I don’t know about you but January seems to stretch out into the distance forever! I’m sure it’s because of the huge build up of Christmas, and then the sudden emptiness of nothing to do. Which might be great if you’re a grown-up, but not so much if you’re a little one.
Luckily Marsh Farm in Essex have pulled out all the stops with a brilliant (and not too expensive 😉 ) event that runs every weekend throughout January. It’s called ‘Let it Snow’, which is pretty great timing for both the weather and the recently released ‘Frozen 2’ movie which its inspired by! Little Button couldn’t wait to go.
It took us about 45 minutes to get to Marsh farm from North London, which was pretty good timing as there was a bit of traffic. But, definitely doable for a day out I think.
There was a big car park (free) with plenty of space. I like how they don’t pack you in tightly to the car next door, especially after having maybe one too many chocolate puddings over Christmas! We arrived just before 10 o’clock, which is when Marsh Farm opens and were given a program of events that would be running that day.
There were so many scheduled activities running! Really, even the most fickle child couldn’t get bored. We decided to try and do all the Let it Snow themed activities first, and if we had anytime to fit anything else in, it was going to be a bonus.
As a huge all-things-Frozen fan, Little Button made a beeline straight for the main event. A sing-a-long show with the Snow Sisters. It was a very cold day, so thankfully, the inside stage gave us a welcome and much needed warm up.
It was set very simply and featured the Snow Sisters (Elsa and Ana).
Wow! Just wow! The Snow Sisters were fantastic and such amazing singers. They each took turns to lead and sing through the major songs of Frozen 1 and 2.
Little Button was glued!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed belting out the choruses on cue from the Snow Sisters. And, what was about a half hour show seemed to whizz past in a blink of an eye. *If you click through our Insta stories you’ll be able to catch a peek of the singing!
After the show, there was an opportunity to line up to meet the Snow Sisters for photos. We didn’t do this, but I wish we had!
Instead, we raced around the corner just in time to catch the Snowman’s Snow Show. Now this stage (also inside) was stunningly dressed. It practically glittered magic and really set the mood.
It wasn’t seated like the Snow Sisters one. Instead, the grownups were encouraged to stand around the edges, and the little ones to come forwards and sit in the big space in front of the stage.
Here, we were treated to a song from Frozen 2 by Kristoff and Olaf! And… it snowed! We weren’t expecting it at all, so it really took Little Button by surprise and added to the magical feel.
This time we did wait to line up to meet Kristoff and Olaf for photos, which was loads of fun.
Next, we headed outside to meet some reindeer! We even got to give them a stroke! They were so gorgeous, and it was great to hear some interesting facts about them too.
Little Button loves getting her face done, so we headed back inside for the Glitter Face Art (included in the entry price). It was super quick to get bedazzled and looked really fitting for the event!
We decided to stay inside to have a drink to warm up and join in with the Let it Snow crafting, which was the last of the themed activities we took part in. *We didn’t manage to fit in the Snow Trail. Little Button really enjoyed making Olaf and doing some colouring. It was a great pit stop for a break, drinks and snacks
There were lots more organised activities to take part in during the day from funfair rides to feeding the Alpacas (all inclusive of the entry ticket, including animal feed).
But by this time, we could only squeeze in a few more.
Little Button chose to do pony grooming.
Looking around the farm.
And finally, playing in one of the big playgrounds which are always good fun.
The Let it Snow event at Marsh Farm, Essex was so much fun. We enjoyed it as a whole family and were especially blown away by the sing a long show with the Snow Sisters. They made such a lasting impression. Yes, it was a cold day out, but it felt good getting out in the fresh air, and there were so many places you could duck into to warm up, so it really was more than fine.
We would definitely go again and would recommend it too.
The Let it Snow event is now finished at Marsh Farm, but it is an annual event, so a good one to pop in the diary for next year like we have. If you can’t wait that long, I hear there’s a Fairies and Dragons event coming up for the February half term! Yay!
For up to date pricing and event schedules please see the Marsh Farm Website for full details.
Disclosure: Press trip| We received tickets for the Let it Snow event at Marsh Farm, Essex. All views are our own.