A Magical Woodland Christmas

Embark on an enchanted journey this Christmas… experience a Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park. Scroll down for a taste of what’s in store and for photo gallery and video.

Countdown to Christmas!

2019/12/25 00:00:00
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Santa Experience costs €25 per child and €15 per adult. Babies 0 – 12 months €5
(Includes Car Parking)

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Scroll on to find out what our tour comprises of!


Hop on the Santa Express

Hop on the Santa Express! Start your magical woodland journey at North Pole Station, and get on board the Santa Express!

Along the route you’ll discover an exciting array of beautiful light displays scattered amongst the trees, sprinkling your journey with plenty of festive magic.

Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park
Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park


Explore the Elf & Fairy Village

We welcome you to our magical Christmas Village, here you will have time to explore, craft and play in our enchanted elf & fairy village.

Illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights, it is a world festooned with seasonal cheer and Christmas colour beneath the tree canopies.

  • Play in our imaginative adventure playgrounds – The Junior Woodland Adventure Course & The Bouncing Net
  • Wrap your hands around a delicious hot chocolate
  • Get crafty with the elves in the art tent


Have you ever been in an igloo?

This is where you will be visiting Mrs. Claus. Yes, in an igloo!

She wants to tell all the little boys and girls about what life is like for the Clauses, and how it’s so much fun taking care of mischievous elves.

They are always playing tricks on her!

Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park
Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park


Meet Santa Claus & Receive Your Gift

When Mrs. Claus finishes her tales, it is off to see the man in red himself, Mr. Santa Claus.

He can’t wait to have the groups of children visit him in his winter wonderland home and to give them a present.


Explore & play – don’t be in a rush home!

Once you have visited with Santa you are free to go back to the elf village and continue to explore and play, or you can get the Santa Express back.

The Canopy Café will be open to get warm food and refreshments.

Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park
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Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park
  • The event will last approximately 90 minutes excluding any additional time you wish to spend in the elf village.
  • This is a group Santa experience, but each child will be met individually and families will have the opportunity to have photos taken with Santa.
  • This is an outdoor woodland experience and we recommend to dress appropriately for changing weather conditions and to wear suitable footwear.
  • We have professional photography on site but you are welcome to get your own picture with Santa, so don’t forget to take your camera!
  • Please note that there are no refunds due to weather unless the event is cancelled by Castlecomer Discovery Park.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Santa Experience at Castlecomer Discovery Park is bookable online only. Tickets can be purchased on ww.discoverypark.ie.
Once your transaction is completed, a confirmation email containing your unique booking reference number will be sent to your email address. If you do not get this email please visit your spam or junk folders.

A baby is considered less than 12 months of age. We do charge €5 for babies who will receive a Santa gift.

Tickets can only be purchased online.

As the Santa Experience has limited capacity please check our website to see if there is a place left on your desired date and time. If there is a space available please book as normal online. For all other changes to your booking please contact 056 4440707

Tickets to see Santa and the magical woodland train are non-refundable.

No, sorry you cannot receive a refund due to adverse weather conditions, Castlecomer Discovery Park will endeavour to ensure that all Santa events will go ahead no matter what the weather. This is an outdoor event and for maximum comfort in our winter wonderland we recommend you wear comfortable footwear and warm clothing.

Yes, there is a large car park including spaces for limited physical ability. Parking charges are included in your ticket price, so you will not be charged the normal parking rates.

The Car Park will remain open until the last event finishes. Pedestrians should keep to pathways where possible and be mindful of traffic.

Yes, we can accommodate buggies

Once you select your required date and time, you will need to know the number of adults and children visiting the Santa Village, the children’s names and ages and contact details will also be required.

For all other special needs, please e-mail info@discoverypark.ie with your requirements and we will assist you in any way possible.

We would kindly ask that all participants dress appropriately for our unpredictable Irish weather as this is largely outdoor event! At check-in please present your confirmation email.

Yes, we encourage you to take photos with Santa and there will also be many other amazing photo opportunities along the journey. We will have a professional photographer at the Santa village should you wish to avail of this service. We charge €8 for one photo & €5 for each subsequent copy.

Please phone us on 056 – 4440707 if you are delayed. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee your place on The Santa Express if you miss your Santa Experience but will make every effort to facilitate you. Every Santa event must start on time. We ask all visitors to check in 15 minutes before your booked event. Please allow sufficient time for any unforeseen traffic problems, weather, car sickness etc.

The Christmas Experience opens on December 7th and finishes on December 23rd. For further details e.g. start times and finish times, please look at our booking system.

Tickets will automatically be emailed to the address you entered upon payment of your tickets. Tickets must be paid for at time of booking. Take note of the confirmation number you were given at the time of booking and present this to the desk when checking in.

Yes, you can book in a group of people for the Santa Experience. Simply follow the normal booking steps on the booking page. Schools, Crèches and all Groups have to book and pay online this way. Please make sure that all of your group are able to attend on your chosen date as tickets cannot be moved or split. If you have any issues please contact 056 4440707

We will have our Canopy Cafe open for the duration of the Christmas experience, you can purchase snacks, tea, coffee, cakes.

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