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Meet Santa this Christmas!

Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, located at The Jungle, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.


Most unique Santa’s Grotto in Ireland!

Join us this December, for one of the most unique Christmas experiences in Ireland. Colourfully illuminated woodlands, friendly elves and sackfuls of festive cheer set the scene for a different kind of family day out.

Welcomed into the Christmas marquee by our friendly elves, you’ll immediately warm up with a hot drink and little treat. A quick walk to the main entrance and the journey begins.

Hop onto The Jungle Express and get transported through the magical forest, with the good company of Buddy The Elf. Buddy loves singing, telling stories and being a bit of a rascal!

Next stop is Santa’s Workshop, where our helpful elves will greet you with a smile on arrival.

Enjoy some old fashioned board games, watch some Christmassy movies and get ready to meet the big man….

Santa’s calling! Get your own private meet and greet with Santa Claus, see what gifts he’s brought and take a quick pose for your Christmas Wonderland photo, to take home.

Jump back on the fun filled Jungle Express and journey back through the forest to return to the rest of the Christmas Wonderland experience.

All around the main reception barn, lays all kinds of festive fun. Stop in with Mrs Claus for an intimate story time session, cuddle some furry friends in the Woodland Farm, warm up with some tasty toasted marshmallows in the cosy marshmallow nooks and even create some mementos with a bit of festive arts and crafts.

Take part in some exciting adventure favourites such as Archery, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, Rodeo Reindeer or Paintball Target Range.

Roll up and gather round the Christmas Wonderland stage, to dance and sing your hearts out to some Christmas favourites, brought to life by our very own troop of performers.

Round off the day with a bite to eat in The Lazy Llama takeout restaurant, who serve up burgers, hotdogs, wings, loaded fries, specials and ice creams.

The Little Llama cafe in the Big Barn will keep you refreshed with hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious baked goods.

Look out for the other little extras, such as the Reindeer Food making station, the woodland animal pens, unique photo opportunities, dinky doughnuts and crepes truck, and Christmas craft stalls.



Booking is essential, please check event details


  • Children £24.50
  • Adults £15
  • Babies (under 12 months) £10


  • Please park in the main car park; use the bridge over the stream and the subway tunnel under the main road to enter the site.
  • Please DO NOT cross the main road on foot.

Perfect for the young in years or the young at heart!

Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Woodland Farm where you are sure to make a host of new furry friends in the form of our llamas, miniature horses, goats, rabbits, chickens and chicks. They’re a very friendly bunch!

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.

Christmas Wonderland is 45 minutes from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry!

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, Christmas Wonderland can be reached by car or bus. Ample car park facilities and catering is available to ensure a comfortable visit.

Ireland’s most original Christmas event for children of all ages!

Christmas Wonderland ticket includes the following:

  • Festive snack and drink on arrival
  • Pen a letter to Santa with the help of his Elves
  • Old-fashioned board games in the waiting area
  • A ride on the Jungle Express to and from Santa’s Workshop in the enchanted forest.
  • Meet and greet with SANTA!
  • Family photo with SANTA! (one photo per child)
  • Gift from, SANTA! (please note: children 9+ years will receive 1 present & 2 activity vouchers to use in the
    Christmas Wonderland).
  • Story-telling with Mrs Claus
  • FREE access to the Woodland Farm
  • Festive Arts and Crafts
  • One FREE activity per child (see activities detailed above)
  • Toast yummy mallows with Santa’s entertaining Elves

Optional extras

  • Buy additional tokens to experience exciting adventure activities (Archery, Clay Crafts, Climbing Wall, Paintball Target Range, Rodeo Reindeer) Tokens are £3 each or 6 for £15

Christmas Wonderland – perfect for all ages!

PLEASE NOTE: Booking is essential; to avoid disappointment book online today!

The time stated on your booking confirmation email is the time you are booked to see Santa Claus in Santa’s Workshop. You MUST be onsite at least 15 minutes before this selected start time. For later booking slots, you are welcome to come early and enjoy the other elements of the Christmas Wonderland experience and finish with your timeslot to see Santa.

PLEASE NOTE: Christmas Wonderland event is operated in its entirety by X26 Festive Events Ltd. While it is hosted on the same grounds, it has no affiliation with The Jungle Paintball Ltd.

Christmas Wonderland FAQ

What happens when we arrive?

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.

What should I wear?

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.

Can I bring a camera/camcorder?

Certainly you can bring your camera and camcorder and further document your Christmas Wonderland. Please note: X26 Festive Events Ltd 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.

What is included in the price?

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 activity per child (choose from: Paintball Target Range; Bungee Trampoline; Archery; Climbing Wall; Clay Crafts; Face Painting)

Are there any extra costs?

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.)

What if we arrive late?

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.

Is there car-parking onsite?

The car park is located, in a clearly marked area, directly opposite the main site. Upon parking, please follow the path over the bridge and via the underground tunnel into the farmyard. You must then make your way to the Registration Barn to sign in with a friendly Elf.

Can I bring my own food?

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.

Does the Christmas Wonderland go through the forest?

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.

How long does the Christmas Wonderland experience last?

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.

Does the Christmas Wonderland take place outside?

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.

Do I have to book or can I just turn up?

Booking is essential. The Christmas Wonderland must be booked in advance. You can check availability and book your preferred slot online here.

What is the Christmas Wonderland?

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.

Can I bring a buggy/pram?

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 Elves can provide any assistance necessary - just ask. We will also assist and carry your buggy/pram on the Jungle Express to the Forest.

What time do I need to arrive onsite?

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.

What catering facilities will be available at The Christmas Wonderland?

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.


60 Desertmartin Road
Moneymore, Magherafelt
BT45 7RB
+44 (0)28 8674 8881

X26 Festive Events Ltd

60 Desertmartin Rd,



BT45 7RB

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