The magic began in the shape of a troupe of actors who kept Tia absolutely enthralled for the next three hours...Tia was totally won over..The endless mince pies were delicious. Mulled wine and coffee for adults all day.
One bit of me wants to run screaming for the hills but I do have four kids and the little ones are still enchanted and so bring on The Enchanted Christmas House. .... Within seconds of arriving at The London Art House in Islington we were greeted with mulled wine, mince pies and decent coffee while the kids ran agog into the winter wonderland, a veritable treasure trove of activities. The 7 year old quickly dressed up as buzz Lightyear while the 5 year old girl had a quick turn at karaoke before doing a quick drum session, then we all watched a show with the very professional theatrical elves before being sectioned into two groups for our next activities - where kids decorate ginger bread men or christmas baubles, various characters appear for amusement ( we particularly liked the person dressed as a christmas cracker) and the refreshments are available throughout. We had our own short and sweet audience with santa who had a very shiny beard and gave the kids a decent gift. (won't tell !) All in all a fantastic few hours, get in quick, there are 3 slots a day and its worth it just to experience the incredible venue, (you will need a small child as an excuse though ...) but I guarantee you'll be planning your next birthday, anniversary whatever in that gorgeous space, if so please invite me I want to go back!
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It's a wonderful setting, with plenty of Santa's helpers to guide you through a fun packed schedule from gingerbread decorating and story telling, to festive, sparkly arts and crafts, plus a meeting with the big man himself. A very theatrical experience, where the children get involved in helping to make sure everything will be ready in time for Christmas Eve...
It was all much gentler than I expected and – unlike in many activity-based venues, where staff often try to over-jolly kids along to join in – there was little pressure on the children to perform, so both the shy four-year-old and the exuberant seven-year-old enjoyed it. The elves were very attentive and the play at the end great fun. My clan went away with excited pink cheeks and, although the price is quite high, for us it seemed good value. After a hearty bowl of pasta we went happily on our way, clutching various bits of decorated gingerbread.
With 3 children we do this every year and this is far more superior to Harrods and Selfridges
My son said it was the best place ever.
Fantastic decoration and effort by all staff
I loved the make believe world created for the kids. Such indulgence for us adults. The elves were fantastic at accommodating my 21month year old. Nothing was too much.
The atmosphere was lovely. Very well done. Santa was very clued up and the children loved it.
Amazing Venue – A superbly luxurious place for adults too.
All the activities are excellent
Just amazing, the elves were so lovely and helpful
Great feeling of Christmas for our grand-daughters. Superb Ambience. Staff first class
Excellent fun and so well organised. All the decorated rooms were magical.
So creative, loved the arts and crafts. Great fun and interactive. My five year old thought it was like magic.
Santa and elves brilliant!
I really liked the elves. I loved everything
I don’t want it to finish. I want to keep my elf costume and work here
Everything was superb with the most wonderful attention to detail in the general scene setting and the decorations which made the whole experience enjoyable for adults as well as children
The attention to detail was amazing. Something to keep the children occupied all the time and a very personalised experience – lovely
What a truly magical place. I particularly loved the décor and the fact that everyone is so friendly. The activities were spot on. Great fun
We had a wonderful time. We would definitely love to visit you again. You don’t need to change anything. All is perfect. Thank you for this super day