Santa brings joy in Uckfield visits – see where he goes next

Santa and his sleigh are already a week into their rounds in Uckfield thanks to the town’s Lions Club.

The tour began when the sleigh came to late night shopping. Since then it has visited Church Coombe, Hunters Way, New Barn Lane, Sand Ridge, Pipers Field, Harcourt, Vernon and Selby Roads, Keld Drive and Avenue and Alexandra Road.

The Lions have also accompanied the sleigh on visits to Chailey Heritage and Forest Lodge Nursing Home where they captured the scene in the video below.



A warm welcome for Santa at Chailey Heritage.


Santa brings smiles to faces at Forest Lodge Nursing Home.

Where Santa goes next

Tomorrow afternoon the sleigh will be found at the Sussex Bonfire Societies’ carol service at Holy Cross Church and will go from there to Harlands Farm Estate.

On Monday it will be at Five Ash Down, Ashdown Place, and in Maresfield at Parklands and The Paddock.

On Tuesday the tour will take in Olives Meadow, Hempstead Gardens, and Linden Chase, then Knights Meadow and Roman Way.

On Thursday the sleigh will head to Castle Rise, Fernley Park, Wares Road and New Road.

Next weekend, on Sunday, Santa will go to Rocks Park and on Monday he will visit Forge Rise, Bridge Farm Road and West Park.

On Wednesday the sleigh will be in Manor Park South and on Thursday the tour will finish in Manor Park North.

Santa’s tour times can be seen in the Lions’ poster below:


Find Santa in his grotto at Llama Park

Father Christmas will also be found daily in his grotto at the Llama Park at Wych Cross until Saturday, December 24.

One of his visitors so far has been Wealden MP Nus Ghani who was invited to open the grotto at the beginning of the festive season.


Wealden MP Nus Ghani feeds a llama at the Llama Park, Wych Cross.


Santa chats with Wealden MP after she opens his grotto at the Llama Park, Wych Cross.

Gifts for guests at Lions’ Christmas party

About 100 guests were entertained by Uckfield Lions at a Christmas party at Nutley village hall on Saturday, December 3.

There was entertainment from the Hammerwood Bell Ringers from East Grinstead and from Pamela Marsh who sang songs from the 50s and 60s as well as Christmas songs.


The Hammerwood Bell Ringers entertain at a Christmas party organised by Uckfield Lions.

Bingo was played and afternoon tea was provided by Lions ladies and Santa handed presents to guests as they left.


Pamela Marsh sings songs from the 50s and 60s at the Uckfield Lions’ Christmas party.

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