Breakfast with Santa at Tickhill @cherrylanegardencentres today. .
I have to put in a really good word for Wellingtons Bistro (at the back of the Garden Centre). Back when I was a new mum and REALLY struggling with breastfeeding, this was the first place I really went out with Elliot as it's only 5 minutes from my front door. When I got in there, all my worst nightmares about feeding in public seemed to be coming true. He wouldn't latch on, he was screaming, it took half an hour to even get him on for a feed. When he finally did settle and I went to drink my (now cold) tea, a kind member of staff appeared with a fresh one so that I could enjoy my tea hot. I felt so grateful and I've been back so many times since. It's family friendly, has a great kids menu, and on Thursday they host a mums' coffee morning where you can go along and meet other mums. The early bird breakfast is blooming good value too! So we're regular brunch customers now, and signed up straight away when they started advertising Breakfast with Santa.
We're trying to ensure that Elliot gets some quality time with his Grandma before the big move, so a festive family breakfast sounded like a great idea. It was really good value. We each got a cooked breakfast and drink, there was a magic show (which kept Elliot completely mesmerised while I ate breakfast), and then Santa came in to read #stickman by Julia Donaldson to the children. Included was Elliot's entry to the magical winter wonderland Santa's grotto (see my last post) and a gift. It was £9.99 per child and £6.99 per adult. For, the breakfast and Grotto alone would be worth that money. The staff were amazing as always. The manager in particular is always brilliant and so on top of everything.
Even though I know that there are a million awesome cafes and brunch spots in Sydney, a part of me will really miss the nice little garden centre where I was made to feel so welcome as a new breastfeeding mum.
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