Santa flies into his grotto at Bury Lane Farm Shop in Melbourn

Ethan Sharpe

Ethan Sharpe - Credit: Archant

Children turned out in their droves to meet the one and only Santa Claus when he popped in to his grotto at Bury Lane Farm Shop in Melbourn at the weekend.

Gregor and Annabel Mitchell

Gregor and Annabel Mitchell - Credit: Archant

As well as providing a bit of Christmas sparkle for guests, it was also a charitable occasion as the shop and joint-organiser Rotary Club of Royston pledged to donate money to local charities.

Bury Lane retail director Ian Larkins said: “We were really pleased with the number of children who visited Santa and his elf this weekend and the feedback and smiles on the children’s faces showed what a great experience it was. We look forward to welcoming lots more children over the next three weekends.

Carolyn and Sophie Tregidgo

Carolyn and Sophie Tregidgo - Credit: Archant

“It is always a pleasure to work with the Rotary club and help raise money for local charities.”

Santa will be visiting the farm shop every weekend until Sunday, December 20.

Frances and Max Elliott

Frances and Max Elliott - Credit: Archant

He will be inviting guests into his grotto between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and 11am and 4pm on Sundays. Tickets are £5 in advance and cost the same on the day if you purchase them from the store located on the A10 Melbourn by-pass.

There will also be late night shopping at the farm shop tonight and then the following two Thursdays.

Edward and Austin Foster

Edward and Austin Foster - Credit: Archant

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