Christmas Through Time – 2022 Santa Trips

Climb on board and journey through our time tunnel to experience how Christmas has been celebrated though the ages.

On your 45-minute boat trip we will transport you back to the 1800s to showcase how Christmas was celebrated in the Victorian era and bring you right through to 2022, to enjoy Christmas as we know it today. Our caverns and tunnels will be beautifully lit and decorated to create a breath-taking atmosphere. Be sure to brush up on your traditional carol and Christmas classic lyric knowledge and practice your very best panto boos and cheers. It will be a real musical and visual experience that you won’t forget!

After your trip you disembark and join Santa and his elves in the Christmas Workshop that is located in our main building. With a gift for every child and a hot drink and mince pies for the adults, everyone gets a treat during this amazing experience.

Remember to bring a camera as there will be opportunities to take a Santa Sleigh Selfie with the elves.

These trips go fast so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

If you need wheelchair access book the boats on the hour time slot – they have a lift to assist access. Send us a note to let us know you will need assistance to


We went to the fairytale Christmas boat trip today with our 6 year old daughter.  Very well organised, lovely staff and it was truly magical. The boat was decorated and then all through the tunnels are decorated. Even the staff steering the boat are all christmassy which was lovely.  When your under the tunnel there is a red riding hood Panto which was really funny and my little girl loved shouting out and joining in as did we. When the boat gets back you go inside for tea and coffee and a mince pie. Children can write a letter to Santa and then you wait to see Santa but to be fair that’s so well organised you don’t wait a huge amount of time. It was a really lovely experience and I though for the money very good value. The restaurant upstairs was nice too and well decorated and you can see the boats downstairs which is nice.

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Wear a Christmas Jumper – Santa loves to see them.

Make an day of it and pop in our Gongoozler Restaurant for a Christmas snack or meal.

Bring your best singing voice – the skippers really enjoy singing popular Christmas songs.

Bring your camera – there will be a lot to see during your boat trip.

Have a look around our Gift Shop – there are plenty of Christmas gifts and novelties.

Leave plenty of time to get to us
The traffic around us can be heavy and could cause delays. Due to the booking system we cannot guarantee you an alternative slot if you miss your booking time.