Monday, 7 December 2015

Blake's First Visit to see Santa

So yesterday (December 6th) we took Blake to see Santa for the first time. 
I don't know who was more excited Blake, Mummy or Daddy. 

I love Christmas it's my favorite time of year and now we have Blake it is going to be even more special. We didn't do much last Christmas time as we were awaiting Blake's imminent arrival. 

We decided to go and see Santa in Milton Keynes at the Center: MK. 
Milton Keynes is where I grew up and seeing Santa in Middleton hall, with Blake like I had
done with my parents as a child was very special to me. 

We arrived in Milton Keynes at 12pm so decided to have a bite to eat and pass the time looking around some of the shops as our booked time for seeing Santa was at 2:40pm 
with needing to arrive 10 mins before hand. 

When we went to Middleton hall Blake was in awe at all the Christmas lights. 
He loves lights anyway but he was so excited and squealing. 
We then had a look at what Middleton Hall had done this year. 

As you can see in the above images they had snowmen and polar bears there were also
penguins and other amazing figures dotted around. 
They also had trees with fake snow on them and fake snow on the ground too. 

There was also a train which cost £2 per person (we also had to pay for Blake) 
Admittedly I wish that the train went round more than once, but I can understand that they 
do that as the place is so busy. 
I was also glad to see that both the train ride and the grotto areas had a place to park buggies. 

The photo's of both Me and Blake and Stuart and Blake have to be my favorites
other than the photo of him and Santa. 

He was such a happy boy and when we went to the Grotto he was he's usually cheeky, happy self even though he was tired. 

We got to make reindeer food and put stickers and add some color to Santa's special magic key. Blake was also given a Santa stop here sign to pop on his bedroom window. 

We then joined the que to meet the man himself. 
I was unsure of how Blake would be I was wondering if he would cry as he 
was tired but I needn't have worried. 

When we saw Santa, Blake was a little bit unsure to begin with but was happy to sit on his lap and play with his beard before having his photo taken with him and getting his present. 

Even though Blake is little and wont remember this moment I'm glad we
have a photo of him with Santa to add to his memory box. 

Have you taken your little ones to visit Santa yet? 


  1. Such a magical time to enjoy with small people. We have seen santa and Erin is now truly in the Christmas spirit.

  2. I love his Christmas jumper! It's incredible how much Christmas changes for you when children come into the equation, we need to look at a Santa visit this year, its difficult in Dubai and the queues of people waiting!

  3. Aw I love this, is his picture with santa good? I can't wait to get one of Taylor with him. Definitely a moment you need to capture for their 1st's :) Xx

  4. Aww so sweet. Rosalie was fine with Father Christmas the first time we took her as she was only 3 months old. She is now 15 months and she cried her eyes out!! Not going to take her again this year. Luckily there were some donkeys hanging out with Santa to cheer her up xxx

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful time seeing santa, I think it is lovely to spread Christmas cheer. By the sounds of it Blake was definitely impressed.

  6. That's lovely that they have the different activities as well as getting to meet Santa. The train sounds a lot of fun for little ones too.

  7. Aw so magical. I remember L's first trip ad it was so good. Sounds like you had such a special family day. Enjoy the festive period. :)

  8. Awwww bless, it is such a treasured memory I am sure. I do not yet have kids but I would love to take mine one day in the future.

  9. We haven't taken my son yet but he's 2.5 now so it's the first year he really gets Christmas. I'll be getting a santa photo with my 4 month old too though, just for me!

  10. I was definitely more excited than Monkey the first year we went to visit Santa! Looks and sounds like a great experience love the photos you have taken he looks like a really happy little chappy xx

  11. Awww how lovely! My boys visited Santa for the first time last weekend. My eldest was a little nervous but soon chilled out. My youngest didn't really care at all!

  12. Oh that's so lovely. It's great meeting Santa with young children before anybody suggests he might not be real. My 18 month old isn't keen on him this year but my three year old couldn't be more happy every time she sees him. I'm so glad you had such a great day out.xx

  13. Aww lovely!!! Such a lovely thing to do to remember :). Looks like a fab day out !

  14. Ah this is lovely, such gorgeous pictures! We went on Sunday, it was fabulous x

  15. Oh how sweet - it all looks amazing! Pickle met Santa on Saturday and was a bit stressed about the whole thing! Kaz x

  16. It looks amazing and you took some lovely photos! I'd love to take Sophie to see Santa this year, I need to book something :) x

  17. Oh how lovely! We love visiting Santa and we are really luck that we have a good local one. Your pictures look like it was a fab day!

  18. Aww. What a special moment for you all. We have three visits planned this Christmas season. My girls WILL like him at some point haha

  19. I remember the first time we took Lamb to see Father Christmas. I had to hold back the tears! It's just such a magical experience for a child xx

  20. I love taking them to see Father Christmas, we have recently been to see him and they were all so excited! I love seeing their little faces when they are talking to him.

  21. It looks lovely. Christmas becomes even more special when you have little ones to share it with.