discover the magic of Winter Wonderland for yourself.
Make the most of your Winter Wonderland experience by booking festive activities, additional to the cost of your break.
Elf Pyjama Party
Little ones can join our elves for the party of the season- dressed in their best Christmas pyjamas! It's a festive adventure with Christmas crafts, party games and a magical storytelling session with their new elf friends.
The big day is on its way and we have a very special visitor at Center Parcs... Santa Claus himself is setting up his workshop right here in the forest, as his little helpers make all the last-minute toys and gifts for Christmas.
Our elves need all the help they can get at this time of year, so come and see what they get up to behind the scenes at Christmas time! Your little one can experience the joy of toy making as they create and decorate two toys to take home.
Explore the festive forest together! Navigate around the village, following the map to find the Christmas clues and solve the puzzles. Guide your little ones and learn all about the fascinating forest in this brand-new festive family experience.
'Tis the season to eat chocolate! Packed with sticky, sweet, chocolatey fun, our famous Festive Chocolate Chefs' Academy is perfect for budding chefs as they make their very own Christmassy chocolate creations.
Little ones will love learning new painting techniques and decorating their very own festive masterpiece. Their creation will be professionally glazed and fired ready for you to display at home year after year as a special souvenir.
Be sure to pay a visit to Forest Festive Fayre and Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village. You can enjoy tasty treats including luxury hot chocolate, mince pies, traditional sausage rolls, Bratwurst and Christmas tree-shaped waffles, and warm up in the cosy Tipi.
Indulge in a little retail therapy with a visit to the Christmas Shop, which offers a variety of Christmas decorations, souvenirs, bespoke gifts and hand-painted baubles. Why not purchase a festive photo frame for your favourite family photo at Winter Wonderland? You can also treat little ones to our storybooks and plush cuddly characters from the story.
“Just having the most magical time at Center Parcs. It's making us feel so festive - I want to get home and put my tree up now 🎄”