Forget going all the way north to let the kids enter Santa’s grotto and meet Father Christmas. Now, all you have to do is head over to Seef Mall, where PLAY – Bahrain is transforming their event space into an actual Elves’ Workshop.
The locally-owned edutainment activity centre, which boasts a mini city and aims to encourage both play and learning, enjoyed so much success when it transformed its interiors into a Haunted House recently, that these seasonal themes are now becoming quite a trend.
Enter Bahrain’s first-ever North Pole, which is running every weekend until Saturday December 24. They’re inviting children and their families to explore not just the Elves’ Workshop, but also Mrs Claus’ Kitchen and Santa’s House. Kids aged three to 12 can wander around and design their own toys, decorate their own wrapping paper, write a letter to Santa, make treats with Mrs Claus and create their own festive ornaments. Basically, little ones can discover how magical it can be to help Santa’s elves prepare for Christmas Day. Right here in the heart of the desert.
As for the big man himself, Father Christmas will be making a pit-stop at the workshop on December 9, 16 and 23 for a few selfies with the sprogs.
“We are thrilled to create this amazing space for kids to enjoy the fun and magic that this season has to offer,” says owner Yana Antoniadis. “We are proud to consistently introduce these new entertainment concepts for the families of Bahrain to enjoy.” Now... where are our elf ears?
BD5 per child (ages three to 12). Open Thu-Sat 4pm-9pm. Until Saturday December 24. PLAY’s North Pole, Seef Mall, Seef (17 564 900).