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Santa's Magical Journey


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Remember the excitement of your first visit to see Father Christmas? Give your children, grandchildren or your class a day they’ll never forget. Come and visit Father Christmas in the magical setting of Thursford this Christmas. It will be a treat to cherish for everyone who wants to experience this magical fantasy journey and visit Father Christmas in his very special house. Booking is essential!

Your journey takes you past the penguins and polar bears to see all the giant sized teddy bears ready to load Santa’s sleigh, past the busy elves, hard at work in the toy factory taking in the wonderful wrapping machine.
You’ll meet lots of fantasy characters including the snowman family but watch out for the snowballs before you make your way through the magical forest to reach Santa’s House where you meet the man himself and all his gifts for all the children that visit.


Opening times – read more

Santa’s Magical Journey is open:
25th & 26th November 2017
02nd, 03rd, 09th,10th & 16th - 23rd December 2017.

All tickets must be pre-booked, with journey times every 15 minutes.
Your journey start time is the time you start your journey any late arrivals may not be admitted.
Please note once tickets are booked they are non-refundable and non- exchangeable.

Bookings can be made from 8th May 2017, online at or by telephone 01328 878477.

Booking is essential!

Ticket prices – read more

• Adults £10.50
• Children £16.50 includes a present

All prices are subject to booking fees and any other related charges.

Your visit also includes seasonal children’s entertainment and a 4D film.

All children aged 12 months and over must purchase a child's ticket and be accompanied by at least one paying adult to gain entry to Santa's Magical Journey.
Children under 12 months are permitted in for free if accompanied by at least one paying adult and one paying child but will only receive a present if a child's ticket has been purchased.
There must be at least one paying child per booking.

Bookings can be made from 8th May 2017, online at or by telephone 01328 878477.

Booking is essential!

How to book – read more

Tickets for Santa's Magical Journey 2017 can be purchased from 8th May 2017, online at or over the telephone on 01328 878477.

Accessibility – read more

The journey is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and all ages and abilities.

Please note we do not supply wheelchairs for our events.

Booking is essential!

Photography – read more

The use of cameras is allowed in all parts of Fantasy Land, except for Father Christmas’ House as professional photos are taken and are available for you to purchase.

Booking is essential!
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