Visiting Santa at House of Fraser

The girls and I were invited along to House of Fraser for the launch of their 2017 Santa’s grotto, which is raising money for Action for Children. The waiting area for children queueing up to visit Santa is beautiful, with gorgeous trees, animatronics, and wonderfully spray painted scenes on the walls. Surrounding the grotto are ‘olde worlde’ shop windows with different things to see, including… Continue Reading “Visiting Santa at House of Fraser”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017

Halloween has been forgotten and we are well on our way to Christmas now, December is just around the corner – it is time to think about visiting the big guy in red, and plan your Christmas shopping… or if you are really organised, buy the last few bits & pieces! Taking the girls to visit Father Christmas is one of my favourite things about… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017”

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”

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”

Our Crazy Christmas

Hello! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and that you are enjoying these peaceful days between the Christmas excitement and the New Year celebrations. We have had a lovely week, although it’s a bit of an understatement to say that Christmas didn’t go quite to plan this year… To start things off, Asda managed to seriously mess up our Christmas dinner groceries… Continue Reading “Our Crazy Christmas”