Impression brings festive fun to Bolton LMS' Smithills Hall Museum with unique Elf Village props

07 Dec 2021

Impression has created and installed a winter wonderland for children at Bolton Libraries & Museums' Smithills Hall Museum, including a fun Elf Village as part of the family trail.

Impression brings festive fun to Smithills Hall, Bolton, with unique Elf Village props & displays

Impression brings festive fun to Smithills Hall, Bolton, with unique Elf Village props & displays

Impression's team had great fun recently, working on Bolton Libraries & Museums' 'Christmas at Smithills Hall' project to create and install a unique Elf Village as part of the museum's family trail.

Visitors are invited to explore Smithills Hall's festive family trail, finding elves along the way until you reach our Elf Village centrepiece. With entertainment in the grounds also featuring, the family trail is a great way to get the family outside and exploring this fantastic local site this winter!

Inside the Hall, the Christmas Experience at Smithills Hall features a host of activities suitable for all ages, including an elf workshop, festive arts and crafts and a visit from Father Christmas. You can even discover your 'elf name' (Snowflake Sugarsocks, anyone?)! Make sure you book tickets in advance for these events here.

Unique festive props to draw footfall to Smithills Hall, Bolton's Christmas Experience

Christmas and the winter period is a great time to draw visitors into Bolton Libraries & Museums' sites across the town. With something for the whole family, the Christmas Experience at Smithills Hall aims to get visitors feeling festive whilst keeping active, exploring and learning more about this valuable local asset.

Our Elf Village was planned in partnership with the Bolton LMS team, and through early consultation, backed by our extensive understanding of our client's expectations, we identified how our client wanted the installation to appeal to visitors. It was clear that our unique props and standees needed to be fun, colourful and create excitement in youngsters who discovered them on the family trail walk, and we went on to design and create a full suite of products including:

  • Festive illustrative graphics
  • Standees showing elves at work
  • Accompanying signage

The Elf Village featured Santa's Toy Shop, Post Room and an Elfie Bakery, amongst others!

Our display repurposed props huts utilised previously at Smithills Hall events, enhancing the display's sustainability credentials whilst demonstrating the versatility of the products to suit any event from a magical fairytale trail to Christmas elves.

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Installation & props dressing that completed Smithills Hall's Elf Village on schedule

Impression's in-house team completed the installation of the Elf Village on site at Smithills Hall. Based locally, and led by our experienced Installation Manager Paul, we completed the dressing of props with our graphics and standees before sealing each Elf Village hut to protect its contents and installing in time for the opening of our client's festive events at the venue.

Once the festive season has ended, our team will return in January to take down the installation, and recycle and store products as necessary, ready for Smithills' next events in the spring. 

From start to finish, through our Consult-Design-Create-Deliver project management process, Impression created a fun, appealing and engaging installation that will form an important part of Bolton LMS' festive events.

Consult: Experienced consultation to understand the event's themes, goals and client expectations, allowing us to devise a unique concept that would engage children.

Design: Design of Elf Village props and standees, as well as supporting signage and other events materials to keep the theme consistent, fun and easy to read for youngsters.

Create: In-house production of all materials, including repurposing events 'huts' and printing props and standees with bright, colourful print that's quality-assured throughout.

Deliver: Full on-site dressing and installation to bring the Elf Village to life, followed by take-down and removal of materials in January once our client's events have ended.

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About Impression's services for events & museums in Greater Manchester

Impression is a visual branding communications and large format business supplying Greater Manchester museums, local authorities, high street retailers, schools, universities and many other well-known and well-loved brands.

Established in 2008 by experienced Directors Martin and Carl, Impression’s work is delivered entirely in-house in Bolton, from concept to manufacture and installation. Our ‘Consult-Design-Create-Deliver’ process enhances projects from start to finish with complete solutions from our skilled team. Through creative thinking that increases footfall, generates awareness and enhances events engagement, Impression delivers Visual Branding With Impact for every museum and events client.

Contact Impression's visual branding team in Bolton, Greater Manchester

To find out more about Impression’s work for museum and events clients in Greater Manchester, or to enquire about our visual branding projects, contact us on 01204 388980 or through the website.


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