For children, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. So, if you’ve got little ones of your own, or grandchildren visiting, what can you do to make their Christmas even more special?
To help you out, we’ve picked some of our favourite Christmas kids’ accessible activities. From an Elf Emporium and Gingerbread House to a trip to one of the UK’s biggest shopping destinations, there’s plenty to choose from. Here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to the best accessible Christmas activities with kids.
Santa’s Grotto and Elf Emporium
The Milky Way Adventure Park near Clovelly in North Devon offers a magical and fun-filled day out for all the family this festive season.
In Santa’s Grotto and the Elf Emporium on 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 December you can meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, write a letter to Santa and make Reindeer food. In the lovely Buzzlewick’s Elf Emporium, Buzzlewick the elf and friends will be helping father Christmas to sort and load children’s letters ready for him to take back to the North Pole. As well as lots of festive fun, there are plenty of other activities to take part in, including Ziggy’s Blast Quest, indoor Droid Destroyer dodgems, a mini train ride and an indoor pay area. It’s very popular and so booking is essential. You can book online here.
Blenheim Palace light trail and Alice in the Palace
If you want to put a bit of sparkle into your Christmas with kids, then an accessible light trail is a magical way to spend a few hours. One of our favourites is at the spectacular Blenheim Palace.
We particularly love this one because of its incredible scale. There’s an aerial light show, an illuminated waterfall, and even glowing flowers among the snowdrops. It’s stunning. There’s also a wonderful Water Terrace light finale, family rides, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows to choose from.
There’s also Alice in the Palace – a topsy-turvy wonderland that brings the magic of Alice In Wonderland to life.
The team at Blenheim have done a great job of making this place as accessible as possible. However, our advice, as always, is to just give them a quick call to make sure they have everything you need for your visit. You can get in touch with them on 01993 810530.
The Gingerbread House
York Mansion House is bursting with festive fun and flavour this year – it’s being transformed into a Gingerbread house!
Bring the family along for the day and immerse yourselves in the delightful displays and decorations. It really is a feast for the senses that includes a Gingerbread Trail and dressing up for kids, mulled wine for the adults. And, of course – gingerbread.
The Gingerbread house is accessible and open until 22 December. You don’t need to book in advance. But we recommend visiting the Mansion House website for more information about prices and opening times, before your trip.
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto
Shopping is pretty much unavoidable at this time of year. And if you’re in the London area, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself at the gigantic Westfield shopping centre at some point. Of course, picking up those last-minute Christmas gifts with kids in tow can get stressful. So why not book at trip to Santa’s Snowflake Grotto while you’re there?
We’ve picked this one out for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s just a fun experience for the little ones. They get to meet Santa in his cabin, receive a gift and even make their own Christmas decoration.
But of course, we’ve also chosen it for its accessibility. The team at Westfield have made the attraction as accessible as possible, and any helpers get in for free. They recommend that once you’ve booked your ticket, just drop them a line at [email protected] to let them know of any other special requirements.
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