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Sensory Santa

December 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


On December 6th 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 also welcome to join in the festive fun too!

Aside from meeting the big man, there’s lots to do! Enjoy story-time with Mrs Claus, visit Tinsel Town (New for 2019!) where you will see the elves busy in their workshop. Use the Noth Pole Express post Office to write and send your letter to Santa. To truly emphasise the real spirit of Christmas, be sure to make a wish at the Christmas Wishing Tree, where children can write down their wishes and hang them on a branch of their choosing.

Following all that excitement, you will be in need of a refreshment! Pop into the Old Kitchen Cafe for a free juice for the kids and a delicious festive drink for the adults where you can also enjoy homemade sweet and savoury delights.

With so much to do at our Winter Wonderland, you’ll cherish the special memories your family will share of this fun-filled and blissful Christmas-time experience.


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)
  • €28.50 for children (aged 2 years and up – a small gift is included)
  • €14 for adults (aged 16 years and up)


** 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, which takes place over 2 floors. There are 18 steps up to the front door, Santa’s Grotto takes place on the first floor and the decoration making workshop and free drinks are on the basement level. We hope that this won’t impede your visit but we wanted to be sure you knew in advance to plan accordingly.


December 6, 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Westport House
Westport, Ireland + Google Map