We are thrilled to be running Santa’s grotto at our annual Christmas Shopping Afternoon. The event is to fundraise for Mudeford Wood Community Centre and our resident toddler group, Tiny Tots.

Cheriton Dental Practice is kindly sponsoring the Grotto. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cheriton Dental Practice for their kind donation and support for our Christmas event.

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The Christmas Shopping Afternoon costs £1 to enter, including a hot drink and mince pie, or squash and chocolate log for the children. With over 25 stalls, it is a fantastic opportunity to pick up some last minute gifts, enjoy refreshments and entertain the children with our treasure hunt and tombola! All this, as well as supporting two fantastic local charities. Booking for Santa does not include admission to the Shopping Afternoon.

The grotto costs £5 per child, which includes a present from Santa and the opportunity for you to take some photographs – so please do bring your camera! Babies (under 1 year) are welcome to visit Santa with a sibling for a small donation. However, they would not get a present. Please book your baby in at full price if you would like them to get a present.

The children will spend 5 minutes with Santa. In order for the time spent with Santa to be the most enjoyable, we ask there is a maximum of two children per visit.

The recommended age group for visiting Santa is up to 6 years, but we would never turn anyone away.

How to book

To book your places, please call 01425 272084 or pop into Mudeford Wood Community Centre and visit the office. The office hours are between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm Saturdays. You can also book during Tiny Tots sessions through group co-ordinator, Ali. For more information on Tiny Tots, please click here. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Payment is required at the time of booking. The receipt will be your ticket. Please do remember to make a note of your booking time. We have two ways to pay, by cash or cheques made out to Mudeford Wood Community Trust.

On the day

On the day, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your timed visit with Santa. Your meeting place will be Room 3 (inside entrance). If you do not know where this is, a volunteer will be on hand to help you.

Here, Santa’s team will greet you. There will be a selection of table activities for the children while they wait for Santa. You are more than welcome to arrive early for your visit and spend some time doing the activities.

When it is your turn to visit Santa, an elf will take you into the grotto.



Thank you for supporting our Christmas fundraiser. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email mudefordwoodtinytots@gmail.com or give us a call on 01425 272084.


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