We recently visited The Christmas Shopping Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground. We were expecting it to be a fun filled day out, lots of halls, with lots of stalls! An impressive Santa's Grotto, Reindeer's and fun things for children to do!
When we arrived we had to walk up the path towards the entrance and we spotted the couple of reindeer's. The little ones liked seeing them, but the poor reindeer's didn't look too happy. We then carried on and reached one of the halls full of Christmas stalls. We walked on through and there were lots of pretty items for sale. Handmade wooden gifts, handmade clothing, jewellery. There were a lot of empty stalls with no one working on them though, which was a shame. We moved onto the second hall which was the food hall. There was all sorts of food & drink. Beers, hot drinks, sandwiches, chocolate, cheese! (I was very sad there wasn't any cheese samples left though! Haha).
After visiting those stalls, we went to the main hall I'm assuming. The little ones went on a little carousel which they enjoyed. There were both getting a bit restless & tired to be honest. We had a look around and spotted the Mini beast show!
After seeing the minibeasts, we spotted Santa's Grotto! Considering it cost an extra £5 to see Father Christmas I was expecting the grotto to look magical and exciting! It looked ok. Santa himself was very friendly and we got to exchange our two £5 vouchers for two toys of the little ones choices. That explains why it cost so much to see Santa!
(Little Girlie has her finger in her mouth! Not nose! Haha)
Once we had left the Grotto, we were sort of hanging around, not really knowing what to do. My little ones decided they were going to have a little dance with their new toys. It was so cute.
All in all, I think the event was ok. The Santa was good, if a little expensive. We liked the reindeers too, and the stalls looked really good. It didn't really feel remotely festive, apart from the fact Father Christmas was there! The halls could have been decorated! A bit of tinsel goes a long way!
This post was sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation.
We were gifted a family ticket to review the event. All opinions are my own..