Space Centre invites youngsters to Santa’s grotto

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair.
2 year-old William Ridealgh-Steel meets Santa and his helpers.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
10-12-2016
The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair. 2 year-old William Ridealgh-Steel meets Santa and his helpers. PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-12-2016
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HUNDREDS of children got into the festive spirit with a visit to Santa’s Grotto.

The Space Centre in Preston invited youngsters from across the county to join their Christmas celebrations.

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair.
Gillian Bennett selling craft kits.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
10-12-2016

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair. Gillian Bennett selling craft kits. PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-12-2016

One of the rooms at the Pedders Lane site was converted into a grotto, with other activities including sand art, card making and a reindeer food bar also on offer to keep youngsters entertained.

Community fundraiser Jacky Hohol said there had been more than 200 visitors over the weekend, and described it as “fabulous”.

She said: “It was totally for the children, even if they weren’t seeing Santa they could spend an hour here.

“It’s been absolutely superb.

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair.
Ellie Hooper (left) and Jade Kearns on the Elf Trail.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
10-12-2016

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair. Ellie Hooper (left) and Jade Kearns on the Elf Trail. PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-12-2016

“Some of the little tiny ones were scared of Santa, but for some of them the excitement was palpable and they couldn’t wait.”

Jacky said the team was “delighted” with the success of the weekend and said: “This was for anyone, it didn’t matter what their ability was.”

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair.
Rhianna Calvert (left) and Sarah Schofield on the reindeer food stall.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
10-12-2016

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair. Rhianna Calvert (left) and Sarah Schofield on the reindeer food stall. PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-12-2016

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair.
4 year-old Mia Turner enjoying having her face painted.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
10-12-2016

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston held a Christmas fair. 4 year-old Mia Turner enjoying having her face painted. PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-12-2016