Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome – A Review

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Santa's Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome

Please note that this was a gifted experience. All thoughts are my own.

Excitement rose as we descended the stairs to the 2022 Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome recently. We had been invited along to see what is in store at the Tamworth venue for visitors this year over the Christmas period. I love finding family orientated experiences to visit all year round, but especially over the winter. When skies are often gloomy outside, having fun and lifting the spirits indoors can do us all good, and leans into my preference for self-care during the shorter days.

At the bottom of the stairs, under a ceiling of starry fairy lights, my three boys (aged 12, 10 and 8) were all given a helmet so that they could safely participate in the sledging sections of the Winter Wonderland area beyond. A countdown begun and before long double doors swung open, eyes widened and we walked through to a circuit of manmade snow, with sparkling Christmas decorations, traditional wooden sledges and small snowy slopes with large rings to sit in and slide down on. Snowballs were thrown, smiles plastered over the faces of my boys as they raced, tripped and slid around the circular area. It was joyous to watch them and a fantastic way to spend quality time together during what is an often time-squeezed winter diary. At one point it even snowed!

Santa's Winter Wonderland snow fun
Christmas trees at the Snowdome
Santa sleigh at the Snowdome

Santa’s Winter Wonderland experience is split into three key sections all within the Snowdome. The first is the snow filled activity area, the second is a theatre show, and the third area is reserved for Santa’s animals which you can meet close up. I don’t want to give too much away, but the theatre show this year is absolutely brilliant. Based around the story of Alice in Wonderland, it includes a rap which delighted my boys and really needs to be heard in person. Santa himself is one of the stars of the show, encouraging children to call out what they are hoping to find under the tree or in their stocking this year. The interactivity is great fun for audience members young and old.

After the performance you exit to the animal area, which also hosts a carousel, Santa’s post box, photo opportunities, colourful winter inspired displays and a hot chocolate stand (there is an extra charge for hot drinks, at around £2.50 each). The animals were simply gorgeous and staff seemed to be handling them with care. I did ask what happened to the animals after the event but unfortunately I have not received an answer. I hope that they have lifelong happy homes lined up though. The carousel was a nice gentle touch, especially for younger children, and the post box looked fantastic as well! My boys though spent most of their time in this section watching the piglets playing and meeting the rabbits.

Guinea pigs at the Snowdome
Santa's workshop at the Snowdome
Santa's carousel at the Snowdome, Tamworth

In all we thoroughly enjoyed the Santa’s Winter Wonderland experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for a West Midlands based family activity. It is open now and runs through to 1st January 2023. Ticket prices vary, please see the Snowdome website for details. There are also relaxed sessions available. Hot drinks and official photographs can be purchased separately on the day, otherwise everything is included in your ticket price. Each session lasts around 90 minutes, and I would advise you to leave a little extra time for parking as it does get busy.

I’d love to hear from you if you go! Do drop me a note in the comments below.

Huge thank you to the team at the Snowdome for inviting us along. To read more about how I work with others, please take a look at my disclosure page.