One of the best things about Christmas if you have children is meeting Father Christmas. That is until you have to queue for 2 hours with some very bored, very miserable children for a 3 minutes with Father Christmas and a very cheap toy at the end of it. Last year, in order to avoid this and see the little darlings smiling broadly, I booked Santa’s Magical Journey at Thursford. As I said this was to avoid the queuing as you are given a start time for your magical Journey in which you can see Father Christmas and they do control the number of people visiting. This was worth the admission price alone but I couldn’t have imagined how wonderful the journey would be. You are transported into a kind of Santa’s workshop at Lapland experience with elves busy making toys and polar bears, Christmas Trees and lots of lots of lights and sparkle, before you meet Father Christmas himself. It is certainly worth the price of admission and although the children’s tickets are £15.50 each, both my children received beautiful age appropriate wooden toys.
There is also a 4d Christmas film which the children really loved.
Definitely, one the children and the older children will enjoy alike.