This place had been recommended to me by so many people so as soon as the bookings opened this year in September, I booked us in and oh my goodness, it was thee most magical experience.
This is a little photo blog of our very magical day yesterday.
Everything is indoors here for the experience, much to our delight, as we travelled to Ballyshannon yesterday in that shocking weather, we were only delighted to leave the wind and rain on the other side of the door. As you arrive everyone was given a token for a complimentary tea/coffee and mince pie, which you could have before or after your Santa visit while the children have full use of the soft play area.
Our FAB elf came to collect us all and our first stop was Mrs Claus kitchen where she had the table set for hot chocolates and cookies all round. This Mrs Claus was AMAZING, she sat and spoke to every single Child, there were only 10 children in each party which made it so personal, it was just magical. The upside down Christmas Tree was a big hit in her cosy kitchen and of course Santa’s suit was hanging up to dry for Christmas Eve on the clothes line.
After their wee bellies were filled it was off into the Post office, where Noah got to draw a picture or a letter to Santa and they got to post these in the big red letterbox. There was a HUGE naughty and nice list on the wall, where the kids checked it very carefully lol.
There was a table set up where we could all make a little bag of reindeer dust and take it home with us to sprinkle in our gardens and Christmas Eve and we got to meet one of Santa’s very friendly reindeers and his buddy wanted to say hello too. Again there was plenty of time for anyone who wanted to give the reindeer a pet.
Next stop was Elf School, here they found out about all the things that the elf’s needed to learn , like how to wrap gifts, how to get the sleigh ready for Christmas Eve and the favourite one was how to check the chimney is clean for Santa.
Off to the elf’s bedroom now, where with a little bit of magic they found the secret door which led into Santa’s worskshop. They all got to help with stuffing some teddies and leaving them over in the wrapping station which would then drop them onto Santa’s sleigh which was just magnificent. There was loads of time here foe everyone to get family photos in the sleigh and the lovely elf took our family photo for us.
And now it was time, time to meet the main man, Santa. What a magical Santa….Noah’s wee face just made the whole experience for me.
We got back to the tea room where we availed of our gorgeous mince pie and cup fo tea and Noah raced off to the soft play area. This is the most magical Santa trip that we have done and I will be DEF coming back again next year. The detail that went into the all the different rooms….just FAB. Huge well done to everyone at Castle Adventure Farm, you really have made the place into a very magical winter wonderland.
- The friendliest staff EVER, Special shout out to the most amazing Mrs Claus and the Elf, you both were so fab.
- Lovely and warm, I must of actually thought I was going to the North Pole, I had so many layers on, which thankfully were not needed.
- No pressure to buy the photograph.
- Lovely small groups, which makes it very personal.
- Never felt rushed at any part of the experience.
- The complimentary cuppa and warm mince pie WITH cream.
- The Kids being able to have full use of the soft play area and outdoor area where the animals where too.
Noah’s smile says it all…we’ll see you all next year
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