Last week I shared our Christmas Eve Activity Hour fun, this week I’m fast forwarding a few days to Christmas Eve. We have a fun afternoon in the build up to the big day starting at 3.30pm with our very own Santa Express. I had interrupted Father Christmas from his busy schedule, commandeered a few elf helpers by way of Clio, Jed and their friend and even I dressed up myself as Mrs Clause, though no one was fooled by me!
With the Elves and Father Christmas all tucked away in the train tunnel complete with a sack of presents Guy began the first train ride. All those who missed the first train waited patiently at the station for what must have felt like hours while Santa and the elves spoke to the travelling passengers in the tunnel and gave out presents. I love the sheer jump for joy captured here on my Go Pro at the excitement of the tunnel with Santa inside.
In the end everyone had two turns on the train and two presents with a very patient Driver Guy.
It was then a quick turn around and a convoy of cars for all wanting to join us for the family Christingle service at our local village church. This was very much a service for the children and that speedy Father Christmas was waiting for us again outside with more presents for the children and mulled cider for the grownups.
Back at Coombe Mill Farmer Nick and my older boys had stayed to move the music from the train to the craft tent and bring out the bubbly and food I’d been baking all day. Everyone joined us to toast Christmas Eve and enjoy a bite to eat and a chance to chat.
Nick rounded the evening off with a lovely little firework display for us.
It was such a happy evening and proved once again what a handy investment the tent was last year. I think we will keep to this Christmas format for next year, if it sounds like something you would enjoy the 2016 Christmas price and availability is on line now.
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Chelsea Mamma went on a lovely return trip to Portsmouth Dockyard.
Win a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies with Country Kids
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“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.