Last week we were invited to our first Santa experience of the festive season. We were given a sneak preview of the new Ice Grotto Adventure at Squire’s Garden Centre.
The Ice Grotto Adventure sends children on a mini adventure with Elfin, Santa’s chief elf. LP and Little Man loved helping Elfin find Rudolph’s nose and all the children in the room had a great time in an adventure that incorporated fake snow, bubbles and lots of fun. The children got to see Santa on a video link up and they really believed they were saving Christmas.
The main adventure takes place in one room that was really well decorated to look just like somewhere straight from the north pole. This lasted about 15 minutes and after the main adventure families are taken through to meet Santa and at this point I was glad to be near the start of the queue as I can imagine being one of the last would make for a really long wait time – our wait was long enough with us being third in the queue.
The santa was great, really friendly and came across really well. He spoke a lot to the children and they had their photo taken with him as well as getting an age appropriate present. After saying bye to Santa it was time to head home but we did have the option of buying a photo too although when paying £7-£8 per child for the experience it would have been nice if a photo had been included in the price.
The Ice Grotto at Squire’s Badshot Lea is open from now until Christmas and booking is essential.
Disclosure: We were invited to the above event for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.