in Manchester is always fairly fabulous, the Christmas Markets
take over every spare space within the city centre but this year Spinningfields is the place to be.
Stories with Santa is a novel approach to the traditional visit to see Santa and for my two who never talk to him it seemed like a brilliant idea.
At £5 per child which includes a Story read by Santa himself and a selection box it certainly isn’t the most expensive Santa available in Manchester. As you can see from the picture Santa entered in a really novel way and the attention to detail in his grotto was brilliant. The elves even had everyone singing before Santa came.
After having a Story with Santa the girls were very excited about the next activity of the day. We were going Ice Skating as a family for the first time
At £24 per family plus £5 for the hire of a penguin (we hired two) it is not the cheapest activity that you could do but it is certainly a Christmassy one and the smile on Elizabeth’s face as we skated around the ice singing Christmas Carols was worth a lot more. We also bought 3 photo magnets which were £4 each and a brilliant memento from the day.
We were lucky enough to receive tickets to see Santa and to go ice skating for free. I paid for the photos and the penguins to enhance our experience. All thoughts and smiles are genuine.