Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Santa At The Woods

Although this is Warley Woods' last event of the year, it's definitely one of our favourites.  Always puts us in the festive mood, think the mulled wine and mince pies help. Hic!

On Sunday 8th December Santa will ride though the Woods in his specially created Virgin Train and then will take up his place in his grotto at the Pavilion on Lightwoods Hill, ably assisted by elves, to greet the young people of Smethwick, Oldbury, Harborne and Quinton. Young people are asked to bring their torches to light Santa’s way through the Woods.

Santa will begin his journey through the Woods between 4pm and 4.15pm starting within the park at the drinking fountain near the Abbey Road entrance. He will be entertained there by members of St Hilda’s Church Choir singing carols. Then he will ride through the Woods to the Pavilion at Lightwoods Hill where children will have the opportunity to meet him and receive a gift (small charge). There will also be musical entertainment outside the Pavilion on Lightwoods thanks to Bearwood Baptist Church.

Cakes, mince pies, hot drinks and mulled wine will be on offer. The Trust shop will be open late selling cards, jigsaws calendars and other gifts and there will other craft stalls and local charities at the event.

Warley Woods Christmas Cards

Viv Cole told welovebearwood that “This is always lovely event which we all look forward to. Many people say that Christmas doesn’t start until Santa has been through the Woods and it is so heart warming to know that the event means so much to so many people. It is lovely too that Virgin Trains have been able to sponsor the event again.”

There will also be ‘Simply Santa’ on Saturday 7th December which will enable more children to visit Santa in his Grotto and visits for 7th must be prebooked on 0121 429 2440.

For more information please call the Trust office on 0121 420 1061.

P.S. Don't forget when buying Christmas pressies online that you can also support Warley Woods.  Just nominate Warley Woods Community Trust when the Give As You Live option appears on your screen.  Couldn't be easier!

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