Make magical memories at Castle Espie

8 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

This December visit Santa and his Elves' Workshop.

Relax whilst the children make their own decorations to hang on your Christmas tree at home, before journeying through our NEW Elves’ Workshop.

Watch as Santa’s little helpers’ busily countdown to Christmas, but come prepared, as they may need your help to be ready for the best day of the year!

You’ll then get to meet Santa himself, who is cosied up by a roaring fire in his traditional living room.

Santa bookings include the cost of admission to WWT Castle Espie’s stunning nature reserve, wildwood play areas and Secret Swamp, plus the following festivities throughout December:

  • Storytelling and Toasting Marshmallows - Drop into the Crannog between 11am and 4pm and enjoy some delicious toasted marshmallows and festive storytelling. Stories start on the hour and are being held on Santa event days only.
  • Reindeer Trail - Help Santa find all of this missing reindeers, which are lost around the Castle Espie reserve! Pick up your FREE trail leaflet at Reception.
  • Craft - Christmas craftwill run in the centre between 10am and 4.30pm.
  • Post letters to Santa - Why not take this opportunity to post your Christmas letter to Santa? Send your letters straight to the North Pole thanks to our very special post box.

The Kingfisher Kitchen café is celebrating Christmas too, serving seasonal specials, festive favourites and Castle Espie classics from 9.30am until 4.30pm each day.

Here Comes Santa runs on Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December between 10am – 4.30pm.


£14.50 per child (under 16)

£8 per adult (non-WWT member)

Free for WWT adult members

This year bookings can be made via phone ONLY between 9.30am - 4.30pm, contact: 028 9187 4146.

Please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to your Santa booking to enjoy crafts. Event booking includes the cost of admission and is free for WWT adult members.

We can’t wait to celebrate the festive season with you and your family, but book fast, because Santa is a very busy man!

8 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

Opening Times

  • 10am-4.30pm


  • Children (under 16) £14.50
  • Adult (non members) £8
  • WWT adult members Free

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