Visit Santa! Vintage Sleigh Ride and Winter Wonderland
Wander through a magical winter wonderland of festive activities and snowy scenes before taking a ride on an enchanting vintage sleigh, pulled by two trusty reindeer. Your next stop? Lapland. Meet Santa, tell him your Christmas wishes, receive a magic key and collect your gift from our elf’s toy shop.
So, what’s new for 2019?
A walk-through winter wonderland
A new toy shop experience
Revised pricing structure
Reduced admission into the museum for those who want to ‘make a day of it’
Santa’s Top Tip #1 It gets very busy as it gets near to Christmas so avoid the queues by coming to see Santa as soon as you can.
Santa’s Top Tip #2 Remember we are open in term time which is an ideal quieter time to bring pre-schoolers to enjoy their visit.
Santa’s Top Tip #3 Share your visit to see Santa using #visitsanta2019
Please note – During weekends and the last week of Christmas, visitors may be unable to queue for the ride once the queue length has exceeded a waiting capacity of 2.5 hours. Last admittance is 1 hour before the close of the ride. We reserve the right to close the ride at any time during busy periods.
The Vintage Sleigh Ride and Winter Wonderland is a separate activity to the museum\’s permanent exhibitions and museum admission tickets are not required. Heavily discounted admission tickets are available as an add-on to the sleigh experience for £2
Children: £8 with gift (two accompanying adults admitted free per child) Additional accompanying adults can be added for £1.50 per adult. E.g. 1 child riding with 4 accompanying adults would cost £11.00
Adult (without child): £5
There are no gifts for adult riders of the sleigh.
For people with a learning disability such as autism. During these sessions the space will be adapted with a low sensory offer. Please call 024 7623 7523 to book or for further enquiries (weekdays only).
Available on the following dates and times:
Saturday 30 November: 11am – 2pm
Friday 6 December: 9am – 11am
Tuesday 10 December: 6pm – 7pm
Monday 16 December: 9am – 11am
Visitors in a wheelchair can be assisted to the sleigh and with the help of a carer transfer into the sleigh. Please note sen sessions must be pre-booked and paid for ahead of the visit.
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