Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2021 – Meet Santa and More

Hurry, Hurry! Some places have already released tickets and they are selling out fast for their Christmas events so it’s time to get booked. There are quite a few magical events happening this Christmas 2021 in the West Midlands. I’ve put them into one big post so here you will find the best Christmas events in the West Midlands – Shropshire – Staffordshire – Warwickshire – Worcestershire where you can meet Santa and more – Not all events include Santa. Don’t forget to book in advance where possible.

Things to do Christmas 2021 West Midlands – Shropshire – Staffordshire – Warwickshire – Worcestershire

Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. I am unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events, please consider this before booking and check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.


All Things Wild – Wild Lights – Worcestershire – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Join us for a COVID – safe magical experience this Christmas! Enjoy our amazing light show and add a family visit to Santa to your visit! All visits must be pre-booked. Please visit our website for more information.

All Things Wild

Address: Station Rd, Honeybourne, Evesham WR11 7QZ

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Alton Towers – Christmas – Staffordshire – Book Now

Santa’s Sleepover – 27th – 28th Nov, 3rd – 5th, 10th – 12th, 17th – 23rd Dec. A Santa’s Sleepover is the most magical, wonderful Christmassy Escape. Jump onto specially selected rides, dive into the Waterpark, tuck into a lusciously festive evening meal, meet Santa – and more!

Festive Breaks – 27th – 30th Dec, 1st – 2nd Jan. Our Festive Breaks are the ideal post-Christmas escape. Dive into our wacky, splashy waterpark, enjoy a selection of awesome family rides and attractions, and get ready to take the most wondrous stroll of your life in the Alton Towers Gardens!

Alton Towers

Address: Alton Towers Theme Park Alton Towers Resort, Alton ST10 4DB

When? See above

How much? Short breaks from £290 per family. Prebooking is essential.

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Attwell Farm Park – Winter Barn Workshop – Worcestershire – Tickets coming soon

Enjoy a Magical Experience in Father Christmas’s Winter Barn Workshop at Attwell Farm Park. Everything will be a little different this year, But Father Christmas has assured us that he and the Elves will be doing their very best to keep everyone safe & socially distant this Festive season.

Arrive at the Gates to our Outdoor Winter Barn Workshop! Where you will be greeted by Father Christmas’s very best Elves, who will bestow upon you your Winter Barn Passport. Collect the Stamps at each activity as your journey through our Christmas experience, Finishing off with a family ‘Elfie’ in Father Christmas’s Sleigh….and more

Address: Seafield Ln, Redditch B98 9DB

When? TBC

How much? Prices online


Black Country Living Museum – An Enchanted Christmas – West Midlands – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Experience the Museum transformed and discover the work of Santa’s elves at the Christmas gift mine. Meet Holly and Ivy, the nature sprites of Christmas Tree Gardens, and help them to bring magic to their festive greenery. Explore the sweet delights of Sugarplum City and meet our Sugarplum fairies – but watch out for Scrooge, and don’t let him steal your humbugs! Step in at Toy Terrace and help to revive the Nutcracker’s broken soldiers. Witness the Nutcracker and the Rat King fight their festive battle down at the docks!

Black country living museum

Address: Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Blists Hill Victorian Town – A Victorian Christmas – Shropshire – Tickets on sale now

This winter we’re celebrating Christmas in traditional fashion with pretty decorations made out of luscious holly & ivy, quaint home-made paper chains and colourful decoupage baubles. Wander around the cottages in the Town and enjoy cosy fireside chats with the villagers, listen to tales of how they’re preparing for the big day. Don a pair of skates and take to the ice on our skating rink for 30 minutes – that’s sure to blow away any cobwebs.

Plus extra Santa events at Weekends – additional charges apply for Finding Santa Grotto. Santa and the Elves Grotto plus Elf school Grotto

Address: Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD

When? Selected dates November and December

How much? A Victorian Christmas – free for annual pass holders, standard admission charges apply for non-members. There is an additional charge for each of the three extra weekend events.

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Bodenham Arboretum – Christmas Nativity Trail – Worcestershire – Tickets to go on sale late November

The Nativity Trail at Bodenham has long been a tradition popular with families for several years. We invite you to come and take part in our magical family event. Follow the stars that take you on a walk around the Arboretum’s ‘Big Pool’ and take part, if you wish, in our walk-along Christmas quiz! The trail will take you to our Farmyard where you can see our live nativity scenes and where our farm animals reside for the winter months.

Address: Bodenham Arboretum, Bodenham Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB

When? 3rd December 2021 – 3rd January 2022

How much? £6.50 per adult, £3.50 per child.


