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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

As others have said, very disappointing and not the magical wonderland the event advertised. Heard great things about last year and that this year was supposed to be even better. Sadly, we travelled for over half an hour to visit what felt like a primary school Christmas Fair grotto. The staff were nice (lovely singing elf, a "real-looking Santa and a smiley Mrs Clause), giving us 1:1 attention as we were cheeky and asked to go in 30 mins before our time slot as the weather was so bad and the stalls outside were all shutting. But we were still in and out within 10mins with an unwrapped selection box and cheap elf toy.

Then to have comments deleted on facebook and question not answered just added to our overall disappointment. Definitely would not recommend and wont be returning.

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5

I have written a previous negative review, for this event which I also posted, along with other people's negative reviews, to the events Facebook page, on checking, all the negative comments have all 'mysteriously' disappeared. Nice to see a company taking reviews of its paying customers seriously, good business model, charge a high price, deliver a sub standard product and ignore any negative feedback.

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5

So dissapointing. Much shorter than advertised, gifts unwrapped and cheap. All crammed in a room where you could stand and see santa before you even entered the room. Where santa was was nice and cosy, but the event was missold. Advert said there would be singing, elf workshop, gifts from under the tree. There were none of those things..... There wasn't even any music!! Our son was pretty happy, but we were so dissapointed on his behalf. He deserved for it to be magical and amazing like others we have been to in previous years. We of course still took photos for ours and our children's memories, but would not recommend this for the price

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Took 4 children so spent over £50 on tickets, absolute waste of money! Looking at all these other reviews I can see Iím not the only one who thought so. As others have said, we were in and out in 15 mins, tinsel the elf was the highlight and Santaís costume was good quality but he didnít speak much, no one had advised about the stairs down from Mrs clausís Toy room and I almost fell down the stairs as it was so busy, then had to struggle down with my sons pram, whilst trying to watch the other kids. Pound shop presents & cheap selection boxes. 1 of the kids with me is lactose intolerant so couldnít have hers anyway! I think these complaints need to be addressed and we deserve some contact from the events organisers & a refund. Basically you took our money promising a great Santa experience and delivered a poor excuse and have left a lot of very unhappy customers. 😡

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Awful! Over priced, no atmosphere and the toys were rubbish! Very disappointing

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

this was supposed to be a 45 minute Santa experience, we had 5 minutes with Santa who didn't say much, we were then sent to Mrs Claus who was lovely and my son got to pick a gift from a table, all pretty cheap stuff - we were in and out within 15 minutes. Very disappointing and definitely won't be booking for next year

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Wonderful experience for xmas for the whole family. Staff were excellent and the whole atmosphere at the castle was magical. Will definitely be booking next year

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

It was very rushed space wasn't big enough it was not worth the money would not recommend it and would not go again

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Lovely family event. Very different to last year's in terms of activities, but very enjoyable

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Staff great with the children and daughter enjoyed it

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Thank you so much for putting a big smile on my daughters face today xx even though santas grotto was fully booked in advance the kind staff arranged for my daughter to have a special hello visit from father christmas himself and his elf through the sparkling snowy scene. Magical moments!! Thanks again xx

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5

First and last time to visit Santa at the castle. 10 to 15 mins tops. Some foam snow, which, frankly I've had more when washing up, 3 large Christmas themed inflatables and the sparkly and snowy scene was lacking in both sparkle and snow. A selection box from Santa and then told to choose a cheap toy, which you can buy from the Range for a few pounds, by an elf in the so called workshop. Not much thought by the organizers. Very disappointing for the price

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

First and last time to visit santa at the castle. 10 to 15 mins if that. Some foam 'snow', which frankly I've had more when washing up, 3 large Christmas themed inflatables and a 'sparkly snowy scene' that lacked both snow and sparkle. A selection box from Santa and some cheap gift, that you can buy from the range for a few quid, gift in the elves so called 'workshop' . Not a lot of thought given by the organisers. Very dissapointing for the price

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Very short (much shorter than advertised) not magical and nothing like it was advertised. Really dissapointed

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Really disappointed with this - much overpriced for the reality of what was just a glorified visit to Santa. The advertised elvesí workshop and singing with Mrs Claus never materialized and we were in and out in 10 minutes. Overall, very, very disappointing and we left feeling as though we had been ripped off. This could have been so much better - if only it had been as described.

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Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

wasn't that great an experience and a little rushed. The write up made it sound a lot better than it actually was. will try somewhere else next year. sorry guys.

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Review of Santa's Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

The doors were shut and because there was no signs telling us where to go we walked around the castle looking for an entrance.
The markets and winter wonderland was shut because of the weather only the Grotto was open. The gift was a cheap unwraps selection box worth a √ā¬£1 and a photo mount, & a cheap gift to pick from Mrs Claus.. The refreshments at the end were for sell at a price too. The stairs also a problem with a pushchair a 2 children. Very disappointed for the price.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Santa\'s Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Santa in an old prison, not exactly what childhood dreams are made of. The elf at the beginning was good and put a lot of effort in. Thought the price was a bit dear for an unwrapped selection box and a present you pick yourself worth about £1.

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Review of Santa's Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Absolutely magical my girls were in awe thank you so much xxx

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Review of Santa's Winter Wonderland

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

It was amazing, my children loved it! Would definitely book to go again next year! Tinsel the elf is amazing! My daughter loved her!

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Would you recommended: Yes

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