Father Christmas to visit children at Lincoln Castle

Father Christmas has decided to make two stops at Lincoln Castle to see children in the run up to Christmas.

Father Christmas will fly into Lincoln Castle on November 29 and 30, returning on December 13, 14, and 20 – 23.

Families will get to visit Santa in Bath House, where up to 15 children will be able to meet him at once as he tells tales of Christmas in Victorian times and a couple of festive stories.

Jon Hogan, Marketing and Events Manager, said: “The Bath House makes an ideal setting for Father Christmas’s grotto, with festive decorations and rugs for children to sit on to gather round. There’s a chance too for parents to take their own photo of Father Christmas as each child will have chance to tell him their own Christmas wish.

“This won’t just be your usual two minutes on Father Christmas’s knee. Each session will last at least approximately 20 minutes, and all children will get to take away a Victorian-style gift.

“There’s a maximum of one adult per child and a maximum of 15 children per session.

“It will be the perfect way to begin your Christmas celebration, and is sure to be a magical experience for all. Make sure you don’t miss out.”

Sessions to meet Santa will be at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm, and after the sessions families can wander around the grounds of the castle.

Places cost £6 per child, including free entry for the accompanying adult. Advance booking is essential.

For tickets, call the castle on 01522 541173 or email Lincoln_Castle@lincolnshire.gov.uk.