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Welcome to Winter Wonderland

 

 

Fill your days with festive adventures in the forest, making memories you’ll never forget. Explore Santa’s Woodland Village, see spectacular displays and discover festive experiences for all ages. Make friends with our playful elves, enjoy Christmas-themed activities and even meet Santa himself.

Ready to make the most of your Winter Wonderland break? Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

Winter Wonderland trail

What's included in your break

You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

 

Enchanted Light Garden

Watch the magic unfold as you wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

When: Open 4pm - 9pm every evening

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Festive entertainment

Get into the festive spirit by watching live performances during your break. 

Enjoy choir performances on the 22nd December 4pm - 5pm

Where: D9 on your village map

Listen to band performances on the 21st December 6pm - 7:30pm and the 28th and 31st December from 11.30am – 1pm 

Where: D9 on your village map

Catch live performances on Christmas Eve  from 11.30am – 1pm and 4pm – 5pm

Where: D9 on your village map

Catch live performances on the 29th December from 3pm and 4pm

Where: The Tipi in Santa's Woodland Village

 

Elf Playtime

See the elves getting up to mischief in Santa’s Woodland Village or lighting up the Enchanted Light Garden.

When: 11.45am and 4pm on the 22nd and 24th December, 4pm on the 23rd December

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Santa’s Greetings

See Santa on his sleigh, followed by magical drummers, cheeky elves and costumed dancers. Find a viewing spot anywhere along the route and get ready to shout, wave and dance along to the festive soundtrack as Santa passes by.

When: From 5pm on the 22nd and 24th December

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Leisure Bowl Disco

Dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy this free, fun disco!

When: From 6pm on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th December and 1st January

Where: Leisure Bowl

 

Festive Storytime in the Tipi

Watch storytellers bring our stories to life in this free storytelling session in the Tipi. Places are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

Book now

 

Storytime with Nutmeg and Friends

Snuggle up to watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm on the Center Parcs TV channel.

You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

 

Enchanted Light Garden

Watch the magic unfold as you wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

When: Open 4pm - 9pm every evening

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Festive entertainment

Get into the festive spirit by watching live performances during your break. 

Enjoy choir performances on the 22nd and 24th December from 3.45pm – 5.30pm

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

Catch live performances on the 29th from 3.15pm

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Elf Playtime

See the elves getting up to mischief in Santa’s Woodland Village or lighting up the Enchanted Light Garden.

When: 11.45am and 4pm on the 22nd and 24th December, 4pm on the 23rd December

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Santa’s Greetings

See Santa on his sleigh, followed by magical drummers, cheeky elves and costumed dancers. Find a viewing spot anywhere along the route and get ready to shout, wave and dance along to the festive soundtrack as Santa passes by.

When: From 5pm on the 22nd and 24th December

View route

 

Festive Storytime in the Tipi

Watch storytellers bring our stories to life in this free storytelling session in the Tipi. Places are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

Book now

 

Storytime with Nutmeg and Friends

Snuggle up to watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm on the Center Parcs TV channel.

You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

 

Enchanted Light Garden

Watch the magic unfold as you wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

When: Open 4pm - 9pm every evening

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Festive entertainment

Enjoy choir performances on the 22nd and 24th December from 2pm and 3pm

Where: Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village

Catch live perfomances on the 29th December from 3.15pm and 4.15pm

Where: The Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Elf Playtime

See the elves getting up to mischief in Santa’s Woodland Village or lighting up the Enchanted Light Garden.

When: 11.45am and 4pm on the 22nd and 24th December, 4pm on the 23rd December

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Santa’s Greetings

See Santa on his sleigh, followed by magical drummers, cheeky elves and costumed dancers. Find a viewing spot anywhere along the route and get ready to shout, wave and dance along to the festive soundtrack as Santa passes by.

When: From 5pm on the 22nd and 24th December

View route

 

Leisure Bowl Disco

Dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy this free, fun disco!

When: From 6pm on the 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th December and 1st January. From 7pm on 31st Decemeber

Where: Leisure Bowl

 

Festive Storytime in the Tipi

Watch storytellers bring our stories to life in this free storytelling session in the Tipi. Places are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

Book now

 

Storytime with Nutmeg and Friends

Snuggle up to watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm on the Center Parcs TV channel.

You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

 

Enchanted Light Garden

Watch the magic unfold as you wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

When: Open 4pm - 9pm every evening

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Festive entertainment

Enjoy choir performances on the 22nd and 24th December at 2.30pm and 3.45pm

Where: Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village

Catch live performances on the 29th December 3.15pm and 5.15pm

Where: Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Elf Playtime

See the elves getting up to mischief in Santa’s Woodland Village or lighting up the Enchanted Light Garden.

When: 11.45am and 4pm on the 22nd and 24th December, 4pm on the 23rd December

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Santa’s Greetings

See Santa on his sleigh, followed by magical drummers, cheeky elves and costumed dancers. Find a viewing spot anywhere along the route and get ready to shout, wave and dance along to the festive soundtrack as Santa passes by.

