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 an animatronic Rudolph which Georgie and Lydia enjoyed pretending to feed.
Santa gave each of the girls a present and they had their photo taken, then we spent some time exploring the different Christmassy scenes before continuing through to where they had some snacks and things set up for the launch guests. There is a till on the way out, where you can buy a variety of different photo gifts.
At the entrance of House of Fraser, you can find a Wishing Tree, where you can make a donation and write a festive message on a Santa tag to hang on the tree.
There are still some slots available, and it costs £6 per child. You can find out more, and book on their website.