Roves Farm Visitor Centre, for the seventh year running, will be opening its doors for a full day of festive fun during December.
Mischievous elves will be around every corner, guiding visitors to Bethlehem’s stable to meet the donkeys, before following thousands of fairy lights to Santa’s magical grotto. Each child visiting Santa will get a wrapped gift!
Owner, Rupert Burr, says ‘Roves Farm offers a fun, interactive way of learning about the origins of Christmas, by inviting visitors to dress up and join the farm animals in our traditional nativity plays performed throughout the day’. There are over 60 costumes of all shapes and sizes available, including angels, kings and shepherds! The farm’s Highland cow, donkeys, sheep and llama all have a key role to play.
New for 2010, is Mrs Christmas’ Post Office, where children can write and post their letters, or give them to Father Christmas himself, when they go to visit him in his grotto.
Glittery Kids Craft runs throughout the day, where children can snip, stick and decorate sparkling Christmas cards, lanterns and tree decorations to take home, leaving the mess with us!
The Granary Tearoom will be open for hot drinks, light snacks and festive treats, including mince pies and Christmas cake.
Also available is Pets Corner, Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas, Bale Stack with tunnels, Bouncy Castle and Electric and Pedal Tractors.
For more information and opening times please visit www.rovesfarm.co.uk or telephone (01793) 763939.
Kentwood Choir sing for the Prospect Hospice on 12 December, 3pm
Kentwood Choir will once again be singing Christmas Carols at Roves Farm Visitor Centre on Sunday 12 December at 3pm. The Kentwood Choir is one of Swindon’s best known choirs, and will perform the most popular festive carols amongst the farm’s sheep, llama, cows and donkeys. All proceeds will go to the Prospect Hospice in Swindon.
A large grand stand, made of straw bales, provides a fantastic auditorium to watch the concert, which takes place in Roves Farm’s Nativity Stable. The animals watch from their pens surrounding the stage! Children are invited to dress up and lead the donkey and sheep onto the stage during the carols. There are king, shepherd and angel costumes to fit everybody.
Rupert Burr, owner of the farm says “It is an absolutely fantastic concert, which allows everybody to get involved. Last year, even the donkey joined in with the singing!”
Tickets can be bought from Brookes’ Bakery in Highworth or from Roves Farm Visitor Centre. Tickets are £7 for adults and £4 for children, which includes a drink and mince pie. All proceeds will go to the Prospect Hospice.
For more information call Roves Farm on 01793 763939.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre
Sevenhampton, Nr Highworth, Swindon SN6 7QG