5th Dec, 2016

Santa stops off at Solihull grotto

Solihull Editorial 26th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A SPECIAL grotto which has been bringing Christmas to life for children in Solihull for the last two decades will open its doors for one day only on Saturday (November 28).

The handcrafted winter wonderland takes a week to build and has been getting bigger and better every year.

Santa and his helpers have set up shop in the Lyndon Methodist Church, on Melton Avenue, and will be around from 10am until noon.

The children will be able to explore the grotto which also includes a naivety area.

The mastermind behind the wonderland is Mike Goodard who has been designing and building it for the last 15 years.

Barbara Carstairs said: “They just love it, they come back year after year – they always say it is the best grotto they have gone to.”

Entry is £3 and this includes a present.

The youngsters will also be given a chance to have a picture taken with Father Christmas.

Money raised will be used to fund the upkeep of the church.