Free festive fun to be launched in Selby village

November 28th, 2017 by Sandy

Selby village will be launching its festive fun days this weekend. Christmas Wonderland events will take place on 3rd and 10th December, both Sundays, from 11am to 4pm, at the Drax Skylark Centre in Barlow. It includes an elves workshop, taking inspiration from festive folklore from all over the world.

Organising the events is Andy Koss, who is CEO of Drax Power. The CEO said the Selby and Goole festive calendar has got the Drax’s Christmas event established for many years and the Drax Visitor Centre has organised a different experience, researched by their team, which combines some of our traditions with those inspired by countries as far away as the Philippines, Ukraine and Austria. He explained that they have created a wider celebration of Christmas and the insight into how festive seasons are celebrated across the world, will be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

Visitors to the free event will be transported to the Skylarke Centre from the main gate by one of the new electric tour buses by Drax. The centre will be transformed into an Elves Workshop walk-through. It will host activities and crafts that includes face-painting and lantern making. Outdoors, the children can try waking up Krampus, an evil creature borrowed from Austrian folklore. Other highlights include a woodland depiction of an ancient Ukranian legend, two Christmas quiz trails at the nature reserve woodland, marshmallows roasted over a fire-pit and a pushchair friendly route over a hard track. All are free events and booking is not needed. The last entry is at 3:30pm. and donations are welcome to charity.