Ciemos pie Ziemassvētku vecīša/ Visit to Santa’s Grotto

DSC_3540aNu jau var teikt, ka par ikgadēju mūsu ģimenes tradīciju decembrī ir kļuvusi ciemošanās pie Ziemassvētku vecīša. Visās pilsētās un, jāsaka, ka pat bieži ciematos Anglijā ir Ziemassvētku vecīša mītne/pilsētiņa jeb grotto. Tajā ir skaisti dekorētas dažādas istabas, kuras parāda, kāda varētu izskatīties Ziemassvētku vecīša māja, tur ir pieejamas dažādas ziemas atrakcijas (piemēram, slidošana, ziemeļbriežu barošana, zīmēšana, līmēšana un visa veida mākslošana ar rūķiem), āras un iekštelpu spēļu laukumi, kafejnīca utt.

Šogad mēs apmeklējām Willow Farm Ziemassvētku vecīša grotto, kas atrodas St Albans un patiesībā ir ļoti tuvu Londonai. Ja esat tajā pusē, noteikti iekļaujiet fermas apmeklējumu jebkurā gada laikā. Ģimenes ar dažādu vecumu bērniem noteikti nebūs vīlušās. Vasarā tur ir daudz aktivitāšu dabā (fermas dzīvnieku barošana, braukšana ar traktoru, nelielas izrādītes uz brīvdabas skatuves, plaši un daudz spēļu laukumi, piknika vietas, kafejnīcas, kā arī iekštelpu spēļu laukumi), bet ziemā akcentētas iekštelpu aktivitātes un tiešām labākā, līdz šim piedzīvotā, ciemošanās pie Ziemassvētku vecīša. Starpcitu, mēs jau viesojāmies šeit trešo reizi.

DSC_3571aBefore Christmas we have some traditions as family, what we try to realize every year. One of them is a visit to Santa’s Grotto. It not just our favourite activity during December, but it is also popular all around England, even small villages try to set up one.  If you didn’t visit one yet, Santa’s Grotto is beautifully and Christmassy decorated rooms or small village which shows  what  might look like Santa’s house. There are available a variety of winter attractions (ice skating, the reindeer feeding, Christmas art, crafts with elves, the outside and indoor soft playgrounds, coffee shops etc.) .

This year we visited Willow Farm Santa’s Grotto, located in St Albans, in fact, very close to London. If you are near, be sure to include farm visits at any time of the year. Family with different age children will certainly not be disappointed. In summer, there are plenty of outdoor activities (farm animal feeding, driving a tractor, small pantomimes on outdoor stages, spacious and lots of playgrounds, picnic places, cafes, as well as indoor soft areas), but in the winter there are more indoor activities and so far the best experienced visit to Santa’s Grotto. By the way, we have made here a visit for the third time.

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3 thoughts on “Ciemos pie Ziemassvētku vecīša/ Visit to Santa’s Grotto

  1. What a magical Christmas tradition – Willow Farm looks like such a great place. I adore (and would need one myself) the penguins that help the little ones with their ice skating. Great pictures and a wonderful place to make those family memories you and your little ones will not soon forget.

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