Reindeers bring festive delight

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Forget Rudolph and his red nose – Honey and Freddy are the top attractions in Sheffield.

Children’s favourite TV stars are transforming Sheffield’s Tudor Square into a Christmas winter wonderland this weekend.

Winter wonderland - Trivie and Buddy Elves, Honey and Freddy Reindeer

Winter wonderland - Trivie and Buddy Elves, Honey and Freddy Reindeer

Activities and attractions – inspired by CBeebies Christmas Carol – include singing and dancing with Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew making special appearances.

But it is Honey and Freddy who have proved to be the big favourites.

Dad Jamie Berry, aged 33, popped down to see the reindeers with 14-month-old daughter Eliza – who couldn’t take her eyes off the festive delights.

Jamie, of Hillsborough, said: “Eliza loves the reindeer and watches CBeebies all the time – this is a great and fun event for kids.”

With the help from Trixie and Buddy the elves, children can have their picture taken with the reindeer and make their own reindeer puppets.

BBC Learning Executive Producer Moray London said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming families to a whole host of great fun activities for the CBeebies age group.

“It’s also a chance to see some of your CBeebies stars close-up and it’s all free.”

Children have the chance to learn about renewable energy, help light up the CBeebies Christmas tree by pedal power and discover how to use a paintbrush and pencil to make music.

A CBeebies Christmas Carol is being filmed at The Crucible and will be broadcast this Christmas on CBeebies.

And there is a chance to watch the performance on a big-screen relay outside The Crucible throughout the weekend.

Events and activities are running from 10am to 6pm today and from 10am to 5pm tomorrow.