Monday, 22 December 2014

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World review

Yesterday we spent such an enjoyable day at Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire.  We've been a few times now, and always have a great day, but this time the whole place was Christmas themed and was wonderful!

There was so much to do all day at the Christmas Kingdom, but we started with the most important - meeting Father Christmas!  There was a wonderful grotto to walk through on the way to meet Santa, and it really got us in the spirit.  Father Christmas' reindeer were even waiting for him outside.

With lights, real snow, trees and wonderful displays, there were things to look at from every angle.

And our son loved meeting the main man himself.  He was a very good Father Christmas, and had a good conversation with our son.  He was more than happy to pose for photos too, and it's great that you can use your own camera for these.

Santa magically made a key appear for our son and daughter, which unlocked a wonderful gift in the toy shop.  This was a really nice touch, and both our kids got to choose their own really good quality gift from loads that were available.

All this activity took an hour or two (time passed really quickly!), so we headed off down to the outside park and trampolines for a bit of a walk and look round.  As it was pretty cold and damp, most of the outside fairground rides and bouncy castles, but all the games and trampolines were tested out thoroughly by our two.

To get warm, we headed to the indoor family theatre where the funny Zoobee children's entertainer put on a great magic show.  The kids all sat at the front, and our son really enjoyed it.  Zoobee got it just the right level to keep parents and kids watching and laughing along with him.  It was nice to be indoors for a while too.

After a spot of lunch and play in the soft play area, we headed out to drive the tractors and visit the guinea pigs.  The sheltered farm area had been decorated and looked really festive, and I rather took a shine to Bubbles the donkey, who was unbelievably cute and patient with lots of visitors stroking him.

We always visit the wonderful sweet shop on the way home, and our son chose some lovely homemade fudge for the journey. I did too!

An added bonus of the Enchanted Kingdom was the Christmas market near the entrance and exit.  There were some lovely stalls and it was great to be able to shop for some handmade and unique Christmas gifts. I spent a really enjoyable half hour or so looking round and talking to some of the stall holders. THe market, like the shops was free to get to and you didn't need a ticket to Hatton Adventure World. All the shops are lovely and perfect for gift shopping.

We had another great day at Hatton, and still feel like we haven't done it all despite being a few times.  I can really see how family membership at around £23 a month is great value.  All year round there's so much to see and do.

Tickets to the Enchanted Kingdom cost from around £41 for a family of four when booked online (they do cost more if you buy at the door).  Please check the Hatton World website for full opening times and a compete run down of all the many Christmas activities.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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Disclaimer: we were sent four tickets to Hatton Adventure World for the purposes of this review, but all thoughts, as ever, are my own.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful day out at Hatton Adventure World, and what a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit. Meeting Santa and the animals must be a great day out. That sweet shop looks great with lots of choice, no doubt my lot would've jumped at the chance to get in there. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  2. Awww what an unforgettable Christmas trip! We missed meeting Santa this year =(


  3. This looks fabulous an very reasonably priced. Glad you had a great day x #countrykids

  4. Mmm that fudge looks delicious! Worth it just for that! ;) #countrykids

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