Youngsters get to meet Santa at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

HO HO HO! Santa with Owen Stacey, three, from Portchester. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133601-1)
HO HO HO! Santa with Owen Stacey, three, from Portchester. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133601-1)
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CHILDREN could not be more excited about Christmas Day after a magical trip to a grotto in the forest.

Dozens of families visited Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Clanfield, to soak up some of the festive atmosphere.

Luke Stacey, 33, from Portchester, went along with his three-year-old boy, Owen.

‘They did some crafts and the children made decorations with glitter,’ he said.

‘Then the children got taken on a tractor ride with a wagon filled with Christmas tree bits and decorations.

‘He had to follow a trail based on finding snowmen and arrived at Santa’s grotto.

‘He had a very nice time.

‘If it had been dry and snowing, it would have been perfect.

‘The rain made it slippery, but apart from that, it was good.’

Elliot Littlechild, 38, from Havant, had a fantastic time with his children, George, six, and Eleanor, two.

‘They got to see Santa and got a couple of gifts,’ he said.

‘They had a very nice day.’