Christmas at the Tropical Butterfly House

Christmas Event


Santa and Mrs Claus are arriving at the Tropical Butterfly House this December where families can enjoy a wonderful winter’s day out. Journey through the wildlife park to see Santa at his woodland cabin grotto every weekend and throughout the school holidays up to Christmas Eve.

Families can also enjoy a Woodland Festive Friends Trail to find which animals hold a magical Christmas star in return for a sweet treat reward. Find one of many special ‘Christmas Crackers’ hidden around the park and win a merry prize – from Christmas candy and cuddly toys to an Explorer Family ticket!

Enjoy the roaring fire at Lottie’s Coffee Lounge with a choice of specialty winter favourites from Gingerbread Latte’s to a festive pizza with a brie and cranberry sauce topping! A scrumptious Christmas Afternoon Tea for two for just £21.95 and themed children’s picnic boxes for £6.95 are also available (park admission not required, must be booked in advance).

Every child can see Santa and/or Mrs Claus as part of general admission to the park and receives a Christmas treat. An age-related wrapped gift can also be purchased in advance or on the day for £8.
Meet Santa and/or Mrs Claus at the woodland cabin grotto every weekend from 11am – 4pm in December and everyday Monday 20 December until Friday 24 December (closes at 3.30pm Christmas Eve).

There will be lots of opportunities around the park to spread some Christmas cheer, write a Letter to Santa and join in a carol with the singing reindeer or capture a festive moment in a flurry of snow at the giant Polar Bear #mybutterflymoment #tropicalbutterflyhouse so don’t forget your Christmas jumpers!

For the perfect gift for animal lovers, why not visit the Jungle Gift Shop. You can inspire someone special with the gift of annual membership or adopt a favourite resident animal! Gift vouchers are available and redeemable against park admission, membership, adoptions and experiences, gift shop and cafes.

Normal park admission charges apply. The wildlife park is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. New Winter opening hours apply (closed Monday / Tuesday outside of Christmas holiday). Please see on site signage for activities and Santa’s Grotto opening times.
Advance tickets only. All admission must be booked online in advance. Santa Gifts may also be purchased on the day of your visit. .
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Type Price
Tickets Adults £13.75 | Children / Seniors / Students £12.50 | Under 2s FREE | Family Tickets available


18/12/2021 - 24/12/2021

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 17:00
Mon 10:00 17:00
Tue 10:00 17:00
Wed 10:00 17:00
Thu 10:00 17:00
Fri 10:00 17:00
Sat 10:00 17:00

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