For as long as I can remember a trip to Covent Garden at Christmas has been a must.
I love the beautiful lights, the majestic tree, browsing the many shops and having a cheeky glass of mulled wine.
I do however hang my head in shame at the fact I’ve never taken the children to the London Transpost Museum.
So when we were asked to come along and visit Fathet Christmas there I was more than happy to take the children to see the main man himself whilst checking out what the museum has to offer.
We arrived a little early so got the chance to have a look round the museum out for a while whilst finding clues on the Elf Trail sheet we were given.
The children immediately scampered off to climb aboard real life buses and trains, pretend to drive a tube train in a fantastic simulator and really got into character by donning some fabulous outfits.
To be honest they had to be prized away when it was time to head over to Father Christmas as the museum is such a hive of activity.
We were greeted with a beaming smile from a train driver whos hat was festively wrapped with fairy lights and was standing amongst Christmas trees and a snow covered floor.
There was a matter of minutes to wait before we were shown through but we still managed to have a quick play with the huge train set that was there to occupy busy fingers and a big box of festive hats were delved into to really get into the festive spirit!
Father Christmas was sat in his throne with this sleigh stacked with presents resting next to him.
He gave the children a very warm welcome and even managed to coax number five out from under my coat for five minutes!
The children couldn’t wait to unwrap there pressies that were fittingly wrapped in lovely London transport style paper.
The boys were both over the moon with their trains and number three couldn’t wait to get her snap watch on!
The fun didn’t end there for us as we headed over to the ‘All Aboard Family Playzone’ the children played for well over an hour in a fantastic area filled with a small soft play area for tiny ones, small scale buses and taxi to climb in and drive and train sets that the boys were very taken with.
The last pit stop for us was the shop on the way out.
I’m never a fan of shops attached to museums as the selections are normally limited, lack thought and are over priced.
I was however more than plesently surprised with the shop here – even if you weren’t visiting the museum I would highly recommend a peruse of this gift shop as it was stacked with so many different, well priced gifts that I could have got so many great buys that I know would have been very welcome under our tree!
My favourite items though had to be the beautiful and very different Christmas decorations that I would have loved to have purchased if my husband’s beady eyes hadn’t have been on me!
Having a trip to Father Christmas here offers you much more than just that as the museum itself has so much to offer.
If you have little ones that love transport and would love a Father Christmas trip based round that then this is the perfect place to go.
He is only there for a limited time so get booking your place now before he head back home on the northern Line North Pole Express.