Sensory Santa at Westport House
15:00 - 20:00
On December 2nd from 3-8pm, Westport House will host our annual Sensory Santa session at Winter Wonderland. For those children with autism and sensory disorders, we set aside some time where families can relax and enjoy a magical Christmas experience.
We turn up the lights and tone down the Christmas tunes. Santa will meet with families individually rather than arranging group visits with multiple families. Siblings are so welcome to join the festive fun too!
Aside from meeting the big man, there’s lots to do! Enjoy storytime with Mrs Claus, Elves “Make your own yuletide log” decoration workshop, ginger break decorating, face painting, the Christmas Wish Tree (in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice) and complimentary drinks! And don’t forget the Westport Train which is a big hit too.
Santa and Mrs Claus are looking forward to welcoming you to our magical Christmas experience.
Take a ride on the Westport Train at Winter Wonderland.
This historic house is stunningly festive for the season!
Take a photo with Santa - and professional photos available to purchase too.
The house is dressed beautifully for the festive occasion.
Meet our Christmassy Nut Crackers at our magical Christmas experience.
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Per our policy for guests with disabilities, for each child with autism, a free ticket is available for a carer or helper.
Babies under 1 year old go FREE for their first Christmas!
€15 for infants (children under 2 years – a small gift is included)
€28 for children (aged 2 years and up – a small gift is included)
€14 for adults (aged 16 years and up)
2016 Members receive 10% off! Please enter your Membership number (the 8 digit code on the back of your membership card) in the “Discount Code” field when you’re asked to Verify Your Order to redeem your discount.
** A professional photo service will be available in Santa’s Grotto to capture your little ones’ special Santa experience – this is not included in your admission price. Professionally printed shots can be purchased from €10 each. You’re welcome to take your own family photos too at no cost.
Book your slot
Please call +353(0)9827766 to book your time slot directly and make payment over the phone – for Sensory Santa, we do not take bookings online.
For wheel chair users: it is important to note that there is no wheelchair access to Westport House or lifts within and the Winter wonderland event takes place over 2 floors. There are 18 steps up to the front door, Santa’s Grotto takes place on the main floor and the yuletide log making workshop, Christmas Wish Tree and free drinks are on the basement level. We hope that this won’t impede your visit but wanted to be sure you knew in advance to plan accordingly.