Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m like a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I love the Toy Show, Christmas FM, when Jingles McSprinkles and Snowflake arrive, advent calendars, ice-skating, the lights but most of all I love the Christmas experiences, the days out with the kids. So when the invite for the press preview of Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest arrived in my inbox you can just imagine my excitement. (more…)
Last Friday we were invited to Santa’s Cove opening press night to experience Ireland’s newest Santa experience. Designed as the ultimate family experience Santa’s Cove is priced at €25 per child, infants under one go free, adults are €12.50 during peak times (from December 5th) and you also get a free family photo with Santa. (more…)
The Christmas Toy Show is back and this year it’s even bigger and better. Taking the main stage in the RDS from the 22nd-30th of November, the Christmas Toy Show promises to be a nine-day magical and memorable experience.
There will be live entertainment throughout the nine day spectacular from disco’s, ventriloquism puppet shows, Play Doh workshops, music classes, magicians, story-time and football challenges. There will also be a giant photo wall at the Show where children can get their picture taken with their favourite cartoon characters including snow queen Elsa.
One of the great features about the Christmas Toy Show is the Elf Service. There will be hundreds of the must have toys this Christmas along with some fantastic stocking fillers. The Elves will be on hand with their clever ways to help you to your car, stash them in Santa’s storeroom for pick up at a later date or to help organise home delivery.
The Christmas Toy Show is hosting an amazing Santa experience this year which includes a train ride through Santa’s magical kingdom, a story from Mrs. Claus and a Christmas Elf will guide you through Santa’s grotto. Advanced booking is strongly advised. Tickets are €15 and each child will receive a gift from Santa. You can book your tickets HERE.
Admission to the Christmas Toy Show at the RDS is €6 per person or a family ticket admits five people at €25, children two and under are free.
For more details about the Christmas Toy Show extravaganza visit www.christmastoyshow.ie
I have a Family ticket to GIVEAWAY to two lucky readers. Comment below or leave a comment on the post on my My Little Babog Facebook page. Two winners will be chosen at random on Sunday evening.
We live in a house of make believe and fairy-tales. We have a fairy, Trixibelle, who comes and goes as she pleases through a door in Kayla’s room. Kayla has told me she seen her once or twice and always leaves out treats, toys and food by her little door.
Every couple of weeks we all head off to the deep dark woods with the my second child Tinkerbell, the labrador, we go climbing and exploring in search of fairies and their homes. This weekend we found the leftovers of a fairy game, Kayla claims she has seen fairies play this game before, apparently it’s very similar to big people hopscotch.
We found a huge tree similar to the pixi-dust tree but there were no fairies to be seen, they were all working hard getting everything ready for winter. Kayla explained that Queen Elsa’s magic doesn’t work outside of Erindale so the fairies must work extra hard to help make it snow so Olaf can go to Disneyland.
We even found a swing made by the tinker fairies, Kayla chuffed with life that yet again on another deep deep dark forest walk we can still find lost things.
Her imagination brings us to another world. She believes in all things magical, we cannot cross a bridge without being really quiet as we might wake up the trolls. We have no chimney so we must give Santa a special golden key so he can drop off her presents. Elves spy through mirrors when double-checking the naughty and nice list and dolls come to life when you leave a room.
I love watching Kayla pretend play, her imagination is so creative, she lives in her own little fantasy world full of unicorns, leprechauns and make believe. Her imagination is wild, I love seeing it come to life. The night before she started school Trixibelle left her a card and a little bag of sweets, Kayla is still trying to figure out how our house fairy got the card through her tiny little door, the maths just doesn’t add up. She was so happy she remembered it was her first day of school and couldn’t wait to get home to knock on the door to tell her fairy all about it.