Set sail to see Santa

Santa on one of the boats
Santa on one of the boats

At WWT Arundel Wetland Centre families can board an elf-powered boat for a gentle ride through the reedbeds to visit Father Christmas on December 7 and 8.

Tickets allow a child and their guardian to go on a trip where children can experience the magic of a festive visit with Father Christmas inside his ‘frosty’ grotto and receive a WWT goody bag.

Tickets are £5 per child. This does not include admission to WWT Arundel Wetland Centre but children under-four are admitted free. Advance tickets are on sale for boat departure time slots, so booking is essential. Please call WWT Arundel at 01903 881530 to book a spot.

Christmas continues at WWT Arundel with Craneberry Fest throughout December. Create cranberry Christmas crafts, enjoy cranberry treats in the cafe and discover why this wetland berry is named after cranes, the endangered wetland bird that WWT works to protect.

Adults will also enjoy the Christmas Wreath workshop on Saturday December 14. Using willow and wetland plants you can make a wreath for your door - naturally made, simply beautiful. All materials are provided for £8 per person. Please call 01903 881530 to book.

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm throughout the holidays, except for Christmas Day when the centre is closed. On Christmas Eve the centre closes early at 2pm. WWT Arundel is open on Boxing Day and on New Year’s Day and is located on Mill Road, Arundel West 
Sussex BN9 8PB.

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