IT WAS a hoot at the Aldingbourne Country Centre as children met owls and elves.
Hundreds of youngsters and their parents to enjoy a variety of festive activities during its late night shopping event.
The boys and girls were able to hold the four owls supplied by Owls 4 U before they met Santa’s elves in the heart of the woodland walk in his grotto.
They took the chance to write 136 letters to Santa with the promise of a reply.
Lancelot the festive pony met children in the courtyard along with three goats.
Classic Christmas films were watched by many in the woods.
The two-day event raised £1,582.02 for the Aldingbourne Trust.
This was boosted by £500 from Lloyds TSB.