Your Festive Forest Adventure

Evenings are magical when you see the lights!

Arrive any time throughout the day. Your time slot is for your adventure to find Santa and his Grotto.

Wrap up warm and get ready for a silly Elf adventure as you arrive at Waterside Winter Wonderland, where Santa’s Chief Elf and his team will send you through Watersides Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas Lights to discover Santa’s Woodland Grotto. This is your chance to tell Santa that you have been good, and fingers crossed, he may share some pre-Christmas presents!

Upon arrival, each adult receives mulled wine with a special treat and children are given a delicious gingerbread treat during the Winter Wonderland Walk!

Map + Itinerary

During your visit you can take a trip on Head Elf’s Twinkle Toes Train through the tunnel of discovery and meet the Balloon Modeller (1:00pm – 5:00pm weekends and 2.00pm – 6.00pm weekdays).

It’s sure to raise your Christmas spirits when you find your Family Selfie Spots, Shows and Activities!

Your Winter Wonderland Slot Begins At The Amphitheatre… Meet your elf at your time slot for access to our story telling Barny Owl and Singing Reindeer trio are back by popular demand along with the Snowman Band for all time slots again this year!


This year your Winter Wonderland ticket allows you to begin your adventure at CONKERS Discovery prior to your Winter Wonderland Elf Walk. Doors open from 10.00am and the train will stop at both stations until 7.15pm.

At Discovery, in our 4D Cinema, Elves have sprinkled some magic for a flutter of snow during the Christmas film. You have full access to the Discovery site featuring the Reindeer Trail, Paint A Pot Studio, Snow Cave Crafts and 80 acres of Outdoor Walks and activities.

Why not see about booking our Pop-up Rink for a 30 minute skate >>>

Opening Times


  • MAIN ENTRY / EXIT – DE12 6GA – Discovery Centre: 10.00am till 7.30pm
  • DE12 6BA – Winter Wonderland: 10.00am till 8.00pm (5.00pm Christmas Eve)

Winter Wonderland comes to life weekdays 10th, 15th + 16th at 12.00pm

Please arrive thirty minutes before your Winter Wonderland time slot to allow enough time for your adventure.



By visiting CONKERS Winter Wonderland you risk radically improving your mood, and you may even become playful, silly and dance like your dad. We deny responsibility for these moments of laughter, smiles and unforgettable memories!

Elf + Safety - Masks and More

  • We continue to follow our COVID Commitment to ensure the safety of all our guests.
  • Our Creative Teams aim is to keep the magic alive, so we all have fun staying safe
  • If guidelines change, which requires parents to be additionally equipped, Twinkle Toes the elf will email prior to your visit.
  • The snow during your elf adventure is artificial from snow machines (unless we get lucky!) so wellies are recommended.

Don’t forget that masks also help keep noses warm!


We also host School Visits across the Winter Wonderland site >>>

See our other upcoming events here >>>