Mr W works for British Gas, and every year they have a children's Christmas party. We have been to a couple and they are really good fun.
There is always a visit from a very special man in red, (Ho Ho Ho!)
This year the activities included, 'paint a mug' by Minikin Emporium, where the children could paint a mug with whatever design they wanted and they will be taken and glazed and fired and brought back for the children to keep. You can visit their website here. Megan painted a lovely snow man and Ben created a hand printed reindeer.
Face painting was also available and the people who did it were fantastic, lots of choice and designs. Megan picked some flowers to have no her arm.
There was a children's entertainer, who kept the children entertained with Punch and Judy, songs and magic tricks, which I thought was a bit cheesy, but the children really enjoyed, so what do I know!?
Santas reindeers, Bubble and Squeak, had come to see the children, along with a little owl in a sleigh, very cute.
There were colouring sheets, crayons, crackers and party poppers galore provided all around the tables, alongside a constant stream of sweets, chocolates, crisps and drinks, that were brought around frequently.
Every child got a trip into Santas grotto and received a gift from him. The gifts were very age appropriate and of a high quality, scooters, dolls pram, transformers, robots, babies to name a few. Megan and Ben were lucky enough to get a build a bear, which Megan was over the moon with, and a guitar with different settings for Ben.
The afternoon was great fun, and everyone had a lovely time.
This event is provided free of charge by British Gas to their employees and their children and is a great idea.