Merry Fish-mas! Visiting Santa at Sea Life

Last weekend we spent a morning enjoying some time at one of the kids’ favourite places, the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, which is currently looking pretty festive for their Christmas event! You can visit Santa in his grotto (included in the standard ticket price) and enjoy a Christmas film in the 4D cinema.… Continue Reading “Merry Fish-mas! Visiting Santa at Sea Life”

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)”

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth

Last week we were invited along to check out the launch event of SnowDome’s festive offering; Santa’s Winter Wonderland. With real snow to play in, a show to entertain you, and real life reindeer to meet, it was a great way to spend an evening.… Continue Reading “Santa’s Winter Wonderland at SnowDome, Tamworth”

Stocking fillers for little girls

Stocking fillers for little girls

So, I have this issue about the “stocking fillers” category on shopping sites, and I get irrationally angry about it. I happily browse the internet for ideas of what to buy in the lead up to Christmas, and click on the stocking fillers link, only to find a bunch of stuff that is WAY TOO BIG to actually fit into your average size stocking. In… Continue Reading “Stocking fillers for little girls”

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”