Children will be transformed into ‘Elf Apprentices’ as they take a peek into the world as one of Santa’s helpers in the run up to Christmas, at an attraction at Stretford Mall.

The family friendly Elf Towers experience takes youngsters on an hour long fun packed journey through a regional outpost of the North Pole, with a series of rooms each featuring a festive interactive challenge.

Led by experienced elves, they will learn key elf skills including solving festive puzzles, handcrafting a wooden Christmas decoration to take home using traditional tools, wrapping gifts, and helping to load Santa’s sleigh in time for Christmas.

The experience starts under the main Christmas tree inside the mall, from where groups of up to fourteen children at a time will be guided up to the fourth floor of neighbouring Arndale House, accompanied by their parents and guardians.

First stop is the transformation room, where each child will be kitted out with overalls and a personalised elf apprentice ID badge with photo. Tickets cost £12 per child aged 0-10 and additional siblings up the age of three can enter for free. Book via