Cressing: Meet Father Christmas and his reindeer | Braintree and Witham Times
Father Christmas and his reindeer are heading to Cressing Temple Barns tomorrow and next weekend. Cressing Temple: Father Christmas visit - See traveller reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Braintree, UK, at TripAdvisor. Here's where you can take your little ones to visit Father Christmas in his Where: Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Rd, Cressing, Braintree.
Families can walk through Santa's Christmas cottage garden where he grows candy canes and winter vegetables.VISITING FATHER CHRISTMAS
A friendly elf will welcome you into the toy workshop where you can hear about the toy making process and see some last-minute toys being made. You can also visit Mrs Claus' knitting station and feed tame deer.
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December 3, 4, 10, 11 What's there? You will be taken to the Burton Shaw Terminus where your steam hauled Santa Express Train will be waiting for you to board. The train will make its way through woodland and over the Mardyke stream to the Belvedere Station, where Santa and his Elf will be waiting for you in his lodge. You will disembark here and each child will visit with Santa, collect their present and have time for that all important photo opportunity on Santa's Oldsmobile Sleigh.
Do bring your own camera. Of course you do.
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You are in luck because Father Christmas will be rocking up to a number of grottos across Essex. You can also meet the big guy this weekend at the Billericay Christmas Market, which will take place in the High Street on Sunday.
This charity colossus of a festive event attracts more than 20, people each year. There will even be flash mob demonstrations and a circus troupe. Everything to get you in the festive mood — plus the chance to snap up some unique gifts. November Christmas Eve11am-6 or 8pm daily. Cheaper prices for annual pass holders.
Good boys and girls will be given a special magic star, which can then be taken to the Toy Factory to choose your own special gift. With Santa experiences, the key is often in the detail. You want the whole journey to feel magical and from the very start, and Cressing Temple Barns delivered.
Once we had signed in, we were ushered into the waiting room which was bursting with Christmas decorations. There were long wooden benches where you could sit and watch a comical film about Santa, as well as a huge Christmas tree, pretend log fire and fake snow which my children soon had their hands in sorry Cressing Temple. Then an elf turned up to take us around.
He was everything you wanted a host to be - funny, silly and helpful. He handed all of the parents an envelope with all the cards and vouchers which we would need later. Read More Christmas is set to begin in Shenfield with its annual Christmas Fayre The way Cressing Temple is set out with its cluster of barns is perfect for this type of event.
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We entered the first small barn where the children could fill out a card to Santa with their Christmas list. For those that finished quickly, there were magic tricks to watch. The kids could then post their letters into a letter box and cross their fingers that their list was delivered.
Santa's mail at the Grotto Mother Christmas was next. She was waiting for us all in a warm, darkened kitchen, where she had been busy baking Christmas cookies. The sweet, rosy-cheeked lady talked to the children about Santa, Christmas and baking, and we all had to take part in a spell to make the cookies bake extra fast.
We all got given some shortbread, and I was pleased to see that there was even a separate tray of gluten free biscuits as one child in our group needed them. Out elf led us along a path and we all sang carols on the way.
We were taken up a narrow staircase and into a warm, upstairs room in the next barn. As the children gathered excitedly at the top, there was suddenly a silence as they caught sight of Santa. The elf told us all to be quiet though as he was asleep behind his desk, and the kids had great fun waking him up.