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

We are pulling out all the stops this year to create a Christmas to remember. From the return of our legendary Santa’s grotto, unique gifts for animal lovers, and a host of exciting Christmas activities at the park – Wildwood has got this festive season wrapped up.


Santa’s Grotto

Under the watchful eye of the mythical faun, elves at Wildwood 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 so they can cherish the moment for years to come.

The grotto will be open on selected dates this December. Click here to book your visit with Santa.


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 one of our amazing animals – from bears and bison to wolves and arctic foxes.

Also on offer is our 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 watchful eye of our resident photographer.

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

And if it’s fashion you’re after look no further than our selection of our 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.

Head over to our online shop to see our full range of gifts.


Christmas Activities

From Saturday December 3rd, Wildwood will be hosting a series of festive activities. If you’re feeling the Christmas spirit before December, our trails start a little earlier on Friday 25th November :

FREE Naughty Elf Trail – 25th Nov Onwards

Naughty elves have invaded Wildwood and set-up home. Can you track down the elves and note down their names to win a prize?

Festive Discovery Trail – 25th Nov Onwards

Find the missing letters from a selection of popular Christmas movies – clues hidden within the park. Re-arrange the letters to spell out a Christmas favourite and win a goody bag packed full of treats.

Christmas Menu

Indulge in a selection of festive treats and hot drinks from Monday 28th November at the Woodland Café, Twiggy’s Takeaway and a Festive Stall (opening on Christmas Grotto days). See our festive menu here.

Christmas Market

Visit the Wildwood Christmas market on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December, for a selection of local produce, arts & crafts and awesome Christmas gifts. Our very own Woodland Café will be offering up festive treats for all the family.

Christmas Photo Frame

Grab a memento of your visit at our themed photo frame at the entrance/exit to the park. Don’t forget to share on social media!

Christmas Jumpers

Every day is Christmas if you make the effort. All visitors celebrating the festive season by wearing a Christmas Jumper (including adults) can get themselves a sticker, just ask at our shop.

Festive Keeper Q & As

Join our animal experts for daily question and answer sessions. No question too big or too small!

11.15am – Reindeer
12.00 pm – Owls (at Twiggy’s enclosure opposite the wolves)
2.00pm – Arctic Foxes

Please note that Q & A times may change without notice. Wildwood is closed to the public on 25th and 26th December.