Eddie Catz, the indoor softplay destination for young kids, is bringing Santa’s Grotto London back for their second year. Santa and his Elves have set up a “pop up” sitting room at Eddie Catz Wimbledon and is looking forward to welcoming families from 12 – 23 December 2014.
Individual Family Experience
Each family enters Santa’s Grotto and is met by his trusty elves offering hot chocolate and ready to guide you through your Santa experience. Your session takes up to 15 minutes and afterwards you get to use the soft play area for 2 hours.
Letter Writing and Reindeer Food
Santa’s elves welcome you to the Grotto and get the kids to start writing their letter to Santa. They can declare whether they have been naughty or nice and list a the items they would like for Christmas this year.
Next the kids make magical reindeer food which includes a sprinkling of glitter to make sure the reindeer maintain their ability to fly throughout the night. Once the food has been mixed well, the kids place them in paper bags to take home and store safely until Christmas Eve.
After the letter writing and reindeer food making. the kids enter Santa’s sitting room to meet the big man himself. A professional photographer from Memory Gate is there to snap some festive pictures.
Bug (who is 3) was so star-struck that she just stared at Santa. Bee (who is 1) was not sure about the setup and burst into tears. The Santa’s Grotto team were so relaxed and encouraging, and let the girls settle in a bit. I am absolutely amazed that the photographer managed to get some pictures that look decent enough for me to share with you all. I am actually quite chuffed with them!
After a chit-chat with Santa and few snaps, he gave Bug a little gift to take home and I picked up our pictures which were printed then and there. After all that excitement we needed a snack and a run around – just as well Eddie Catz has a café and massive soft play area!
What You Need To Know
Santa’s Grotto experience costs £15 per child on weekdays and £20 per child on weekends. There is also a Baby’s First Christmas package for under 1’s.
It opens on 12 December 2015 and runs through until 23 December 2015.
The experience includes:
- 15 minute Grotto Experience
- Letter to Santa
- Small Gift from Santa
- Reindeer food to take home
- Professional photo with Santa
- 2 hours soft play
You can find out more and book your tickets at www.santasgrotto.london