Have taken a long time to write this review but feel now is the time. We are regular visitors to West Dean and because of this we became "friends" which gives us entry when we want somewhere to go.
We had taken the grandchildren to the winter wonderland in its 1st year, christmas 2012 and had a really enjoyable day so decided to attend the 2nd one in December 2013 but shouldn't have bothered.
Very very poor, not a lot for the small ones like the 1st year when they had skating rink and lots of things for children but this year it was poorly managed and poorly organised.
When you buy the tickets in March/April expecting something on a par or better than the 1st one we were very disappointed. Little ones aged 7 and 3 were excited to be seeing father christmas again were kept waiting in a small anti room for over 45 mins only to be confronted by a father christmas sitting on a chair in a room that was hardly decorated for the time of year and spent no more than 90 seconds in his company, even the 7 year old commented that it was "not very good granddad" speaks for itself.
It was a shame as West dean usually put on a very good event but this one failed miserably.
Wether we go again remains to be seen!
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