Churnet Valley Railway – The Polar Express – Staffordshire – Tickets available now

Your journey begins at Froghall Station on the Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire, where we invite you to hop on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride that takes you on a magical journey to the North Pole. Do you Believe? Well, if you don’t by the end of your journey you will! Join our enthusiastic cast in telling the story whilst singing along (Covid permitting) with your favourite characters from the hit film. All our passengers are encouraged to join in the fun by attending in your PJ’s (Don’t forget your dressing gown in case its cold at the North Pole!).

Churnet Valley Railway

Address: Churnet Valley Railway, Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA

When? Selected dates in November and December

How much? Prices Vary


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Coalbrookdale – Winter Wonderland – Shropshire – Tickets on sale now

A magical Winter Wonderland Grotto experience with the Elves. Follow the path through the twinkling lights & trees, pausing to take photographs amongst the magical backdrop, before taking a seat around Santa’s big chair. Along the way you’ll encounter a cheeky Elf who will make sure you don’t miss seeing Father Christmas and that you leave with a gift, and probably some chocolate (if Elf hasn’t polished them all off first!)

Address: Coach Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ

When? Selected dates November and December

How much? Child 2-16 £10 – Each ticket includes a gift from Santa and entry for up to 3 accompanying adults.

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Coombe Abbey – Luminate – Warwickshire – Tickets on sale now

A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses. As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the stunning, historic grounds of Coombe Abbey Park. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music. Enjoy our brand new ‘Tales with Father Christmas’ experience*. This fun family adventure is hosted by the cheeky elves and takes you and your group through the Castle of Dreams whilst being entertained with a festive tale, before being invited into Father Christmas’ study for a photo opportunity.

Coombe Abbey

Address: Brinklow Rd, Binley, Coventry CV3 2AB

When? 18th November to 24th December

How much? Adults £15-17, children 3-15 £11-13. Children under 3 are free.


Drayton Manor – Magical Christmas – Staffordshire – On Sale Now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Make special memories this festive season when you unwrap an amazing treat. Discover falling snow, enchanting decorations, a dazzling 35ft symphony tree, cheeky elves frolicking around the park and over 25 child-friendly rides and attractions: including Europe’s only Thomas Land and our 15-acre zoo. Plus, Live entertainment and experience our brand-new live show – ‘A Christmas Wish’. Then, end your day watching our magical firework display by the lake – featuring Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and the elves for a singalong show like no other!

Drayton Manor

Address: Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW

When? Selected dates – 13th November to 31st December

How much? Tickets are £32 per person age 4 and over. Age 1-3 £18, under 1s £5, car parking £6.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Dudley Canal and River Trust – A Fairytale Christmas – West Midlands – Tickets on sale now

Jump on-board our Christmas Boats and sail deep into our tunnels and caverns to see the adventures Red Riding Hood experiences as she tries to outwit the Big Bad Wolf and make sure Santa has plenty of gifts for all the boys and girls to enjoy. See if you can find the wolf’s footprints and track track down the stolen presents. Look carefully though, some of them will be well hidden. 

Dudley Canal and River Trust

Address: Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

When? Selected dates from 3rd to 23rd December

How much? 1 person £14, 2 people £27, 3 people £40, 2 adults and 2 children £53.


Echills Wood Railway – Bright Lights for winter nights – West Midlands – Tickets on sale now

A new not to be missed magical miniature railway experience! Join us for a 45-minute magical journey, traveling through woods, tunnels, and over bridges on the Bright Lights Express! Your train awaits! Departing from Harvesters Station, dressed with thousands of dazzling lights, charging through the magical woods of Kingsbury, with spectacular light displays to gaze at whilst you travel through the winter night!

Echills Wood Railway

Address: Kingsbury Water Park, Bodymoor Heath Rd, Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield B76 0DY

When? Limited dates in December

How much? Standard class £9 per person age 2+. First class per person age 2+.


Foxfield Railway – Santa Train – Staffordshire – Tickets on sale soon

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Address: Foxfield Railway Station, Caverswall Rd, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9BG

When? 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 24th of December

How much? TBC


Hatton Adventure World – Enchanted Christmas – Warwickshire – Tickets on sale now

This Christmas, Hatton Adventure World is being transformed into a Winter Wonderland! Treat your family to a unforgettable magical adventure, including our first ever Christmas Panto starring Father Christmas and the North Pole Elves (from your private socially distanced sleigh). Back this year is Mr. Holly and his hilarious Festive Friends Puppet & Yuletide Trickery Magic Shows. Each child will receive a personalised letter from Father Christmas and have access to the Secret Toy Shop to choose a special present.

Address: Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA

When? 27th November until the 24th December

How much? Tickets from £99 for up to 4 people


Hawkstone Park Follies – Christmas Safari – Shropshire – Tickets on Sale now

A magical adventure by Land Rover through the illuminated woodland to see Santa in his real hillside Grotto. Arrive at the Waterloo Suite in Hawkstone Park Hotel and check-in for your trip. After a warming festive drink, you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves. Santa’s elves will keep you entertained as you wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! Where every child is greeted by Santa and gets a gift.

