Experience the magic of Christmas and create memories to last a lifetime with Wildwood this Festive Season.

Wildwood is pulling out all the stops this year to create a Christmas to remember. From the return of its legendary Santa’s grotto to truly unique gifts for those who have everything, Wildwood has got this festive season wrapped up.

Wildwood Christmas Grotto

Wildwood is preparing to open its (wardrobe) doors to a magical Narnia-inspired Christmas grotto.

Under the watchful eye of the mythical faun, elves at the wildlife park near Herne Bay have been busily preparing for the arrival of Father Christmas, who will be swapping the North Pole for a stint in North Kent this festive season.

Visitors will be transported to a magical world where they’ll be able to meet the big man himself. Those who have escaped the naughty list will then be gifted with a luxury soft toy and have their photo taken with Santa (socially distanced) so they can cherish the moment for years to come.

The grotto will be open on selected dates from Saturday 4th until Friday 24th December. To book in for the grotto, please call the admissions team on 01227 209621 or visit our shop during park opening hours.

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Really wild gifts for all the family

Give the gift of a lifetime this Christmas and help support vital wildlife conservation with Wildwood’s selection of tempting treats sure to satisfy anyone looking to give something a bit different this year.

Help create magical memories with one of Wildwood’s exhilarating experiences where you can treat a loved one to a close encounter with amazing animals – from bears and lynxes to wolves and Arctic foxes.

Also on offer is the fabulous photo day – the ultimate gift for any budding wildlife photographer with exclusive behind the scenes footage and close-up shots of our animals. All under the tutorage of Wildwood’s resident photographer.

For something a little more hands-off, animal adoptions make truly unique gifts. Every single one purchased helps vital work to save British Wildlife. Adoptions last for one year. You can choose from any one of the animals from bears and bison to wolves or wildcats.

Trying to find something for the person that has everything? How about a gift voucher or annual membership for a loved one to enjoy unlimited access to Wildwood for a year? And if it’s fashion you’re after, look no further than Wildwood’s selection of certified organic cotton clothing, made with print on demand technology powered by renewable energy. Products are designed from the start to be re-manufactured over and over again. The cycle itself is renewable, there is no waste.

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Fantastic animal gifts


Wildwood animal adoptions last for one year and are the perfect gift for any animal lover. Each adoption helps support work to save British Wildlife. There are various different levels of adoption available to suit all occasions and budgets, and you can choose from any one of the animals. For a limited time only, just for Christmas, magical unicorn adoptions are available.

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Meet the bears, lynx, Arctic foxes and wolves on a unique Wildwood animal experience, join one of the educational tours or get top tips on improving your photography on a photo day. Vouchers are available for all experiences and last for 18 months.

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Look good and help protect British wildlife with Wildwood’s selection of certified organic cotton clothing. Wildwood’s partners at Teemill use print on demand technology powered by renewable energy. Products are designed from the start to be re-manufactured over and over again. The cycle itself is renewable. There is no waste.

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Wildwood Christmas Cards

You can now send e-cards this Christmas and support Wildwood Trust by donating what you would usually spend on the cost of the cards and stamps. Posting Christmas cards costs you time, money, and trees, but now you can send e-cards in just a few clicks and you’ll be helping the environment this Christmas too!

With lots of different designs to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find something your friends and family will love. No sign up is required so why not try it out?


Alternatively, if you’d prefer to purchase eco-friendly paper cards to give to friends and family, but would still like to support Wildwood, now you can! Jartsby are supporting Wildwood Trust this year and 10% of sales from any of their animal designs will be donated to Wildwood.