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'Toboggan Run' feature added to church festival

23 November 2017


The people of the Parish Church of St Wulfram in Grantham are counting down to the return of the church’s very popular Christmas Tree Festival and Skating Rink. The event, which reportedly attracted over 10,000 visitors in 2015, will this year also include a special feature in the form of a ‘Toboggan Run.

Father Stuart Cradduck (Rector) has said that thanks to the generosity of Leisure Skate, the skate providers, the long-promised Toboggan Run will this year be in operation. “I really believe this will complement Granthams first skating rink and will add a whole new level of celebration and joy within the church,” Fr Stuart has said. We have over one-hundred Christmas trees promised to the festival from local businesses, community groups, schools and individuals, and I honestly cant wait!

Alongside this we are proud to be hosting the St Barnabas Christmas Grotto. Children young and old will be able to visit Father Christmas, and in hosting the grotto we are adding another opportunity for St Wulframs and the town to support the hospice. I am delighted to be able to make room for this to be part of this festival and for them to raise much needed funds.

The whole festival will begin with a candlelit procession from the Market Place at 5pm on Monday, 27th November, and the festival will then also be open from 10am–8pm TuesdayThursday and 10am9pm on Friday and Saturday, before finishing on the Sunday (3rd December) (after 11am), with last entry on that day at 3pm.

For further information and a link to tickets, please visit the St Wulframs website.