Visiting Santa at Hatton Country Park

We visited Hatton Adventure World for the first time for Halloween. I can’t believe we have not been before we are really not far away in Warwick, and it’s such a lovely place to visit. We were thrilled to be invited to visit again for their Enchanted Christmas Kingdom which is open every Friday evening and weekend in December and 20th to 24th December 2014.

When we visited it was very cold and we even had spells of rain and hail, but there was still lots to see and do. There is entertainment in the form of Zoobee’s Christmas show in the family theatre, The Wise Men’s Falconry Shows and stories in Festive Scales and Tales.

We started our day with a trip to the Farmyard favourites area which is covered from the elements. The kids love meeting the animals and The Little Man was really taken by Bubbles the Donkey who is 54 years old and actually older than mummy! We saw Bubbles again later for the live nativity.

Then there was the Guinea Pig village which was made up very festive with lots of Christmas trees and snow.

We then made our way over to watch the live nativity, but just has it was about to start the rain pelted down and we had to take shelter. We did go back and the children really enjoyed the nativity and singing along with the Christmas songs and carols.

Then it was time to visit Santas Workshop, but first we stopped to admire the reindeers.

The Grotto was really lovely. We started off by writing our letters to Santa and posting them in the special postbox.

Then we walked around the workshop seeing the elves hard at work making presents and cookies and wrapping them up ready for the Christmas deliveries.

Then came the very special visit to see Santa. I had filled in a form so Santa knew a few details about my children before they went in to see him. He was a very impressive Santa with a kindly voice. The children were totally in awe of him and he had them grinning from ear to ear. Well, apart from the Little Man who was a little wary at times, especially when Santa asked if they had been good. Then Santa pulled out a special book and because they were on the Good List they were each given a key to the special Toyshop.

In the Toyshop the children were allowed to use their keys to purchase a toy of their choice. They thought it was brilliant.

Before we left we had a walk around Hatton Shopping Village which is an adorable selection of shops selling all sorts of pretty things. We particularly liked the sweet shop. Also, there was a craft market to browse with hot roasted chestnuts available. It certainly made it feel like Christmas.

Once again we had a lovely day at Hatton and I’m certain we will be visiting again.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

We were invited to visit Hatton Adventure world for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. December 15, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Ah, we were there just yesterday! It is lovely, and the Santa so chatty and friendly. We enjoyed it, too 🙂

  2. December 18, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    All the posts about Hatton make me wish we were a little nearer and my lot were younger, it looks like a fabulous place and I love how they theme it each season to make it more enjoyable and each visit different. I love the idea of a key and them getting to choose their present! Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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