Past event – Santa Experience, Wirral, Merseyside


A magical family trip that’ll leave you feeling as Christmassy as mince pie.

Santa drops in to Church Farm for a few days in December on his way to the North Pole. He also brings his friends the elves, Frosty the snowman, Rudolph and Polo Bear.

Come and visit the beautifully lit-up forest for songs, dancing and audience participation with the folk from the North Pole. Plus mulled wine and mince pies for adults, and chocolate gifts for children.

Marvel at your personalised visit – how do Santa and his friends know all the children’s names and what they want for Christmas? It’s magic!

Dates and Times 2013
Saturday 14 December times from 10.40am – 7.20pm
Sunday 15 December times from 10.40am – 7.20pm
Saturday 21 December times from 10.40am – 7.20pm
Sunday 22 December times from 10.40am – 7.20pm

Ride times are every 20 minutes throughout the day.

RIDES FOR SCHOOLS AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW

Prices 2013
Tickets pre-booked online are £11 per person
Tickets pre-booked by phone or shop £12 per person
Tickets booked on the day will be £13 per person
(if spaces remain- there usually aren’t places on the day!)
Children under 12 months old are free and do not require a ticket.

FAQ
What’s Included
Santa Experience ticket (ride lasts 30-45 minutes), access to farm animals and play area (10am-4.30pm), chocolate gift for children, mulled wine and mince pie for adults.

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DATES
Saturday 14th December to Sunday 22nd December 2013

LOCATION
Church Farm
Church Lane
Thurstaston
Wirral
CH61 0HW

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.churchfarm.org.uk/index.php/santaexperience

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Past event – Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight, Andover, Hampshire

FUNDRAISING EVENT: Join us for an evening of Christmas carols, traditional and modern, played by Test Valley Brass and sung to the accompaniment of the voices of Andover Sing-for-Fun, plus a special owl flying demonstration and bird holding session!

Tickets: £15.50 – includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince-pie.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December @ 7.00pm

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DATES
Friday 20th December and Saturday 21st December 2013

LOCATION
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Visitor Centre
Sarson Lane
Weyhill
Andover
Hampshire
SP11 8DY

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/About_the_Trust/EventCalendar.asp

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Past event – Santa’s Grotto, Dudley, West Midlands

Visit Santa’s Grotto at Sleeping Beauty’s Magical Christmas Castle!

* ZOO ADMISSION
* MAGICAL TRAIN RIDE
* VISIT TO SANTA & HIS GROTTO
* SURPRISE GIFT
* MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SHOW

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times:-
Tues 3 – Fri 13 Dec
10 am – 2.30 pm (last admission 1.30 pm)

Sat 14 – Tues 24 Dec
10 am – 3.30 pm (last admission 2.30 pm)

ALL VISITS TO SANTA’S GROTTO MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

Your Santa visit includes a glow in the dark puppet show – duration approx 20 mins – suitable for all ages.

Show times will be allocated at the time of booking (dates & times subject to availability).

Santa photo packages available to pre-order at discounted prices.

Prices:-
Child (1 yr +) £9.50
Under 1 yr (with gift) £4.00
Under 1 yr (no gift) FREE
Adult Santa Visit £6.50
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £28.00

ALL VISITS TO SANTA’S GROTTO MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE

For Bookings please call 0844 474 2272

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DATES
Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 24th December 2013

LOCATION
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Castle Hill
Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 4QF

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/events-and-experiences/santas-grotto

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Past event – The Longdown Farm Christmas Barn, Ashurst, Hampshire


A festive farmyard under one roof!

Open Daily: 10.30am – 5pm.

Following the successful launch of The Longdown Farm Christmas Barn last year, Farmer Bryan and Father Christmas will be opening the Longdown Activity Farm barn doors once again this year for an ‘animal magical’ experience for children. (Please note, the rest of Longdown Activity Farm will be CLOSED).

Set among the twinkling lights and Christmas trees, excited chicks will be waiting to meet the children so that they can share their Christmas wishes. Farm favourites such kid goats, kune kune pigs and calves will be making an appearance, as well as other animals.

See the peaceful Nativity scene, which will be watched over by our donkeys. Look out for Father Christmas’s tractor sleigh parked outside the Farmhouse Grotto. Father Christmas himself will be waiting inside the farmhouse Grotto to greet the children and give them a gift.

Admission:
Under 3 year olds/child season ticket holders/Special Needs (all ages): £4.00
Children: 3-14: £6.50
Adults: £1.50

The rest of the Farm will be CLOSED during this period.

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DATES
Saturday 7th December to Tuesday 24th December 2013

LOCATION
Longdown Activity Farm
Deerleap Lane
Ashurst
Near Southampton
Hampshire
SO40 7EH

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.longdownfarm.co.uk/index.php?page=special-events

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Past event – Grand Bauble Hunt Launch, Romsey, Hampshire


Robinson Crusoe The Swashbuckling Grand Bauble Hunt around the Gardens in conjunction with The Mayflower Theatre’s Christmas pantomime.
Shiver your timbers!
Follow the trail around the Gardens to find out if our hero Robinson Crusoe manages to defeat the mighty sea monster.
Will Blackheart the Pirate manage to steal the treasure map?
Trees decorated around the grounds depict the thrilling tale of Robinson Crusoe.
Round off the day with a ‘Pirate Lunch Box’ available from the Pavilion Restaurant.
Launch Day & BBQ
Trail: £2.00 per child (normal admission applies to accompanying adults)
Cost: £2.00 per child
Telephone: 01794 369318

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DATE
Saturday 14th December 2013

LOCATION
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Jermyns Lane
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0QA

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hilliers-eventdetails?id=197878

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Past event – Santa and his Happy Elves Return, Glenridding, Cumbria


Book in advance.

Two sailings from Glenridding – 10.30am (returns 12am) or 1.30 pm (returns 3pm)

Join Santa and his happy elves with their musical orchestra, Sammy Squirrel, games and choccie magic tree. Every child receives a gift, meets Santa and adults get a return journey voucher – £12.75 per person.

Let us bring a spot of magic to your Christmas Treat!

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DATE
Sunday 15th December 2013

LOCATION
Ullswater Steamers
The Pier House
Glenridding
Cumbria
CA11 0US

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=12&year=2013

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Past event – Turkey, Tinsel and Retail Therapy, Penrith, Cumbria


Book in advance.

£25 per person £12.50 children.

Departs Pooley Bridge Pier 11am for a one hour winter cruise with a hot toddy followed by a two course lunch at a traditional Lakeland Inn in Pooley Bridge – The Pooley Bridge Inn.

We will even throw in a 20% off voucher for our gift shop in Pooley Bridge so you can save on any last minute Christmas shopping.

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DATES
Thursday 12th December to Saturday 14th December 2013

LOCATION
Pooley Bridge Pier
Pooley Bridge
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2NN

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=12&year=2013

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