BOYS and girls from Somerset will be able to meet Santa Claus at a Christmas tree farm in the county in December 2021.

Father Christmas will be taking up residence once again at Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm from December 4 onwards and any donations will go to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Nick Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is based at Middle Hill Farm in Langford Budville, said: “We’re delighted this year to have Father Christmas with us once again on selected days in the run up to Christmas.

"He already popped in to meet shoppers last weekend and earlier this week but is back now in earnest for December and ready to meet all the children who would like to tell him their Christmas wishes.

“Each child who visits Father Christmas will be given an age-appropriate gift and parents/guardians are welcome to take photos of their child during the visit."

All that is asked is for a small donation to the charity chosen, which can be dropped into the collection box in the shop.

Father Christmas will be in at certain times on two weekends, starting this weekend, in the run up to Christmas – December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12.

"He will be back with us again for our late-night open evenings on Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10, from 5pm until 7pm,” Hendy said.

Paula Garret, Area Fundraiser, from CHSW said: “Every penny raised at Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm is essential to help fund the work we do and we’re very grateful to everyone who helps fundraise for Children’s Hospice South West by visiting Father Christmas and making a donation.

On Saturdays, December 4 and 11, Father Christmas will be at the Christmas tree farm from 10am until 5pm and on Sundays, December 5 and 12, from 11am until 3pm.

Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm is now open from 9am until 5pm every day excluding Saturdays, when it’s open 9am until 6pm and Sundays, when it’s open 10am until 4pm.

It will also be open every weeknight until 8pm from now until December 10, excluding Saturday, December 4, where it will be open 9am until 6pm and Sunday, December 5, 10am until 4pm.