The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.
Most unique Santa’s Grotto in Ireland!
This festive family event is unique in its offerings for not only can visitors share a meet and greet with Santa but, they can also have a giggle with his colourful Elves, enjoy The Jungle’s exciting adventure activities, get creative with a spot of Arts & Crafts or grab a cuddle with the curious creatures in the Woodland Petting Farm. And The Jungle offers the very best way to end a Christmas day out: with a festive tale told by Mrs Claus herself!
Father Christmas will meet and greet little ones in his magical Christmas Grotto delivering his fantastic Christmas gifts and posing for a the treasured family photo.
For older kids and teens who don’t want to hang out with Saint Nick, there are a host of Jungle adventure activities and Arts and Crafts to keep them entertained. Choose from:
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Woodland Petting Farm where you are sure to make a host of new furry friends for our llamas, miniature horses, goats, rabbits, chickens and chicks are a very friendly bunch!
The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland is sure to add a little extra magic to your festive season and treat the whole family to a Xmas family event unlike any other.
The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland is located in the heart of Northern Ireland’s beautiful countryside, at the foot of the rolling Sperrin Mountains, and easily accessible to all. Situated on the main A29, just 45 minutes from Belfast or Derry / Londonderry, The Jungle NI can be reached by car or bus. Ample car park facilities and catering is available to ensure a comfortable visit.
PLEASE NOTE: The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland this year will take place in the forest with the Jungle Express ferrying everyone in-between and hold activities and festivities in the Farm Yard and Buildings; booking is essential; to avoid disappointment book online today!
For the most part, The Christmas Wonderland takes place indoors or in sheltered areas. Participants will however be required to take the Jungle Express to and from Santa's Forest Retreat and there will be small parts to walk between buildings.
The Christmas Wonderland is a festive event suitable for all ages from the young in years to the young at heart. It offers visitors the chance to visit Santa and his Elves and explore a host of Wonderland activities and attractions, all created in the name of Christmas.
YES, the Christmas Wonderland takes place in the forest. The Christmas Wonderland will be within the Farm Yard and the Forest with the Jungle Express ferrying customers between. Visitors will be expected to walk certain areas between buildings on gravel paths.
There will be our new takeout restaurant (The Lazy Llama) offering burgers, hot dogs, BBQ meats, specials, tacos, fries and salads. Our coffee shop/cafe (The Little Llama) will also have sweet treats, hot and cold drinks, as well as fresh sandwiches etc. In addition to chocolate, crisps, sweets, mallows and drinks etc. These products are not included in the entry fee but entail an extra cost.
You can certainly bring your own food and avail of our sheltered outdoor picnic areas. You will not be able to eat your own food in the indoor activity barn.
It is advised that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your allocated time slot. The time associated with your booking is when you should be going into see Santa, you can spend as much time as you wish, before or after, exploring the other attractions. However, if you are late for your allocated time slot there is no guarantee that you will get to see Santa.
It will be December and Winter... It will be cold outside. It is advised that participants should wear suitable outdoor clothing and boots. Warm layers are recommended.
The Jungle's car park is located, in a clearly marked field, directly opposite The Jungle site. Upon parking, please follow the path over the bridge and via the underground tunnel onto The Jungle site. You must then make your way to the Registration Barn to sign in with a friendly Jungle Elf.
Festive snack and drink on arrival Meet and greet with Santa Photo with, and gift from, Santa Chance to explore the woodland petting farm A ride on The Jungle Express Cart ride A Visit to Santa's Forest retreat Old-fashioned games in the waiting area Elfish entertainments and Disney inspired performances Pen a letter to Santa with the help of his entertaining Elves Arts and Crafts Mallow toasting with an Elf One FREE Jungle activity per child (choose from: Paintball Target Range; Bungee Trampoline; Archery; Climbing Wall; Clay Crafts; Face Painting)
Certainly you can bring your camera and camcorder and further document your Christmas Wonderland. Please note: The Jungle NI can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur to your belongings while onsite therefore anything of value that you bring onsite, you do so at your own risk.
Jungle Taster-Activities are by token only; each token is £3. Activities include: Archery Climbing Wall Bungee Trampoline Paintball Target Range Clay Crafts Face-Painting Rodeo Ride Jungle Shop (selling Activity Gift Vouchers, Hats, T-Shirts, Sweets etc.) Jungle Snack Shack (burgers, Hot-Dogs, Mince Pies, Shortbread, Drinks, Sweets, Chocolates, Crisps etc.)
Yes, certainly you can bring your buggy/pram. In certain parts however, the terrain is a little uneven therefore we advise caution; there a buggy parking spots available and Jungle Elves can provide any assistance necessary - just ask. We will also assist and carry your buggy/pram on the Jungle Express to the Forest.
Upon arrival visitors should make way from the car park, over the bridge and via the underground tunnel onto the farmyard. Proceed to the registration barn where a friendly Elf will provide further direction. All visitors must register their arrival; they can then chill out or participate in the activities available in the marquee waiting area. Visitors will be called in to see Santa, receive their gift and have their photo taken. After doing so visitors must then exit the marquee and can spend as long as they wish exploring the various offerings.
Participants must register and visit Santa within one hour of their booking time slot. After visiting Santa they can then spend as long as they wish exploring everything else on offer at the Christmas Wonderland.
While we will do our best to accommodate you, if you arrive late there is no guarantee that you will still be able to see Santa, receive your gift and have your photo taken with him.
Booking is essential. The Christmas Wonderland must be booked in advance. You can check availability and book your preferred slot online here.
PLEASE NOTE: Should the government impose further restrictions or a lockdown/circuit break, tickets will NOT BE REFUNDED. We simply won’t be able to refund due to the fact that the revenue from ticket sales goes directly to the planning and development of the event. We will however hold the value of the tickets as credit for future use at The Jungle, or Splash Outdoor WaterPark.
Credit can be used against next year’s Christmas Wonderland or any activities or events in between with no time limit as to when it must be redeemed.
This policy has been implemented in order to pre-empt any future lockdown and to ensure that we are able to remain open for business, in order to be able to offer future activities and events to our customers, as well as maintaining the livelihoods of our loyal and hardworking staff. At these difficult times, we ask for your patience and understanding in this matter. Please be assured that your money would not be lost.
Please note that Christmas Wonderland 2021 at The Jungle will operate as normal, only with some appropriate adaptions, so that our customers can enjoy a safe and magical event. In order to protect our staff and visitors in the current situation, we ask all of our visitors to respect and adhere to the current social distancing guidelines at the time of their visit.
To improve and maintain the highest standards of hygiene, we have installed hand sanitising stations all around The Jungle. Cleaning of high volume areas and high frequency touch points will be performed regularly.
To ensure the safety of our Christmas Wonderland team and visitors, all the elves, as well as Santa Claus and Mrs Claus will be given temperature checks before each days event and actioned accordingly.
Should the government restrictions and guidelines change, we will be as adaptive as required and will work to ensure the constant safety of our staff and visitors. Should the restrictions be as extensive as to make it so that we are unable to safely deliver our scheduled events, tickets will NOT be refundable, however can be transferred to Christmas Wonderland 2022 or held as credit for use at any future Jungle event or activity, or for Splash Outdoor WaterPark.