Spectacular Santa Sightings
Ho, Ho, Ho… Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and us ducks are quackin’ excited. We love visiting Santa, but it can be tricky to know if he is the real deal, or one of those pesky imposters – like the ones that have been infiltrating on our ducks!
Fear not, we're here to keep your Christmas merry and real with the top five places to visit the real Santa this year…
Lapland UK (Ascot)
Lapland, in the UK?! Wow! It might be a little cold for us ducks, but Lapland is here in the UK – how exciting! As well as meeting the big man himself and seeing whether you are on the nice or naughty list, you can explore the enchanted forest, and decorate Santa’s favourite treat – gingerbread (don’t forget to save us a bite!), before helping the elves make toys.
Plus, there's a frozen pond for ice skating (no ducks living there though!), and you get to meet the fluffy huskies!
Polar Express (Wensleydale Railway)
All aboard the Polar Express! You can jump onto the most magical train there is, and visit Santa at the North Pole! Get your pyjamas and dressing gowns on and get ready to take part in the train ride of your life.
On the journey you'll be treated with familiar characters from the film as well as lots of singing and dancing, before you arrive at the North Pole. This is where everyone can meet Santa, and be given a magical gift!
Winter Wonderland (Ribby Hall)
Not only will you get a chance to meet Santa Claus, but you will also get to meet his wife too. Climb the staircase high into the Magical Tree House, where Santa’s elves will greet you and introduce you to both Mr and Mrs Claus – specduckular!
Santa's Woodland Village (Piglet's Farm)
We love farms, as lots of our favourite friends live there... but we love them even more when Santa comes to visit! You can take an extra magical sleigh ride through the trees to Santa's woodland village, where you will meet the Father Christmas himself!
The elves will then put on a fantastic magical show, before you can give the farm's furry friends festive cuddles and treats (pssst us ducks do love a treat!).
Christmas at Pennywell Farm (Devon)
Another farm?! Yippee! This one is close to our home in South Devon too, and you get to have a visit with Santa. What more could you want?! There are lots of magical things to do on the farm before you meet the big man too, such as a nativity, Donkey ride, bouncy castle and even cuddles with our furry farm friends.
We'd recommend checking with the venues directly for up to date prices, directions and opening times. DCUK does not endorse any of these experiences, as they are only listed here as examples for inspiration, entertainment and reference.