Winter Wonderland & Grotto


The must see festive experience in Inverness! Take a trip through our magical winter wonderland walkway where you will get the chance to see all the wonderful displays, lights and special friends that have come to Simpsons this festive season. Finish your visit with a visit to see Santa in his grotto.

This is not just a grotto – it’s whole lot more – join our team of elves for a fantastical festive feast for everyone who loves Christmas, from the young to the not so young – an experience not to be missed!

Winter Wonderland Walkway

Have fun going round our fabulously festive wonderland walkway with your own personal elf and help Rudolph find his Christmas spirit with a little help from the ‘S’ Factor and Simon C’owl!

Vote for your favourite North Pole act and decide who will get Rudolph back his festive spirit….then as you move towards Santa’s workshop there may be the opportunity to meet rudolph himself!

Don’t forget to pick up your festive treat before you leave our entrance area….

Santa’s Grotto

List at the ready…at the end of the winter wonderland walkway you’ll find our magical Santa’s grotto, where one of our elves will be waiting to greet you. Every child will receive a quality gift* and you’ll also have the opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa which you can purchase after you leave the grotto.

All adults must also purchase a ticket when attending the walkway and grotto. Adult tickets will also include a discount voucher to redeem at our festive food hub in our outdoor area.  Click to read our full Booking T&C’s .

Please allow around 30 minutes for your visit to our Winter Wonderland and Grotto experience.

Opening Hours

  • Saturday & Sunday
    10.30am – 6pm (last entry 4.30pm)
  • Wednesday – Friday (November)
    11am – 6pm (last entry 4.30pm)
  • Wednesday – Friday (December)
    11am – 8pm* (last entry 6.30pm)
  • Monday 23rd December
    10.30am – 6pm (last entry 4.30pm)
  • Tuesday 24th December
    10.30am – 4pm (last entry 2.15pm)


* All children under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult during their visit.

* Please be aware that there may be multiple families booked within each 15 minute slot – the timings simply allow us to manage the queue for you.

* Prices for children include entry to walkway, grotto, quality gift and juice from our festive hub. Prices for adults include walkway entry and discount voucher to be redeemed at our festive catering hub in our outdoor area. Children can do the walkway only – please select this when booking (this ticket does not include entry to the grotto

* We ask that visitors do not take photos during the experience as we don’t want to ruin the experience for other people. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos at the end room and while visiting Santa’s grotto. There is no obligation to purchase photos from the photo booth.

** Babies under 1 year are free but will not receive a gift. If you wish to receive a gift, please select a ‘grotto’ ticket and select ‘1-3 years’ age group up when booking.