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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 2nd December 2018 to the 6th December 2018 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 are now open!

Use the booking form to help out Chief Bookings Elf, Louise, with making sure you get to see the big man himself!

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 (Includes Christmas gifts during their visit)
Early Bird: £7.50
Standard: £8.00

Adults: £2.50

NOTE: Our early bird pricing finishes on 1st October 2018 – so get your bookings in early to get the best deal!

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