This was our second visit to the National Forest Adventure Park; last time we went it was Easter and we enjoyed lots of Easter activities as well as everything else the park has to offer. The main reason for our visit today was to see Father Christmas in his Winter Wonderland. We love to take the kids to see Father Christmas and usually try to go somewhere different each year and tie it into a day full of fun.
The National Forest Adventure park really did not disappoint! We booked a slot to see Father Christmas for 2pm and was told that would allow us to see him between the slot of 2pm and 2:30pm. We joined the queue at 1.50pm and had been to see him by 2pm so there was no waiting around or any stress the kids getting bored in long queues.
Before seeing Father Christmas we sat and wrote lists to Father Christmas and posted them in the special post box. The kids also made Christmas decorations and made reindeer food. They also got the chance to decorate Gingerbread Men with Mrs Claus (£1.50 charge per biscuit for this activity).
We also got to meet two adorable reindeer which the kids confirmed were not Rudolph because they didn’t have a red nose but they might have been Comet or Prancer 😉
You can still visit Father Christmas at the National Forest Adventure Park right up until Christmas Eve. It costs an extra £6.00 per child to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto, each child gets taken to the Elves workshop to choose a toy to take home with them.
There is a wide range of toys on offer, personally I’d much rather Father Christmas give the children a wrapped toy from his sack but I’m sure it works out better for the kids this way as they actually get something that they would like 🙂
The kids really enjoyed their visit, they had lots of fun and a lovely chat with Father Christmas. They didn’t feel rushed at all and Father Christmas was great 🙂
* We received free entry into the park and tickets to see Father Christmas in return for this blog post.