Frequently Asked Questions

What is Santa’s Journey?

Santa’s Journey is a brand-new Christmas event taking place at Djouce Golf Club, Roundwood Co. Wicklow. The journey begins with a 10-minute train journey with lots for the children to see along the way, then onto Santa’s workshop for a special audience with Santa where each child will receive a small gift from Santa. After your visit to Santa, guests are invited to walk towards Santa’s house where they will see, Elf School, meet Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and then finally get exclusive access into the elves bedrooms!

What do I do on arrival?

Once you have parked in the car park please follow the signs to the check in area where our elves will direct you to the start of your journey. You will need printed copies for your tickets to access the train.

Lost or Forgot your tickets?

If you have any issues with printing your ticket, please arrive a little earlier and we will do our best to locate your tickets on the system. Please note that there is a charge of 5 EURO CHARGE FOR RE PRINTING TICKETS ONSITE.

How much do the tickets cost?

Adult Tickets: €12.50

Child Tickets: 1– 12 years €18.00.

Baby- 0- 12 months - €5

Please note - Babies are required to have a ticket in-order- to comply with Fire safety & health and safety. Babies will receive a present from Santa also!

Prices above exclude a €1.50 surcharge per ticket.

What do I do when I arrive?

Your start time will be stated on you ticket. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your start time to check in at the Winter Wonderland Station.

Please allow sufficient time for unforeseen delays (e.g. weather, traffic etc.)


Why do I need to inform you what age my child is?

All of Santa’s presents are selected based on the age of each child. In order to ensure your child receives an age appropriate present we need to ensure we know the ages of all your children in advance.

Will my child meet with Santa privately?

Please note the visit to Santa will take place as a group. Children will have an opportunity to speak to Santa individually but there will be other families in the room at the same time.

Can I take my own photos with Santa?

You will also have an opportunity to take your own pictures with Santa. We will also be happy to take a souvenir photograph which will be available for purchase towards the end of the experience. Please note the souvenir photo is not included in your ticket price. You can pre-purchase your photo with Santa at the time of booking.

How much do photos with Santa cost?

A specially branded souvenir photo can be purchased for 10 Euro each. We also have a special-offer available - Three photos for 20 Euro. Photos with Santa always make a lovely gift for Granny and Grandad!

How can I book my tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase online only. A credit or debit card will be required. Please note we have a live booking system and spaces available for each experience can change at any time. We will also stress that tickets will not be posted. They will be delivered by email. Please print tickets in advance and ensure you have them with you on the day. As printers can be fickle things, best to print tickets the week before so as to avoid any last-minute panicking if you have printer problems on the day!

How many can go along as one group?

There is no maximum group size, the only restriction is the number of spaces left on the train for your desired time (which will be displayed beside the time on our live booking system). Please note a maximum of four adults per child will be allowed. If a time does not have sufficient places for your group, please choose a different time. Each journey has a capacity to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience. PLEASE NOTE- WE CANNOT CHANGE YOUR BOOKING ONCE IT IS MADE. PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY TOGETHER, IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE SAME TRAIN JOURNEY AND SESSION TIME AS BOOKINGS CANNOT BE AMENDED AFTER THEY ARE CONFIRMED.

How long will Santa’s Journey last?

As you know it’s a busy time for Santa so we cannot provide you with an exact time for your visit. We suggest you plan to be at the venue for 45 mins to 1.5 hours.

What should I bring with me?


On a practical note, this is an indoor and outdoor event so remember to dress appropriately for Winter Wonderland weather (December in Ireland) so be sure and bring your Christmas hats, gloves and scarfs as the journey will be in part outdoors. Christmas jumpers and fancy dress are of course very welcome! Please ensure you bring a printed copy of your e-ticket to have ready for scanning before boarding the train.

What happens if there is a train breakdown, technical / operational faults, severe weather conditions or any other issues beyond our control?


Trains are mechanical things and as such faults can occur. In the unlikely event that we do have any technical issues, we will work to resolve this as soon as possible. As organisers of the event, it is our duty to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for all participants. In the unlikely event of technical difficulties in any area of the Christmas experience, we will work to facilitate an alternative to the planned experience and will endeavour to resume full service as soon as possible. Cancellation fees may be offered at the discretion of the management but no compensation will be available for any mishap, breakdown of service or cancellation as unavoidable by the organisers. In the event of cancellation due to weather conditions, we will do our best to move your planned journey date. We will make any announcements regarding any issues or weather-related cancellations on our Facebook page. Please like our page here to stay up to date with any news.

How do I get there?

Please follow this link to plan your route directly to the experience.

What to bring and wear for the Journey?

This is an outdoor event so please ensure you have sufficient warm and waterproof clothing, especially for the children.

There may be some queuing outside whilst you wait to board the train and when making your way from Santa’s Lodge back to the elves quarters in the main house.

Children’s prams and buggies will not be allowed on the train due to lack of space and for health and safety issues. As the walk from the car park to the station is very short, we would ask you to leave all buggies in your car as there are no facilities for storage at the venue.

Is there wheelchair accessibility?

Please ensure you call ahead for any special requirements and we will be happy to provide special assistance on your arrival at Santa’s Journey.

Are pets allowed?

No, only guide dogs.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please note we have a strict No cancellation Policy so please ensure you are free to attend the event before you book your tickets. Please also note tickets are not transferable to other session times.

If the event is cancelled due to factors out of our control, i.e. weather, “act of God”, or any other unforeseen reason, we will endeavour to reschedule your booking. If we are unable to do so we will offer a full refund.

It’s time to board the train and set off on Santa’s Journey! Steeped in the Wicklow mountains just 15 minutes from Dublin, Santa is waiting to take you on a magical train ride through the winter forest. On this 30 minute journey, children and parents will enjoy a visit to Mrs. Claus Cabin, A full Christmas Show with Santa Claus himself where you will receive a complimentary gift and an opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa. After the show, you will head across to the Christmas Lodge where children will visit the elves quarters and see first hand how the elves are preparing for Christmas. Leaving the Christmas Lodge behind you, you will head outside to Santa’s live animal crib before finishing the journey in elves village where you can enjoy lots of festive treats and arts and crafts from the traditional vendors. Book early to avoid disapointment!