I love this time of the year because it means that we can start to do some fun Christmas activities with the kids which make very special memories. Something we love to do each year is ice skating and visiting Santa so that the kids can tell him what they would like for Christmas and we decided to go back to one of the best places I've ever been to for this which is Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.
They have a brilliant outdoor Christmas ice rink which you can use even if it's raining because it has a roof to keep it nice and dry. There are special skates for the kids to make skating a little easier for them and they have some really good skating aids suitable for children of all ages.
Summer absolutely loved it and would have stayed on the ice for hours, she was quite upset when we finished but she cheered up as soon as we told her we were going to see Santa.
Before we went to see Santa we stopped off in the cafe for a hot drink and a muffin which were absolutely delicious, I definitely recommend you give them a try if you're visiting. The staff were really friendly and accommodating and it had a lovely atmosphere with all of the pretty Christmas decorations.
Next it was time to see Santa in his Christmas Grotto, when you first walk in you're greeted by an elf who points you in the right direction, you walk through a beautiful winter wonderland filled with amazing decorations until you reach a door where you're greeted by another elf who shows you in to Santa himself.
Santa was lovely and really made an effort to make Summer feel at ease as she was a little unsure at first and the elf taking the photos was very patient, taking quite a few shots until she got one of Summer smiling. We loved the photo so much we even got a snow globe with the photo in which has got pride of place in Summer's bedroom.
After spending a few minutes with Santa you then enter his enormous toy warehouse where you can choose any toy you like, there were lots to choose from and Summer was a little spoilt for chice but she decided on a princess castle which included a prince, princess and horse and carriage which she was super excited to play with.
Before we left Webbs we had a look around all of their Christmas decorations and picked up a few pieces for our garden which we're super excited about putting out come December. They have hundreds of gorgeous decorations for sale as well as lots of lovely home and garden items, all in all it makes for a lovely day out for all the family.