So Christmas is coming so fast, it’s literally upon us. So with everyone being so busy Christmas shopping and planning the big day, I decided to put together the top 5 Christmassy days out in the midlands, to try and take the strain off.
There are so many different things to do, so many different options when it comes to activities, but I have tried to find something for everyone, big and small.
So here it goes, enjoy and please let me know if you visit any!
Firstly is the a firm favourite or ours, the Santas Grotto at Webbs garden centre Whychbold. This is something we do every year, going back to when I was tiny. It holds so many memories. Start by looking at the amazing decoration displays and Christmas goodies. Then follow the footsteps to Santas Grotto, where the elves will take you on a special adventure. Both the girls love the big display, and getting to meet the man in red himself. After that the kids can go into the workshop and choose a toy from an amazing range. We LOVE this grotto and its become a firm tradition for us. Prices start from £7 per child, which is amazing these days. You really do get so much for your money.
Next is a favourite for everyone. The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham. With so many different stalls and something to suit all tastes, the German market is a must see. Free to walk around and find some wonderful decorations and unusual gifts. Open from the 12th of November to the 24th of December, you have plenty of time to visit.
Next is Santas Grotto at Hatton Country world near Coventry. We visit Hatton all year round, and now they have launched an Enchanted Christmas Kingdom which opens on the 29th of November, its set to be fantastic. With all the usual animals and fabulous play barn, this will be a full day of Christmas magic, play and shopping in the shopping village. This is a must for the family this Christmas.
Something a little bit different next, The Santa Express on Gloucestershire railway. This one is a favourite for locals. With an adventure up and down the line, they turn their fabulous steam train into the Santa express. Where they will travel to Meet Santa Claus and get a fabulous present. Also they serve mince pies, hot and cold drinks and biscuits and fruit.
The Santa Express is set to be truly magical, but it does book up really fast, so be quick!
Finally something with rave reviews, the Santa special Canal trip. Take your little ones on a trip to Lapland in the deep canals. Go on a truly unique journey through the deep canals, with special displays and a magical ride, the kids with be enthralled from start to finish. This is one I have yet to experience, but we are hoping to get tickets and go along. This will be something to remember forever, a truly wonderful Christmas trip.
So, there you have it, our list of fantastic Christmas activities in the midlands. So go forth and be Merry!