Festive fun for all as Santa is set to visit the House of Dun

BOTH adults and children are sure to be delighted by festive fun this December at the National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun.

It is all set to get under way on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, because there is a special visit from Santa Claus and a seasonal craft fair that visit the property.

In Santa’s grotto at the beautiful Angus house, Santa will be eager to collect children’s Christmas letters and will listen to their wishes for Christmas day. He will also be bringing along special gifts as early Christmas presents, which children are welcome to open before visiting a festive crafty workshop.

And for older visitors, there will be a chance to catch up on some Christmas shopping from the range of locally produced crafts that will be for sale throughout the property, while the courtyard hosts both the Angus linen weavers and Angus craft association.

Café Dun will also be open throughout the day, allowing families to round off their visit with a selection of delicious lunches and cakes.

The event runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on both days.

Admission to the craft fair costs £1 for adults while tickets to see Santa are £5 for children.

Also on Saturday at 6 p.m. music will fill the air in a festive evening Carol Concert.

Against the stunning backdrop of the Grade A listed Georgian House, carollers from Montrose Academy will perform some festive favourites in the open air, in association with the Angus Members’ Centre.

The festive fun continues with the search for Santa’s reindeer on 15,16, 22 and 23 December. This is where younger visitors are needed to follow the trail, solve the clues and help Santa remember his reindeer names in time for Christmas Eve.

It costs £2 per child for the trail, which includes a small prize.

The shop, stocked with a range of fine festive gifts and more will also be open on weekends throughout December until Sunday, December 23.