A Broadbridge Heath nursery has been visited by Santa.
Father Christmas arrived at Newbridge Nursery in an immaculate blue E Type Jaguar, (the reindeer were saving their energy for Christmas Eve).
In the space of a few hours Santa was able to see 200 children, who all went away with a present having been able to tell Santa how good they had been, and what they were hoping to get this Christmas.
The grotto this year is a replica of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, complete with a liquid chocolate waterfall and river, a sweet shop and Willy Wonka’s ‘half office’.
It also has a couple of oompa loompas and everyone gets a lucky draw ticket.
Santa will be returning to his grotto at the nursery every weekend in December, from 10.30am to 4,30pm, and on 20, 21 and Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
It costs £6 per child and all proceeds will go to Chestnut Tree House.
A virtual queueing system is in use which allows you to shop while waiting to see Santa.
Buy a ticket on arrival and if you can’t see Santa immediately you can quickly gauge how long before you can. Advance tickets for future dates can be booked in store.
Suitable for all ages from zero to ten, everyone gets a present, and a lucky draw ticket.
Santa appears by arrangement with Billingshurst Rotary Club, and the elves are all friends of Chestnut Tree House.