Yule have sackfuls of fun at Willows this Christmas
Young visitors can look forward to a magical day out when they see Santa in his grotto at the award-winning leisure attraction. Children will enter a winter wonderland to be greeted by glittering scenes of a fairytale Christmas including gingerbread houses, Santa’s workshop and winter wildlife.
Children can write a letter with their Christmas list to Santa in the Elves House at Willows – and the elves will even help any younger visitors with their spelling now they’ve learnt their elf-abet. And best of all, Santa will reply to all letters posted in the Willows’ postbox.
Then Santa’s elves will accompany every child who visits Santa where they will be given a golden key to his Toy Shop so that they can choose any gift they would like from the hundreds on display.
Anna Wolfe, farmer at Willows says: “Christmas is always a magical time of year at Willows Farm Village and this year is no exception.
“We’ve been busy preparing the animals for winter and meanwhile Santa’s elves have been busy preparing the Grotto for our Santa Spectacular event.
“They’ve made all the golden keys for the thousands of children to visit Santa’s toy shop, set up the postbox and delivery service for children’s letters to Santa and been feeding the reindeer in The Farmyard.”
And the festive fun doesn’t stop there as visitors will be able to enjoy the Magical Ice Rink made of synthetic ice so skaters don’t get cold or wet, a Nativity story and pantomime in Woolly’s Showtime Theatre, a festive wood ride and Santa’s reindeer in the under cover Farmyard.
There will also be a reindeer trail for young visitors to find nine of Santa’s cut-out reindeer hiding around the Farm Village. Those who find all of them will receive a box of Reindeer Dust – a magical mixture of reindeer food and glitter that will help guide Santa and his reindeer to their house.
Anna adds: “We are also really looking forward to our new donkey – Benji – enjoying his first Christmas at the farm. Donkeys are such an important part of the Christmas story and he can’t wait to greet our younger visitors at Willows during December.”
In addition to the special Christmas events, there are all the usual fun activities to enjoy including festive Fun Fair Rides and the JCB Young Driver’s Zone, as well as plenty of indoor play in Woolly Jumpers, Captain Chicken’s Egg Dodge, The Farmyard and Toddler Town.
Santa is at Willows until 24 December 2013, 10am to 5.30pm (closes 4pm Christmas Eve).
For more information about Willows Farm Village please visit www.willowsfarmvillage.com or call 0870 129 9718.