I think we are coming up to our 5th Santa’s Magical Kingdom this year. It has certainly become a family tradition right up there with decorating the Christmas tree and making shortbread.
I love the idea of traditions for the fun and excitement they bring, and for the memories they create. I have also spoken many times of the importance of rituals and family experiences that bring kids a sense of security, belonging and safety. Having nightly, weekly and even yearly traditions helps kids stay connected.
The great thing about Santa’s Magical Kingdom is that it covers the bases for all my kids ages, which is not always an easy feat these days. The big kids love the big slide, the older rides and the circus acts whilst the little ones love the ferris wheel, making gingerbread, the snow room, the storytelling, Father Christmas and the general magic, colour, decorations and lights get us all excited about the festive season.
Here are a few pics of our past Santa’s Magical Kingdom visits.
If you would like to win a free family pass for the Melbourne Santa’s Magical Kingdom on Saturday November 21st at 10am, then simply leave a comment below telling me about one of your Christmas traditions, either from your own childhood or the traditions you are creating now with your own families. And remember to like this Facebook page and the Santa’s Magical Kingdom facebook page.
Competition closes Tuesday 10th November 5pm aest.