Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Our Festive Adventures: Part Two

Here is part two of the brummymummyof2 family festive adventures! We have a lot going on over the Christmas period. Why not go and see what happened when we visited Blithbury and Harry Potter World last week. Then read below what took place this week when we popped into House of Fraser to see the big man himself, my husband took the kiddos to a Brewers Fayre to have a very special breakfast with him and we dressed as giant baubles in Thomas Land!

Brewers Fayre: Breakfast With Santa
This weekend I was away at the Mumsnet BlogFest so my other half had the whole day to have fun with my two. They were invited to go and have breakfast with Father Christmas, so he got up early and packed them into the car and drove to The Guild, Brewers Fayre in Bromsgrove. He sent me a load of photos and I have to say that of all the Santa's I have seen over the years? This one HAD TO BE REAL! Just look at him!

Before the kids got to sit down with the big man, they tucked into a lovely breakfast and did some colouring whilst they waited for him to chat with them. My girl got her face painted like a beautiful Elsa and my boy enjoyed running around the amazing soft play they have there. If you are interested in having breakfast with Santa at The Guild, the festive treat launches on the 5th and runs from 10:30am-11:10am on selected days throughout December. 

House Of Fraser: Santa's Grotto
When I was little there were very few choices to go and see Father Christmas and one of my highlights of every year was going 'into town' (Brummies you know this mean the city centre!) and visiting one of the big shops to go and get my present. So I was dead excited to visit the House of Fraser last night with my Mum and one of my good friends Sarah from Taming Twins to the launch of their new grotto.

On arrival, kids get to chill out on festive cushions whilst they chat with various elves about their growing excitement for Christmas. You then get to walk around a little festive town and see animated reindeers whilst you wait to go and see Santa for yourself. The staff were all very friendly and Father Christmas had a good chat with the kids. They all received an age appropriate toy and had a great time! 

This trip is ideal for parents who are in the city centre doing their shopping with tots in tow. Costing just £5 tickets can be brought from any of the homewear or childrens tills. The grotto can be visited from 11am-6pm on weekdays, 10am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-5pm on Sundays leading up till Christmas.

Drayton Manor. Thomas Land
This year we were lucky enough to be brand ambassadors for Drayton Manor. So we have visited many many times! Including Halloween which was brilliant. To end the year in style we popped along as a whole family to visit Santa at their amazing grotto there. We spent the afternoon in a very festive Thomas Land which has been done up super Christmassy. My girl loved jumping in a bauble and gazing in awe at the many Christmas trees dotted around the park.

What we loved about our experience there was the attention to detail. It was a proper winter wonderland. Even Thomas had a festive red nose on! I would say however there was a quite a wait to get into our allocated time slot in the grotto so if you are taking little ones maybe pack some snacks for this part of the day. But once in there the Santa was lovely and the kids really enjoyed chatting to him!

Open till the end of the year, Drayton's Magical Christmas is well worth a visit for that extra special day out. To find out more please check out the Drayton Manor website!


  1. It looks and sounds like you have been having a great time! I do love this time of year x

  2. OMG, that Brewers Fayre Santa is definitely the real thing. I'm jealous of all your Santa visits, we haven't been to one yet.


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