Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Evenings are magical when you see the lights! 

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 lead you through the 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, adults receive mulled wine each with a mince pie and children can choose from the yummy selection of Mrs Clauses freshly baked cookies! 

During your visit you can take a trip on Head Elf's Twinkle Toes Train through the tunnel of discovery, meet the Balloon Modeller (1:00pm - 5:00pm) and watch our Christmas shows & films

It's sure to raise your Christmas spirits when you find your Family Selfie Spots, Snow Cave for Storytime, Shows or Activities

Also, 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!


Arrive any time throughout the day. Your time slot is for your Elf Walk (Meet at the Amphitheatre)

Your Winter Wonderland ticket this year also includes access to CONKERS Discovery. You can access Discovery from 10.00am and the train will stop at both stations until 7.15pm. 

At Discovery our elves have sprinkled some magic for a flutter of snow during the Christmas film in the 4D cinema. You have full access to the Discovery site featuring the Indoor Christmas Shows, Paint A Pot Studio, Ranger Crafts and 80 acres of Outdoor Walks and activities.

Opening Times

  • DE12 6BA - Winter Wonderland: 10.00am till 8.00pm (5.00pm Christmas Eve) 
  • DE12 6GA -Discovery Centre is open from 10.00am till 7.30pm 

Please arrive at least twenty minutes before your time slot. 

The snow during your elf adventure is artificial from snow machines - unless we get lucky!


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!

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

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Elf + Safety - Masks and More

  • We continue to follow our COVID Commitment (on the front page of the website) to ensure the safety of all our guests.
  • Our aim is to keep the magic alive but we want to all have fun staying safe - Leave this to our Creative Team 
  • If guidelines change which requires parents to be additionally equipped, Twinkle Toes will email prior to your visit. 

Winter Wonderland

Each December - Conkers is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Meet Santa and his elves at his woodland grotto - with gifts for the kids of course! 

Plus music and entertainment, mulled wine for the adults and mince pies - it is a brilliant event for kids young and old - that ensures the whole family gets into the Christmas spirit.

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