Last weekend, it being December now, it was deemed time to visit Santa’s grotto.
We were invited to visit the grotto at Birmingham museum and art gallery grotto so the timing was perfect.
With a whole room to itself, the snow effect and twinkling lights made for a very convincing grotto for Lilly and Lucas. We were greeted by one of Santa’s helpers and Santa’s helper lead the children down an illuminated path to the the grotto entrance (a spacious gazebo) where both Father Christmas and his official photographer were waiting for us. Father Christmas was a wonderfully friendly and talkative man who spent a good amount of time interacting with both children before they joined him on his leather Chesterfield for the obligatory photo.
Sadly my photos don’t really do justice to just how pretty the room was decorated but it was lovely, very magical with all the fairy lights and tinsel on the walls.
Our tickets bought us time with Father Christmas, a couple of photos which are great quality and a small gift for each child. At £5.00 for each child this represents great value and Lilly was very happy with her art set in a case, Lucas loved his squeeze bath toy squirters too.
The grotto shall be available at weekends until December 18th . All the details are here. http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Although we were invited to visit the BMAG grotto at no cost to ourselves that has not influenced this honest review.