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Meet Santa and create your own decorations at Christmas craft sessions in Chafford Hundred

PUBLISHED: 14:24 08 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:30 09 December 2015

Santa's Grotto Lakeside 2015

Santa's Grotto Lakeside 2015

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From making Christmas crafts to visiting Santa in his grotto, there are plenty of events to choose from in Chafford Hundred to help you get into the festive spirit.

Santa's Grotto Lakeside 2015Santa's Grotto Lakeside 2015

Visit Santa

If you haven’t already booked your child’s visit to the intu Lakeside Santa’s Grotto then don’t worry as he’s there until Christmas Eve.

The grotto is a giant gingerbread house full of fun and interactive games for the little ones featuring elves and gingerbread man as well as Santa.

Until December 23 the grotto is open Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm and on Christmas Eve Santa will be there from 10am-5pm.

June Hall with her wreath she made at Chafford Hundred Gorges' wreath making workshopJune Hall with her wreath she made at Chafford Hundred Gorges' wreath making workshop

The grotto can be found at M&S Food Hall Car Park 9.

Be sure to book in advance at tickets.eskimojoevents.co.uk/lakeside_2015/about

This Christmas, intu Lakeside is supporting ITV’s nationwide Christmas campaign, Text Santa. The campaign supports the work of Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children, with the money going towards funding nurses for those suffering from cancer, granting wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions and helping those affected by crisis.

intu Lakeside will also be selling pin badges, taking part in Christmas Jumper Day and much more.

Chafford Gorges Winter WonderlandChafford Gorges Winter Wonderland

Donna Callander, marketing manager at intu Lakeside said: “It is an amazing campaign that changes the lives of thousands.”

Get creative

Crafty residents created personalised Christmas wreaths for their front doors at the Chafford Gorges visitor centre recently.

Chafford Gorges Winter WonderlandChafford Gorges Winter Wonderland

The centre held the workshop as part of a programme of festive events, with Father Christmas making a stop for children to receive a gift and have their photo taken on December 12, 13, 19, 20, 22 and 23. Tickets are £5 per child, £1 per adult.

There will also be Christmas crafts available on the day, donation £2. The workshops are open from 10.30am to 3pm. See essexwt.org.uk/reserves/chafford-gorges for more information.

Yuletide crafts

Creating a beautiful handcrafted gift for someone this Christmas has to be more meaningful than buying one from the shops.

Craft specialist Jennifer Flint is making this possible with her Christmas Craft Evenings at the Sandmartin pub on Wednesday evenings on December 9 and 16 from 7.30-9pm.

Sessions are £6 each or book all five for £25. Price includes all materials.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.

Contact Jenny on 07757 173415, email kiddycraft123@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/kiddycraft123

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