It may be November but the Christmas spirit is well and truly here for us. This weekend we have spent having down time with our little family and on a chilly Sunday morning we ventured to our local garden centre for a Breakfast with Santa experience.
We were welcomed by Elves and seated at an individual table (there were 7 families in total that I counted). The tables were dressed ready for Christmas and the event wasn’t overbooked but had a good level of attendees without compromising on the Children’s engagement.
Our table had colouring and crackers all laid out for us and was very festive.
After a few chats with the Elves and a naughty Elf trying to nick Santa’s present. The children all exclaimed Santa apart fro Beatlebum who was sure it was Grandad approached dressed in a red glitter suit. Definitely the most vibrant Santa I’ve seen!
Santa took his time talking to each table and then gathered the children around to listen to Santa read T’was The Night Before Christmas. I thought that this was a lovely addition to the morning. It is a family tradition for our family to do this on Christmas Eve.
After the story Elves bought out a gingerbread man decorating kit for all the children to do while waiting for their turn to meet Father Christmas. I was very impressed that the biscuits were all gluten free too!
We were one of the first families to see Santa and it was a lovely walk from the cafe to the grotto with an Elf who chatted happily with the children creating added excitement. The Elf was happy to take a few family photos on our phones so that we could choose our favourite.
Santa was engaging even though our smallest was jumping around super excited, it was his first time meeting him so he had lots to catch up on!
The children all spoke and then were invited to choose a present – Fizz chose a bag that had a Unicorn on it to colour in, Jedi a football and Beatlebum a lovely floor jigsaw of the ABC’s. They were good quality presents and we spent the sunday playing and chatting away about the morning.
Breakfast with Santa is £10.95 for children and £5 for adults. You can book online now.