This Christmas make family memories to cherish!
Weekly Opening Times:
Monday 2 – Friday 6 December: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 December: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Monday 9 – Friday 13 December: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 December: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Monday 16 – Friday 20 December: 11.00am - 6.30pm
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 December: 8.30am – 6.30pm
Monday 23 December: 8.30am – 6.00pm
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. Entry to the museum is free for Go CV cardholders and 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.
This event is drop-in only.
Schools or community groups must pre-book.
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.