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Elf Academy - recruiting at WWT Washington!

Christmas is coming and to help spread the festive cheer, our popular Elf Academy is once again 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 elves-to-be in the art of creating your own personalised wooden crafts and magic reindeer food to sprinkle outside your home on Christmas Eve!

Training will continue as you wrap and label your donated pre-loved gift (a toy or book in good condition that we ask Elf Academy recruits to bring with them on the day and we then donate to a local charity).

Finish the experience with a special graduation ceremony, when elf recruits will receive their official Elf Diploma! Then enjoy a well-earned hot drink and tasty treat in our cafe.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 December

Times: 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm

Cost: £12 per child and £5.00 per adult (includes a hot drink and festive treat, plus take-home crafts for the newly trained elf)*

Suitable for: This event is not suitable for under-4s. We would ask that only elf recruits (aged 4+) and their grown-ups attend.


*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 times and must be purchased separately.