We’re delighted to announce the return of our annual Christmas Experience from November 24th to December 23rd.
2018 Silver Medal Winners in ‘Ireland’s Best Santa Experience’ with Boots Maternity and Infant Awards, The Christmas Experience at Airfield Estate is a wonderful, old-fashioned, traditional Christmas event for all the family.
Begin your Christmas experience by meeting Santa’s friendly elves for festive face painting before penning your festive wishes to Santa and posting to The North Pole.
You’ll then join Santa in the beautiful setting of Airfield House for magical story-time and handcrafted gifts which are presented in a reusable cloth sack.
The Elves will be waiting for you in their kitchen to decorate homemade, Estate cookies and serve up steaming cups of hot chocolate with festive toppings (or spiced winter warmer for the grown up’s!)
In the Christmas Craft Workshop, kids will roll up their sleeves and create their own unique, take-home holiday art piece.
Then it’s all aboard The North Pole Express for a blast of fresh air and a special trip around Airfield Estate, keeping an eye out for our resident animals along the way.
This year we’re proudly supporting Team Hope and all families who attend The Christmas Experience and donate a new toy will receive a free family picture on Santa’s sleigh, capturing your precious memory of the day for years to come.
Adults attending The Christmas Experience will also receive a festive recipe card from Culinary Lead, Luke Matthews as well as a FREE return pass for up to 2 adults and 2 children to visit Airfield Estate in the New Year.
*additional cost of €10 per family picture on Santa’s sleigh if no toy donation
Christmas Experience Gallery
How to book
You can book your tickets for The Christmas Experience at Airfield Estate from the 24th November – 23rd December
On Saturday 8th December, there’ll be special ASD and Deaf and Hard of Hearing sessions with sensory friendly alternatives and Irish Sign Language Interpreters.
These sessions will offer a calm and spacious environment for all and will operate at 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am & 11.30am (ASD) and 11am (Deaf and Hard of Hearing). Tickets for the ASD friendly experience can be purchased directly by calling the team on 01 9696666 (option 1).
Tickets for The Christmas Experience are €22.50 for children and €12.50 for adults (discount available for Airfield Estate Members)
ASD Friendly & Deaf and Hard of Hearing Santa Sessions Information
Airfield Estate will be offering an ASD friendly Santa Visit on Saturday 8th December at 9:30am, 10:00am and 10:30am with the visit in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment and at 11am we will have a Deaf and Hard of Hearing session with an Irish Sign Language Interpreter.
The ASD friendly adjustments are designed to make the visit to Santa more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment. Staff are trained in ASD awareness and are happy to help make your visit more enjoyable.
Adjustments will include:
- A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
- Lights left on
- Sound turned down
- Staff trained in autism awareness
- Disabled access
- Chill out zone
- Group visit to Santa in large room so there is freedom to move around and sit where you like
- Smaller group size
- Bring your own food and drink
- ASD friendly map of site emailed out in advance.
We understand ASD is different for everyone and our staff understand some visitors may need different adjustments. You are welcome to contact us before the ASD friendly visit to discuss how they can best accommodate your needs. We will try to accommodate your needs while still taking other visitors into consideration too.
To book for this performance please phone us on 01 969 6666(Option 1) .