All the children in the Early Years, together with parents, grandparents and staff visited Santa's winter Wonderland at Whitehouse Farm. We had a wonderful day, enjoyed lots of different activities and were very well looked after by the Christmas Elves at the farm.
We were welcomed by Elf Amy who told us all about how to keep ourselves safe during the visit.
Elf Amy explained what we would be doing throughout the day. We listened very carefully. We were very excited!
We were eager to start our first activity.
We all sat together on the big bales in the barn.
Can you see who played the parts of Mary and Joseph?
Mary rode in on a real donkey.
The donkey loved to eat carrots!
The inn-keepers said there was no room left. Mary and Joseph had to sleep in the stable.
An Angel brought the Baby Jesus to Mary.
The shepherds came to see Baby Jesus.
The shepherds had crooks and lambs with them.
The Kings were very smart in their crowns.
We had 4 kings in our play.
At the end we all sat together on the stage made of bales. We sang a song from our nativity play from school.
We went into a big barn where we took part in a Nativity Play. One of the elves told the story. We dressed up as the different characters.
After our Nativity Play we went off to our next activity. We saw lots of decorations around the farm.
We fed some of the farm animals.....which animals can you see?
We gave them special food.
We held out our hands carefully.
It felt tickly on our hands! The sheep ate very quickly.
We followed Amy Elf through the farm to find Santa's Grotto. We were so excited. It looked magical!
There were wrapped presents everywhere....all different shapes and sizes.
We saw Santa's huge sleigh.
We went into a little room. There were lots of tables and chairs. We sat down and wrote letters to Santa.
We posted our letters to Santa in the Christmas post box. We were told Santa was asleep as he had eaten too many mince pies.
We tiptoed so quietly into the next room so we wouldn't wake him.
When Santa woke up he told us lots of special things all about his job and his reindeer.
We listened really carefully.
He asked us what we would like for Christmas.
Santa talked to us about how he got into to our houses so he could leave us presents. He showed us the magic key he had to open all doors.
He told us about how his reindeer could fly. He told us about the magic dust to sprinkle over them.
Santa also told us about the special hay the reindeer ate to give them energy to fly and pull the sleigh.
Santa gave us all a little bag of the special hay so we could hang it up in our houses on Christmas Eve ready for the reindeer.
He also reminded us to leave out a mince pie on Christmas Eve ....Santa loves them!
We were very lucky....Santa gave us a lolly too!
There were lots of twinkly lights.
We enjoyed our lunch together in the farm cafe. Mrs. Dixon had made us some yummy packed lunches.
Then we went for a run around in the Soft Play area with our friends.
Then it was time for more action.....we went on the Christmas Tractor and trailer ride. It was great. We sat on long benches....we had to squish up together. An elf drove the tractor. There was no room for Mrs. Beeby so she had to walk. She wasn't as fast as us though!
We were off! We went right to the top of the farm track.
We gave Mrs.Beeby lots of waves.
Our last adventure of the day was handling the small animals. We learned lots about them. Can you see which animals we held?
We had little mats on our knees to put the animals on.
We stroked the animals carefully.
The rats had long tails and twitching whiskers.
The rabbits were huge....and very soft.
Then the guinea pigs came out! They had crazy hair styles!
Two of the guinea pigs had no hair. They shivered because they got a bit cold. They are called "Skinny Pigs"!
Then we held a bearded dragon. It felt completely different.
We had a wonderful day together. The elves at the farm looked after us all so well. Special thanks must go to our own personal Amy Elf....she was a star!