Sunday, 27 November 2016

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Today we had the pleasure of stopping off on the way home at the Bicester Avenue Wyevale Garden Centre to enjoy breakfast with Father Christmas.

Child tickets are £9.99 and adults £7.99 or £3.99 depending on whether you want a cooked breakfast or just a fresh pastry and drink.  I think it was all very reasonable for what was included, excellent value for money really.  You can even save a further 15% off child tickets if you book a visit before the 2nd of December.

The tables were dressed with crackers and there were activity sheets and colouring crayons for the children to amuse themselves.  

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The staff in the store were very attentive making sure everyone had drinks and our food was served promptly and was a decent portion size.  All in all my husband and I felt very relaxed it was lovely tucking into our meals and the boys being occupied first eating their own breakfasts and after decorating their biscuits.  You can see the presents from Father Christmas in the background - quite a lot of choice.

The adult breakfast was very generous, with sausages, bacon, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms, fried egg and baked beans.

The boys both had breakfast and squash, they had a biscuit each to decorate with an icing bag and lots of sweets to sprinkle on afterwards.  It really was a lovely experience.  Before Father Christmas arrived the children had to call for him and a few of the younger children had bells to ring. 

After meeting Father Christmas they had an opportunity to pick a present.  I thought it was quite nice that the children got to pick their own presents rather than have something randomly wrapped up which might not be suitable for their interests.

I think they liked the novelty, as this is the first time they have ever been able to pick their own gift.  I don’t know if this is the case for all the Wyevale Garden Centres or just this particular one, but the presents they opted for were nice quality products – a colouring set for eldest and a meteorite aliens activity set for youngest.

Bicester Avenue was a really nice store; it had been decorated well for Christmas, with snowflakes, penguins and lots of twinkly Christmas trees, everything was clean and tidy.  I would definitely stop here again to break up our journey, as sadly we don’t have a centre close to home.

1 comment:

  1. This looks a lot of fun. Never done the breakfast with Santa before xx