Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Where to see Santa & other festive days out in the West Midlands (2018)

One thing that the children look forward to and really enjoy each winter is going to visit Santa – or his ‘helpers’ at least – and taking part in as many of the festive activities in the West Midlands we can manage. Where we live there are plenty of places to go and see Father Christmas, with various options in Birmingham and the surrounding area… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa & other festive days out in the West Midlands (2018)”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham

On Sunday we headed to the Sea Life Centre to visit the penguins and check out their Christmas “Meet Santa” event. The girls never get tired of visiting the centre, so they were eager to go & check on their favourite sea creatures, and find Santa in his grotto!… Continue Reading “Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham”

Christmas at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Christmas at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

On Sunday morning we headed over to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to check out their Santa’s Grotto. Both Georgie and Lydia were very excited to see Santa (they can’t get enough of the big guy!), and we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the tea rooms afterwards, and spent some time in the Mini Museum too.… Continue Reading “Christmas at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery”

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World – 2016

On Saturday we headed down to Hatton Adventure World to check out this year’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom programme. We took Sophie, one of the girls’ best friends, with us, and the three of them had a whale of a time exploring everywhere and enjoying all the different festive activities.… Continue Reading “Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World – 2016”

Where to see Santa in & around Birmingham in 2016

There are so many options when you are planning your trip to visit Santa in the Birmingham area. We’ve been to a few in the last few years, and will be reviewing several here on the blog over the next few weeks. If your child wants to write a letter to Santa this year I made some free printables last year which are ideal for… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa in & around Birmingham in 2016”

Visiting Santa at the Bullring, Birmingham

Last weekend we headed in to the City centre to visit Santa in his grotto at the Bullring Shopping Centre. The grotto is actually located outside the main shopping centre; in St Martin’s Square. From the outside, I have to admit it’s not that enthralling – a couple of white tents, a few white deer statues, and some little Christmas trees in pots, finished off with a North Pole signpost & a “Santa’s Grotto” banner attached to the fence.… Continue Reading “Visiting Santa at the Bullring, Birmingham”

Drayton’s Magical Christmas at Thomas Land

Last weekend we took the girls to Drayton Manor for our “Official Christmas 2014 Santa Sighting”. Rather than being invited to review it to the blog, we were there as paying guests, having looked forward to our treat for a few months. We live around 40 minutes drive from Drayton Manor so it wasn’t too much of an early morning to get over to the… Continue Reading “Drayton’s Magical Christmas at Thomas Land”