What Our Visitors Say

The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience is a family run business created to spread the message of the real meaning of Christmas. Set in a stunning natural environment just outside Cobh, the experience encourages families to take time out from the busy lead up to Christmas and create precious memories together. Now in it’s tenth year we are delighted to share some of the warm words that our visitors have shared.

Our Featured Reviews


  • Karen Avatar

    positive review  Had a brilliant time here. everything was very well done from start to finish Santa was amazing?

    Karen 12/17/2019
    Shelly Avatar

    positive review  Magical visit to Santa this year. The kids were enthralled from start to finish. Highly recommend. ??

    Shelly 12/15/2019
    Fiona Avatar

    positive review  Fantastic day out would highly recommend it. All the elfs so friendly and especially the check in staff.

    Fiona 12/16/2018
  • Rachel Avatar

    positive review  again another fantastic year. the asd friendly time was brilliant. see you all next year.

    Rachel 12/14/2018
    Aislinn Avatar

    positive review  Was absolutely brilliant my lil man loved every minute highly recommend this to all

    Aislinn 12/02/2018
    John Avatar

    I loved it. In the word of my nephew it blow my mind.

    John 12/10/2017
Visited today with my 5 & 2 year olds – it was unreal! From the security at the gate on the way in, right through to the man himself, it was faultless! Making Christmas decorations & a toy, fixing the sleigh, gingerbread men & stories with Mrs Claus & the real genuine message from Santa at the end was brilliant! (We still have a toy en route from the States so may be quoting him if it doesn’t arrive on time!). Thank you – a perfect day! Well done to all involved. Happy Christmas!
Our visit to Santa at the North pole Outpost Experience was the most authentic Christmas experience we had over the many years of visiting Santa. It’s the second time we have brought our grandchildren there, the first time was last year, and they loved it from the very start. The first room the children experience is the Elves Room where they learn all about being good elves, they then go to Santa’s workshop where they get hands-on experience making toys, next they go to the Sleigh room where they help prepare the sleigh for the big journey. After that they go to Santa’s kitchen where they are hands-on making cookies with Mrs. Santa and her helpers and finally they go […]
Truly amazing captures the real meaning of Christmas ! This is by far and away the best Santa experience we’ve ever had. The Elves mrs. Claus and of course the man in red!! Totally captured the magic !!!! We’ll be back again next year and if you haven’t been book it early for next year!!!!
A magical adventure from start to finish !!! My 7 year old and I had heard wonderful things about The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience but it truly surpassed all expectations !!! Brought a tear to my eye to see all the adults and kids share in the joy and excitement of Christmas !!! We graduated from elf university and began to experience life as an elf !!! Stopping with Mrs Claus to learn how to make special Christmas cookies !! Lastly meeting the man himself !! We were all left speechless as we listened to Santa, he helped us all relax and be in the moment,the magic of Christmas was truly palpable in the room. A fantastic experience !!!!!!!!
We had such a wonderful time at the CNPO again this year! The girls (7, 4 & 1) were beaming from the moment we hopped on the train & were rearing to get in to see what the elves had in store! They loved the whole experience, especially Mrs Claus & her delicious cookies!  But the absolute highlight was meeting the man himself! Santas arrival is so magical and our hearts were full of Christmas spirit after his wise words. The girls were delighted with their lovely gifts & our photo was fab A wonderful experience all round!
So simple and so well delivered. Everybody had a ball, little’uns, grandparents and parental units. Santa was super. Well done to all!
This is an amazing experience for young and old. Wonderful to see the smallies enjoy it and faces full of wonder… Loved the elf names…Taylor gifts, ginger plum, shiny shepherd to name only a few. Each person there was fully into the whole thing which allowed us all to be in the moment. Mrs claus’s kitchen was class! And santa was in great form even though he is so busy getting ready for Dec 25th. Highly recommend this to all. Worth the journey.
Just went to this amazing magical Christmas Santa experience. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Fantastic interactive experience for all the family. I’ll definitely go back next year
Absolutely top class from the train journey to meeting Santa! All the elves & mrs Claus & Santa were top class! Children & adults thoroughly enjoyed it! I was delighted to get my elfie with professor Shandon Bells!! Well done to everyone involved!!
The elves, Santa and Mrs Claus were all incredibly engaged and patient and interesting! What topped it all off was when we saw the elves patiently help a family who had a crying child to rearrange themselves and get the perfect photo. We didn’t feel rushed or like a number or have to queue at any point.
I have to say this has been the best santa/ christmas experience I’ve ever been on. Superb from start with elf university to the end with the big man himself. Kids enthralled even my one year old. Definitely booking in again next year. Can’t be beat
Amazing!!!!! This place just blew us away… We had such a fantastic day it was perfect. What an experience! We will definitely come back next year to become level 2 elves