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A winter wonderland

Pictured (l to r) Phil Payne, Alistair Mead, Grace Smith and Kay Tidmarsh

A TOPPING out ceremony has been held at Puxton Park to celebrate the construction phase of a £30,000 events barn. The festive Cosy Cottage is being created as part of its Winter Wonderland events, running from November 25th to December 24th. It will feature a folly to accommodate Puxton’s reindeer and donkeys, an elves’ workshop under the watchful eye of Mrs Claus, arts and crafts activities, a traditional fireplace and grotto. The new barn is part of Puxton’s on-going expansion of facilities on offer for visitors, and follows its recently refurbished farmshop and new Shake Shack that is being added. TV celebrity, John Altman, who played Eastenders’ “Nasty” Nick Cotton, will conduct an official opening of the Cosy Cottage on December 2nd. The Winter Wonderland will also give children the chance to have supper with Santa from December 19th22nd. Alistair Mead, Puxton managing director, said: “We are delighted that work has got underway and we look forward to hosting a fantastic Winter Wonderland this year.” ● Puxton Park is looking for a Mrs Claus to work in the new barn. The job has been advertised in the local press and job centres, saying applicants must be jolly, have a warm traditional manner and be great with children. Auditions will take place at Puxton Park on Wednesday November 1st, at 10am. Alistair Mead said: “We are looking to fill the role as soon as possible but want to ensure the applicant captures the magic of Christmas. “It would be great to see applicants arrive for audition dressed ready for duty.” Details: www.puxton.co.uk

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Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas

Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas