Santa is set to pay a visit

Coquetdale Round Table's Santa Sleigh
Coquetdale Round Table's Santa Sleigh

Christmas spirit will be alive and kicking in Coquetdale this weekend as Santa pays a visit.

Hosted by Coquetdale Round Table, the jolly man in his red suit and sleigh will start his tour of the area on Sunday afternoon.

Youngsters in Longframlington will be the first to give him their Christmas lists from 3.30pm.

Once he makes sure he knows who is naughty or nice Santa will then travel to Rothbury and Thropton in the early evening.

His elves will be helping him keep on track so that no one misses out.

But of course Christmas isn’t just about children and the weekend after Christmas it’s the OAPs who get special treatment. The annual Coquetdale Round Table Senior Citizens’ Christmas dinner will take place in Rothbury’s Jubilee Hall on Saturday, December 27, from 12.30pm to 4pm, with doors opening at noon. Anyone wanting to attend but needing transport should contact Steve Buckley on 07789958782 or email

Muddy Boots

Father Christmas will be at Muddy Boots Café, Ingram. He will be there from 11am on Saturday, bringing free presents for U10s. Call 01665 578120.