If your child believes in Santa, you may have created a tradition of visiting the big man once a year. My kids usually see Santa- we’ve done visits at local parks, garden centres, breakfast buffets and last year a cowboy-themed restaurant (!), but this year we’re going for something a bit different!
I’d heard of online Santa visits back in 2020 when over the internet was the only way we could see people, but this year I looked into them more and found that they’ve developed into some absolutely brilliant and magical experiences.
If you’ve found that your local Santa visits have become too expensive (the ones near us have turned into all-day £60 extravaganzas!) or they’re booked up, or even if you have a child who wouldn’t like an in-person visit but might like to see him in some way, take a look at these lovely online experiences!
Some of these are Santa visits and some are other Christmassy fun; all of them will add some magic to your child’s festive period!
These are all absolutely beautiful (and no queuing in the cold, woohoo!) but the best bit is that if you haven’t used Outschool before you can get these for free (or very close to, depending on which one you pick). Just use the code HHE20 when booking and it will take $20 off, which is more than the price of most of these- making them FREE!
This heartwarming session includes a visit with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole! Children aged 3-7 will enjoy songs and stories with this special lady and even hear a message from Santa Claus himself!
Children will also each get 1-1 time to talk about their Christmas wishes and anything they’d like to share about themselves, such as their favourite pet or hobbies.
Children aged 3-8 can enjoy a festive time of seasonal songs with teacher Jamie before Santa comes to join the group. Santa will chat with the children altogether before talking individually to each child and then everyone will sing an exciting goodbye before Santa heads off to prepare presents!
If your child would like a personal visit with Santa, this session is ideal. First, a series of ‘naughty or nice’ questions will be asked, before discussing Christmas wishes (no promises made!)
Santa will let children know that he needs more Elves to do acts of kindness, and they can become an honorary Santa Kindness Elf in a special ceremony. This session is aimed at ages 3-8 but is great for any believer!
Santa works so hard all year to make sure children have toys on Christmas morning, so this is a chance to treat him! In this festive creative session children will bake and decorate some delicious Christmas cookies for Santa to keep his energy up as he delivers gifts on Christmas Eve.
Christmas songs will be sung, and kids will also get to make some reindeer food so Rudolph and the team don’t go hungry on that special night!
Children aged 8-10 will love helping to save Christmas in this special edition of Escape Room! Everything in Santa’s workshop has gone topsy-turvy.
The Elves desperately need help to make things right so they can make all the toys they need ready for Christmas Eve! Children will need to work together to solve puzzles and answer trivia questions in order to fix the workshop!
These workshops and sessions are lovely ways to spread a little Christmas cheer for children. Use my code HHE20 for $20 off your booking and give your child one of these experiences for free!