Due to the success of last year's event the Bendrigg Winter Wonderland Trail is back!
Santa has been visiting Bendrigg for many years but this year he has asked us to host a special event that will help to spread some Christmas joy to local disabled people and their families!
The Bendrigg Elves have created a Winter Wonderland trail through our accessible 15 acre grounds where you can explore and keep your eyes peeled to tick off a range off fabulous festive installations! From nutcrackers & reindeers to candy canes and snowmen, the Bendrigg Elves have really gone to tinsel town for this special event.
Our Yurt will be transformed into Santa's grotto and although the big man himself won't be here, one of our very friendly Bendrigg Elves will be waiting to present you with a small gift.
We have worked hard to keep the cost as low as possible for families and are heavily subsidising this event. All places MUST be pre-booked on our booking portal. To make things as safe as possible for everyone, we are limiting numbers for each start time.
Please refer to the further information below if you have any questions. Once you book your place you'll receive a confirmation email with further information about parking, toilets etc.
Dates & Times
This event will be held between Thursday 16th - Tuesday 21st December and you must book to attend. Bookings will be available at specific start times to make sure we do not have too many people on site at any one time.
How long will we have to do the trail?
The trail will take about 40 minutes to walk around depending on the speed you wander.
Will there be other families on site?
Booking arrivals will be staggered, and families will have 1 hour to explore the trail ensuring safe social distancing in our 15 acre grounds. The only other people in the grounds will be Bendrigg Staff.
How Much Does It Cost?
We have worked hard to keep this event as affordable as possible for families. Participants (children or adults who will be receiving a gift) are £9.60 per person. All adults and carers (not receiving gifts!) go free. You will be asked to pay at the time of booking.
Are there any refreshments available?
New for this year we will be opening up our main Lodge kitchen and dining area for simple caf food. A selection of food and drink will be available to purchase including soup, tray bakes, hot chocolate, tea, coffee and mulled wine. Card payment methods will be available.
Are Bendrigg Covid 'Good to Go'?
Yes Bendrigg are 'Covid Good to Go' and will adhere to all government guidelines to keep you safe. Whilst there are currently no restrictions in place we appreciate that this may change as the event gets closer. We will monitor all guidance and contact you if anything changes. Full refunds will be available if we need to cancel the event due to a change in the Government guidelines. We ask that you please remain responsible ensuring your family do the same in order to keep our staff safe. (Social distancing, face masks inside & hand washing/sanitising) more details will be sent upon booking but if you'd like to read any of our policies please go to our website here.
Can you travel to Bendrigg to access this service?
Please do not visit Bendrigg if you or anyone in your household have Covid-19 symptoms. More information on Covid-19 symptoms can be found on the NHS website here.
Might the event be cancelled?
We may need to cancel this event at short notice (for example due to Covid or extreme weather) and we will notify you as soon as possible if this is the case. If we need to cancel the event then we will contact you about a refund.
Should you have any further questions after reading the above information please contact our team Monday - Friday 9-5 on 01539 723766. Please note that we are currently running on reduced staff capacity and will endeavour to respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible, thank you for your patience.