Hawkstone Park

Address: Shrewsbury SY4 5JY

When? 1st to 23rd December

How much? Price for a vehicle up to 6 people – daylight £135, twilight £145.


Hoo Zoo – A Cretaceous Christmas – Shropshire – Tickets on sale 30th September

Come along this Christmas and experience Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World like never before. Go round and see all your favourite animals habitats lit up for the Christmas season. Walk around our Dinosaurs enjoying their very own Cretaceous Christmas, visit the Elves in the Reindeer Barn who will busy way running fun activities for both adults and children alike before finally walking through the North Pole to leave a letter for the big man himself. Please be aware that Father Christmas will not be visiting us this year as he gets ready for a very busy Christmas Eve but both his elves and his reindeer will be in attendance. Whilst visiting us, why not pick up a real Christmas tree at the same time.

Address: Hadley, Telford TF6 6DJ

When? Various dates in December

How much? TBC


Kenilworth Castle – Christmas Adventure Quest – Warwickshire – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Join our festively-fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales and lead you to a small reward. It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week.

English Heritage

Address: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Little Owl Farm Park – Christmas – Worcestershire – To be confirmed

Info from previous event – Christmas Grotto – Collect your passport and make sure you check off everything to see, make a gingerbread man to take home, meet Santa in his magical grotto and if you’ve been good, you can choose a toy to take home. Snow party – What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas then dancing around to Christmas songs with Santa’s elves! Festive fun tunnel – Our Festive Fun Tunnel is brighter than ever this year, with lots of added extras to make your Christmas extra magical!… and more.

Little Owl Farm

Address: Owl Hill Lane Dunhampton, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9SS

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Magic Alley – Ice Kingdom – Warwickshire – Tickets being released gradually

“Enter The Ice Kingdom and make your way through our magical 10 rooms completing the Christmas quest. On the way, you will happen upon various characters and magical creatures before meeting Father Christmas. All children receive a present and then continue on their journey culminating in a visit to the snow-covered Enchanted Forest where you can play in the snow and have a snowball fight!”

Little Owl Farm

Address: 1st Floor, Bell Ct, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EXv

When? From the 21st December

How much? Prices from £8-12.50 for children, £11-14 for adults.


National Forest Adventure Farm – North Pole Adventure – Staffordshire – Tickets on sale soon

Check-in and collect your Elf Coins before setting off. Journey through the Magical Portal to the North Pole. Explore the Victorian High Street and Sweet Shop. Decorate Gingerbread with Mother Christmas. Enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas and much more.

National Forest Adventure Farm

Address: Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ

When? Selected dates in November and December

How much? TBC

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Park Hall Farm – The Santa Experience – Shropshire – Tickets on sale now

All New Christmas Fun. Book now for an amazing Santa Experience. We are so pleased that Santa is coming to the farm from 4th December. He’s bringing his Elves to help him create a perfect Christmas for our visitors. Your special Santa ticket includes your visit to see Santa. Entertainment with his No 1 Elf. A present for each child. Drink and small treat. The Flying Reindeer School Show and all the farm and play activities.

Park Hall Farm

Address: Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS

When? Selected dates December

How much? Child 2 years and over £19.95, under 2’s £13.95, adult £11.95.


Rays Farm – A Magical Christmas – Shropshire – Tickets on sale soon

Welcome to an old fashioned Christmas. See baby Jesus in the Donkey’s stable with Mary, Joseph, the Three Kings and the Wise Men. Then step from history into imagination. Chat to Father Christmas as he prepares the children’s toys for that magical night. Meet Frosty, our real-life Reindeer! Complete the Christmas Trail around the Farm, meeting many Farmyard Friends along the way.

Rays Farm

Address: Chorley, Bridgnorth WV16 6PR

When? Selected dates in December

How much? Adults £9.50, children £11.99 including a present.

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Rodbaston Animal Farm – Christmas – Staffordshire – Dates to be confirmed

Meet Santa, watch keeper talks, take part in competitions and get creative with activities in the craft room. Please come back for more information on this as we are awaiting government guidance on events before we can announce our plans.

Address: Rodbaston Animal Zone, Rodbaston Dr, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Severn Valley Railway – Enchanted Express – Worcestershire – On Sale Now

Inspired by the classic poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, join the Mouse, the Toy Soldier, the Sugarplum Fairy, Papa Elf and Father Christmas himself, on a magical steam train journey in your very own private compartment.
As you settle down into your comfy seats (dressed in pyjamas, of course), listen to our enchanted Christmas tale and festive music as the train takes you through a winter wonderland. Along the journey, you’ll meet Father Christmas and other characters, with each child receiving a quality gift.

