Christmas wonderland at Normanby Hall

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Visit Normanby Hall Country Park this Christmas time and be captivated by all there is to see and do. Whether you’re walking around the park, meeting Father Christmas in his grotto, watching the rangers feed the beautiful deer, or dining in the Hall, it will be truly magical.

Children can meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Normanby Hall on 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 December between 11am and 2pm. It costs £6.50 per child; this includes meeting Father Christmas, a special gift, a ride on the miniature railway and a Christmas activity sheet. Buy your tickets from the Gift Shop on the day. It is advised you buy them early on the day to avoid disappointment.

Why not tie in your visit to see Father Christmas with watching the deer being fed? You can do this on 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December at approximately 11.45am. This is a unique opportunity to see the animals up close as the rangers feed them near the Hall. (There is no access to the deer park).

Tinsel Tots sessions will once again take place in the Hall on Tuesday 13 December at 10.30am and 1.30pm. This popular activity for children aged under 5 and their grown-up offers the chance to take part in a Christmas themed activity and listen to a festive story in front of the twinkling Christmas tree and crackling open fire. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01724 720588 and cost £4 per child.

The Hall will open its doors for festive dining experiences in the run up to Christmas. On 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 December, tables can be booked for lunch with the menu featuring delights such as roast butternut squash and sweet potato soup with sour cream and chorizo crisps, hog roast pork, apple and sage pate with chutney and toast, parmesan crusted salmon fillet with a spicy tomato sauce, and the more traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings.

On 22 and 23 December festive afternoon teas will be served. These proved extremely popular last year and with a menu that includes finger sandwiches, pork, date and cranberry sausage rolls, Christmas pudding scones with brandy butter whipped cream and preserve, and other treats, it is easy to see why.

The full menus for both the festive meals and afternoon teas can be found on the Normanby Hall website, www.normanbyhall.co.uk . Bookings can be made by calling 01724 720588.
Visitors to the park can visit the Hall in the run up to Christmas to see the rooms decorated as they would have been when it was a family home. The Hall is open 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 December from 1pm to 3pm, and 22 and 23 December from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:

Normanby Hall Country Park is the perfect place to spend time with your family at Christmas. There is so much to see and do throughout to get you in the festive mood. We have even planned extra Tinsel Tots sessions as the original ones are already booked up. The festive dining experiences were very popular last year, so make sure you get booked in before it’s too late.

“It will feel like a Christmas wonderland with the Hall elegantly decorated and Father Christmas in his grotto. Get in the Christmas spirit this December at Normanby Hall Country Park.

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