Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), were delighted to host Santa and his team of helpers last weekend with over 250 children from across the province eagerly waiting to meet the man himself. Families enjoyed a day of magical storytelling, crafty workshops, festive refreshments and of course helped feed Santa’s birds.
Castle Espie were delighted to announce the ‘Here comes Santa Event’ prize winner’ who was Michelle Flanagan from Cloughey. Michelle and her two sons Daniel and Matthew arrived down at Castle Espie to collect a massive teddy kindly donated by Wesley Jamison who is a volunteer at the centre.
Michelle Flannigan commented, “We had a great day out and the kids really enjoyed the storytelling and toasting marshmallows in the Crannog on the reserve. The event was well organised and we look forward to coming back to Castle Espie for other events in the New Year.” Maeve Curran, Marketing and Communications Manager at Castle Espie commented, “The atmosphere was fantastic over the weekend and it was great to see so many families enjoying the festive season with our staff and volunteers at Castle Espie.”
Castle Espie Wetland Centre is open Monday – Friday 10.00am- 4.00pm and stays open to 4.30 pm at weekends. The Centre is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information on events, news and sightings on the reserve visit wwt.org.uk/castleespie and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.