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Christmas cornucopia at Moors Valley Country Park this winter (Nov 2017)

Christmas cornucopia at Moors Valley Country Park this winter (Nov 2017)

From Santa Specials to storytelling and stable animals – there’s a complete cornucopia of Christmas events to enjoy at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest this winter, as well as hundreds of British Christmas trees to add that seasonal magic to your home.

Alongside traditional favourites like Christmas crafts, carol singing and a pantomime, new attractions include wagon rides and the opportunity to make memories with a special family photograph featuring a white falcon or owl, adding to a programme of events especially created to provide family fun at Moors Valley Country Park this winter.

The fun begins on the first weekend of December as The Old Fairy Godmother weaves storytelling magic as she decorates her tree for a rather special visitor. ‘The Fairy Godmother’s Christmas Tree’ is on Saturday 2, Sunday 3 and Saturday 9 December at 11am and 2pm. Booking is essential.

Festive Fun Weekends also start on Saturday 2 December and run on Saturday and Sunday from noon – 3pm until 17 December with family crafts to enjoy from just £2.

It’s all aboard the Santa Special from Saturday 9 December. The Moors Valley Railway trips to visit Santa in his station grotto are hugely popular featuring presents for children and adults with elves providing seasonal refreshments. Santa Specials run from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December. Early booking is recommended.

A different sort of animal stars in the Moors Valley pantomime this Christmas. ‘The Frog Prince’ hops in to the Park on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December courtesy of Forest Forge and Bumblefly Theatre. Expect madcap humour with a sprinkling of magic to get you singing all the way home. The fun starts at 6.30pm and booking is essential.

Other events include carol singing at dusk on Saturdays 9 and 16 December at 4pm and Moors Valley’s Family Festive Quiz trail from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day will test your knowledge of 2017 whilst providing fun festive questions to keep little ones entertained along the way.
Moors Valley also provides the perfect setting to choose your Christmas tree. The Park sells only British trees, ranging in height from 2 – 8ft and the choice includes the wonderfully scented Norway Spruce as well as the non-needle dropping Nordmann Fir. Holly wreathes and mistletoe are also on sale and visitors can all take home a free Christmas tree sapling with every tree they buy. The Christmas tree shop opens from 1 to 17 December or until stock runs out.

In the true spirit of Christmas parking is free at Moors Valley when you buy a tree from the Christmas Tree Shop, visit Santa at the Moors Valley Railway or for all pre-booked Christmas meals at Seasons Restaurant.

Moors Valley Rangers are still adding to the list of events this year so there is more to come. To book, or for full details of any event go to

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Editors Notes

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