Family & Days Out Reviews

AD Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome

We received entry FOC for the purposes of this review

On Saturday we were invited to visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome, Tamworth. It’s fair to say that the kids were excited and we were all looking forward to going. We visited quite early in the morning, and whilst I would normally say that there is plenty of parking there, the car park was actually flooded so there were no spaces! On a typical visit I think you’d be fine, and the Snowdome were brilliant at offering well-signed alternative parking only a short walk away and with a shuttle bus service.

We’re fortunate in that Tamworth is only around fifteen minutes away from us so we have visited the Snowdome many times over the years. It’s where the Husband takes the kids’ swimming, it’s where they’ve enjoyed rock climbing and we’ve been to several parties there too. The staff are always friendly, in our experiences, the facilities clean, and everything runs smoothly. On this occasion, we arrived and were moved straight through to the attraction and then the fun began…

The first part of the experience is Santa’s Christmas Snow Trail. There are sledges available, several ramps to go down on snow tubes and props and activities to enjoy around the trail. As you can see, it is lined with Christmas trees, Christmas music is playing and best of all…there are snow flurries! It felt magical and given how early in the season we visited, it had me feeling all Christmassy.

After fun on the snow trail, an announcer called us in to see the all new Santa Show. This was the kids’ highlight of the experience last year so they ran to get into the theatre! It did not disappoint them as Rudolf made an appearance and it was wonderful to see Santa on stage.

After the show, everyone was guided up a staircase into Santa’s Christmas Village. There we could cuddle rabbits and see goats, alpacas, pigs and ducks. After meeting all of the animals, there’s a sweet little area to write and posts letters to Santa, you can peer into Santa’s house and get a hot chocolate. New this year, there was also a carousel to enjoy.

The whole experience lasts around an hour to an hour and a half. You have half an hour of snow play, twenty minutes watching Santa and his friends in the show and then up to half an hour looking around Santa’s Village. For us, this was just about right as our toes were just starting to freeze after half an hour so they warmed up as we enjoyed Santa’s show!

We all enjoyed Santa’s Winter Wonderland and we are now feeling very festive! You can find out more about Santa’s Winter Wonderland here.

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Disclosure: We received entry FOC for the purposes of this review

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