Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Reaseheath College this winter!
On Saturday 30th November 2019, there will be a day of festive fun at Reaseheath College, with an Etsy South Cheshire Christmas Market and a Christmas Food and Drink Festival being held on campus. You will be able to purchase Christmas plants and sustainably grown Christmas trees as well as cakes, butter and award-winning Reaseheath cheese. There will be opportunities to take part in festive workshops and activities plus we have a very special visit from Santa and his reindeer!
All are welcome to attend so come along and get yourself ready for the Christmas season!
Christmas Food and Drink Festival
Our Event Management students are holding a Christmas Food and Drink Festival in our new sports hall – the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some food and drink goodies!
Festive Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a Christmas-themed afternoon tea in the historic main hall of Reaseheath. The hall will be decorated for the occasion and Cheshire choir One Achord will be singing all of your favourite Christmas songs!
- Festive Afternoon Tea with prosecco – £23.50pp
- Festive Afternoon Tea with non-alcoholic drink – £19.50pp
View the menu
Prosecco (or non-alcoholic drink) on arrival.
A selection of finger sandwiches:
- Honey roasted ham with wholegrain mustard
- Turkey, stuffing and cranberry
- Egg mayonnaise with shallots and watercress
- Smoked salmon and crème fraîche
Served with pigs in blankets.
Freshly made scones
Cranberry and fruit scone with cinnamon, jam and clotted cream.
Assortment of mini festive desserts
- Mincemeat and cinnamon tart
- Christmas cake chocolate truffle
- Festive gingerbread biscuit
- Chocolate brownie
All served with tea and coffee.
Enjoy a Christmas-themed afternoon tea in the historic main hall of Reaseheath College. The hall will be decorated for the occasion and Cheshire choir One Achord will be singing all of your favourite Christmas songs!
Etsy South Cheshire Christmas Artisan Market
9.30am – 3.30pm
The 4th Christmas Artisan Market hosted by Etsy South Cheshire:
- Free entry
- Free goody bags for the first 50 adult visitors
- Over 50 stalls
- Mulled fruit punch and cakes
- Complimentary gift wrapping station
Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo
10am – 4pm
The Reaseheath’s Mini Zoo will be open throughout the day*. As well as the usual delights of being able to meet our huge range of animals you will also be able to have story time with Santa and have a go at making a present for the zoo animals.
To top it all off, drop-in and see Santa in his grotto 2-4pm!
Make enrichment presents for our animals to give to them at the end of the session:
- 11am – gifts for the meerkats
- 1pm – gifts for the mini monkeys
- 3pm – gifts for the raccoon dogs
Cost: £3 per person for 1 workshop
Maximum of 10 people per session, please book at the zoo reception on the day.
Birds of Prey
At 1pm there will be a birds of prey demonstration on the main lawn and at 2pm you can meet the birds near the Etsy Markets.
8th, 15th & 22nd December
Santa is returning to Reaseheath Zoo on 8th, 15th & 22nd December!
Make some magical memories meeting Santa in his grotto at the Reaseheath Zoo. Children will be able to meet have their photo taken and receive a gift.
Tickets to visit Santa’s grotto are online booking only*, visit our online store to book your place.
PLEASE NOTE – the grotto ticket price does not include zoo entry, this will be payable on the day (view prices).
*Bookings are not being taken for the event on 30th November – it will be first come first served on the day
Floral Wreath Making
£40pp, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Design and create a luxurious festive door wreath – no prior experience required.
Santa will be arriving at midday! After calling in to the Etsy Christmas Markets he will make his way up to the zoo for story time 1-2pm. He will then be in his zoo grotto for you to drop-in between 2-4pm.
- Santa’s Grotto – £5 per child
- Standard Zoo entrance fees also apply – view them here
Meet Santa’s adorable reindeer as they get some rest ahead of the big day! They will be outside the Main Hall 11:30am – 3:30pm.
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