Fatherhood: Family Days Out – Christmas at Legoland Windsor

December 14, 2014 at 7:17 am

DSCF8407With the big day fast approaching, and a trip to see Father Christmas still not ticked-off our seasonal ‘to do’ list, my wife came across an interesting new option last week. It seemed to fulfil all the criteria: a fun day out, a chance to meet the big man and do some other Christmassy stuff, plus it took place at one of our favourite locations.

And so we found ourselves at Legoland Windsor to experience their “Christmas Event”. And boy oh boy were we glad that we did.

Fatherhood²: “…Just call 555-RATE-A-SANTA now!”

January 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Our third attempt - Worst. Santa. EVER

I know the festive season is now drawing to a close, so I should probably save this post for next year, but hey – I’m far too impatient for that. So instead, consider this the germ of an idea that I might well turn in to reality by next Christmas…

As is probably traditional in a lot of family households, the lead-up to the festive season included a couple of attempts at taking Robert to “meet” Father Chrismtas at one of his local hide-outs.

Our first attempt was what we assumed would be a sure-fire bet for a good Santa – John Lewis in Reading. We’d seen it advertised in a number of places, and I don’t mind admitting my first thought was “John Lewis is a classy-enough store – they’re bound to have a good Santa’s Grotto”.