Sheffield children enjoying festive fun

Cheer: Father Christmas meets youngsters at the Christmas carol                                   concert organised by the Friends of Tannery Park, in Woodhouse. Picture: PETER WOLSTENHOLME.
Cheer: Father Christmas meets youngsters at the Christmas carol concert organised by the Friends of Tannery Park, in Woodhouse. Picture: PETER WOLSTENHOLME.
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YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a ‘fantastic’ party with games, food and a visit from Santa.

The festive fun at Little Ducklings Nursery, Wombwell, was one of many Christmas events which have taken place around South Yorkshire.

Kerry Murdoch, director of the nursery, said: “The party was fantastic. The children enjoyed playing lots of games and a party lunch made by Julie Hodgson, our chef.

“The children had a very special visitor from the North Pole who gave out presents. All the children are all very exited about Christmas.”

Games included pin-the-carrot-on-the-snowman, a snow dip, snowman freeze and hunt the stars.

Meanwhile, residents at Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village in Woodhouse, Sheffield, proved you’re never too old to throw a few shapes when they danced along with girls from Funky Dance Fever.

The girls were performing at the village for the third Christmas running - and the residents loved it.

Funky Dance Fever is a disco, jazz, street and contemporary-based dance group taught by sisters Amy and Jo Burton.

Jo said: “The girls put on a fantastic performance yet again. It was brilliant to send Christmas cheer to the residents of Brunswick Gardens and we wish everyone involved a Merry Christmas and a funky New Year!”

Funky Dance Fever classes are held every Saturday from 1 to 3pm at Springs Leisure Centre, Sheffield for children aged six to 18.

And the Friends of Tannery Park, Woodhouse, held a lantern parade followed by a third annual Carol concert in the Salvation Army Hall.

There was a lantern parade led by a Shetland pony before Woodhouse Salvation Army Band and Twinkles Day Nursery toddlers performed carols, and Father and Mother Christmas called in. Residents were given a display by Woodhouse Street Dancers, followed by a presentation for community projects.