One of the top things on our yearly Christmas family traditions list, is to meet Santa. This weekend, we were very lucky and got to attend a very exciting and enchanting Christmas event at the Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre in Hayle; Breakfast With Santa.
What a magical morning! Getting to tuck into some delicious food, fun in the soft play zone and getting to meet Santa.
Evie is two and a half years old. This is the first Christmas that she has had any inkling that anything special happens this time of year. Aware of this, we got in Christmas mode, very, very early. We introduced her to the magic of Christmas through books, play and talking non-stop about the time of year, and Father Christmas.
When we told her she was going to meet Santa this weekend, I was the most surprised at her excitement and understanding; ‘Can I ask him to put a red bike under the tree if I’m good?’
Breakfast With Santa
Unlike most places where you meet Santa in a grotto, the Brewers Fayre ‘Breakfast With Santa’ event, is set up so that Santa is there throughout. A V.I.P. area is cordoned off for the children attending and you really are made to feel special.
From the moment that you walk in the door, you are met by Santa. Evie was a little bit overwhelmed and none of us were expecting him so early. The first time Evie saw Santa she was so nervous. We’d prepped her beforehand, but she was too shy to talk to him at first and cuddled into me.
I loved that he was there throughout the event, so that she could get comfortable in his presence. You could approach him anytime you liked and by the end she was waving goodbye and talking to him like they were old friends.
If it was more of an ‘in and out’ grotto session, I have a feeling that we would have been a bit disappointed. Evie’s confidence wouldn’t have grown and the meet and greet would have been over in a whirlwind.
Inside the V.I.P area, the tables were all set up for a ‘kids only’ breakfast. The adults could also eat, but on separate tables.
Evie sat with all of the other children, which was so lovely as it gave her a chance to be a bit more sociable. All of us tucked into a delicious hot buffet breakfast. Parents could help themselves to breakfast and the children were given extra special treatment, as they were waited on by Santa’s ‘elves’.
We told the elves what Evie wanted on her breakfast plate. They also made sure that they had knowledge of any special dietary requirements. The elves waited on the children throughout breakfast and beyond and the children were made to feel like real V.I.P’s.
Throughout ‘Breakfast With Santa’, there were special little treats for the little ones. Evie loved that there were balloons and ‘Santa’ beards were also left on the table to play with.
Things To Do
The children could dip in and out of the soft play zone whenever they wanted and there were also extra special things to do like face painting. All of this is included in the event price.
Evie was a little bit too young for full face-paint, but the face painting lady let Evie have the choice of either some small snowflakes or flowers on her cheeks.
Evie sat so still and and the lady was amazing with her. She explained what she was doing and let Evie choose all of the colours.
But, hands down, the best thing about going to Brewers Fayre is the soft play for kids. With sections for all ages, it’s a great place to spend a few hours. It gives us parents a good chance to sit back, while our children enjoy themselves.
If you want to introduce your children to Santa, this is the perfect event to do it. Throughout the festive breakfast, you can talk to Santa whenever you like. On your way out you even get to say goodbye to Santa, who then gives your little one a special parting gift, with the promise of delivering to them on Christmas Eve.
Thank you so much Brewers Fayre for inviting us along to meet Santa. We had such a magical time and will definitely be returning again next year.
Don’t miss out – Santa’s stopping by from 10 – 11:30am every weekend throughout December. Contact your local restaurant to find out more information and prices and we highly recommend booking now to avoid disappointment.
Breakfast with Santa costs between £5.99 per child and £8.99, dependant on if the Brewers Fayre has soft play facilities.
Are your little ones going to meet Santa this year? Would you love for your children to have breakfast with Santa?