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The Whippersnapper
Winter Wonderland Experience 2017

Santa's Grotto comes to Dulwich in London!

On arrival Santa's Elves will greet you at the Garden Gate. With Mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies they will lead you into a Magical Wonderland World. Wander through our Wyld Woodland.

Visiting the Fairy-lit Elf Café with its seasonal menu of ‘Stag-beetle stumps’ and ‘Wood-lice delights’ and looking out for Santa’s Sleigh as it is prepared for its busy night flight.

elves help Father Christmas in his Dulwich London Grotto

In the Garden Elves entertain with music and fun whilst in the Toy Workshop they will be capturing a moment of tropical, musical, winter sun. Roll Up, Roll Up as the doors open on Whippersnappers Vintage Cinema Club

Next an invitation to visit Santa's Class Room where every child is a star. Lit with 100 sparkling fairy lights, with twinkling musical notes and fine aromas of fresh gingerbread baking in Mrs Claus's Christmas kitchen the children will learn to decorate Traditional Gingerbread Christmas Tree decorations.

Follow Santa's Sooty Footprints upstairs to the Wonderland Waiting Room to meet Moth Starfrost* - the Christmas Tree Fairy. While she busies herself painting faces with fairy dust children and grown-ups have a chance to enjoy a traditional Christmas sing-a long. Santa's Elf keeps busy rushing to and fro ringing a bell to call each child into Santa's Grotto. Meeting the big man in red, the children hang their Christmas Wishes on his Tree, and with special Santa words of wisdom receive a magical present.

Then it's down the stairs to our Christmas Arts & Crafts/Toy Shop - clutching goodie bags the children collect their Gingerbread Christmas Tree decorations and family Photograph - a special memory of their visit.

Your Whippersnapper Winter Wonderland experience will last one hour.

*Moth Starfrost lives close to caverns and stalactite grottoes and can only be seen during the first snow of winter. In her handsome moth’s dust wings she will be listening out for Christmas wishes and casting the occasional magical spell.


What do visitors think about us:


• Thoroughly enjoyable time had at Whippersnappers winter wonderland, the staff went out of their way to ensure the children had an enjoyable experience. Santa's helpers, Mrs Claus, the Sledge staff, were gr8. An extra special thank you to the staff who went out of their way to keep my lil boy occupied when his attention drifted off/ became cranky.. Not a lot of places pay that much attention to detail to come up with alternative options to make sure everyone's needs are catered for.. Thank you so much for a lovely experience, best santas grotto experience.

By Jen Quinn


• Visited today for the Winter Wonderland for the second year, which is the best, best, best grotto in London. It's not loud, it's not brash, it's not cheap and tacky - it is absolutely fantastic. It is designed with such care and thought, from the different stations where the children get involved in the activities to the quality of the gifts from Santa. Mostly importantly, Santa's helpers are amazing. No bored teenagers checking their watches here. I have no idea how they stay so enthusiastic all day - they are brilliant with the children. My children had an absolute ball. Thank you so much for a perfect Christmas event.

By Carroll Mills


• We went today and it was amazing. I can't compliment you and your team enough. Will definitely book up for next year and will see you in the summer too.

By Charlotte


• Hi Caroline, a massive thanks to you and your team for a really special day. all the families really enjoyed themselves.  

By Sarah Grand Contact A Family Lewisham


• We had our winter wonderland experience today and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you can feed this back to the team for us? Our daughter has complex medical needs and communicates via makaton signing. She was made so welcome and included, everyone could communicate with her. It was a delight for us! Thank you for making a potentially disastrous outing a real success. We hope to come again next year.

By Michelle


• Hilarious - sometimes deliberate, other times unintentional – kids and adults had fun – thanks

By Tina Lorraine


• Lovely and interactive Christmas Event. Absolutely Magical’

By Groundsell


• An excellent experience. Very enjoyable for adults and children. Lots of hard work from all the staff very evident. Thank you’

By Jo and Olivia


• Very well organised. Friendly staff and great interactive fun for the children and grown-ups too’

By Carroll Mills


• Visited today for the Winter Wonderland for the second year, which is the best, best, best grotto in London. It's not loud, it's not brash, it's not cheap and tacky - it is absolutely fantastic. It is designed with such care and thought, from the different stations where the children get involved in the activities to the quality of the gifts from Santa. Mostly importantly, Santa's helpers are amazing. No bored teenagers checking their watches here. I have no idea how they stay so enthusiastic all day - they are brilliant with the children. My children had an absolute ball. Thank you so much for a perfect Christmas event.

By Pappano L


Great experience. Come every year!

By Pat Chadwick


More about our organization here

Prices
Children: £22.50 (includes photo)
Adults: £9

Book online here
If you do not pay online your
reservation will not be held.

Book by telephone
0208 69316 82
0207 738 66 33

Find us on the map here
Santa's Grotto is in Dulwich
College Lodge, Old College Gate,

5 star review in Timeout magazine!

Visit Santa's Grotto in Dulwich Park and enjoy Whippersnappers Winter Wonderland. This is a 2017 Christmas fundraising event organized and managed by the Whippersnappers organization. Our Winter wonderland is an annual fundraising event which raises money to maintain our inclusive community arts centre in Dulwich Park and to run inclusive activities for children and adults with disabilities.

2017 is the first time we have increased our Winter Wonderland ticket price since we opened in 2012. This year we will also be increasing the hourly rate of our staff wages to reflect their London living costs.

More about our organization here

Prices
Children: £22.50 (includes photo)
Adults: £9

Book online here
If you do not pay online your
reservation will not be held.

Book by telephone
0208 69316 82
0207 738 66 33

Find us on the map here
Santa's Grotto is in Dulwich
College Lodge, Old College Gate,
College Rd, Dulwich Park, SE217BQ