I had the pleasure of experiencing the Christmas atmosphere earlier today at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.
I was warmly greeted by Lady Heather Robinson who showed me around the lovely Artisan Christmas Markets where you can buy some nice jewellery, knitwear and nick nacks for Christmas.
Restaurant “Buffers” was serving up some fabulous food, mulled wine and hot chocolate and treats. Heather left me to the train where I boarded the Santa Express at the station enjoying the train ride through Oakfield’s magnificent woodlands to meet Santa and his little helper’s not forgetting bear himself!
All the boys and girls who have been good this year received special gifts from Santa and a certificate for being on the good list. (I even got one)!
It was time to hop back on the train to Buffers, Oakfield’s beautiful bistro, for a free glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, making sure to post your Christmas letter to Santa in the Post Box.
Children will love the Elf Workshop and a marquee full of crafts, games and story-telling.
On the Santa Express, children must be well supervised by a parent or guardian, whom throughout the experience, have full responsibility for that child. Bring some warm and waterproof clothing, sit back and relax and savour the experience.
Adult admission – includes free hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine. You can book through this link http://www.oakfieldpark.com/events/ or Tel 074 9173068/73922