Breakfast with Father Christmas

Father Christmas’ Grottos have improved over the years.

I remember as a child going to one where Father Christmas looked suspiciously like my Dad without his glasses.

Since having children we’ve been to a few different Father Christmas experiences over the years.

But this is the first time we’ve had breakfast with the big man!

We were invited over to our local Wyevale Garden Centre to try it out.


We were greeted by a unicorn and host of other moving animals which caused much delight amongst the children.

Tina was waiting for us as we entered the restaurant with name labels at the ready.

She was very friendly as she showed us to our table (complete with tablecloth and crackers).



The corner for Father Christmas was suitably festive!

Before long breakfast arrived.


And it was very tasty!

After everyone had finished eating, it was time to call for Father Christmas.

The children all sat down and we sang songs to try and get his attention.

Then he arrived and came round to every table to say hello.

The children were then called over to see him for a photo and to choose a present.

The choice of presents were very good – my two chose a crystal gem digging set and an art kit.

Whilst waiting for their turn with Father Christmas, each child was given this cookie decorating plate and some chocolate coins.


This was great as the children were quite happy to wait their turn with a cookie to decorate!

We were all very impressed and had a lovely morning!

It costs £9.99 for children. Adults pay £7.99 for their cooked breakfast. Or accompanying adults can choose a mini breakfast for £3.99.

Great value in our opinion as that includes breakfast, a cookie to decorate, crackers at the table, a bag of chocolate coins, a visit with Father Christmas and a present.

You can also book to have tea instead. Find out more and where your nearest participating Wyevale Garden Centre is here.

Book online and go before 6th December and save £1 on the children’s prices!


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