Enchanted Christmas at Hatton

We are big fans of Hatton Adventure World and have visited a few times now. We went to see Father Christmas back in 2014 and were thrilled to be able to visit again this year.

Hatton’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom is open every weekend until Christmas and 19th – 23rd December, so there is still plenty of time to fit in a visit.

As well as the fabulous grotto you can still visit the animals and play on the fairground rides as well as many of the other activities. If you get cold there is entertainment in the soft play area or fabulous shows in the family theatre.

Also for Christmas there are some lovely Craft markets which are open until late with hot food and roasted chestnuts readily available.

In fact you can be sure of a true Christmas Experience to remember at Hatton, it really is worth a visit.

Hatton’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom Grotto

A little Poem

Three children wait, sitting patiently on sacks of reindeer food.
They had to wait their turn so not to appear rude.

Soon they would visit the reindeers at play,
Which ones would they see today.
Maybe Dancer, Prancer, Dasher or Vixen,
Or it could be Cupid, Comet, Donner or Blitzen?

Blitzen was their favourite by far, 
He was the friendliest and loved a  stroke through the bar.
To Dickensian time they were transported back
on entering the grotto that was dark and black
The house of Scrooge and Marley made them shrug,
While Mum called out Bah humbug!

Then although the photo is not clear,
There was a shop full of beer,
We believed that the point of it
was to help parents get into the Christmas Spirit!

Then from past to future they were transported
To see some  shiny robot elf hybrid
In the Christmas workshop making toys
For all the nice girls and boys

This glowing machine was making festive delights for everyone,
Candy Canes, Stars and Gingerbread Men are now done.

They viewed the flight path for Father Christmas’ Sleigh, 
It won’t be long before he’s on his way.
Behind closed doors would you dare to believe
Was a ton of gifts to be delivered on Christmas Eve.

Back in the present they viewed some snowy scenes,
This friendly elf was wrapped up warm it seems.
It must be cold because around the bend…..

……They saw a waddle of penguins to friend.
Then it was time to meet the big man himself.
(No mention of the elf on the shelf)

They were a little shy at first
Then the Little Man Fit to burst
Said “Are you the real Santa Claus?
I think you are of course!”
Then Father Christmas pulled out his Naughty or Nice book,
He opened it up and for their names he did look
If the children were found on the list called Nice
Then they would get a lovely surprise

They were found on the Nice list by the Big Man who
Gave each child a golden key which unlocked a door to…. 
The happy children chose their toys with ease
And paid for them with their golden keys.

We had a lovely experience and the kids were so excited. After visiting the grotto they went to let off some of their excitement in the park.

When it got too cold we went into the arts and crafts tent to write letters to Father Christmas and make Christmas cards and decorations. The kids loved it in there and I was happy to get warm again and have a coffee and mince pie.

The day was a big hit with the kids, they loved it all. We will definitely be looking forward to our next visit to Hatton Adventure World.

Disclosure: we were sent tickets to visit Hatton’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. December 5, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Enchanted Kingdom looks fab and is not too far from us.
    We will hopefully get to pay a visit!

  2. louisejedwards
    December 5, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    These looks like an amazing grotto to visit with children. A brilliant poem too! x

  3. December 5, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I love Hatton and we have had so many lovely family days out there. I have never been at Christmas but I will try and get there this year as it sounds lovely.

  4. December 5, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    How lovely! We have never been to Hatton before but it looks wonderful. I love how you've written your post as a poem. Thank you.

  5. December 5, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Oh that looks and sounds like so much fun! The place looks fab

  6. TheMadHouse
    December 6, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Seeing father Christmas is being a real adventure nowadays. I love that a lot of places do it so well

  7. coombemill
    December 6, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Well done Hatton, it looks like that have done a great job with their Christmas themed activities. This would make a wonderful Christmas treat day out for anyone who lived in the area.

  8. sarahmo3w
    December 6, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I love your poem! It does look like a lovely place to visit Father Christmas 🙂

  9. michelletwinmum
    December 6, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    Very cute, it looks as if everyone had a good time. Mich x

  10. craftsonsea
    December 7, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Oh it looks great! We're off to see Santa this weekend which I'm very excited about!

  11. December 7, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    It looks like they all had a lovely time, I've never been to this place must check it out x

  12. ChelseaMamma
    December 10, 2016 / 11:28 am

    This looks like lots of fun, shame it is so far away for us

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