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4 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas 2023

Christmas is a time for new and old traditions to bring family and friends together. We decorate Christmas trees, indulge in advent calendars, and, most recently, celebrate the arrival of Elf on the Shelf®

The Scout Elf returns on December 1st to watch over your family and check in with Santa to inform who is being naughty or nice. Once you’ve adopted and named your elf, they’ll appear in new areas of your home for 24 days. But beware – don’t touch your elf, or you’ll wake up to mischief and pranks! 

At Stockeld Park, we recently opened a new, official Elf on the Shelf merchandise section in our gift shop. Using our products, we’ve dived into the easiest Elf on the Shelf ideas you can use this Christmas. 


1. Elf on the Shelf Goes on a Balloon Ride

Are you ready for the Scout Elf’s grand arrival? Let elf magic soar through your home with Scout Elves at Play® Peppermint Ballon Ride. Place your elf in an inflatable balloon paired with a candy cane cable to help it spread Christmas cheer. 

Scout Elf Peppermint Balloon Ride - The Elf on The Shelf Merchandise

Elves love surprises, so place them somewhere unexpected, such as hanging from a hallway light or staircase. If your elf isn’t the best flyer, fake a crash landing in your Christmas tree!

2. Elf on the Shelf Has a Spa Day 

Every elf needs some ‘me time’ after a busy day of keeping an eye on your family. Pop your Scout Elf in a mini plastic tub, place cucumber circles onto its eyes and add cotton wool to mimic bubbles. 

Pamper Yourself Selection Box - The Elf on The Shelf Merchandise

Head to our new gift shop and pick up the Elf on the Shelf® Pamper Selection Box. We’ll guarantee your kids will be excited for the next bath time!

3. Elf on the Shelf Throws a Party

Elves love going all out, so make a splash with an Elf on the Shelf® party! Decorate your child’s eating area for the perfect North Pole Breakfast™. Use the Elf on the Shelf® party pack with table decorations, miniature elf party items and fun games for the most elf-tastic celebration! 

North Pole Breakfast Party Pack - The Elf on The Shelf Merchandise

4. Elf on the Shelf Babysits

What’s better than one elf? Two! On the run-up to Christmas, your elf will need to babysit their little sibling. The World’s Smallest Elf on the Shelf® is the cutest addition for any family – only 4 inches tall and fits in the palm of your hand. 

World's Smallest Elf on the Shelf - The Elf on The Shelf Merchandise

Sit these elves together on a sofa, wrapped in small felt blankets and create a miniature book for magical storytelling time. Your kids will be in awe of this adorable family experience!

On your next visit to Stockeld Park, explore our charming Elf on the Shelf® merchandise at our expanded Christmas shop. Let’s bring the North Pole home this Christmas!

Grinchilocks and the Three Elves 

Surround yourself with elfish joy at our Christmas pantomime! From the 18th of November to the 24th of December 2023, Stockeld Theatre will present Grinchilocks & The Three Elves

Grinchilocks & The Three Elves

Discover the story of Grinchilocks, the nice elf turned sour, and help fellow elves rekindle the Christmas spirit in this festive family adventure. Our Christmas panto is suitable for all ages and is exclusively available in our Gold Christmas Adventure Package.   

Elf-tastic Adventures at Stockeld Park 

The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park is an experience you can’t miss out on! Our glittering wonderland is filled with elfish fun and unforgettable moments. Tickets run out quickly, so book your Gold or Silver Package today

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