We’ve been very lucky to be able to go to a few Christmassy days out this year, the girls have absolutely loved it! This weekend we travelled a little way to visit Christmas at Stockwood, a festive adventure for kids.
We were given full tickets which allowed a visit to Santa, but you can buy a reduced ticket if you’d just like to take part in festive activities. At £6 a ticket it is a good day out (£4 extra to see Santa) for the family.
We arrived nice and early as our Santa time-slot was the first of the day. There is a little show put on by some elves while you wait for Santa to arrive, with a singsong and interaction with the children. The curtain then pulls back to reveal Santa in his sleigh.
What I liked was the fact that not many people were allocated the same time-slot so there wasn’t too much of a wait while we queued to say hello. We were at the back of the line so had a bit of a wait but the elves came along and chatted with the girls while we waited.
We had a quick chat with Santa and then everyone was given a present – even baby as his ticket included a present from Santa at £4.
After our grotto visit we went to explore everywhere else. First stop was writing letters to Santa. Each child was given special paper, an envelope and a selection of stamps to use to decorate.
Next was making reindeer food – saved me doing it at home so I was glad of that! There are elves helping at every station so that is a nice touch.
There were a couple of craft activities set up in different rooms, one making snowmen and the other decorating gingerbread men.
Last but not least was a magic show from Krisgar – who quite frankly is brilliant. He had the adults laughing as well as having the children mesmerised! Gracie now wants a magic show for her next birthday. I couldn’t get photos with all of the other children around but he was definitely the highlight for me.
I vlogged our day out if you would like to see a few other bits from the day…
Overall a really fun experience and for the price I would definitely say it is worth it. I did feel at times that I wasn’t entirely sure what was happening when, so a program would have been helpful but the girls had a great day so that is the main thing isn’t it?
Have you been to see Santa this year?