Address: Station Dr, Kidderminster DY10 1QX

When? Selected dates in November and December.

How much? Private compartment from £110 for up to 4 people, from £160 for up to 6 people.


Snowdome – Winter Wonderland – Staffordshire – Tickets available now

Santa’s back at the SnowDome this Christmas… for his 16th year of festive fun! From 13th November his magical winter wonderland in the snow returns along with extended reception areas plus a larger theatre experience. With real snow, real animals and the ALL NEW winter wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family!

Snowdome

Address: Leisure Island, Riverdrive, Tamworth B79 7ND

When? Selected dates from 13th November until 31st December

How much? Prices from £15.95 each off-peak up to £20.95 per person peak.

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Statfold Barn Railway – Santa Express – Staffordshire – Tickets available now

Children will collect their Golden Tickets as the whole family join our jolly elves and climb aboard the Statfold Santa Express and be transported to the North Pole in the beautifully lit steam train where an abundance of fun and excitement awaits.

Statfold Railway

Address: Ashby Rd, Tamworth B79 0BU

When? Selected dates from 26th November until 23rd December

How much? Adult £18.50, child £23.50, under 3’s are free. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking online is essential.

Best Christmas Events Staffordshire 2020

Stokesay Castle – Christmas Adventure Quest – Shropshire – To be confirmed

Info from previous event – Join our festively-fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales and lead you to a small reward. It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week.

English Heritage

Address: Ludlow Rd, Craven Arms SY7 9AH

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Three Counties Showground – Malvern Winter Glow – Worcestershire – Tickets available now

Immerse yourself in all things seasonal, with an impressive line-up of activities and excitement on offer in Malvern this winter. Choose from daytime entertainment and extra special experiences, through to night-time fun, with a newly themed winter light trail. festive food quarter and free parking.

Address: Malvern WR13 6NW

When? 12th November 2021 until the 9th January 2022

How much? Adults £16, children age 3-16 £11, under 3s are free. Tickets must be prebooked.

Warwick Castle – Christmas at the castle – Warwickshire – tickets available now

Gaze upon glittering trees, wander through a sparkling outdoor light trail and skate across the spectacular open-air ice rink at Warwick Castle this Christmas. Inside, discover splendid Staterooms adorned with twinkling trees, dazzling decorations and festive flourishes. In the Great Hall, marvel at medieval armour, majestic architecture and the renowned 20ft high Christmas tree.

Warwick castle

Address: Castle, Castle Ln, Warwick CV34 4QU

When? 27 November 2021 – 03 January 2022

How much? Tickets from £14


West Midland Safari Park – Santa Safari – West Midlands – To be confirmed

Info from previous event – With an allocated time to see Santa, you will be greeted in the Discovery Trail by one of his helpful Elves who will show you to the sleigh where you will be magically transported to the North Pole & into Santa’s Grotto! Santa’s Grotto is a wonderfully decorated log cabin with its own Christmas tree, festive fireplace and of course a seat just for you next to Santa himself! You can tell him what’s on the top of your Christmas wish list and a helpful Elf will take a picture of you together!

West Midland Safari park

Address: Spring Grove Rd, Bewdley, Kidderminster DY12 1LF

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Weston Park – Enchanted Weston – Shropshire – Tickets on Sale Now

As night falls Temple Wood is transformed into a magical illuminated forest, awash with colour and light as you follow the illuminated trail through the ancient trees and woodland.

Enchanted Weston celebrates the beauty of the natural world, taking its inspiration from the cold crisp nights, the chill in the air and the joy of an illuminated forest experience.  Towering trees, historic landmarks and hidden surprises are all picked out in a colour wash of light.

Address: Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE

When? Selected dates in December

How much? Standard admission £14 per person


Wild Zoological Park – Winter Wonderland – West Midlands – To be confirmed

Info from previous year – Visitors are reminded that this year the grotto will be socially distanced according to latest government safety advice. Photo opportunity will be available but at the current government recommended distances. Santa and the elves will be wearing appropriate ppe and we request adult guests to ensure they bring appropriate facial coverings for their visit. We are creating a Covid secure experience and will appreciate co-operation from all guests.

Wild Zoological Park

Address: WILD Zoological Park, Upper Whittimere Farm, Tom Ln, Halfpenny Green DY7 5EP

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Wonderland – Winter Wonderland – Shropshire – Tickets on sale soon

Winter Wonderland is a truly magical experience for both little ones and grown ups with many families returning year after year. Visit Santa in his snow-capped cabin, walk through ice-mountain and take a spin on the winter carousel and sleigh ride. See Santa’s reindeer and more.

Wonderland

Address: Hinkshay Rd, Dark Ln, Telford TF4 3NZ

When? TBC

How much? TBC

Best Christmas Events West Midlands 2020 – Meet Santa and More