Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience

Winchester Science Centre

Date: 01/12/2018 - 24/12/2018
Time: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30 (Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 16 December, daily from 20 - 24 December)
Price: Range from £14 + General Admission

Santa and the elves are back at Winchester Science Centre and this time they’re joined by Jack and the beanstalk! A Christmas experience like no other with live science show inspired by the classic children’s tale, an elf-led activity, Christmas planetarium show and chance to meet Santa. Spark your children’s imagination and curiosity this Christmas at this fun-filled family day out!

What’s included? 

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience includes two main events, an hour-long Santa and science experience (live science show, elf-led children’s activity and chance to meet Santa) and a 30-minute Christmas planetarium show.

Science Show

Inspired by, and featuring, Jack and the Beanstalk – this 25-minute live science show investigates different forces to see how they can help Jack reach the very top of his beanstalk.

Elf-led workshop and chance to meet Santa

In this 25-minute Jack and the Beanstalk-themed activity we invite children to grow their own Elf grass – to decorate and plant up their own mini paper plant pot to take home. Santa will be present throughout the activity allowing children to meet him first as a group before being invited to say hello in person. Children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa.

Reindeer Round-up in Space planetarium show

The elves have lost Santa’s reindeer they need your help to find them! This fun presenter-led 30-minute planetarium show will take the audience on a journey through the Solar System in search of Rudolf and his fellow furry friends to help save Christmas. This show is included in the Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience but can also be booked with general admission for £3.50 or £6.60 for the show only.


Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience tickets cost £14 per person and must be purchased alongside general admission tickets. Book online at least three days in advance and enjoy 25% off general admission.

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre, registered charity number 294582.


Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