Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some magical miniature Christmas scenes

Christmas at the Model Village

We are open ALL YEAR (except Dec 25th/26th), and some Christmas scenes are already on display, however our main Christmas event, with illuminations, starts from 21st December.....

December 21st to 24th & December 27th to January 2nd 2020 (Closed Dec 25th & 26th)

OPEN 10.30am to last entry 4.30pm (park closes 5.45pm)

Enjoy the Model Village with some seasonal miniature scenes and sparkling illuminations.

As you explore the beautiful gardens and our creative model scenes, see if you can spot the mini Santa figures.  Find your way through the crazy Christmas maze and don't miss the magical 3D Toy Workshop film in our 4D theatre. Santa stars in our mini-panto 21st to 24th Dec.

Christmas Wonderland Illuminations, 3.00pm onwards


 The Christmas Experience  -

* Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some miniature Christmas scenes

* A Christmas character hunt - find all the hidden mini Santa figures & other Christmas characters! (best seen in daylight)

* Indoor animated elves workshop, whistling whilst they work - sure to get you into the Christmas spirit

*  The Sparkling Christmas Maze (remodelled for 2019) can you find your way through, with some fun seasonal scenes and lots of sparkling lights from dusk

* A Dream of Christmas' in our 4D Theatre - a 6-minute 3D fun & thrilling adventure through Santa's Workshop.  See here for restrictions

* Fun Christmas activity sheet for children to take home


Daily from 3.00pm to 5.45pm -  Experience our famous enchanting illuminations with thousands of extra lights for Christmas, sparkling and twinkling  around the gardens, creating a magical Christmas Wonderland. 

Note that latest entry is 4.30pm


Mini Panto & Santa runs afternoons December 21st to 24th only - Join in the fun with our 15-minute outrageous mini Panto. Santa makes his 'surprise' appearance at the end to bring a joyful finale

Regular shows after 1.00pm



Advance bookings are not taken - simply come along on the day suitable for you. 

How long to allow? -  We recommend you allow at least 1.5 hours. Latest entry is at 4.30pm, we close at 5.45pm.  To allow plenty of time we would recommend arriving no later than 4.00pm.

Visiting Santa - Santa is not in a grotto but part of the Panto.  The Panto lasts about 15 minutes and Santa will bring a joyful end to the show, children will receive a present. Regular shows Dec 21st to 24th, from 1.00pm with very latest entry by 4.30pm.

Light Lunches Our tearoom will be serving light lunches 11.30-3.30 (such as sandwiches, paninis, jackets, pizza slices) along with a selection of cakes, snacks, hot & cold drinks. Tearoom open from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Christmas illuminations - these are the main feature of our Christmas event, allow time to stay until dark to see the lights at their best. The optimum viewing time is around 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

Experience by daylight and after dark, by arriving around 2.30-3.00 and allowing about 2 hours for your visit, or visit twice using our free return, details below -

Free Return- During your first visit, you can get a photo-pass from the gift shop which will enable everyone in the photo to return once, free of charge, within 7 days. Ask for details onsite or see under FAQs for more details. Important: Strictly no free return without the photo-pass. The free return does not include a gift from Santa

Accessibility - there are steep slopes entering and leaving the gardens - please see full details and photos here


Regular 2019 season admission prices apply.

Adult: £11.95, Senior (over 65s): £10.95, Child (3 to 14 yrs) £9.95. 

4 or more discount: If 4 or more people paying then it's 75p off per person (not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or vouchers and must be paid in one transaction)

Includes a free present for Children with the Panto & Santa, Dec 21st to 24th

Children under 3 - no admission charge but £2.50 for a present

4D Theatre - no extra charge for our Christmas film

Advance bookings are not taken or necessary - simply come along on the day suitable for you.