Santa Claus all set for series of special visits

Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club is helping Santa on his rounds.
Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club is helping Santa on his rounds.

Father Christmas and his sleigh will be flying in to several north Northumberland communities over the next few weeks to spread festive cheer.

Santa Claus will be making the series of magical appearances to hear the wishes of children, courtesy of The Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth.

The group will make the stop-offs for its annual Christmas collection in aid of various charities and local good causes, including HospiceCare North Northumberland, Amble RNLI, the Great North Air Ambulance Service and Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care charity.

Father Christmas and his team of helpers will be visiting the likes of Amble, Warkworth, Hadston and Red Row, among other places, and his visits will be in the early evening, unless stated.

The first stop is on Wednesday, December 9, at Red Row and Hadston North.

This will be followed by an appearance at Hadston South on Thursday, December 10.

The next day, Santa and his crew will be stopping at Amble West, starting at West Crescent.

Amble Central will be the next port of call on Monday, December 14, and then Amble East on Tuesday, December 15.

Santa will be popping in to Amble South, including the 50 new houses, on Wednesday, December 16, before arriving in Warkworth South on Thursday, December 17.

It’s a busy time for Father Christmas on Friday, December 18, as he heads to Amble (Gibson Street, Cemetery Road and Mariners’ View) and then Warkworth North.

He will be in Amble’s Queen Street on Saturday, December 19, in the morning only.

His last stop will be at Acklington and North Broomhill on Monday, December 21.

The club’s community service chairman Mike Frisch, who will be Santa for some of the visits, said: “Father Christmas is looking forward to the visits.

“He loves coming to the area. It is a lovely place to see from the air and he loves to see the smile on children’s faces.”