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Santa’s Grotto at Bocketts Farm Park

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In previous years we had visited a variety of Santas, both in the UK and in Dubai, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes the boys were a little in awe; sometimes they were in a state of complete terror. We had recently visit Santa at our local school and everyone had a great time, so expectations were high.

We had visited Bocketts Farm in the summer and are big fans of the place as it has a wide variety of activities, both indoors and out, lots of animals, and on this occasion, Santa.

christmas-carriageRiding aboard the Santa Express from the farm entrance to the big barn where we were to meet Santa and the rest of the elves.

santa-in-his-grottoAll of the children sat down on hay bales and listened intently as Santa explained how all of the toys were made by the elves, and then asked everyone if they had been a good boy or girl and what they wanted for Christmas.

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santa-giving-presentBocketts Farm – Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey
http://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/

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Brooklands Museum

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We were up against the weather when we arrived at the museum, which whilst most of the exhibitions are in various hangars, the museum is spread out over a large area.

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As the final resting place for one of the Concordes and various other large planes, it is a treasure trove of vehicles including motorbikes, sports cars and World War Two fighter planes.

vintage-sports  motorbikes fire-enginespitfireBrooklands Museum – Brooklands Road, Weybridge

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/