WWT Washington

Elf Academy - SOLD OUT

Sat 8 December - Sun 23 December

(Saturdays and Sundays only)


Christmas is coming and to help spread the festive cheer, our ALL NEW Elf Academy is opening its doors to young recruits.

Enrol on one of our special workshops and learn everything you need to know to gain your all-important Elf Diploma, including special ‘elf & safety guidelines, the spirit of kindness, gift wrapping for beginners and essential craft skills.

Our Head Elf and her assistants will guide the elves-to-be in the art of creating personalised wooden name toggles, wooden animal pen holders and magic reindeer food – all of which can be taken home to help get others into the Christmas spirit!

Training will finish with a festive graduation ceremony sing-a-long and a well-earned hot drink and tasty homemade treat.

Dates: Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 and Sundays 9, 16 and 23 December

Times: 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm

Cost: £10 per child and £3.50 per adult, including a hot drink and festive treat (plus three take-home crafts for the newly trained elf).

Suitable for: Due to the focus required over the hour-and-a-half period needed to become a fully qualified elf, this event is not suitable for under-4s.​​​​​​​ We would ask that only elf recruits (aged 4+) and their grown-ups attend this event.




Admission to WWT Washington Wetland Centre is not included in the Elf Academy price. The ticket covers this activity only. Unless you are a WWT member and qualify for free entry, general admission tickets are also required if you wish to visit our site outside of the event and must be purchased separately. (Book online here and save 10% off the general admission cost.).

Payment must be made at the time of booking.

All tickets are non-refundable and can only be redeemed on the date and event specified in your booking.

Session times are strict due to the small number of spaces available, so please arrive at the Discovery Centre 10 minutes before your session start time, where our Assistant Elf will greet you. Unfortunately, if you miss your slot we will be unable to offer an alternative time or date if the event is fully booked.

For any event enquiries, please email info.washington@wwt.org.uk or call 0191 416 5454.