Our Winter Wonderland photo opportunities

8 December 2022

Our Winter Wonderland photo opportunities

We want you to be able to capture magical moments with the family whilst on a Winter Wonderland break. Our villages have lots of special photo opportunities, ranging from selfie frames to large group backdrops to allow you to capture that perfect (or not-so-perfect) family photo.

Whether everybody is looking at the camera or not, we know how hard it is to get everyone together to enjoy precious family time and we believe them moments should be captured. Don’t worry about deciding who will take the photo, a lot of our photo opportunities have selfie phone box holders – perfect for setting up a group selfie!

Keep reading to see a range of our photo opportunities and where to find them.

Large family photo opportunities

Struggle to get everybody in a picture together? Find our giant elf and squirrel photo opportunities which are great for large groups. Silly poses are so much fun – our elves agree too!

  • You will find the giant photo opportunities at all villages (except Woburn and Elveden Forest do not have the giant elf) 
  • Located in Santa’s Woodland Village
a group of elves posing infront of an elf sculpture


Selfie frames

Frame your family moment with our free-standing selfie frames. Crop your photo around the frame for a perfect finish. Top tip – remember to flip your photo so the ‘Winter Wonderland’ text reads the right way.

  • Available at all villages
  • Located in Santa’s Woodland Village
a snowy forest with a Winter Wonderland selfie frame and post box phone holder


Magical sculptures

During Winter Wonderland our villages are filled with twinkling sculptures and have been spotted in lots of guests’ photos already. From giant baubles arches to Giant Christmas Trees, which change colour and have a festive soundtrack for you to dance to – which will be your favourite? New to 2022 and exclusive to Whinfell Forest is our giant toadstool. Get the whole family to stand under the sculpture and remember to  'say cheese!'.

  • Sculptures may vary per village
  • Location - around the villages
photo opportunity sign in front of a giant Christmas tree covered in baubles
giant Christmas tree arch covered in lights in a leafy forest
giant red toadstool photo opportunity with phone box phone holder
giant light up Christmas bauble arch with lake view backdrop


Other festive photo opportunities

If you are visiting Whinfell Forest, make sure to take a stroll around the lake to find our twinkling benches. Visit year on year? Take a picture each time you visit and watch your family grow.

wooden carved bench with Winter Wonderland 2022 sign and lit up trees behind

Why not use our family-favourite singing reindeer as a backdrop to your photo - capture the little ones' faces as they stand in awe at the reindeer singing and dancing.

two elves posing in front of the singing reindeers

Little ones sending a letter to Santa? Get your cameras ready and capture the moment they pop their letter in.

red Santa's post box surrounded by trees sprinkled with snow


We would love to see your Winter Wonderland family photos using our photo opportunities, remember to use the #MyCP. You could also be in with a chance of winning £100 Center Parcs gift card.

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