WITH Christmas on the horizon, the festive Birdworld elves are busy working away creating the park’s spectacular ‘winter wonderland’ ready to welcome families from this Sunday.

Now in its 17th year, the Birdworld Winter Wonderland experience consists of a unique walk-through grotto full of magical animated characters, sparkling lights and beautiful decorations. Visitors will also have the chance to meet the park’s reindeer who will be helping Santa throughout December, along with other friendly animals from the Jenny Wren Farm.

After enjoying the different winter scenes, the impish Birdworld elves will welcome families into their workshop before introducing the children to Santa to receive their present or a mince pie and a hot fruit punch for adults!

For Christmas shoppers, the Birdworld online shop also has some fantastic Christmas presents for any animal lover. Birdworld Experiences include penguin feeding, owl encounters, keeper for a day and junior farm keeper packages alongside amazing adoptions and annual passes to the 26-acre park.

Mark Anderson, general park manager at Birdworld, off the A325 between Bordon and Farnham, said: “Christmas is going to be a lot of fun at Birdworld this year. Not only will Santa Claus be making some special visits to our winter wonderland to help spread lots of festive cheer with our visitors, but we’ll also have some friendly animals visiting from the park’s Jenny Wren Farm to keep children of all ages entertained.

“We can’t wait for the festivities to start and look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors from across Surrey and Hampshire to Birdworld this Christmas.”

Located at Holt Pound, the park is open from 10am until 4.30pm with last admissions an hour before closing. To book a space for Birdworld’s Winter Wonderland, visit birdworld.co.uk/christmas or call 01420 22992.