Visiting Father Christmas – Living Arrows 51/53

I can’t believe Christmas is now officially a week away! The boys are at school right up until the end of this week and I finish on Thursday but we simply cannot wait to have just over two weeks off to relax, eat our body weight in chocolate and lounge around in our PJs!

We went to see Father Christmas on Saturday at Chessington and unfortunately, we didn’t pick the best day to go as it was cold and wet for most of the day. We tried to make the most of it though and while we definitely won’t be going back there for Christmas again the boys still enjoyed the day.


I love this photo of the two of them on Sea Storm, it was one of a few rides we could go on that day.


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We went to see the man in red @chessingtonworldofadventures on Saturday. It was cold and wet and the Vampire ride wasn’t open much to the kids disappointment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We tried to make the most of the day and managed to get on the Gruffalo ride and a couple of others. The boys also decorated a cookie each. Queuing for Father Christmas in the wet wasn’t fun and then we felt rushed when we did get to see him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Still, the boys were happy with their gifts and we went home to warm up in front of the fire. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We won’t be visiting Winters Tail again unless they happen to massively up their game and do more with their Christmas experience. I’ll be blogging about our experience soon so keep an eye out for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’ve been before – how did you find it? #parentsinthepicture

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We were so grateful to get home that evening to defrost in front of the fire and watch a movie.

Sunday, we braved the supermarket and did the bulk of our Christmas shop. It was really busy but I’m relieved that bar vegetables we have everything we need for the big day! I can’t believe my next Living Arrows post is going to be on Christmas Eve and I am so close to completing a whole year of Living Arrows!

I’m sharing weekly photos of the boys to celebrate their childhood and linking up to the Living Arrows linky

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth
Khalil Gibran

Living Arrows


  1. I always find Christmas activities so hard as you just can’t bank on the weather. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas x

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