Sheffield farm’s festive fair spreads Christmas cheer

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Festive fun is underway at Whirlow Hall Farm as the popular Sheffield attraction stages its annual Christmas fair.

More than 6,000 visitors are expected to attend the event during the weekend, which offers seasonal entertainment for all ages.

Whirlow Hall Farm's Chritsmas fair is underway

Whirlow Hall Farm's Chritsmas fair is underway

There are numerous stalls housed in the farm’s barns selling both unique and handmade gifts, from homeware and jewellery to toys and locally brewed beers.

Meanwhile little ones are queueing up to meet Santa in the cosy farm house living room grotto, as well as a couple of his reindeers, which are waiting patiently outside.

There is also a food court selling mulled wine and mince pies, among other festive treats, and musical entertainment is being provided by local choirs performing festive songs.

Sarah Kerrigan, head of fundraising and events at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, said: “Our Christmas fair has become a well-known event in many people’s diaries and it’s great to see so many visitors each year.

“People particularly like the range of unusual stalls we have, where they can pick up unique Christmas gifts that can’t be found on the high street.”

The fair at the farm on Whirlow Lane is open between 10am and 3pm on today and tomorrow.

n Entry on the gate costs £3.50 for adults and children get in free. The entry fee to Santa’s grotto is £3 per child. Proceeds go to the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.