Family Activity

Elf Workshop

3 December 2023, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Every January, the North Pole buzzes with excitement as we kickstart our preparations for Christmas.

Throughout the entire year, we work diligently to make the holiday season as wonderful as possible. We put in long hours, often working 60-hour weeks without taking any holidays. It can get quite challenging at times, and we even get our fair share of papercuts. But when you open your Christmas presents on that special morning, remember the love and dedication that goes into each one, alongside a little bit of elfin magic.

This year, we find ourselves a tad behind schedule, and we’re on the lookout for some eager trainee elves to join our crew and lend a hand! You’re invited to embark on a magical journey filled with Christmas crafts, fun activities, and the chance to learn all the secrets of the elves. From crafting Christmas goodies and writing letters to Santa to running the Wrapping Station, offering glitter tattoos, and enjoying story time, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. Upon successfully completing the workshop, you’ll leave with an official North Pole Certificate personally signed by our Chief Elf.

  • Where can I find the Elf Workshop?
    The location of the Elf Workshop is top secret. Make yourself known to Elf HQ (Front of House) upon arrival and all will be revealed.
  • Who can attend the Elf Workshop?
    The workshop and crafts are suitable for children aged 4 – 10.
  • How much does the Elf Workshop cost?
    Children £12 and Adults £3 (to include a tea/coffee and a mince pie!)
  • Do I need to book a ticket?
    Spaces are limited so you will need to pre-book. Please use the link above to book your space.
  • Can I visit the Museum after the Elf Workshop?
    We would love for you to visit the museum as part of your day. However separate tickets will be required.
  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Admissions:

    10% discount for Adult and Young Person Unlimited Ticket booked online using discount code DM01

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