Ava, Christmas, Days Out, My Favourite Family, Thea

Breakfast with Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre

{Ad-Review} Attraction visit gifted in an unpaid collaboration. All opinions are honest, as always.

We’ve never taken Ava and Thea to visit Father Christmas before. They’ve met him at school fetes and at nursery, but have never been to a ‘proper’ one. This year, we had the opportunity to review Wyevale Garden Centre’s Breakfast with Father Christmas event. Much excitement ensued!

Meeting Father Christmas

As we walked in, the girls spotted Father Christmas, and Thea ran up to him straight away. Ava hung back a little bit, but soon got chatting to him as well.

Ava and Thea ran straight up to Father Christmas

Breakfast First

It was very well organised; we were shown to our seats and then went up to collect our breakfast from the very friendly kitchen elves. We ordered the Adult Great English Breakfast, for £7.99 each. The kids’ breakfast was £9.99 each, including a lovely present and a biscuits to decorate. Ava said “It’s like being on holiday!” Just look at their excited little faces!

The food was really yummy, and the girls loved having their baked beans in a teacup. They were super excited to have chocolate coins too!

We had plenty of time to eat, which is lucky as Ava and Thea are in the slow eater’s club. One of the staff members brought us more tea and coffee.

Throughout breakfast, Father Christmas mingled around the tables, asking if the children had been good, and what they had put on their letters.

Stories with Santa

When we’d finished eating, it was time for the children to sit on a lovely fluffy rug in front of Father Christmas’ chair, whilst he read them stories. The kids all really loved it, and he read for quite a while. Some of the littler ones wandered off but the older ones (including our two) were quite captivated.

Decorating Christmas Biscuits

After story time, everyone went back to their tables, where the kids found gingerbread Christmas trees to decorate. Well, Ava and Thea were in seventh heaven, and got stuck straight in!

They managed to use all of the icing, so they were too wet to eat, and we had to get a box to take them home in!

Our girls did this activity in about five minutes, but the other older children were a bit more careful and took longer. So Ava and Thea went off to play in the soft play area until it was time to collect their gifts.

A Gift From Father Christmas

Each family was called over separately, so that the children could choose their present and then have their photo taken with the man himself.

The presents the children could choose from

There was a lovely selection of gifts, for boys and girls.

It was so lovely that no-one felt rushed, and we could take our time getting the photos, and the kids could look at the different presents. The girls both chose the same thing – a kit to decorate butterfly shaped magnets.Our review of Wyevale Garden Centre's Breakfast with Father Christmas.

They went home very happy, and even more excited about when Father Christmas comes back to give them even more presents! Ava knew it wasn’t the ‘real’ Father Christmas, but Thea was totally convinced.

We all had a lovely time, and think it was great value for money as you get a good breakfast and a long time to enjoy the experience. As there is a limited number of tables, you get to spend a good time with Father Christmas. The staff were all excellent: very jolly and helpful.

We went to the Woburn Sands event, near Milton Keynes, but they are taking place all over the country throughout December, and you can have tea instead of breakfast. It’s easy to book online.


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  2. A Moment with Franca

    12th December 2015 at 9:27 am

    Aww what a lovely visit and great to be invited to review. I can see your girls loved it!! They are so so cute!!! The whole experience sounds fantastic since the breakfast, the story tell with Santa, the gingerbread Xmas trees to decorate, the presents, etc. All looks amazing. My girls would have loved to do something like that!! What a great review Becky! I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely review at #KCACOLS. I’m very happy to have you again this week. 🙂 xx

    1. Becky Pink

      12th December 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Ah thanks Franca I’m so glad you enjoyed it, we had a brilliant time xx

  3. mommyslittleprincesses

    10th December 2015 at 11:09 am

    Not only does this sound fantastic but judging from your review and pictures it was! Ava and Thea look absolutely adorable. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves!xx #KCACOLS

    1. Becky Pink

      10th December 2015 at 11:10 am

      Thank you, we really did have a great time so I’m glad that came across xx

  4. helen gandy

    9th December 2015 at 9:49 pm

    That looks amazing, I think we have something similar at our local garden centre, although not wyevale. They look like they like they had a whale of a time. Thanks for linking up hun #bestandworst x

    1. Becky Pink

      9th December 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks Helen, yes they had a brilliant time, well, we all did actually! xx

  5. randommusings29

    9th December 2015 at 12:42 pm

    This sounds like a really good event. You’re girls look so happy and excited and that makes it worth the money straight away. I think its really good value for a meal, a present and the activities! I like how they can choose their own gifts so no one is disappointed 🙂 #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      9th December 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks Debbie, it was great that they could choose their gifts as they both chose the same so there were no arguments! Xx

  6. Claire at Tin Box Traveller

    7th December 2015 at 7:12 pm

    It’s lovely to be able to combine meeting Father Christmas with the other activities. The price per child is also really good value when you consider they get breakfast and a present #KCACOLS

    1. Becky Pink

      7th December 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks Claire, we thought it was really good value for money, and we all had such fun xx

  7. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    7th December 2015 at 2:33 pm

    What a fun Santa experience! The ginger bread cookie decorating looks so fun. It’s lovely that each family got called up one at a time. I also like the idea of the kiddies choosing their own gift. The toys look really nice & like good quality too. x

    1. Becky Pink

      7th December 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Becky, yes they were really good quality, and a good selection. We loved it xx

  8. mumisthewordblog

    7th December 2015 at 11:47 am

    Wow, it looks excellently organised. The food even looks yummy. The girls look like they had. A great time, you’ve definitely given them some fond memories. Great pictures to go with it too! #KCACOLS

    1. Becky Pink

      7th December 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thank you, we all had a great time, so non-stressful for grown ups, my husband is already looking forward to going again next year! Xx

  9. Nicki

    7th December 2015 at 10:19 am

    Great review – was thinking of taking T but now I’m definitely going to book 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      7th December 2015 at 11:54 am

      Oh good I hope you enjoy it! Xx

  10. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    6th December 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This sounds like such a lovely event! Grotto visits and the like tend to feel so rushed and stressful, so it’s great to hear about one that goes the extra mile! 🙂 #KCACOLS

    1. Becky Pink

      6th December 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Jess, it was really fun and chilled out, the girls loved it xx

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