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The Santa Experience

Separate admission fees apply
Perfect for children aged 3 to 10
Weekday afternoons in December
Santa looking at the 'naughty or nice' list in Santa's grotto.

Join Santa in the amazing planetarium and gaze upwards as he flies around the globe on Christmas Eve to deliver presents. Then visit his house to meet the man himself and see some exciting festive demonstrations.

New dates added!

Thursday 7 December | 3.45pm, 4.45pm and 5.45pm
Tuesday 12 December | 3.45pm, 4.45pm and 5.45pm
Wednesday 13 December | 3.45pm, 4.45pm and 5.45pm

Prefer to visit on an alternative date? You can still see our new planetarium show What Santa Sees as part of our festive programme (the show is included in science centre ticket).

Terms and conditions

This Christmas enjoy a magical, festive experience that you won’t find anywhere else!

Ticket prices

Child (includes gift, hot chocolate and sweet treat) £18.00
Adult (includes hot chocolate, tea or coffee) £12.00
Maximum of 2 adults per child.
Ideal for children aged 3 to 10. Younger and older children are welcome too but must have a Santa Experience ticket. Very young children don’t need a ticket but will not receive a Santa gift or sweet treat and will need to sit on a grown up’s lap during the Santa experience (seats are limited).
Tickets exclude access to the science centre or ice rink, separate charges apply. No carer discounts apply.

Your Santa Experience ticket includes:

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‘What Santa Sees’ - cosy up in the planetarium for this brand new, delightful, animated show.

After the show, join Santa’s favourite Elf, Twinkle, for a hot chocolate and sweet treat in our café (or a cuppa for the grown ups).

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Then visit Santa’s house as he prepares for the big day with the help of Twinkle.

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Plus - a Christmas gift from Santa for every child!

‘This experience was perfect for kids as they understood the jokes and were excited about the fun science facts and the live demonstrations.’

Ljay – Instagram

‘We took our Granddaughter, and it was brilliant. Exceptionally good value and better than similar events we have paid for. Will be back next year.’

Anne – Facebook

We absolutely LOVED it!

Kerry - Facebook

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