Festive Forest at Intu Derby - Derby Days Out Event

Festive Forest at Intu Derby | 12th December 2017


The festive forest is our brand new magical forest, full of fun and interactive games for children. From 17 November kids can jump into our snow ball pool, zoom down our glacier slides and show off at our ice-cool climbing area. You can even meet Santa himself on weekends in December.

Opening times

  • 17 Nov – 8 Dec 10am – 4pm
  • 9 Dec – 23 Dec 10am – 6pm
  • Christmas Eve 10am – 4pm
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • Boxing Day 10am – 4pm
  • 27 Dec -30 Dec – 10am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Eve – 10am – 4pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Come and see Santa

When Santa isn't busy preparing for the big day he'll be coming to visit us here at intu Derby on specific dates for good boys and girls to meet. He's told us there'll even be special Playmobil gifts for all the children who come to see him this Christmas. Families can have their photo taken with Santa and purchase it from our happy elves as a photo gift.

  • Saturday 9 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 10 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday 16 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 17 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Thursday 21 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Friday 22 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday 23 Dec - 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 24 Dec - 10am - 2pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Ticket prices

  • £2.50 for a 30-minute play
  • £6 for a 30-minute play plus Santa visit & Playmobil toy

How to book

Tickets can only be purchased in centre direct from the festive forest reception desk on Level 2. Tickets can be purchased for either the same day or in advance for future dates. We recommend you book in advance for slots with Santa as these are limited and are likely to get booked quickly.

Tickets cannot be refunded or transferred to another date. Please note that you cannot purchase or make changes to your tickets at intu Customer Service Desk.

Height restriction

The festive forest has a height restriction of 132cm.

Festive forest rules

Before you head into our festive forest please take a moment to read our rules of play.

Read rules


Got a question about our brand new festive forest? We've put together a handy download of frequently asked questions that might be able to help.

Read FAQs

Photo gifts

There are a selection of quality photo gifts available to purchase as part of your visit to Santa. Prices are displayed below. Package deals are also available including buy 3 or more of any combination of photo gifts and receive a £1 discount off each item:

  • GlitterBlox - £12.00
  • Glitter Globe - £10.00
  • Bauble - £10.00
  • Photo Mount - £8.00
  • Large Magnet - £8.00
  • Snowflake Bauble - £7.00
  • Snowflake Magnet - £7.00
  • Keyring - £6.00

Christmas at intu Derby

Check out everything we have going on at the centre this Christmas.

See more

About Derbydaysout.co.uk

We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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