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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

I’m excited to tell you that I will be heading to Bowley this Christmas to meet you all!

Due to my busy schedule getting ready for Chrismas (and Rudolf’s need for rest before the big night), I’ll be visiting from 4th December 2017 to the 8th  December 2017 so why not visit the winter wonderland at Bowley! You’ll get to write a letter to me, visit Mrs Claus in the Bakery and see Rudolf while he’s settling down for the night!

All you need to do is book with the organisers at Bowley using the forms which are available to download on this website – I promise I’ll get my best elf onto it straight away!

See you there!


Bookings Now Open!

Our Elves are ready and waiting to take your bookings – so hurry, we don’t want them to get bored!

Volunteer at Christmas Experience

We’d love you to be part of the team that plans and delivers Christmas Experience 2016! Whatever part you want to play, big or small, one night or five nights please, 1 hour or 2 hours please let us know so we can make sure you have all the latest information!

About Christmas Experience

Christmas Experience is a one-week Christmas extravaganza that takes place at Bowley International Scout Campsite & Activity Centre every December. Taking over the whole campsite, the Christmas Experience takes you through Santa’s winter wonderland, right on your doorstep!

Starting off with a trip through the nativity, everyone will then get to jump into Santa’s sleigh and the participants will get a chance to have their photo taken in the sleigh as a group – don’t worry, leaders/parents can join in too! You’ll then move on to writing a letter to Santa and post it – do you think it’ll get there in time?

A quick dash into the toy shop, through the bakery and quick chat with Rudolf (some advice, don’t eat the reindeer poo!) brings you through a quick whistle-stop tour of Christmas!

Then it’s the big moment – has all your hard work paid off? Will Santa have arrived in time? You’ll have to shout louder than that if you want to wake him!

The Christmas Experience is a must-see attraction in Lancashire at Christmas time and don’t eat all your goodies on the way home!

For more information or to book a place (we always advise early booking as we do get booked up quite quickly) please don’t hesitate to get in touch! An information pack will be available on the website shortly.


Children: £7.50 – Includes Christmas gifts during their visit
Adults: £2.50

We are open to the general public too!

Tour parties will be arranged in nominal groups of 12 plus 4 adults.

Booking forms with instructions and further information will be added to this page in due course.

View last year's pictures

Meet the Elves…

Donna Emmett

Donna Emmett

Finance & Volunteer Manager

Donna is responsible for looking after the pennies as well as making sure that everyone who volunteers for us has a great experience too!

Mark Longworth

Mark Longworth

Stage Manager

Mark’s job is to make sure that the Christmas Experience is the best possible experience for everyone, right down to the little details!

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Build Manager

Brian’s job is to make sure that the site is transformed into the magical Christmas wonderland that is the Christmas Experience in just two weekends!

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Communications Manager

Chris’ job is to make sure that as many people as possible get to know about the Christmas Experience and to capture the great moments and pictures along the way to preserve the magic!

Louise Cooper

Louise Cooper

Bookings Coordinator

Louise’s job is to coordinate bookings for every single visitor and make sure that everyone gets their presents!

Joanne Carey

Joanne Carey

Tour Coordinator

Joanne’s job is to make sure that every group sets off from the start point with the right number of people at the right time! She’s our specially trained time keeping elf!

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

Visit our Volunteering page to find out what roles we have available!