A Festive Visit for @Emmaplusthree at The National Coal Mining Museum for England.

As the festive season beckons with a number of different Santa grotto’s across Yorkshire, we approached family lifestyle guest blogger, Emma  from @Emmaplusthree, to visit National Coal Mining Museum for a more unusual introduction to the Christmas experience….

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We loved  Emma’s blog , which covers her daily family life  as a stay at home mum to two children, Max (5) and Evie (3).

Santa Underground is open to Under 5’s as well as older children to go down t’pit so families with little ones are welcome to don helmets and explore the wonders of Santa Claus in his winter wonderland, 140m underground…

NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree

Emma’s Visit- Emmaplusthree

On Sunday, we visited The National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME) and even got to go down t’pit to visit Santa!

Despite the museum only being a 40 minute drive from us, we had never been before.

I’m really glad we’ve discovered it now as it’s a great place for a family day out.

NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree

The Santa Underground experience was the highlight of the day for us, where we put on our hard hats and travelled 140m underground to visit Santa in his grotto. This was such a unique experience, I would thoroughly recommend it.

The children even got a present each from Santa which they were really chuffed with.

NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree

A Share of a Pensioner’s Bonus exhibition was really interesting. It’s about how acts of generosity by total strangers made Christmas possible for children of the Miners’ Strike in 1984, and what it was like for them to grow up in the shadow of the Miners’ Strike.

NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree

The Heroes & Heroines exhibition is also worth checking out, it focuses on famous heroes and heroines linked with the coal mining industry.

We had lunch in the museum café which was delicious. The kids had giant Yorkshire puddings with sausages, mash and peas.

My husband and I had Panini’s with chips, fantastic food which we all enjoyed.

NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree
NCMME @Emmaplusthree

Admission to the museum, parking and underground tours is free. Tickets for Santa Underground are £6.50 for children and £5 for adults.


If you’d like to read more about Emma’s Emma Plus Three  and her family blog in Yorkshire, click here.

Please note any views  expressed on Emmaplusthree blog does not reflect the view of Yorkshire Attractions or its individual attractions.

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