Father Christmas is coming to Bedgebury!

Father Christmas is coming to Bedgebury!

With Christmas only a matter of weeks away what better news than Father Christmas arriving at Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest on Saturday 3 December 2011.

Families and children can enjoy a visit to Father Christmas on selected days from 3 December 2011 until Christmas Eve.

Father Christmas’ home will be in the Visitor Centre overlooking the beautiful lake and families can book a time on arrival at Bedgebury.   Times will be available from 12:30pm onwards. Adults can accompany their children for free and a child ticket will cost just £7.50 including a gift and a professional 9 x 6 photograph.

After your visit with Father Christmas why not enjoy the Festive Food Grotto where you can purchase hot drinks, tasty soup, mince pies and other seasonal fayre.

To extend your day and make your visit extra special visitors can book a fabulous two course dinner in the Candlelit Pineatery Cafe overlooking the lake.  Available from 4.30pm.   The meal also includes cracker making for children and a Father Christmas visit with gift and photograph.  The cost will be just £12.50 per child and £15 for adults.   A licensed bar will be available.

Adult Menu
Venison with Chestnuts and Cranberries
Turkey Curry with Rice, Naan and Pickles
Italian Chocolate Christmas Cake
Brandy Snaps with Cointreau Cream

Childrens Menu
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sausage, Mash and Beans
Chocolate Brownie, Brandy Snap with ice cream

Families can book dinner and a guaranteed time slot in advance via the Pineatery web-site, www.pineatery.com or, turn up on the day if you only want to see Father Christmas.  For further information call: 07877 871715

You can visit Father Christmas from 12:30pm–8:30pm on the 3, 4, 10 & 11 December and from Friday 16 to 23 December.  Also on Christmas Eve between10:30am-2:30pm.

Admission to Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest is £8.50 per car, free for members of The Friends of Bedgebury season ticket holders.

The Friends of Bedgebury Charity will receive a donation from ticket sales.

For further information about Bedgebury visit  www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury or to find out about the Friends of Bedgebury visit www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk

For press information, interviews with Father Christmas, or images, please contact Caroline Edmunds at Pennington PR on 01892 616647 or email her at: caroline@penningtonpr.com