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Santa's Diary 2019

7ef5b908d410810c25ea37a765676eb3.jpgFarmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Looking for a truly magical experience for your little VIPs this Christmas?

Avoid long queues and enjoy a FULL family day out! Enter the Wonderful Winter Cabin and meet a ‘Farmer Christmas’ who knows how to get the grownups giggling too! Each child receives a quality gift. Tickets charged at £7 in addition to Normal Admission. For more information please visit

Village Hotel and Club

Lunch with Santa

Book a big date with the big man himself! Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, mini disco and then the main event - meet Santa and tell him what good boys and girls you’ve been (we mean the kids, not you!).

Saturdays 7th, 14th & 21st

Adventure Wonderland this Christmas

This Christmas at Adventure Wonderland, Santa, Rudolph and his elves will be in their cosy log cabin to meet the children, there's live panto, The Wizard of Oz, Wild Thing! unlimited indoor play, Nativity Cuddles Corner and a Christmas colouring challenge. Plus, mince pies and mulled wine for the adults. Book online for 10% discount.

November        23rd,24th & 30th, December 1st, 7th,8th & every day from 14th-23rd

Marwell Wildlife

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Christmas at Marwell’ this year with a new topsy-turvy theme to go alongside the magical experience. Head down the rabbit hole into a curious wonderland and join the tea party with Mother Christmas and e2e54b46fc5a23ffc9dc8ee0bdcc1da2.jpgthe elves. Don’t be late to see Father Christmas! Book your tickets now.

Lighthouse, Poole

Santa’s Christmas Countdown

Join Dotty the Elf and friends in a fun, festive, interactive family show, to help fix the Christmas calendar and get Santa’s Christmas Countdown started – plus remember to bring your Christmas letter to post in Santa’s special post box!

Santa’s Christmas Countdown is a 45-minute show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. Afterwards the adventure continues as each child gets to meet Father Christmas and receive a specially wrapped present from him.

30th November

Dolphin Centre

Santa’s Post Room

Santa is back at the Dolphin just in time for Christmas and he’s brought his mischievous elves with him! Come and visit us to have some fun in Santa’s Post Room! The elves will be on hand for you to have lots of fun with arts and crafts, games, dressing up and lots more! Don’t forget to look out for the man himself before you leave! 11am – 4pm every weekend:

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December

7th, 8th, 14th 15th, 21st & 22nd December

Exbury’s Festive Railway Experience

Visit Exbury’s Festive Express railway experience this December for a family Christmas day out like no other.  Enjoy a special trip aboard the Christmas Express with the Exbury Elves,
meet Father Christmas in his very special ‘royal’ train carriage reserved e3df02c201f7d6d086fe762ebe4cdabc.pngjust for your family, take home a very special Christmas gift and create yuletide crafts.

Discover the winter grandeur of the northern area of the gardens and follow the Reindeer Trail our gardeners have lovingly handmade out of wood from the estate.
Festive Railway train ride = £6 per person
Meet Father Christmas = £5 per child

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th December

Booking not required at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park but booking advisable at all other venues to avoid disappointment.

Shaun the Sheep starts Christmas Countdown

Shaun the Sheep starts Christmas Countdown

A special guest will be officially starting the countdown to Christmas at Moors Valley Country Park

Pantobabe comes to Poole!

Pantobabe comes to Poole!

Former Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah fills us in about panto, Poole & maybe a new tour???

Roald Dahl 100!

Roald Dahl 100!

Raring2go! celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl in 2016

Walk to School

Walk to School

Living Streets has been campaigning for better places to walk for 90 years for everyone. 

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Now that we are in winter everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to enjoy the festive season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the world around you - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle!