Winter Wonderland Event
A Special Winter Wonderland Trail At Bendrigg Trust
Santa has been visiting Bendrigg for many years but this year he has asked us to host a special event that will help to spread some Christmas joy to local disabled people and their families!
The Bendrigg Elves have created a Winter Wonderland trail through our accessible 15 acre grounds where you can explore and keep your eyes peeled to tick off 12 fabulous festive installations! From nutcrackers & reindeers to candy canes and snowmen, the Bendrigg Elves have really gone to tinsel town for this special event.
Our Yurt will be transformed into Santa’s grotto and although the big man himself won’t be here (we think he’s got stuck in the tube slide!), one of our very friendly Bendrigg Elves will be waiting to present you with a small gift.
Thanks to funding from The Hadfield Trust & Windermere & Ambleside Lions, this event is free to attend. However all places MUST be pre-booked on our booking portal. To make things as safe as possible for everyone, bookings will allow a maximum of 1 family bubble (6 people) or one class bubble per time slot. Booking arrival times will be staggered by 30 minutes to allow plenty of time and space in-between each family, there shouldn’t be more than 2 families on site at any one time and in our 15 acre grounds you’ll barley notice there is anyone else here.
Please refer to the further information below if you have any questions. Once you book your place you’ll receive a confirmation email with further information about parking, toilets etc.
Dates & Times
This event will be held between Friday 18th – Wednesday 23rd December and you must book to attend. Bookings will be available from 9am in 30 minute slots with last entry at 4:30pm.
How long will we have to do the trail?
The trail will take about 40 minutes to walk around depending on the speed you wander.
Will there be other families on site?
Booking arrivals will be staggered by 30 minutes and families will have 1 hour to explore the trail ensuring safe social distancing along the trail in our 15 acre grounds (you’ll barely notice there is any one else here!). To make things as safe as possible for everyone booking will allow a maximum of 1 family/household bubble up to 6 people per time slot. The only other people in the grounds will be Bendrigg Staff.
How Much Does It Cost?
This event is free of charge, there is no pressure to do so, but if you would like to make a donation there will be a box on the day for cash donations or you can make a donation online here.
Are Bendrigg Covid ‘Good to Go’?
Yes Bendrigg are ‘Covid Good to Go’ and will adhere to all government guidelines to keep you safe. We ask that you please remain responsible ensuring your family do the same in order to keep our staff safe. (Social distancing, face masks inside & hand washing/sanitising) more details will be sent upon booking but if you’d like to read any of our policies please go to our website here.
Can you travel to Bendrigg to access this service?
If you live in a Tier 3 area you should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including Cumbria which is in Tier 2. There are exemptions to this, for example, ‘to access voluntary, charitable or youth services’. To this end, with the procedures we have in place, we are able to accept families from local, Tier 3 areas who are in need of this service. More information on the Tier 3 restrictions can be found on the Government website here. We ask that you check the guidance and if you believe you come under the exemptions described, we are happy to accept your booking. Please contact us on 01539723766 Mon-Fri 9-5 if you have any questions.
Might the event be cancelled?
We may need to cancel this event at short notice and we will notify you as soon as possible if this is the case. As the event is ‘free of charge’, we will not need to make any refund to you.
Book your place here :
Should you have any further questions after reading the above information please contact our team 9-5 on 01539 723766. Please note that we are currently running on reduced staff capacity and will endeavour to respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible, thank you for your patience.