Festive fun at Benwick for the Santa Special

The teacup ride proved popular.

The teacup ride proved popular. - Credit: Archant

The spirit of Christmas was alive and kicking when villagers turned out in force for the Benwick Santa Special.

Fairground rides were set up in the village for the event.

Fairground rides were set up in the village for the event. - Credit: Archant

Free fun fair rides and an Elvis impersonator were among the attractions on offer for the second year of festive fun in the village.

Santa and 'Elvis' with youngsters.

Santa and 'Elvis' with youngsters. - Credit: Archant

The event is hosted thanks to a team of helpers ,including people from the 22-strong Neighbourhood Watch team, who put hours into making sure the event ran successfully.

Santa met village youngsters and gathered last-minute present requests.

Santa met village youngsters and gathered last-minute present requests. - Credit: Archant

Haulage firms whose lorries come through Benwick and other local businesses donated funds to help stage the £6,000 event.

Fun fair rides at the attraction were a giant ferris wheel, a fast paced Miami ride for teenagers, three children’s rides, a rifle range, coconut shut and life size Minnie and Mickey mouse.


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There was Mr and Mrs Santa, elves, reindeer and plenty of refreshments.

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