It’s now December so we can start on the Christmas festivities without feeling bad!
This weekend we put up our Christmas tree and also went for breakfast with a very special person.
Breakfast With Santa At Wyevale Garden Centre
Wyevale Garden Centres are offering breakfast or tea with Santa throughout December until Christmas Eve. We chose breakfast, so on Saturday morning we got up bright and early, and headed to John Brown’s Garden Centre near Wimborne with a very excited little person in the car.
On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly elf, and shown to our table. The table was decorated with Christmas crackers, a card for Little H, and a Christmas colouring sheet. There was also a letter for Little H to fill in and either put in the postbox or hand to Santa himself.
We were lucky as there were only a couple of families, so the kids felt really special. Though they did tell us that the following day they had 14 families booked in.
The area was decorated really nicely, with a little fireplace, armchair for Santa to sit in, and a Christmas tree. Little H especially loved the little cat snoozing on the stool in front of the fire.
While we waited for our breakfast, Santa’s helper got the children to sit on the floor near the tree and told them a story which I won’t spoil, but resulted in the children singing Jingle Bells very loudly. Santa then arrived and had a little chat with the children before sitting beside the fire to read the letters from the children.
Our breakfast arrived (the biggest full English I’ve ever seen) and I’ve never seen Little H eat any meal so quickly, clearly we need Santa watching her eat all the time. I only realised afterwards that I had forgotten to take a photo of the breakfast, probably because I was so hungry!
When we’d finished breakfast, Santa read Little H’s letter with her, had a chat and posed for a few photos. He then took her to his sleigh which was full of presents and let her pick which one she wanted.
The presents were all very good, not the usual tat you get at Santa’s Grotto. Little H picked a Gem Digging Kit which she was very pleased with and has kept her busy for the rest of the weekend.
The elves then brought each of the children a snowman biscuit, some icing and some sweets. I thought this was a really lovely idea, and they all had fun decorating their biscuits.
Santa came round to the tables to chat with the kids as they did it, and was very friendly. In previous years Little H hasn’t wanted to go anywhere near anyone dressed as Santa, but she didn’t stop talking to him this time.
We all really enjoyed our morning, there was much more to it than your usual visit to meet Santa and it’s definitely good value for money.
Tickets are £9.99 per child, and either £3.99 or £7.99 per adult (depending on meal choice). This includes the present and biscuit decorating. You can book on the Wyevale website.
The children got to spend lots of time chatting to him, and weren’t at all rushed which is what I find usually happens.
We’d definitely recommend Breakfast or Tea with Santa if you’re looking for something a bit different to the usual Santa’s Grotto visit.
Where ever you go to meet Santa we hope you have fun!
We were given complimentary tickets for Breakfast With Santa by Wyevale Garden Centre, but all opinions here are honest and our own
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