Santa and panto characters

Festive Fun Days
& Christmas market

Leave all the stress of Christmas at home and join us for a day of festive fun with the whole family. Pick up some unique Christmas gifts, enjoy a delicious lunch, visit Santa and book tickets for our Christmas Panto – The Magic Castle. A wonderful day for the whole family.

Christmas Market
Browse local products and find that perfect gift for Christmas. There will be a great selection of stalls with products from jewelry to fabrics and from Christmas decorations to fudge and flowers. After some shopping, the little ones can burn off some energy on our bouncy castle or try the funfair games! Children can transform into an angel or a reindeer at the hands of our face painters and send grandma a picture of her favourite grandchildren. Get festive and make a hand-crafted X-mas decoration or meet the gorgeous Sandy Balls Alpacas!

Santa’s Grotto
Visit Santa and his helper in the magical Sandy Balls grotto. Let him know you’ve been good and give him your letter ready for Christmas Day. Santa’s helper will be able to help you write one. Each child will get a small present to start the festive season! Don’t forget to get a nice picture with Santa himself!
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Panto – The Magic Castle (3pm on the 10th and 17th Dec & 12pm on 24th December)
This 75 minute Christmas Show is set in Happy Town where the Magic Castle is the most wonderful place in the world. Everyone is always happy and worries are a thing of the past, that is until Squire Slug (the evil villain) learns that all the happiness is due to Queen Annie Gobstopper’s Magic Wand and decides to steal it. The children follow their hero Betty Banana and her friends on their quest to ensure that Happy Town remains happy.
Full of adventure, sing-a-long songs and plenty of audience participation this show is perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years.
Tickets £7.50 per person including a glass of mulled wine for adults and a sweets bag for kids
Please call our Guest Services team to book on: 01425 651225 (payment required at time of booking)

Stay for supper – Kids eat FREE
Dine in the Woodside Inn or the Forest Table following the pantomime from 4.15pm – 6pm and for each main adult meal purchased from the main menu, one child eats FREE from the children’s menu.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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