In a blink of an eye another year has passed and its that magical time of year again. We have been coming to see Fathers Christmas at Frosts for five years and we always like to get in early to help us get geared up for Christmas.
I am happy to report Frosts is as Christmassy as ever and has pulled out all the stops again. I love how Frosts switch things up a bit every year, as it makes it feel much more authentic and keeps it interesting. I think it’s easy for these types of events to feel like a money making machine, but Frosts is always on point to make it feel personal and fresh every time.
One thing which was a shame to see go was the reindeers, but I understand it’s not really fair for the reindeers to be transported over and kept in a small area for the amusement of people. I’m not sure if this is the reason for the change, but if it is, I think many people would agree with the changing times it probably is for the best. Something that hasn’t changed is the enthusiasm of the staff, which were entertaining, engaging and extremely lovable. The children were led into a beautiful decorated room and had a lovely song with actions to learn, us adults didn’t get out of it either.
After we learnt our new song we were taken to the workshop where the children got to make bears with the elves helping. Jasmine made a husky dog named Phoebe and Tristan made a penguin called Pingu. The new teddy’s were completed with heart and a birth certificate. The bears replaced the present you would choose after seeing Father Christmas in previous years and in my opinion I thought it was a much better gift and made it feel much more personal. I’m sure my children will remember in the coming years on how they got their bears, but they wouldn’t have remembered what toy they picked out the previous year.
The children had their new bears and were excitedly waiting to see Father Christmas. We were led into his grotto and found some comfy bean bags, whilst us parents indulged in a mince pie. Father Christmas called the children one by one, whilst the elves kept the waiting children entertained. Father Christmas made sure to spend a decent amount of time with each family, ask the relevant questions and really showed how much he was enjoying himself just as much as the children did. We had out family picture with Father Christmas and waved goodbye with our Christmas story and Christmas activity packs from Father Christmas.
We then went off with the head elf, had some pictures with him and filled up our paper bags with some reindeer food. Frosts still has some lovely props around and we took some pictures around the site before heading inside to look at the Christmas decorations. As always we headed off to the café after and were not disappointed in the lovely selection on food and drinks they have to offer.
The whole trip was lovely, memorable and has certainly got us in the festive spirit.
*I was gifted services for this blog post for a review. All opinions are my own.