Sutton House's Christmas Craft Fair and Santa's Grotto

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Sutton House's Christmas Craft Fair and Santa's Grotto

The east London Tudor manor house will be transformed into a handmade haven with stalls from the organisers of Embankment Summer Market, Soho Flea Market and Dalston Christmas Market. Look out for carol performances, film previews and local theatre productions too.

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Event website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house
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Marie G

This was very poorly executed. Don't go!! Absolute rubbish in terms of excitement for the kids. It had so much potential but we were utterly disappointed.

J S

This event is very mis-sold. The National Trust website reads as if this is a family event with lots going on. But all this is, is a craft market that you have to pay £5.50 per person to get into, with a mediocre Santa's grotto that costs another £2. The Santa was very unenthusiastic and his costume needed a wash (his white gloves were filthy!). There were other characters in the house such as Captain Hook, but they just stood around looking bored - didn't interact with children.

On the plus side, the quality of market goods were great. Lots of nice prints, fabrics and cards - a cut above many markets. But nothing really for families, other than 5 mins with Santa.