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Families Meet Santa From the Comfort of Their Ho-Ho-Home

New SEA LIFE Virtual Grotto Experience Saves the Magic of Christmas!

A trip to Santa’s grotto is one of the most magical events of the year with most of us having met the man with the kind heart, big fluffy white beard, and famous red suit at least once in our lives.

This year however the annual festive experience has been compromised as public events have been cancelled, sleighs and cars ground to a halt, and social distancing has put more than a chimney or a queue between families and the festive icon.

Determined not to let the pandemic spoil one of the most wonderful times of the year, popular family attraction SEA LIFE has dived in to the rescue and launched an exciting new virtual Santa experience that brings the main man not just to families’ doors but right to the comfort and safety of their sofa.

Combining the powers of modern technology with a big sprinkle of tradition, Zoom with Santa  promises to bring a smile to children’s faces as Santa’s little helper Binky Tinselsmith and the leading attraction’s cheeky penguins guide them through a magical winter wonderland before enjoying a personalised meeting with the man himself.

The five-minute virtual experience, which launches on December 5th and runs through to December 24th, captures all the magic of Christmas, with little ones invited to chat directly with Santa in his cosy lodge and tell him their festive wishes.  A fun barometer will even confirm if Santa believes children have made the naughty or good list.

“The legend of Santa Claus is one that can be traced back hundreds of years. As a leading family attraction, we’re committed to providing incredible experiences and couldn’t allow the magic of Christmas to be broken. Zoom with Santa provides families with the opportunity to keep tradition alive and enjoy a Christmas grotto experience from the comfort and safety of their own home. It’s a different approach but one we’re confident children and grown-ups will love. Who wouldn’t like to enjoy a mince pie with Santa on their own sofa?”

Craig Dunkerley, Head of UK Midway Attractions

SEA LIFE’s Zoom with Santa is an occasion to be enjoyed by all the family, with little ones, big kids (parents and grandparents), and pets alike all invited on the call.  Tickets cost £30 per experience and include a complimentary pass for SEA LIFE, to be enjoyed at a later date.*

Zoom with Santa is available from 5th – 24th December.  Advance booking is recommended and can be made at with guests invited to choose their date and time.  Tickets cost £30 with no limit on the number of people that can join on screen.