On Friday 18th December, the children, parents, grandparents and siblings of Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems (our term-time nursery) joined together for our magical Winter Wonderland Walk. Over 450 children and their families soaked up the festive atmosphere, on a walk of approximately half a mile, which took them through Jubilee’s farm to our private woodland which the children know so well.
Trees were twinkling with fairy lights, children’s artwork decorated the woodland and down a winding pathway, adorned with fairy lights, sat a magical cabin with a very special visitor from Lapland – Father Christmas. Mrs Christmas also joined him in her own pretty cottage and 300 children were incredibly excited to meet them, each receiving a special gift to take home. Other entertainment included Nursery staff carol singing, the nativity scene, Santa’s workshop with festive crafts including wooden reindeer and reindeer food for Christmas Eve, an abundance of singing, dancing Christmas toys and face painting.
This was our fifth annual Winter Wonderland Walk and each year it gets bigger and better. During the year, the children love their regular visits to the woods and so, turning it in to a magical kingdom for Christmas is the perfect surprise for them. The effort staff go to in making it truly special is testament to their dedication to the children’s happiness”
The event also supported Cancer Reasearch UK and over £500 was raised, with kind donations made by parents and nursery staff.
Nursery parent, Charlotte Watchorn said “It was our first winter wonderland walk and we were overwhelmed with the amount of effort staff had put into it. It was a great start to Christmas!”