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This has been a difficult year for us all, and we understand that keeping your family (and Father Christmas, and his team of happy helpers) safe, is everyone’s top priority. We realised that we would be unable to offer our normal Christmas Experience, and if we did, it may get cancelled. So, to avoid disappointment, we have designed this fantastic ‘Social distanced’ event. With a reduction in price to help as many people as possible in these strange times. Your family can still experience some of our special Party Kingdom Christmas Magic this year, and stay safe!
So, to all the people who messaged us, asking if we would be going ahead in 2020, the answer is yes, but with a difference…
Our Socially Distanced Event has been put together by our team of designers who have completed a Certificated, Help To Prevent Covid-19 course. Every precaution has been taken to keep you safe. We can only plan this event, based on the current situation and, we hope that you can understand this. If the situation changes then we will be able to adapt this experience so that our fabulous characters can get closer to your children but this will rely purely on Government advice before the event goes live.
The only ticket option available this year is a family ‘bubble’ ticket. A family ticket includes up 4 people (up to 2 adults, and up to 2 children, or babies). An adult attending with only 1 child would still require a family ticket but could link up with another small family in their bubble that they are happy to go around with.
Additional tickets for babies (14 months & under), children (15 months, and above), and adult tickets, are also available to purchase as an add on, up to a maximum of 5 children, and 6 adults per family group in total, you will go into see Father Christmas in your group, if you wish to do this separately, you will need to do two separate family bubble bookings. It will not be possible to add on any more people after your order has been completed, or on the day of your visit, so please make sure you book enough at the time of your booking. There are no other ticket types this year.
Additional Baby Ticket £7.50 per baby
Additional Child Ticket £15.00 per child
Additional Adult Ticket £5.00 per adult
If you have a large family, it is possible to purchase 2 family tickets in the same (or very close) time slot and go around together, but you must make a note of it on each booking form. If you are a mixed household family group, you will be requested to keep a 2m distance between each household as you progress through the experience, as per the latest Government Covid guidelines, but you will be all able to go around together. Once you are in the experience, it is only your own family group that you will see, apart from our socially distanced characters.
During the booking process it will ask you to say how many adults, and children will be in the family ticket (this is the top section),underneath is where you can add any additional babies, children or adults.
You will need to chose a time slot with enough slots available for your family group (i.e. if you have a family ticket for 4 people, your time slot needs to show at least 4 slots available.) If no number is shown it means that there is still a lot of availability in that time slot. Booking confirmation and additional emails with up to date information will be sent out. Please ensure you check your spam & junk folders so important information isn’t missed. You do not need your confirmation to check in, but it does help! No tickets will be sent out, Father Christmas knows you are coming!
Each family group will walk around the ‘One way’ experience, passing various interactive, and seasonal scenes, seeing some of your favourite Party Kingdom characters, at a safe distance of course! Hand sanitizers will be available as you walk through, and we ask you all to use them, and to agree to the rules that have been put in place to keep you, and our team safe. Please be aware that the entire experience is covered by CCTV so that we are able to make sure safe distancing is kept throughout the experience to ensure the safety of our staff and our visitors.
Each family group will be spaced far apart, and our professional staff will be watching to make sure that the correct distance is maintained throughout your visit. It is not possible to join, or link, with another booking this year, that is not part of your family.
Due to limited car parking, we ask you to attend in as few as cars as you possibly can, Father Christmas takes up a lot of room with his sleigh!
We have an independant professional photographer available to take a family photograph in the grotto, this is NOT included in the price for this year’s event and photographs can be purchased on the day using contactless payments.
The event is 100% cashless. Any mementos from our on-site shop can be made using contactless only.
Even though this year’s event is very different, it still includes:
* A quality present for each child (and baby ticket)
* A treat from the Elf Workshop, for each child to take home and enjoy (This is not included in a baby ticket)
* A short magic show, just for your family
* A generic chat with Father Christmas
* 2 snowballs, per child (this is not included in a baby ticket), to throw at each other for your own mini snowball fight in our Winter Wonderland, and to take home to carry on the fun!
* Seeing the Magical Owls
* Mother Christmas who will give you a lovely story for you to read to your kids once you are at home
* Making Christmas wishes with the Christmas Fairy
* Fun, games and singing all the way around the experience
* Our fabulous Elves, including the one and only, Trixie! What has that naughty elf been up to this time?
This year’s event will take about 45 minutes approximately, you can take your own photographs throughout the experience, however, this will be in line with Social Distancing, to keep you, our staff, and Characters safe. We ask you to send us your pictures, and post with the #PartyKingdomEssex on all your social media
Find us at Smithfields Nursery, Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, SS11 7QW
**Pictures shown are from previous years where there was no social distancing needed, and do not represent this year’s event
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to answer any queries, or message us on our Facebook Page
A quality, age appropriate, present for each child, or baby ticket from the Elf Post Office
A treat, to take home to enjoy from our Elf Workshop, for each child ticket, to complete at home
Generic chat with Father Christmas
Throwing snowballs, and making snow angels, as you walk through our Winter Wonderland
A magic show, just for your family
The Owl Man with his magical owls
Christmas Wishes with the Christmas Fairy
Our fabulous elves, including the notorious Trixie!
Seasonal songs, and much more fun...