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Take a magical journey on the Gunwharf Express

What To Expect 

Take The Gunwharf Express to Visit Santa at the North Pole.

  • Personalised entry ticket upon arrival at the grotto
  • Take a walk down our Victorian Street
  • Gunwharf Express experience including a magical train ride to The North Pole
  • Interact with Santa’s talking reindeer in his rustic reindeer stable
  • Enjoy festive stories and songs with the reindeer and elves
  • Visit the elves’ workshop and create your very own decorations
  • Enjoy other seasonal activities with Santa’s elves
  • Visit Santa and receive a special gift
  • Have your photograph taken with Santa (additional costs apply)

How to book

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  • Select the number of tickets required. Each booking has a maximum of 15 minutes, with at least one adult
  • Print your booking code sent to you via email (you do not receive an actual ticket) and have it with you when you visit Santa, or, show on your device when you enter the Grotto experience
  • Please  arrive 5 minutes before your allocated time slot

How to get here

The A3(M) or M27/A27 connect Portsmouth Harbour with the rest of Britain’s motorway network. There is a 1,532 space car park at Gunwharf Quays. Alternatively, you can use the City’s Park and Ride service which runs daily.

Come into Portsmouth on the M275 and follow the brown signs to the Historic Waterfront, and then Gunwharf Quays. This will lead you directly to our 1,532 space underground car park.

If you are using a Sat Nav to come to Gunwharf Quays, please use postcode PO1 3TZ.

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Call: 01482 320099
Mon-Sat: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sundays: 10am – 4.30pm

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