Santa’s Magical Kingdom is a family event that you do not want to miss out on.
This year SMK is set out on part of the Caulfield Racecourse meaning it allows for more fun to be had in a bigger venue!
The getting there part and parking was a breeze with the train station just across the road stopping right out the front of the venue and with lots of parking at the Caulfield grounds at a cheap price of what cost us $4 for 3.5 hours. There is also a stack of parking on the road and at the station across the road also.
The new attractions that were put underneath the big white tent this year was a frosty jumping castle, a lego building centre and a little bookshop.
We love our books in this house so we spent some dollars in there; as the price of the books were absolute bargains! A retailed book of something you would expect to pay of around $15-$20 was $5! We took home a lot of Christmas related books in preparation for Santa’s big event that comes around once a year.
The faux snow area was something I adored last year and it made for a real treat of a picture to be able to put on the Christmas cards or on the wall but unfortunately they didn’t have the sleigh that you could sit in this year which was disappointing as I really liked that in the photos and it gave you the sense of feeling closer to Santa for the children.
I do think the back area of the big white tent was a little congested and could have been better set out to allow you to get through the crowds of waiting lines to rides easier as their seemed to have been a bit of wasted space at the entrance that could have been used up.
Going from the past Silvers Circus experiences the show has gone for a long period of time that didn’t suit younger children even when they do intervals. My little darl wouldn’t sit for the whole show and was getting grumpy and fidgety.
The show performance for SMK this year was the perfect timing! It was cut down to just 5 main performances and a few mini magic sessions with Santa.
There is also new routines put into some of the performances which had me excited to see something different!
SMK always impress me with how good their pricing on the light up wands are. Going to events like Disney On Ice for example where you are expected to pay around $25-$30 for a light up wand or torch is just plain unacceptable I think. SMK had light up star wands for $8! This is such an affordable time for your family day out.
All in all, this an event that I would not miss this year and you should definitely take the time out to have a fun filled 4 hours spent seeing the magic of what SMK has to offer and how you can prepare your kids for this Christmas.
I wont tell you much more as there is many things you are better seen with your own eyes as my words cannot to justice as to how magical this kingdom for Santa really is.
For more details on the event itself with all the important details head to my previous post: Santa’s Magical Kingdom
Ticket Prices for SMK 2014–
Adults – $40.27
Child (2-12 years)- $35.68
Concession – $35.68
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) – $132.54
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek.
See you again SMK in 2015 where my cherub will be another year older and be able to take part in more of what SMK has to offer.