As Sunday’s go we had a pretty great one and can’t help but feel like a sprinkling of festive magic is all around us. The weekend started with snow falling and ended with an Elf adventure. I do love this time of year, as it arrives we’re always left wondering which events we need to book early, which to do again and of course whether we should squeeze in a new one. If you are looking for a way to kick off your Christmas celebrations then I would highly recommend booking a spot on the Elf Adventure Challenge over at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. It was Elftastic. The event was interactive and full of festive joy and unlike any other event we have experienced before. With singing and dancing elves, toy making and lets’s not forget an elf march which we were still singing as we hung the decorations on our Christmas tree – we couldn’t have asked for a better way to bring in the festive season.
Our adventure begun as we picked up our special wrist bands from the gardens entrance – as we know Trentham well George made his way through the Italian Gardens following the signs and Elves along the way. We were greeted by a rather jolly elf who very kindly guided us inside the den and put us into teams, we were Team Robot. It is official, I am filled with the Christmas spirit and so is George.
The event was staged as a challenge with the prize being honorary elf status – the children were completely bought in to the 45 minutes of fun and were sad when it came to and end. There were ooh’s and ahhh’s from the littles as they listened intently to Pumpaa and Sprout relaying instructions of how they needed to help the big man himself and so much laughter. We built a sleigh, organised toys and made a toy robot. I love that it was completely dedicated to children aged between 2 and 10 – personally I think the event is perfect for children up to 6 – I guess it really does depend on just how much your children BELIEVE.
Tickets are still on sale and the event runs right the way until Christmas Eve. This event costs £15 per ticket and £13 per ticket for Annual Pass Holders which admits one child one adult which includes garden entry on the day of your visit and a 32-page illustrated story book. George loved the book which also had his certificate in that he coloured in as we returned home. I love that Trentham Gardens have included the cost of entry to the gardens in the ticket price, such a lovely bonus as there is no better place to be than wandering around the gardens on a brisk day with a hot chocolate.
I have added this post to Colette’s #TriedTested over on her blog We’re Going On An Adventure.
* Disclosure – we were gifted free tickets in exchange for a review. This is an honest review, all words are my own.