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Christmas Event, from 3 Dec 2016


Meet Santa in his Grotto

Meet Santa in his Grotto



01283 216633


Rawdon Road,
DE12 6GA

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Waterside Winter Wonderland
Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec Waterside Winter Wonderland
Sat 14 Jan Cinderella
Sun 15 Jan Cinderella


Arrive at Waterside Winter Wonderland, where Santa’s Chief Elf and his team of elves will lead you through the Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas lights to Santa’s Woodland Grotto.

Meet the reindeer* and sample some mulled wine and mince pies. During your visit you can take a trip of the Santa Special through the tunnel of discovery, meet the balloon modeller (from 13:00 – 17:00) and our street entertainers. It’s sure to raise your Christmas spirits!

The snow will be artificial from snow machines – unless we get lucky!

Choose your date and time to visit Santa for your Winter Wonderland Experience. Timeslots available from 11:30 through to 19:30 (with slots every half an hour throughout the day).

Please note you should arrive at least fifteen minutes before your time slot.
NEW for 2015 – All-star polar bear band stand!

*The reindeer are on site from 12:00 - 18:00

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016
Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec 2016


Adult: £9.95 includes a mulled wine and mince pie courtesy of Conkers, Child: £9.95 includes a personal present from Santa Clause himself, Family: (2 adults + 2 children) £37.80

Please note Winter wonderland tariff excludes entry to CONKERS Discovery Centre. Upgrades to the Discovery Centre - £2.50 per person

Please book your ticket online and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange the time of your visit or you can call 01283 216633.

Members: Adults: £6.95, Child: £7.95



See location of Conkers on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 309161  Lat: 52.74187 Long: -1.54309

From the South: M42 leave the M42 at J11, travel north west on the A444 towards Burton-on-Trent. After approximately 2 miles, when reaching the village of Overseal turn right at the junction with the B5003 for the Waterside Centre or take the second right at the next crossroads and follow the road up to the T junction, turn immediately right towards Moira and you will find the Discovery Centre entrance approximately 100 yards on your right.

From the North: A42 leave the A42 at the junction to Measham, travel south to the traffic lights. Turn right on to the B586 toward Moira. CONKERS is clearly signed on the junction with the B5003 at Moira. Travel straight ahead for approximately half-a-mile for the Discovery Centre entrance or turn left at this junction and follow the road to the Waterside Centre.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Received 24/11/09