Fort Fun is Eastbourne’s best adventure park bursting with so many different activities from indoor soft play, a massive outdoor adventure play area, bouncy pillows, American golf and much much more! This Christmas Fort Fun has introduced ‘Breakfast with the Elves’. Every Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to Christmas, from 9 am you can enjoy a buffet style breakfast of pastries and cereals followed by a traditional English breakfast. All while the North pole Elves make sure you have an enjoyable and magical experience! I jumped at the chance when I was asked if we would like to pop down one morning to see what was on offer. It was just up Finlay’s street and I have loved Fort Fun Since I was a little girl myself!
We arrived just after 9 am and we were greeted by the friendly staff. Then one by one Santa’s Elves appeared to greet us. We were shown to the restaurant areas which was lovely and clean. On the tables waiting were the cooked breakfast and drinks menu as well as some festive colouring sheets and a selection of colouring pencils and crayons. Typically at this point, Finlay was overcome with shyness and didn’t want to eat, talk to the elves or even watch any of their tricks. The Elves, however, didn’t let that phase them. They chatted away to Finlay asking him questions and slowly brought him out of his shell. He sat watching the elves perform Magic tricks to the other children from his seat even though he was adamant he didn’t want to watch!
The buffet breakfast was set out in a special little area just off the restaurant. There was a selection of Kellogg’s variety packets, pain au chocolats, croissants, mince pies, muffins, raisins and drinks. The cooked breakfast on offer was a full continental with other options such as bacon baguette, beans on toast, toast with Jam/Marmite. Our drinks order was taken as soon as we were sat down and ready. There was choice of tea, coffee or juice. These arrived promptly. While we waited for our food the Elves carried on interacting with the children. Finlay really came out of his shell as the Elves played with him in the soft play area. They really made such an effort playing the children. I was really impressed with the effort that was made to help Finlay’s confidence.
The food arrived and it was really nice. Chris had ordered the full English and I went for a bacon baguette. I ordered Finlay beans on toast, but to be honest, he was too full from the cereal and too excited by play to eat it! The staff again were very attentive, checking if we needed more refreshments.
While we finished our food the Elves took the children aside for balloon modelling and face painting. Finlay loved it! He was made a couple of pirate swords, which he then began beating the Elves up with! Finlay isn’t in to face painting so he didn’t want this done, but the other children took part and it looked really good. Also included was a ‘Letter to Santa’ to be filled in. However, Finlay announced he had already written his letter, so he just wanted to play. The letters looked really nice though, printed out to look like old scroll effect paper. I was then asked for my address, as they would be sending a reply from Santa in the post, what a great little touch!
We had such a lovely morning down at Fort Fun. I highly recommend visiting for ‘Breakfast with the Elves‘. The Elves went above and beyond to ensure that the children had a truley magical experience. Prices are £10 per person and worth every penny, which you can book online. Don’t forget this price also includes admission. So once the elves have had to leave, stay and enjoy everything else Fort Fun has to offer!
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