When: From 5pm on the 22nd and 24th December

View route

 

Leisure Bowl Disco

Dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy this free, fun disco!

When: From 6pm on the 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th December. From 7pm on Christmas Day

Where: Leisure Bowl 

 

Festive Storytime in the Tipi

Watch storytellers bring our stories to life in this free storytelling session in the Tipi. Places are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

Book now

 

Storytime with Nutmeg and Friends

Snuggle up to watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm on the Center Parcs TV channel.

You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

 

Enchanted Light Garden

Watch the magic unfold as you wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

When: Open 4pm - 9pm every evening

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Festive entertainment

Listen to band performances on the 22nd December from 7pm – 9pm, and on the 24th December 12pm – 2pm

Where: Plaza

Catch live performances on the 28th and 29th December from 7pm – 9pm 

Where: Plaza

Catch live peformances on the 29th December 2pm – 4pm

Where: The Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Elf Playtime

See the elves getting up to mischief in Santa’s Woodland Village or lighting up the Enchanted Light Garden.

When: 11.45am and 4pm on the 22nd and 24th December, 4pm on the 23rd December

Where: Santa’s Woodland Village

 

Santa’s Greetings

See Santa on his sleigh, followed by magical drummers, cheeky elves and costumed dancers. Find a viewing spot anywhere along the route and get ready to shout, wave and dance along to the festive soundtrack as Santa passes by.

When: From 5pm on the 22nd and 24th December

View route

 

Festive Storytime in the Tipi

Watch storytellers bring our stories to life in this free storytelling session in the Tipi. Places are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.

Book now

 

Storytime with Nutmeg and Friends

Snuggle up to watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm on the Center Parcs TV channel.

Festive activities

 

Get into the Christmas spirit and make special memories with a range of festive activities, which can be booked for an additional cost. From creative Christmas crafts to festive adventures just for little ones, there’s something for everyone.

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Santa experiences

Children's activities

Toy Making Workshop

Toy Making Workshop

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 ones can experience the joy of toy making as they create and decorate two toys to take home. Ages 3 to 9 years. Available at all locations.

a girl sitting with a Christmas elf

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. Ages 3 to 9 years. Available at all locations.

Festive Cupcakes for Little Ones

Festive Cupcakes for Little Ones

Your little ones will love learning new cake decorating techniques and creating four deliciously Christmassy cupcakes - not to mention getting to eat them afterwards! Ages 3 to 9 years. Available at all locations.

Elf Academy

Elf Academy

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become one of Santa's elves. This 3-hour fun training session is jam-packed with Christmas crafts, dancing, games and treats. Ages 3 to 9 years. Available at all locations.

Family activities 

Festive Cupcake Decorating

Festive Cupcake Decorating

Piping bags at the ready as you learn a range of professional cake decorating techniques - and transform six ordinary cupcakes into magical Christmassy masterpieces. Minimum age 8 years. Available at all locations.

Festive Pottery Painting

Festive Pottery Painting

The activity that’s loved by all the generations and will leave you with a special Christmas souvenir to take home. Your festive masterpiece will be professionally glazed and fired overnight, so you can treasure it forever. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Available at all locations.

Festive Forest Discovery Trail

Festive Forest Discovery Trail

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. Minimum age 3 years. Available at all locations.

Design a Santa Sack

Design a Santa Sack

Design a Santa sack ready to leave out on Christmas Eve in this festive arts and crafts session that's fun for all ages. Minimum age 3 years. Available at all locations.

 

Festive shops and food

From Brunch with Santa to Forest Festive Fayre, the Christmas Shop to a decorations pack for your lodge, you’ll find plenty of Christmas treats to get the whole family feeling festive!

Brunch dishes including pancakes

Brunch with Santa 

Santa needs to fuel up for the big day, so why not join him at Huck’s American Bar and Grill for a delicious brunch together? Enjoy a visit from Santa at your table, a present for each child and roaming entertainment from Santa’s elves. New for Winter Wonderland 2023, this experience can be pre-booked for an additional cost.

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Forest Festive Fayre

Forest Festive Fayre is your one-stop-shop for tasty treats, which you can enjoy in the cosy Tipi or as you’re exploring Santa’s Woodland Village.

Warm up with a luxury hot chocolate and mince pie, enjoy savoury dishes such as bratwurst and our brand-new festive snack pots. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

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Christmas Shop

Visit the Christmas Shop during your break to browse special souvenirs, photo frames, bespoke gifts and hand-painted baubles. Little ones will love our special storybooks, plush cuddly toys and hand puppets of Nutmeg, Clove and Cranberry. 

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Christmas Tree, Lights and Decorations Pack

Transform your accommodation into a cosy Christmas hideaway by pre-ordering a real Christmas tree, lights and decorations pack, which will be waiting in your lodge when you arrive. Get the whole family feeling festive as you decorate your Christmas tree with baubles, beads and fairy lights.

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