Centre Management Offices,

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

High Street, Durham, DH1 3UJ


0191 375 0416
0191 375 0417




MONDAY 9am - 5.30pm
TUESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
WEDNESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
THURSDAY 9am - 5.30pm
FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm
SATURDAY 9am - 5.30pm

11am - 5.00pm



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Visit Santa Claus at his Woodland Lodge 2018

EVENT: Sat 17th November, Santa Claus arrives in Durham! 

Visit Santa Claus in the heart of Durham City


On Saturday 17th November Santa Claus arrives in Durham and takes up residence in his Woodland Lodge at Prince Bishops Shopping Centre.  Santa's Lodge is located in a magical winter wonderland inside centre retailer M&Co. Families and children can enjoy a visit to Santa all throughout December until Christmas Eve. Find Santa and his elves inside M&Co.  You can view our full centre map here.  


On the 17th, the day of his arrival, we have some extra special things planned. 


- We are expecting an appearance from Snow White, from this year's panto at the Gala Theatre  

- Free children's face painting through the day


Where can I see Santa?

Santa's Woodland Lodge is located at Prince Bishops Shopping Centre within centre retailer M&Co


When will Santa be in his lodge?

Santa's arrival is on Saturday 17th November when he will be in his lodge from 11am until 4pm. Then you can visit every weekend, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as below.


Fridays      11:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday   11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday      12:00pm - 4:00pm


From the 15th of December, we run extended opening times as below. 


Fri 14th     11:00am - 4:00pm

Sat 15th    10:30am - 4:30pm

Sun 16th   11:30am - 4:00pm


Fri 21st      11:00am - 4:00pm

Sat 22nd   10:30am - 4:30pm

Sun 23rd   11:30am - 4:00pm

Mon 24th  11:00am - 4:00pm 


Entry Cost

Entry cost is £3.00 per child, with all children receiving a gift.  50 pence from each visit will be donated to the Trees Tops Children Charity, Durham. 


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