Last Friday we were invited* to a preview of Blakemere Villages’s Christmas woodland in Northwich.
We were greeted by one of the elves and taken into the magical woodland where we went on a journey to help save Christmas by collecting the Christmas spirit in sprinkles.
The woodland was beautifully decorated with various bells, baubles, signs and bunting. One of the elves led us through the magical woodland explaining that the magic of Christmas was very low and we needed to try and save Christmas.
We came across a beautiful owl up in a tree who was called Melody. Melody had a chat and sing to us and together we managed to get the magic of Christmas up a notch. After seeing Melody, we continued through the woods until we came across Wiley the Fox’s den.
Through acting and singing Wiley the Fox told us how he knew Father Christmas and with our help, restored a bit more of the magic of Christmas. After leaving Wiley the Fox we found Jack Frost walking through the woods!
He was very energetic and eager to chat to us all and help restore some more magic. We even got to meet a unicorn and the Snow Princess here. After another short walk we found Father Christmas in his post office! Each child got to meet him individually and had the opportunity to take photos. The children where each given a gift (Christmas book) and had a chat before we continued our journey.
The final stop was to Mrs. Claus’s kitchen where she was baking gingerbread people. We were each given a gingerbread to decorate and Mrs Claus and her elves put on a great show singing to us. The parents were given a gift here too which I thought was a lovely touch, I received a beautiful red candle in a glass jar and D received a Christmas beer.
After we had finished in the kitchen, we were shown the ice rink that was opening up the day after and also got to see Snowy the owl. There was a wishing tree too that we could hang our written wishes on for 2019. The experience was finished off perfectly with hot chocolates, cookies, mince pies and toasting marshmallows over the fire pit.
We had an incredible afternoon and I would definitely recommend it. Blakemere Village have managed to combine a family activity with meeting Father Christmas and going to the theatre seamlessly x