It is no secret that W5 love Christmas & this year we want it to be the best ever!
To help us create this new seasonal experience, W5 has enlisted the talents of internationally acclaimed craftsman Mark Maher who has spent the last three years working in New Zealand as model maker for Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit. Over three years, Mark crafted more than 120 model sets for the series of blockbuster movies however since July he has been based here at W5 creating breathtakingly detailed model sets from six classic children's books & fairytales.
The model sets will offer visitors an introduction to some of our best loved children's tales but will also serve as a gateway into a world of fairytales & happy ever afters as they step into a mythical castle square filled with Christmas atmosphere. Wandering through the square will be wonderfully costumed fairytale & storybook characters, meeting, greeting & posing for photos with all our visitors.