Christmas at Marwell ...the magic begins

Children and adults alike will delight at glittering illuminated trees before stepping inside the hall to be transported into an enchanting Neverland-inspired world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. 

The journey begins with some warming festive refreshments before Mother Christmas will greet guests young and old in Pirate Cove for an enchanting sensory reading of a tale inspired by Peter Pan.  

Families will then join our mischievous elves in their workshop where little ones will create their very own Christmas present bag to take home. 

Finally the big man himself will be in his grotto granting wishes and giving a wonderful gift to each child before families can pose for a professionally taken family photo as a lasting memory of the day.  

The experience lasts around 60-80 minutes and is always hugely popular so booking well in advance is recommended. 

Guests who book onto daytime Christmas sessions (up to and including 3.30pm) will be able to explore the zoo as part of their ticket on the day. For guests who book onto evening Christmas sessions from 4pm, entry to the zoo is not included but they will receive a return ticket from the elves on arrival at the Hall to return to visit us again by 17 March 2019. 

To spread extra cheer, our elves have starred in their very own festive take of the viral hit Baby Shark. Baby Elf, which can be viewed on our social media channels, features a catchy backing track thanks to the our own workplace choir and follows a family of mischievous elves as they prepare for Christmas.  

We will be encouraging visitors to take #Elfies – selfies with our playful elves for a social media competition. To be in with a chance of winning a stocking full of presents, guests will need to upload their pictures from the Christmas at Marwell event using the hashtag #Elfie to our  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The winner will be announced every Monday from 19 November for the duration of the event. 



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