The Experience

The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience is a fun and imaginative theatrical production bringing to life the real values of a good ol’ fashioned Cork Christmas. Every year the elves bring a truly unique experience for families.

Set deep in the woods, in a private and family friendly setting, we bring you into a magical world of busy Elves. Interactive and intriguing characters, bring a curious difference to the life at Cork’s only North Pole outpost.

Parents are encouraged to involve themselves and play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly entertaining experience for the whole family!

What you can expect!

Come to our secret location and be welcomed by our festive greeter elves who will escort you on foot, to our busy outpost, where you will begin your Elf in training (E.I.T) programme. Our experience takes place entirely indoors within a 200 year old Victorian house.

You will visit 5 Elf rooms in outpost: The North Pole Post Office, Toy Building School, The Pine Elves Christmas Tree Elforation Workshop, Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Kitchen & Refreshments & of course and a private meeting with Santa Claus.

Notice From Santa

This experience will last 75 to 90 minutes and is for all the family.

  • If you have visited our Outpost and want to come again – never fear our experience is different every year
  • If you haven’t visited our Outpost before we wish to let you know that we are an Elf Experience rather than a grotto event. The focus of the Outpost is the interaction with our Cork Elves in a series of “panto” style rooms. For 2019 the rooms include; The North Pole Post Office, Toy Building School, The Pine Elves Christmas Tree Elforation Room, Mrs Claus’ Cookie Kitchen, The Head Elf office, followed by a short visit to Santa. Santa will will then invite each family to visit his Elf in the Toy Shop where you are invited to select your own gift (unwrapped). Each gift is suitable for a wide range of ages and personalities! Santa prefers not to take any personal information about you and your family.
  • If you are a returning customer please note our Elf Express train ceased running in 2017 as it is unavailable to our Cork Elves! We have a new Check-in system where you walk to our Festive Pagoda and wait for our Greeter Elf there.
  • There will be a photographer in Santa’s cabin and photo prints will be available to buy for ten euros, cash and cards accepted. You are welcome to take your own photos throughout the experience
  • A present is included in the children’s ticket price and they can choose their own gift from a wide range of toys in Santa’s Toy Shop.