Hoot for owls and Elves in Aldingbourne

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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.