Jingle bells, jingle bells…

Join us for a jam-packed weekend of family fun and take part in team games and some festive baking. Enjoy a walk around the National Nature Reserve and collect items to create a natural Christmas decoration. Don’t forget to make a tasty treat for the winter birds and the reindeers to put out on Christmas Eve! Spend an evening around a warming campfire singing festive songs. On the final day learn some map skills to find out how santa navigates around the globe and finally meet him in his grotto to collect your present!

Fill your festive boots with hot chocolate, mulled wine, Christmas biscuits, mince pies and a three-course Christmas dinner.

See the full list of activities in the timetable below. All of our centres have been made Covid-secure. Find out how we are keeping our visitors safe here. If your child will be under the age of three on time of arrival, please select the ‘Infant’ booking option so they can attend for free!

Don’t forget to wear your reindeer ears or your elf costume!

Tutor: Centre Staff

This course will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic tutors.

Example Timetable

Please note: Depending on weather, or the government guidlines at the time of the event, some activities may need to be moved to different times or changed slightly.

Friday evening

  • Check in and settle into rooms
  • 18.00 – 19.00 Dinner
  • Sign up for the following days activities
  • Elf photo shoot competition, Star gazing
  • Hot choc and marshmallows, biscuits and mince pies


  • 07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast and collect packed lunch
  • Family fun team games - Learn all the important skills needed to be an elf: stacking presents, getting down chimneys, steering reindeer, stealth walking, navigation and making people laugh. Stealth walking , Elf secret greeting and stacking presents.
  • Mini Olympics competition, times to go on leaderboard. Prize for winning team.
  • Cooking activities - Christmas biscuits and cupcake decorating
  • Walk – self guided - Winter wonderland walk. Explore the National Nature Reserve and do family fun activities along the way. Map and instructions provided.
  • Christmas scavenger hunt e.g. find a pine cone, and other natural materials for decoration making and feasts for wildlife.
  • Craft activity - Make a tree decoration to take home and one for us to keep – decorate a small log round. Christmas wreath making.
  • Feast activity - Families to make Christmas theme bird feeders and reindeer food to take home with them to put out on Christmas eve.
  • 17.30 – 19.00 3 course Christmas Dinner
  • Camp fire - Warm up around a campfire and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine (adults) or Christmas biscuit (made earlier) and campfire. Get into the festive mood with Christmas stories and some singing.


  • 07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast and collect packed lunch
  • Map skills Learn some map skills that are used by Santa to help him navigate around the globe. Families to compete in a Christmas themed friendly orienteering course around the centre grounds.
  • Meet Santa - Meet Santa before leaving, each child will receive a present, an elf hat and certificate for graduating elf school.


What's Included

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

We would love to take some promotional photos of you enjoying the sessions, if you are happy to be part of this, please download and fill out the photo consent form found here and email to [email protected], or you can fill out a paper copy on arrival at the centre. We will provide a packed lunch, please tell us if you have any dietary requirements on arrival.

What to bring?

Warm clothes, waterproofs and sturdy shoes (walking boots or wellies). We will be out in the elements, so please dress appropriately.

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