Museum’s Christmas event offers traditional family fun

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ROTHERHAM residents are invited to take part in a day of festive fun at the town’s Clifton Park Museum.

Between noon and 5pm on Sunday, December 9, there will be traditional Christmas food on offer, biscuit decorating sessions and the chance to make Victorian Christmas decorations and cards.

Santa will also be available in his grotto between 12.30pm and 2.15pm and 2.30pm and 4.15pm for children aged up to 10 years old.

Wreath making sessions will also be available for anyone over the age of 12 but, to take part, places must be booked in advance.

A table centrepiece workshop is also planned for those wanting something special on their table on Christmas Day.

Christmas music will be playing in the museum and there will be mulled wine.

Senior visitor services officer Wendy Foster said: “Our Christmas events at the museum are always very popular. They’re a wonderful way for families to kick-start the festive season.

“The museum really lends itself to Christmas activities and when the festive music is playing and the smell of the delicious food cooking on the Victorian Range fills the house it feels like a warm, cosy December from 200 years ago.

“Make sure to book in advance for the wreath making as it always fills up.”

On the same day a festive Santa Dash will be held in Clifton Park to raise money for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice.

The dash starts at 10.45am and costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, or £25 for a family of four, with the price including a Santa suit and reindeer antlers for children.

For information about the Santa Dash call 01709 308917 or to find out more about the Christmas event at the museum and to book activities call 01709 336633.