Frosts Father Christmas

Frosts Garden Centres – Visit to see Father Christmas

We have been coming to Frosts to see Father Christmas for four years now and always get in early to help us get into the festive spirit and to let the children pick some new decorations for the tree. Frosts always put on great seasonal activities for the family and we had already been the month previous for pumpkin carving and the Wizards school.

The booking process is online and very straight forward and I’ve always found the parking to be good. I love how every year something new seems to get added to the display, which always makes it feel fresh and exciting. We really loved the snowman the children could climb into, which make a great picture opportunity and if you are like me and like to get in early, you have the advantage of getting some lovely pictures fit for Christmas cards. The children always love to see the real reindeer’s and Jasmine loved being able to pet one of them.

We headed off to Santa’s grotto and were met with some very welcoming elves who took us in to a beautifully decorated room for sing-song and a few jokes. From there we were led to another room ready to decorate gingerbread men. Tristan loves gingerbread men and loved decorating his and he even managed to sneak a few sweets to keep him going. The elves then lead you in to see Father Christmas one family at a time, which I really appreciated as it make it feel personal and special. As always the Father Christmas you see is very authentic and has the most amazing real bead. He’s very jolly and seemed to really be enjoying himself. The look upon my two children’s faces is priceless and always makes the trip worthwhile. The children were presented with a lovely book and two gifts, which you select in the booking process, which are decent and age appropriate.

After we said goodbye to Father Christmas and the elves and headed out to explore the rest of Frosts and let the children choose some new decorations. The displays in Frosts are stunning and very Instagram worthy. After all the excitement we decided to head to the café and let the children pick some Christmas biscuits and us adults had some large hot chocolates. You really could spend a few hours looking through all the wonderful decorations and displays and we even headed back outside again to say goodbye to the reindeer’s before we headed off home.


Thank you Frosts, you never disappoint and we hope to see you again in the New Year for some more seasonal activities for the children. Visit Frosts Garden Centres website here to look at all the events going on right now.

 

*I was gifted services for this blog post for a review. All opinions are my own. 

 

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Frosts garden centres pumpkin scooping and wizards school

Last week was half term for us and I thought with it being Halloween we should try to get some seasonal fun activities in for the children. We always choose Frosts Garden Centres every year for our trip to see Father Christmas and when booking up for our annual visit I noticed that Frosts had some great Halloween events coming up, which I knew would be a massive hit with the kids.

Unfortunately things didn’t quite go as planned as our youngest Tristan who is three was up the night before being sick, so I had to stay at home whilst my ex husband took our oldest Jasmine to Frosts. Jasmine was very keen to report back on her experience to me and her dad made sure he got some lovely pictures.

Pumpkin Scooping

The first event planned was the pumpkin scooping, which for me is great as it’s not something I enjoy doing at home with the children. I’m not a fan of the smell of pumpkin and always get lumbered doing all the scooping and cutting. This year the adults didn’t need to get involved, unless they wanted to, as Frosts Garden Centres had a great team on hand to assist the children and help them make their pumpkins. The children got to pick their very own pumpkins, they had all the tools they needed to make the perfect pumpkins and it involved no washing up from me (win, win). The children even got a nice cup of witches brew to enjoy after all their hard work. Jasmine’s pumpkin was excellent and I was very happy to notice it came with a battery tea light ready to go straight outside for all our neighbours to enjoy. The whole event was well worth the money and really made it an enjoyable experience for us all. We’ll certainly be coming back again next year, fingers crossed with two germ free children.

 

Wizard School

Jasmine who is six was especially excited for the Wizard school and from what she has reported back to me, it certainly didn’t disappoint. She was extremely keen to show me what she had learnt and the first thing she said when getting in the door when home, was that the professor was a real Wizard, who knew real magic. The Wizard school event is 35 minute experience, which is run by the professor of the wizard school, who will be looking to see if you have the right stuff to make it in the world of Witches and Wizards. Jasmine loved making her chocolate apple and really got involved with the entrainment and songs on offer. The Wizards school had been decorated beautifully and really captured the magic, which tied in beautifully with Halloween. Jasmine is very proud of her achievement and has been quick to tell anyone who will listen about her newly acquired certificate from the Wizards school. I really think Jasmine was the perfect age for this event and with her new found interest in Harry Potter, I am certain It would be something she would love to do again next year.

We are happy to report that Frosts Garden Centres once again went above and beyond to deliver fantastic events for all seasons. It really has become our first choice when looking for seasonal events throughout the year, which are reasonably priced, entertaining and authentic. We can’t wait to see you again soon for Santas Grotto.

 

*I was gifted services for this blog post for a review. All opinions are my own.

 

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