Last week were invited to the prelaunch of the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience. It is somewhere that we have never been before and it is just over ten miles from home so I am not really sure why. As I was driving up the drive way, listening to Christmas radio, it was beginning to feel like Christmas as the lights twinkled in the distance. We parked up near the house and again we could see all the lights. Sadly we didn’t go into the house but from the hall it looked very festive. We could see several trees that were beautifully dressed and there were bowls full of Christmas chocolates, we had planned to end up in the house to warm up but ran out of time. Admission is £8 for adults and £4 for children, children four and under are free. The admission allows entry to the gardens, hall, 12 days walk, wildlife world, elf village and fairy dell. Lots for your money!! The other activities are extra and I have detailed them below.
👧🏻 took her friend and the girls were excited to start off with ice skating. The rink is a new addition to the Christmas experience this year. There were plenty of staff around to help with boots and there were penguins to help younger skaters. There were lots of benches if you didn’t want to skate – grab a hot chocolate from the elf village first. Ice skating is £12.50 for adults and £9.50 for children. This allows 45 minutes.
After skating we went to the elf village. There are several shops as well as crafts to make and take. This is an extra and you pay with tokens. We made festive mugs which was lots of fun. A perfect gift for grandparents too. The activity tokens are £3 each or £10 for four.
We visited Father Christmas. This was beautifully done with trees sprinkled with snow and twinkly lights aplenty. On the way to meet santa there are some lovely crafts and this adds to the excitement. Santa was hilarious and warm and engaging. He appeared genuinely interested and asked lots of questions. The dory to see Santa at the weekend is filling up fast so you should look online to book now.
We walked around the woods and sang A Partridge in a Pear Tree all the way round. The Fairy Dell was also magical. Alpine houses in a snowy setting with fairy whispers as we walked under the trees. There was so much attention to detail. The walks were a little muddy so I would recommend wearing boots and wearing warm clothes.
This is a great experience for all ages and it was lovely to see that older children were well catered for.
It was a lovey evening at the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience and it is an amazing way to feel festive!! Thank you to Lotherton Hall for inviting us.
More information can be found on the website Lotherton website.