Victorian Christmas Fair comes to Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 16:46 15 November 2017

The storytelling tent at Mill Green Mill and Museum
Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council

The storytelling tent at Mill Green Mill and Museum Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council

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Step back in time at a Victorian Christmas Fair this month.

Mill Green Mill and Museum
Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council Mill Green Mill and Museum Picture: Welwyn Hatfield Council

Mill Green Mill and Museum will be hosting the event from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, November 26.

There will be Victorian street sellers, commercial stalls, and lots of children’s activities, including festive storytelling in the enchanted wood.

Little ones can meet Santa in his grotto and tell him what is on their Christmas lists this year.

Visitors can also have their pictures dressed up as Victorians.

Refreshments will include festive favourites such as mulled wine and mince pies.

Councillor Tony Kingsbury, executive member for policy and culture, said: “Whether you’re looking for a festive day out with the family, or to do some Christmas shopping with friends, the Victorian Christmas Fair is the perfect way to spend a day in the lead up to the most magical time of the year.

“I hope to see lots of people, young and old, enjoying an authentic Christmas event in the beautiful old mill and museum.”

Entry is £5 for adults (includes admission to the mill and museum), and free for children 16 years and younger.

Entry to the grotto and a gift from Santa is £5 per child, and siblings will see Santa together.

You can help Mill Green bag a ‘Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme’ by voting in Welwyn Hatfield stores during November and December. Mill Green applied for funding to cover the cost of up to £250 per school to help with their coach costs to visit the museum and take part in science week workshops, from March 13-16 next year, which is offered free to local schools.

Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.

For more information on the scheme, visit: www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/Category/the-tesco-bags-of-help-programme-tes2

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