Last weekend we went along to House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey to see Santa in his grotto. Here’s what we got up to…
Santa’s Grotto at House of Marbles
‘Santa’s Grotto is returning to House of Marbles for Christmas 2017 and we feel we can safely say that it is going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!’
Every year House of Marbles has a different theme for their grotto. This year they had a ‘space theme’, which may not seem particularly Christmassy but it actually worked really well.
We were greeted at the entrance by a couple of Buzz Lightyears, which the kiddies loved! You then go into the ‘spaceship’. We started in the control room where the kids had to open the secret door into the planets room.
In the planets room, they played a game where they had to get the hoop over the planet. The decor was brilliant!
Then it was on to see Santa in his grotto. The kiddies loved chatting to him and making sure that he was aware that we weren’t going to be at home for Christmas.
They both received a present, a badge and a balloon. The present was a tin in the shape of a house which had a bag of marbles in it.
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Santa’s Lost His Marbles Trail
After our visit to Santa, we did the Santa’s Lost His Marbles Trail. The kids had a workbook each with clues on it and the answers were hidden all around the House of Marbles. You are given the pack when you buy your tickets.
Once the kids had completed the trail they handed in their answer sheets and got a prize each. They both had a wristband and a chocolate bear.
There was also an adults Christmas quiz which puts you into a prize draw to win a Christmas hamper.
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Discount on Lunch
When you get your tickets to see Santa you will also get a discount to use in the restaurant or shop. We opted to have some lunch and hot chocolate.
The food is always really good at House of Marbles. I had a bacon and brie panini and it was very tasty.
Once we were all full the kiddies burnt off their energy in the games garden.
Of all of the Grottos that we have been to in the past, the kids will definitely remember this one purely because of the unique theme of it. It certainly made it stand out from the others.
They both really enjoyed it and we were able to make a day of it by adding in lunch and the trail. We’d definitely recommend this grotto experience.
- Cost: £6.99 per child which includes meeting Santa, a balloon, badge and gift. also, quizzes with prizes.
- Open: 10am – 3pm every weekend day from 18th November – 17th December. Plus a few extra weekdays during the school holidays from Monday 18th December to Friday 22nd.
Visit their website for more information on visiting Santa. Where are you planning on seeing Santa this year?
To find out more about House of Marbles check out our video over on YouTube.