What a year 2020 has been!  Many of the usual events and grottos have been cancelled however there are still some wonderful businesses and events that have been able to proceed in a Covid secure environment.

Breakfast with Santa at Mr Mulligans - Bournemouth

Join Santa this Christmas at Mr Mulligans for breakfast, crazy golf and a free gift for your child.

For more information and booking, please visit Mr Mulligans.

Lighthouse Theatre Poole - Happy Ever After

Written and directed by CBeebies favourite Chris Jarvis, and specially made for this year only, Happy Ever After is a one-hour Christmas show for a socially distanced audience with just a smidgeon of Panto.

For more information and tickets, please visit Lighthouse Poole.



Father Christmas at Farmer Palmers

The elves are working hard to bring some farm-tastic magic for your little VIP’s. You can meet Father Christmas in a well ventilated space so you can enjoy your socially distanced experience.

To book a day time ticket or new twilight ticket, please visit Farmer Palmers.

Upton Country Park Festive Trails

There is a choice of 2 easy festive trails which take you around the Country Park. The ‘Christmas Trail’ follows a simple route and has Christmas themed boards to find and fun questions to answer. Or try the 'Elfy Trail’ for some fantastic festive exercise! There’s 12 different exercises to try in total to really work off that Christmas chocolate!

For more information and to download the trails, please visit Upton Country Park.

Flix Drive In Christmas Movies and Panto - Bournemouth

Choose from all the classic festive films for the Drive In Movies which include The Polar Express, Home Alone and Elf.

The Drive In Panto is a unique experience which will see the show played out live on stage and on the big screen.

For more information including dates, please visit Flix Drive In.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Kingston Lacy

This festive season children can have fun finding fairy doors in the Enchanted Woodland! Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Reception or the Shepherd’s Hut at the start of the trail and as you wander around you can look for some of the fun activities which the little gnomes have put out along the way.

For more information, please visit National Trust Kingston Lacy.

Gullivers Enchanted Trail - West Moors

Can you find the Fairies on the 4K round trip through beautiful heathland? Trail costs £3.00 per child. Pop in Gulliver's Farm Shop to pick up your map to find the treasure! Each child will receive a gift when you return.

For more information, please visit Gulliver’s Farm Shop.


Ignite - Kingston Lacy

Experience the shimmering effects of fire, light and lanterns throughout the garden and parkland at Kingston Lacy from the 11th to 30th December. This brand new illuminated trail offers moments of reflection and playful discovery that create an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

For more information and to book your tickets, please visit National Trust Kingston Lacy.

Nothe Fort Training Academy for Elves

Nothe Fort has teamed up with The North Pole to become a training academy for elves! They will be practicing their tricks at the Fort and Weymouth town centre...but they need your help to keep an eye on them! Look out for the elves in their social media posts and let them know how many you find!

For more information, please visit Nothe Fort.

Fantasy Island Father Christmas Grotto

Come and meet Father Christmas on selected dates, pick your own present and receive an hour of fantastic fun on the rides and fun house.

For more information, please visit the Fantasy Island Facebook page.

Sea Life Weymouth Naughty Elf Trail

A naughty elf has appeared at the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! The elf has hidden 10 presents amongst his fishy friends and they need your help to find them. Collect your trail card, explore the tanks and enclosures, and receive a special reward if you find them all!

For more information and to book your tickets, please visit SEA LIFE Weymouth.

An Enchanted Christmas by The Enchanted Nanny

Your family can have access to its favourite virtual School of Magic all from the comfort of your own home. Enchanted Christmas includes 15 activity lessons, a virtual visit from Santa and the Christmas handbook which is a 20+ page festive activity book to download and print.

For more information and to buy your ticket, please visit The Enchanted Nanny.

Nutley Farm Christmas Experience - Nr Dorchester

'Christmas Lights and Reindeer Experience' - Wonder along a magical illuminated 600m walkway, pass through a glittering archway and gaze at the twinkling trees and light installations.

'Father Christmas and Reindeer Experience' - Each child will have the opportunity to tell Father Christmas their wishes, receive a small gift, have their picture taken on the sleigh and put a letter in his personal postbox.

For dates and full details, please visit Nutley Farm.

Illuminate - abbotsbury subtropical gardens

Explore the stunning Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens which will be lit in rainbow colours from the 5th – 20th December.

For more information and tickets, please visit Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.