Lonely Planet Writer

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s Christmas attraction closes after one day

Llewelyn-Bowen’s winter wonderland more of a disaster than dazzling Christmas attraction.
Llewelyn-Bowen’s winter wonderland more of a disaster than dazzling Christmas attraction. Image by David Singleton / CC BY 2.0

A new Christmas attraction launched by TV design guru Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been closed after one day, after visitors complained about unsafe equipment, elves sitting around smoking and unwrapped, cheap plastic presents from Santa. Set in the grounds of the Belfry hotel in the West Midlands, the attraction has been slated on social media, with visitors describing unfinished buildings, missing reindeer, and a miniature passenger train that crashed into parked vehicles. Read more: telegraph.co.uk