Aleia Mountassir had a real surprise when Santa helped wrap up her Christmas tree at Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood. Father Christmas had made a special visit to the Park on Saturday 30 November to help launch the opening of the Forestry Commission’s Christmas tree shop. He arrived not on a sleigh but one of Go Ape’s Segways, zooming around the Park to meet visitors before handing out chocolates to his youngest fans.
Father Christmas will be back at Moors Valley on Sundays 8 and 15 December for the Santa Special train rides on Moors Valley Railway (booking essential). These two Sundays are also Festive Fun Days at the Park, with family Christmas crafts to enjoy, whilst other seasonal attractions include a Christmas Market.
Christmas trees are on sale at Moors Valley until 20 December, stock permitting. Parking is free for anyone buying a tree or taking the Santa Special. For the full range of festive activities at Moors Valley go to www.moors-valley.co.uk or call the Rangers on 01425 470721.