Who believes in Santa?

December 7th 2017
By: Melanie
Who believes in Santa?

Apparently a third of British children stop believing in Father Christmas by the time they are six but they play along to keep their parents happy. A Nursery Box poll found that one-in-three youngsters in the UK join in the ritual to save their mum and dad from “getting sad” by going through the motions of writing to the North Pole  hanging out stockings, and leaving mince pies out for Santa and a carrot for the reindeer.
NurseryBox commissioned the study and founder Isobel Sinclair blamed the internet and technology for exposing youngsters to the real world “too young, too soon”. “Children want to grow up so desperately, and we as parents often provide them with the technological means or with the knowledge and stimulus to do so. She said. “But we should consider doing so wisely. Childhood doesn’t last forever, so it should be cherished for as long as possible before it slips away forever into adolescence adulthood.”
If you and your child are still happy to keep the myth alive a trip to Willows farm santa-spectacular might help. They promise that “every child will have a chance to meet Santa in his spectacular grotto and receive a golden key to Santa's Toy Shop, where children can choose from one of the hundreds of presents, stacked from floor to ceiling, to take home.”
Along with the rest of the family you can then join in at the Elf Academy, learning the basics of how to be an elf -including the Elf-a-bet! Then there is  the Create-a-Cuddle workshop open daily, allowing little ones to make their very own reindeer cuddly toy to take home, all included in the entrance price. A real life magical ride in the Willows festive wood on Tristan the Runaway Tractor is available as is an opportunity to meet Mischka, the Alaskan Malamute and Santa's reindeer.
22 November - 24 December 2017 - Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath, St Albans, AL4 0PF