Last weekend Weymouth SEA LIFE invited us and other Brand Ambassadors to come to a very special preview event for the upcoming festive season! We where one of the first to experience a very special visit to meet some jolly elf’s who led us through the festive forest to see magical things and visit Father Christmas in his enchanting Christmas cabin. The whole experience was really magical and the kids where so mesmerised with everything from start to finish which was lovely to watch!
Upon arrival the kids were suppose to get a golden ticket with their time slot on it to pass onto the elf’s but when we arrived the entrance was shut because it was nearly closing time so we entered via the gift shop and headed into the park. Inside the park there are lots of signs showing you the way to the stable where you can sit and wait before your visit:
Because we arrived with plenty of time to spare we decided to follow the trail and then venture to say a quick hello to the penguins and turtles and listen to the talk at the seal enclosure whilst the seals had their dinner.
Then it was time to venture to the Reindeer Stables where the friendly elf’s Glitterella and Jingle McTinsel were waiting for us. On our way to the magical forest we stopped to have a look at the reindeer and sleigh which was light up over the pond! Finn thought it was the perfect photo opportunity and ask the elf’s to come and join in (I think it will be even more magical if it’s getting darker and its all lit up):
It was lovely to see how interactive both elf’s where with the children and their inquisitive questions they had for them. Once we arrived at the magical forest half way through Glitterella asked the children to wriggle their fingers, close their eyes and think of their biggest Christmas wish and just like magic snow came down the roof covering the children who thought it was amazing!
Finally we arrived at our destination the enchanted Christmas Cabin where Father Christmas was already waiting for us! A little tip make sure you remove coats and hats before entering because it’s very toasty inside the kids wanted to show off their christmas outfits to Father Christmas so they were happy to get rid of their jackets anyway! Sitting down next to Father Christmas after saying hello he asked them some questions and told them a little bit how he manages to get around the whole wide world in one night with his reindeer’s. The kids were absolutely blown away by him and he had them totally under his spell! Honestly I think he was the best Father Christmas I have ever met! Here is a little clip of Father Christmas telling Finn and Molly-May something very important to remember when he comes to deliver the presents on Christmas:
Before we said our goodbyes the kids gave him a very big hug and Finn suddenly started to feel Fathers Christmas beard he thankfully wasn’t faced by it at all and even encourage Molly-May to have a feel too because she was intrigued (and likes to copy her big brothers moves all the time!) just before we left Finn came out to me and whispered in my ear “Mummy it’s really real!” how adorable is that!!
And of course we did the annual Father Christmas Picture which is defiantly a contender for this years digital Christmas Cards from our Family:
When we left the cabin the Elf’s let Finn & Molly-May have another go walking through the magical forest and let it snow again! Father Christmas did give the children a little present each and as you might can see by their faces the kids loved them although on the way home Molly-May decided she was a bit sad that she didn’t receive the same present then her big brother (also known as second child syndrome!). The Elf’s also had a little surprise present for the children in store which was in form of a Santa pop badge to add to our ever-growing collection! Such a lovely touch!
I cannot recommend the visit to Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE enough and already know that we return next year again! Arriving on Saturday 8th December, Father Christmas will be visiting throughout weekends until 17th – 23rd December when he will be here daily (when he isn’t supervising the Elves at the North Pole of course!) and every child meeting Father Christmas will receive a special SEA LIFE gift.
There will be a Christmas Craft Zone which lots of fun things to keep excited children occupied during your visit, from colouring their own Christmas tree decorations to writing a letter to Father Christmas.
After the magical experience you can treat yourself and the little ones to some of the tasty Festive Fayre available in the restaurant from sumptuous hot chocolate and warming mulled cider to delicious mince pies and Christmas gingerbread there’s something for everyone!
Pre-booking online is highly advised for this event head over to the website and visit www.sealifeweymouth.com/christmas and tickets start from 7.50£.
Disclaimer: We are Weymouth SEA LIFE Ambassadors and received a membership in return for regular reviews, but all thoughts and opinion are my own.