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Newham Grange Farm gets festive transformation

Middlesbrough's Newham Grange Farm has undertaken a festive transformation with an illuminated light trail and animal sculptures.

The new light trail has been installed around the edges of the farm alongside lit animal sculptures including mini unicorns, penguins, woodland creatures and reindeer.

In a further Christmas attraction, little ones can help Ellis the Elf find his lost decorations around the farm, including a bauble, reindeer ears and a star.

There is a special surprise for anyone who can spot all six.

Birds of Prey sessions will return on the Saturdays of December 8, 15 and 22 and festive arts and craft activities are available in the Activity Room each day.

In addition, staff at the farm welcomed some winter newborns last week when its sow gave birth to a number of piglets.

Cllr Denise Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Commercial Services, said: “The farm has had a fantastic year and has undergone a number of improvements including a revamp of the Discovery Barn and new play frames have made a huge difference to play areas. 

“Visitor figures have increased rapidly and the farm’s end of summer event and Halloween activities proved extremely popular.

“The additions of the illuminated trails and a visit from Ellis the Elf this December has really added some fantastic festive spirit – and of course the addition of the piglets is an adorable bonus for families to enjoy.”

Festive activities at Newham Grange Farm will run until December 31 and there are no extra charges.

Extended opening times during the Christmas period and general admission prices can be found at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/newhamgrange