So I thought it was about time and got on with writing our first blog post. Last year we decided against presents for each other, and instead we spent the 2 weeks we take off work to do as many activities as we could as a family. Here is what we would recommend. some of these we did last year and some we will be doing this year. If you have any recommendations please let me know!
Im always late at booking a Santa’s Grotto and luckily Chessington World of Adventures always have a availability. They have more than one Santa, but each one has its own little wooden grotto. Included in the ticket price is a Cookie and Hot drink. They have Christmas activities and crafts dotted around. The main rides are closed unfortunately, but some are open and the Sea Life Centre is open.
Last year we signed up to Little Bird Offers and this popped up so we thought we would give it whirl. Sail along the Thames with Santa, Drinks are included and you get a cookie or Mince pie. Each child gets to write a letter to Santa, and then they get to post it in the special Letterbox. The Santa was one of the best we have seen and its nice to do something different than the usual Grottos.
Just after Christmas we went to see Frozen on Ice at the O2. I don’t really need to say this as you’ll probably already know but OMG the outfits, the dancers, EVERYTHING was amazing! Ivy was in her element! This year, A tour of the imagination in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Journey to the most memorable Disney destinations with all of your favourite characters. I made sure I got in there early this time and booked front row. I think you can still find some tickets online they are a tad pricey but you and the kids will love it!
BACKYARD CINEMA! Ive been 3 times now, I mean old films, giant beanbags, blankets and a BAR. It doesn’t get better than that! I’m pretty sure its fully sold out now, but still see if you can get tickets as its magical! Its also based in the loveliest market Mercado Metropolitano which is even a good day out in itself as it has the most delishhh food to choose from.
Now i can’t tell you what I think of these next activities as we haven’t done this yet but from what I’ve seen over on peoples IG posts & stories they look amazing, hence why I’ve booked them!
DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London is a brilliantly bonkers interactive and immersive walkthrough experience, where the whole family can step into and star in your own hilarious misadventure with Shrek and his DreamWorks friends. They also have a Santas Grotto here that you can add on for less than a Fiver.
Follow our sparkling trail of over one million twinkling lights, illuminating heritage trees and buildings through the Gardens.
Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.
Little ones can catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves at the North Pole village and enjoy a vintage fairground ride. Not so little ones can warm up with some mulled wine or hot chocolate and toast marshmallows around the fire.
Let me know if you check any of these out and what you think, if you’ve got any other recommendations then hit me up!