Father Christmas will be pulling up in his tractor at the Farm Centre in Heaton Park to sample the hot chestnuts and listen to children’s wish lists.
He will be there on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 and in his grotto from noon until 3pm on both days. There is a charge of £2 for the grotto and 50 per cent of the proceeds will go to The Kingfisher Community School, a special school for primary age children who have severe and complex learning difficulties.
Gifts and craft will be on sale at the Christmas Fair from 11am until 4pm with a great selection of cards and wrapping paper, children's books, painted glass, woodcrafts and hand made boxes, it will be a great place to start your Christmas shopping.
There will be opportunities for children to join in some craft activities, and children's entertainers will be performing. Christmas trees, wreaths and seasonal plants will be on sale in the Farm Yard.
Festive music is sure to get all visitors in the Christmas spirit and Friends of Heaton Hall will be running guided tours of Heaton Hall from noon until 3pm. Or if you prefer the great outdoors you can take a guided winter walk in one of Europe's biggest parks, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
The Stables Cafè will be serving seasonal fare for those who work up an appetite. It opens at 9.30am until 3.30pm.
Councillor Mike Kane, Executive Member for Arts and Leisure, said: "Come along to award-winning Heaton Park for a great Christmas event. You can pick up your tree and maybe and a present or two, while taking in the stunning Heaton Hall and getting some fresh air."
For more information call Pete Davenport at Heaton Park on 0161 773 1085 X213
Margaret Blackburn, tel: 0161 234 4014