Please note - Evening dates are now fully booked

Meet Santa for a Photo Experience on Safari

Add a magical Santa Experience this Christmas for an extra £10 for a family of up to 6 people. You can choose a Daytime Experience and add this onto your Safari Admission tickets.

Meet Father Christmas from a safe distance. This includes meeting Santa in his beautiful sleigh plus an opportunity to capture the memory on camera and take your very own framed photo home with you.

For the safety of everyone, our Christmas Grotto will not be running this year. Our Santa Photo Experience will run in its place with a framed picture included instead of a gift for each child. Thank you for your understanding.



Book a daytime visit | 10am - 4pm

Select your Safari Admission tickets on these select dates and add on your Santa Experience.

Saturday 21st November - Sunday 22nd November
Saturday 28th November - Sunday 29th November
Saturday 5th December - Sunday 6th December
Saturday 12th December - Thursday 24th December

Evening visit | 4pm - 8pm

Evening dates are now fully booked

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)


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book to see Santa?

Book your 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. This is £10 for a family of up to 6 people including your framed photo.


Will the Grotto be on this year?

Unfortunately due to government regulations and social distancing our Grotto Experience will not running. Instead guests have the opportunity to book a socially distance meeting with Father Christmas, with a photo opportunity and free framed photo included.


Will my child get a gift when meeting Santa?

No, unfortunately our new socially distanced Santa Experience cannot include a gift but does include one framed photograph for you to take home and enjoy.


What are the dates available?

The Santa Experience at Enchanted will be running on selected dates from Saturday 21st November until Wednesday 23rd December. A full list of dates is on our booking page.

Santa will be on safari in the daytime on selected dates from Saturday 21st November until Thursday 24th December. Please see above for exact dates.


What are the opening and closing times?

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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