It’s officially the season of good will, a chance to be jolly and of course it’s the time of year we take our little ones to meet Father Christmas. We were recently invited to a Christmas event at Hamleys to see what’s on offer this year; the event costs £19.99 and your children get to take part in a 45 minute session that includes:
- A craft activity
- Meet Santa
- Santa story
- Games with Santa
- Goodie bag – teddy, colouring pencils, book and a tree ornament
- Sweetie tub
We arrived quite early so we had a bit of time to check out the store and test out some of the fantastic toys on offer. George and Molly loved checking out the toys and it was a great chance to get some Christmas ideas!
The elves met us at the front of the store and sang with us as we made our way to the back of the shop and into the party room (I’d suggest arriving with a bit of time to spare before the party begins just so you don’t miss anything.).
The room was suitably festive and the table was set up with a very cool craft activity; Sticker Scratchers, which involves Christmas foam stickers and glitter paper. Basically I have to get myself a set of these! Molly loved this activity- another idea for Christmas!
After the craft Santa arrived and the room fell silent. It was so lovely and magical, he came in and said hello and then it was time for a Christmas story. After this the children played a few games and then they were encouraged to write their Christmas wish list and they had a chance to meet Santa.
At the end they were given a good bag with a teddy, coloured pencils, a Christmas tree decoration and a book as well as a tub of sweeties!
George and Molly loved the party, it was full of Christmas spirit and the Elves were outstanding! It was fab to meet Santa and see George and Molly so excited. I think for £19.99 you do get a fair amount for your money (I’ve spent more and got a lot less!) but Molly and George both suggested that a snack would be a nice addition during the event.
I imagine the sessions will book up super fast, so get booking now. It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit!
Disclosure: We received free entry in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.