Forget Santa’s Grotto: Head down to The Hidden House at Westfield Stratford
Seeing Santa’s Grotto and his elves at your local shopping centre has become somewhat of a Christmas cliché. So standing out from the crowd, Westfield Stratford City are offering something different this festive season.
From late November until early January, shoppers can take a break from flashing the plastic and be transported to another land. The Hidden House has been inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales and will take guests on an immersive experience.
Audiences will be treated to a pre-show in the depths of the dark forest, before they head inside an abandoned house to find out the series of events which led to the vanishing of Red Riding Hood. Guests will then aim to uncover the truth behind her disappearance without being discovered by the Big Bad Wolf.
You will be free to choose where to go in the free-flowing maze, meaning you will have a completely unique experience. As well as actors guiding you along the way, there will also be special effects to make you feel you are in a fairy tale world.
The Hidden House is available to experience in two different ways: ‘The Hidden House’ for families with children, school groups and children’s parties, and ‘The Hidden House: Darkest Experiences’, for families with older children teenagers and adults over the age of 12.
- The Hidden House runs at Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, E20 1EJ, from 20 November until 4 January 2015. Nearest tube/train: Stratford. Ticket: Children £5, Adults 16 and over: £10. For groups of 12 0r more, receive a 12% discount. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm. For more information, visit the Westfield Stratford website.
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