This weekend we are feeling particularly festive at Casa B. Today is the day we go to pick out our Christmas tree and yesterday we were lucky enough to be treated to Breakfast with Santa himself.
Across the country Wyevale garden centres are offering families the chance to have breakfast, or tea, with Santa and his Elves and yesterday we headed over to Jack’s Patch in Teignmouth to do just this.
The restaurant area had been decorated, Xmas music played and we set about pulling our crackers and donning our hats. Whist waiting for breakfast the smalls amused themselves with some colouring and puzzles which had been laid out for them.
When breakfast was delivered by Santa’s Elves it was truly delicious and consisted of;
The smalls: One large sausage, a fried egg, beans and a hash brown.
The adults: Two large sausages, a fried, egg, beans, two hash browns, mushrooms, bacon, tomato and black pudding.
Although delicious it might have been nice to have been offered a choice of egg, or ask for some items to be removed or swapped. (Granny had to remove the tomato from my plate pretty swiftly). As it was it was simply delivered but it was tasty and portion sizes were pretty big.
After breakfast the smalls set about decorating some Xmas cookies, and with the inevitable sugar rush which duly ensued we let them loose in the soft play to burn off some steam.
Shortly after the Elves led each child into Santa’s grotto which was really pretty special. Each family had time in the grotto on their own which made for a perfect photo opportunity.
The Boy had a lovely chat with Santa, his Xmas wishes having apparently changed entirely from the letter we wrote to Santa last week! Let’s hope ‘Santa’ has time to make some pretty swift about turns there. Little Miss pretty much hid behind the Elf. I fear my “Don’t talk to strangers” regime may have been a little to blame here. Eventually we persuaded her to sit close enough for a photo with the lovely Elf positioned safely between her and Santa.
They were then offered the chance to each choose a gift form what was honestly a fantastic array of toys and books. The boy chose a fire truck and Little Miss some sand craft bottles.
With tickets selling for £7.99 per adult and £9.99 per child I honestly think this is great value for a bit of festive fun with the smalls for parents and grandparents alike.
To find out more and see where your nearest Wyevale Xmas event is being held please head on over here.
Merry Xmas folks.
Disclosure: We were provided with four tickets free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.