Last weekend we had a breakfast date with the big man, Santa, himself at Brewers Fayre restaurant at The Guild in Bromsgrove. Every year we make a trip and so that Charlie can get his present list in early and I loved that it allowed me to have breakfast too.
We were shown to our table which had Santa beards, puzzle sheets with a wordsearch and colouring with some wax crayons to keep the kids entertained whilst waiting for the food. As with Brewers Fayre breakfasts, there is a large all you can eat continental selection with cereals, fruit, yogurts, toast, croissants, muffins (which Charlie was somewhat taken with!) and dried fruits along with a variety of juices and hot drinks that you can help yourself too.
We also had a cooked breakfast which had all your “typical” breakfast elements on which coupled with the continental selection filled us all up, even fussy Charlie who ate the hash brown which was a first!
We got to visit Santa in his Grotto which whilst not very Grotto-ey as it wasn’t enclosed, was still lovely. The girls however – did not think so and my husband and I quickly founf out that P1 and P2 are not taken with the man in red; they screamed and flat out refused to go near him. Luckily Charlie got to chat and tell old Saint Nic exactly what he wanted and had a chat to him about football and their favourite players. Santa also gives pretty awesome high fives.
I loved that the presents from Santa were wrapped and Charlie really enjoyed reading his Beano annual. The girls wouldn’t go anywhere near Santa so didn’t get a present but I personally would have thought that the annual wouldn’t have been suitable for them so perhaps would like to see a bit of a variety for the different age groups in gifts.
After meeting Santa we went through to the soft play area which had a baby section, toddler section and a main large section with some pretty big slides (as I found out when taking P2 down as it seemed never ending!!) Santa was also in the soft play chatting to the kids – how cool is he. Charlie was delighted that there was also face painting.
He opted for Raphael from the Turtles and I have to admit I was really impressed with how it turned out. The lady who did his face paint was just so friendly and lovely too asking all about how he got on with Santa and asking what he wanted for Christmas which made it even nicer.
I loved that you get to meet Santa, get a wrapped gift, have breakfast and also play in the soft play area all for £8.99! If you think how much you would pay individually for a breakfast, visit to Santa or soft play entrance then it’s really good value, with the added bonus tocan feed everyone plus it’s indoor so no matter what the weather it’s going to be a good morning out for everyone.
Breakfast with Santa at Brewers Fayre costs £8.99 per person and is available at selected branches of Brewers Fayres on various dates across December launching on 5th December 2015. The price includes Christmas activities, a meet with Santa, all you can eat breakfast and a gift from Santa. Please check the Brewers Fayre website for locations, dates, availability and further details on how to book.
Disclosure – we were invited to attend Breakfast with Santa as guests for the purposes of this review. All words, opinions and photos are my own