A TRADITIONAL looking Father Christmas and his woodland helpers will be paying a visit to Kinver’s Rock Houses this December.

Staff and volunteers at the National Trust venue are inviting families to meet the festive figure, dressed in traditional green robes that were favoured before the festive figure’s outfit switched to red.

As well as visiting Father Christmas by the fireside in one of the historic Rock Houses, youngsters can make some wildlife friendly reindeer food to leave out on Christmas Eve, hang up a wish on the wishing tree and make a Christmas decoration to take home.

There’s also a chance to spot wooden gnomes hiding around the Rock Houses.

Claire Hales, visitor operations and experience manager at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, said: “We are really pleased that our special guest has carved out some time in his busy schedule to visit Kinver this December.

“We are looking forward to welcoming families to Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses to take part in lots of exciting festive activities on our Christmas weekends.”

Visits can be booked on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 or 17, from 10am to 2.30pm.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Tickets cost £10 per child which includes a gift from Father Christmas. A maximum of six children can visit Father Christmas at one time.

Admission is free for accompanying adults.

There is an admission fee to enter the property for visitors that aren’t members of the National Trust but this includes a free return visit to the Rock Houses for January or February, as only one Rock House is open for visitors.

Entry is free for National Trust members and little ones under five.

To book tickets, or for more information, call 0344 249 1895 or visit the National Trust website.