Santa Day – Great Success

santa-2016_-2It was probably the brightest, sunniest, but maybe coolest, time that Santa has visited the windmill on Sunday.

santa-z01A small crowd of admirers were waiting when he arrived on the Belper Rotary club motorised sledge.

They queued patiently to meet him inside the mill, which had been converted into a sparkling grotto.

Just over 100 children of all ages saw him and told him their needs – the youngest was only 2 weeks old- a record for the mill!

santa-line-up-2016-1Whilst waiting their turn, the guardians and children had a variety of activities to enjoy, including ‘hug a husky’ , a huge bric a brac stall and lots of good things to eat and drink.

Angela Ward (Chair of Friends of the windmill) said: ‘It’s been a great day and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves’ . She went on to particularly thank the many mill volunteers who had turned out to operate the various events and to look after Santa.

The family from Nether Heage with Santa are Rose (Rudolf hat only) and Daisy Mulchinock with mum, dad and grandma