Santa will return to Knowsley Safari for Winter 2024

Make the build-up to Christmas extra special with a magical visit to Santa’s Grotto.


Create festive memories and watch as your little ones' face lights up as they meet Santa and his elves in their workshop. Each child will receive a special present for you to take home and enjoy.

We’ll also include a professional souvenir photo download to take home and remember your Santa experience and of course, you’re welcome to capture the joy of this special moment on camera yourself too.

Visit Santa near Liverpool and enjoy a magical day or night at Knowsley Safari. Book a Daytime Experience, as an add-on to your general admission ticket, and spend the whole day exploring Knowsley Safari in the winter or combine your Santa Experience with an Enchanted admission ticket to enjoy our magical Christmas lights trail.

So, take a trip to Knowsley Safari this Christmas and embark on a magical journey to meet Santa. It doesn’t get more special than a trip to the Safari and a visit to see Santa too!

Please note: you can still visit Enchanted without a Santa Experience, and even combine a daytime safari visit and daytime Santa Experience with Enchanted (bought separately).

Daytime Santa Experience

Meet Santa in the daytime and spend the day exploring the Safari, before and after you visit Santa!*

Evening Santa Experience

Meet Santa in the evening when the Safari park is lit up and glistening in the moonlight!**

*If you are booking a Daytime Experience to see Santa, you will also need to purchase general admission tickets for every member of your party.

**If you are booking an Evening Experience, you will also need to purchase Enchanted admission tickets for every member of your party. You can, however, book an Enchanted ticket without booking a Santa experience as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Book alongside either your Enchanted visit or your daytime general visit on select dates, then you'll be prompted to add the Santa Experience onto your booking.

Please leave enough time to enough time in between your experiences. We recommend leaving 30 minutes from your photo with Santa to then go and see the Enchanted light trail.

Each child will receive a present from Santa.

The Santa Experience will be running on selected dates in November and December.

The safari will open for general day visits from 10am, please book an arrival timeslot for entering the park and please select a Santa Experience ticket for after your entry time. 

You can visit Knowsley for the Enchanted event from 4pm however to make our event safe we have introduced 15minute entry timeslots for exploring the light trail, limiting the amount of people on the trail for everyone's safety. Please book your Santa Experience at least 30 minutes before your timeslot for the trail or at least 1 hour after.

Please note that if you will be visiting Knowsley during the day you will need a separate ticket for Enchanted in the evening. The foot safari will remain open so you don’t need to leave and then come back however the animal sections and the rides will close at 16:00. Rides reopen again at 16:30 ready for Enchanted.

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