Santa spreads festive cheer across Arran

After the children had finished, National Trust for Scotland staff took the opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas

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Santa, having made some headway with his elves in creating and wrapping Christmas gifts, has been spotted touring Arran villages ahead of the big day.

At the Isle Be Wild play park at Brodick Castle and Country Park, National Trust for Scotland staff created an all-natural grotto where Santa met with excited children. Festive mince pies and treats were available at the cafe where children lined up to meet Santa after enjoying an adventurous afternoon in the play park.

At Corrie and Sannox village hall children were treated to a ball pit and bouncy castle along with gingerbread men decorating and a host of activities provided by organisers Shona Catriona Dunsmuir and Marie-Louise Craig who also had lots of tasty treats and snacks for the children.

In the corner of the well decorated hall, children had to make their way through a cardboard forest complete with hanging snow particles to enter the snowy cavern of Santa’s grotto where Santa listened to children’s requests and gave them each a gift. Adults were also well catered for with delicious nibbles and treats from Red’s Vintage Tea Parties and the Chai Caddy.

At the children’s party in Brodick hall Santa arrived with a large sack of Christmas presents. After an afternoon of fun games, ranging from pass the parcel to frozen statues with much creative dancing, children enjoyed a healthy lunch mixed with some tasty treats and snacks. Parents and grandparents watched over the children as they took part in activities suitable for all ages and accompanied by music from the DJ.


Darci Bunyan of Brodick receives an early present from Santa who said he would be visiting her on Christmas. 01_B51santa03

Euan and Katie Fleming were delighted to meet Santa with mum Lindsay Baughan. 01_B51santa04

Young Louis along with his sister Darci and brother Corey tell Santa what’s on their Christmas list. 01_B51santa05

After the children had finished, National Trust for Scotland staff took the opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. 01_B51santa06

Peter Mochan receives a present from Santa at the Corrie community Christmas party. 01_B51santa07

Logan Young joins six month old Alfaigh Lambie on Santa’s knee at Corrie while Allaigh Lambie sets to work on her cupcake. 01_B51santa08

Jenson Roberts makes sure that Santa will be visiting his house on Christmas. 01_B51santa09

Brodick children form two rings while playing pass the parcel. 01_B51santa11

Children remain momentarily motionless while playing the frozen statue game in Brodick hall. 01_B51santa12

Brodick children tuck into snacks and lunch after an afternoon filled with fun and games. 01_B51santa13

Young Noah MacLean enjoys his festive snacks and treats in Brodick with his grandmother. 01_B51santa14