You probably already know what big Cockfields Farm fans we are! Especially of their special events. The Christmas one has been a favourite of mine since my twins were born 6 years ago.
Cockfields farm put so much effort into their special events, they are certainly worth the money and you wouldn’t be disappointed!
This years Christmas experience was no expectation, to be honest, I thought it was the best one yet!
As you arrive, the kids are welcomed by a friendly elf where they collect their North Pole passports! The passports are needed as you journey around the farm, collecting stickers along the way. After they wrote their names on the passports, we were soon called to see Santa.
From a parents point of view, I loved that there’d I’d to feel like a wait to see Father Christmas. No queue and no kids moaning about hanging around! Fantastic!
Now you can ask my 10 year old son (gutted that this may be his last proper magical Christmas), but the real Father Christmas visits Cockfields Farm! We were taken to see Father Christmas who was sat in a lovely Christmassy living room. My youngest pair has made cards for him and Santa very lovingly read them and popped them on his fireplace. It was so lovely, we weren’t rushed at all. Father Christmas asked all three what they hoped to get for Christmas and chatted to them for a while. Then the elf took a photo or two of us all, then he took some on my phone too.
Next we went to Santa’s toy shop where the kids get to exchange a special golden coin he gave them for a toy of their choice. After picking, we headed to the sorting office. This was a fab addition to previous years, the kids were given a ticket then at the sorting office, we waited the chosen toys slide down a chute! Loved it.
There were friendly elves everywhere who were happy to help! The kids wrote letters to Father Christmas, popped on special North Pole stamps and posted them. We visited Santa’s stable and made up some packets of reindeer food for Christmas Eve.
Another of my favourite part is the visit to Mrs Claus’s kitchen. Mrs Claus was so friendly and the kids loved her. They each decorated (and ate) their own gingerbread man in her lovely and warm kitchen. We also enjoyed story-time with an elf in the Reindeers stable.
After a little break (me and daddy treated ourselves to a hot chocolate with out Elf Bucks), we all headed to Elf Academy! After learning show to be an Elf (the kids loved it), they all made their very on soft reindeer toy! Complete with its own heart and certificate! And as we left the academy, it was snowing!
There was of course all the usual fun of Cockfields Farm to be had also including unlimited goes on the carousel, the jumping pillow, playground and cuddling a bunny!
If you are still thinking of somewhere special to visit this year (tickets are limited), then Cockfields Farm is extra special. Also it’s value for money is amazing- included in the ticket is your child’s visit to Santa, the gift, the build a bear, a hot drink for adults, reindeer food, decorating a gingerbread man and much more!
Check out their Facebook page for availability, they also have toddler days on during the week.