We were invited along to the preview of the Santa Experience located upstairs in Dunnes Ilac Centre. I mentioned to my oldest who just turned four, there wasn’t a moments hesitation and we were off! He requested could we go on an adventure and go by bus which I
reluctantly duly obliged. Two young kids on public transport!! The stress.
Location wise being in the Ilac makes this Santa experience really central and easy to access with lots of parking and bus stops near by.
When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely team of elves who entertained my little men while we waited for the call to see the big man himself. We weren’t waiting long at all and we were whisked away to Santas Post office.
This is where the magic begins, my oldest was in awe of the cheery elf who explained where Santa got letters from and how the post get sorted. She plays a great character and draws the kids in quickly, we then went through a cupboard after doing the secret elf knock to see the reindeers. Once we got acquainted with Santa’s key team we went into the Sleigh Room.
This is not to be missed – special mention to the two elves here who had the adults in stitches too. The boys got to sit in Santa sleigh where they travelled across to the next room – it was Santas room!!
I cannot succinctly put into words the sheer delight in the oldest eyes when Santa mentioned his name, his teachers name and knew he wanted Soggy Doggy (!!) for Christmas. We were in at the same time as another family who had 2 young girls, Santa knew they went to an Irish school and asked them a question in Irish – cue absolute excitement from them. Santa himself true to form is really good with kids, calm and patient ideal for my little gang who are only 4 and 1.
Each of the boys got an age appropriate gift and we got a photo with Santa taken by the professional photographer who was there.
Cost wise this Santa Experience is a very reasonable €10 for kids and €3 for adults. It opened yesterday the 25th and is also in Limerick and Cork. Bookings can be made online Here.
Overall its a big thumbs up from the Mamma Fairy house, biggest plus being value for money, location and the absolute awe in my fours years olds eyes when Santa knew so much about him.
Note: We were invited to attend a preview of this event, we were not asked nor required to write a review, all opinion are my own and the boys honest views
ah that photo of the elves is a classic.. that sounds like a fantastic Santa experience… I hope the elves know how to make “soggy doggy” in the workshop x