So we’re now in December, which means that Christmas is coming and to celebrate we headed to Beamish Hall for their Magical Christmas event. It’s on Saturday’s and Sunday’s up until Christmas and runs every 10 minutes from 10am to 3.30pm. I had booked the 3.30pm slot as I wasn’t sure whether I’d be working or not but also thought it might be a bit more magical walking around the illuminations whilst it was dark. It was- but our Billy is still a bit small to enjoy it to the full as he was tired and cold. So if you have younger one’s, it might be best to book for earlier in the day if you can. Tickets are available here.
The story for A Magical Christmas is based on Believers. As believers of Christmas and Father Christmas, the children, aka the Young Adventurers, need to make their way through the trail within the woodland and collect Dust to give to Santa and his elves at the end- to help save Christmas! It starts at the entrance to the woodland where you’ll meet your first character and be given your map and pencil. You are then sent on your way to follow the map and trail, to find the answers to the clues and meet various different characters on your journey.
The trail ends at Santa’s Grotto where the story comes to a close and the children are sent on their way with a couple of little gifts- a story book, a certificate and your own magic dust- Santa explains what they need to do with it.
It took us around 1.5hours to complete the whole experience and it was absolutely fantastic! The kids were absolutely amazed the whole way round the trail and the story was brilliant- got us right into the Christmas spirit! Violet threw herself into it and enjoyed talking to each character and doing everything they asked of her. All I’m saying is watch out for the naughty elf- he had all the kids and adults laughing!
We absolutely loved our Magical Christmas journey- the whole production was amazing, massively appreciated how friendly the staff were and how great they were with the kids and it was absolutely worth every penny!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! And don’t forget your wellies!!
Mother Hermit x