This year we actually really struggled to decide on where to take the girls to see Santa – if at all. “Where to see Santa this year?” quickly became one of the most asked questions in our household towards the end of November. Now we’ve made our decision, I wanted to share with you some of the top places (in the midlands) to see the man of the moment this year!
Hatton Country World
Every weekend leading up to the big day you can enjoy learning how to make reindeer food, decorate gingerbread men and watch a magical Christmas show!
Read more and book: https://adventure.hattonworld.com/whats-on/enchanted-christmas-kingdom/
Little Owl Farm Park
We have heard great things about Santa’s visit to Little Owl Farm Park, so this is where we’re heading this year!
We’ll be greeted by Santa’s elves and be told if we made it onto the nice list. Then decorate some Christmas cookies and create some Christmas decorations to take home too. After walking through the winter wonderland, we’ll find Santa in his log cabin for the girls to meet him themselves.
Here’s how to book: https://www.littleowlfarmpark.co.uk/christmas-2019/
Notcutts Garden Centre
A firm family favourite, yet we decided to try somewhere different and closer to us this year. I remember we’d always visit Santa at Notcutts as children and for the last two years, so have the girls. Notcutts Garden Centre hosts Santa in a wooden cabin, hidden outdoors. After sitting with Santa for a photo, your children can then go into Santas workshop to choose their own gift!
You can book your visit here: https://notcutts.digitickets.co.uk/tickets?branches.branchID=511
For a more full-on Christmas experience, Drayton Manor sounds amazing! With access to the Thomas Land rides and the 3D cinema, you can enjoy a wonderful Christmas experience before or after seeing Santa. Santa is located in the Castle of Dreams which just sounds magical anyway, right?
Read more here: https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/magical-christmas
The Snowdome is hosting Santa for the 15th year running this year! He’ll be bringing some fun with his friends and reindeer too – along with a snow trail, fun activities and a chance to explore the snowy Christmas Village!
How to book: https://www.snowdome.co.uk/news/santas-winter-wonderland-is-back/
As you can see just by the five places I’ve mentioned – it’s been tough to decide where to see Santa this year. We’re excited to see the man of the moment though, the girls are understanding Christmas more now!