Selfie Factory in Bluewater is given a Christmas makeover for its second visit to Greenhithe

The Selfie Factory has become the 'elfie Factory in Kent for Christmas.

The pop-up attraction has returned to Bluewater Shopping Centre for the second time this year, following a successful first session back in April, but has this time arrived with festive bells on.

The Selfie Factory has become the 'elfie Factory for Christmas
The Selfie Factory has become the 'elfie Factory for Christmas

Alongside a series of new rooms for budding Instagrammers to have their photos taken in, including a laundrette and supermarket, staff have also sprinkled some Christmas magic and thrown in a number of Christmas backgrounds too.

Among them is a giant Christmas ball pit packed full of red, white and green balls and inflatable candy cane.

There is also a candy cane wall, backgrounds displaying Christmas quotes and mistletoe and even a Narnia wardrobe which opens the doors onto a white winter wonderland of snow-covered Christmas trees.

The giant soft teddy is also back - this time sporting a red Christmas hat for the festive period.

A winter wonderland awaits through the wardrobe doors in one set-up
A winter wonderland awaits through the wardrobe doors in one set-up

The Selfie Factory's arrival is perfectly timed with Bluewater's own Christmas plans, which include the switching on of its Christmas lights this Thursday (November 7) and the opening of the grotto and giant ice rink a week later on Thursday, November 14.

The new Selfie Factory Christmas backgrounds are expected to be extremely popular with Christmas shoppers and with families looking for the perfect image to use on a personalised Christmas card.

Although it is worth noting that there are no professional photographers among Factory staff and the aim is to take your own festive selfies!

A number of festive-themed walls and backgrounds have been added to this pop-up exhibit
A number of festive-themed walls and backgrounds have been added to this pop-up exhibit

The new-look attraction opened for the first time on Friday (November 1) and will remain at the Greenhithe shopping centre until December 22.

A ticket, which costs £9.99 an adult and £4.99 for a child under five, entitles visitors to spend 60 minutes within the attraction. An unlimited day pass is also available for £19.99.

And for those looking for perfect co-ordinated pictures - a changing room is also available to allow for the addition of some novelty Christmas costumes or those keen to bring a series of outfits!

To book your tickets to the Selfie Factory visit selfiefactory.co.uk

For more details on Bluewater's Christmas lights switch-on and other events happening across the county in the coming weeks see here.

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids in Kent please visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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