Sunday, January 03, 2021

Santa Visit and Christmas Experience at Fota House Cork


2020 was a year like no other for the world. It took a lot away from everyone, children especially - imagine waking up one day to be told you couldn't go to school, see your friends or grandparents, go to the playground or to shops... that's what happened to our children. Which is why I was delighted to be able to let my boys experience somewhat of a normal build up to Christmas, with a visit to see Santa at Fota House.

Fota House and Gardens is a place we love to visit often. It makes for a fabulous day out, with entry to the gardens alone being free (you just pay €3 when exiting the car park). We're very lucky to have this beautiful place on our doorstep and at Christmas time, Fota House is especially beautiful.

Visiting Santa at Fota House this Christmas was a truly unique Christmas experience. Fota House was still stunningly decorated for Christmas, but all adults and staff were wearing masks (we were only allowed to remove for the initial family photo as we entered Fota House) and the visit to Santa was shared with another bubble and socially distanced.

It was clear to us that the staff at Fota House had really put an effort in to make sure that this Christmas experience was just as magical as previous years, but more safety cautious too - as is needed for the times we're living through.

We've been to other Christmas experiences at Fota House and they usually take you around the house, including upstairs, but for 2020 it was downstairs only - but still as magical.

All the rooms in Fota House are so beautiful and charming and there was great magic and wonder for the kids as we went through them. Along the way we met Mrs. Claus in the kitchen, Santa's elves and Santa himself.

There were lots of opportunities to take photos along the way and Beau was delighted with this vintage car.

The Christmas experience at Fota really gave us a high in the build up to Christmas and made a hard time of year a lot more wonderful for our family.

We love Fota House and would highly recommend their Christmas experience and Santa visit for anyone looking for somewhere to go in December 2021.

Thank you to Fota House for giving us some much needed Christmas magic.

You can find out more about Fota House and see the other wonderful events they host on the Fota House website.

You can watch the video below to see more of our Christmas experience and visit to see Santa at Fota House.





 




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