Santa on board at theme park

Enjoy the winter animatronics on your visit to Santa's Magical Wonderland
Enjoy the winter animatronics on your visit to Santa's Magical Wonderland

M&D’s Theme Park is getting ready for an extra special Christmas with the opening of Santa’s Magical Wonderland and open-air skating rink.

Santa and his helpers will steam their way into M&D’s on a Christmas train packed full of presents and goodies on Friday at 4.45pm, marking the start of the Christmas season at M&D’s.

Knoxy from Clyde One will be on hand to help the crowd countdown to Santa’s arrival, and he won’t be coming alone, joined by Times & Speaker Cute Kids winner Sophia-Mae.

East Kilbride Figure Skating Club will dazzle visitors with a spectacular performance to officially open the ice-rink this festive season.

Matthew Taylor, managing director of M&D’s Theme Park, said: “This year is without a doubt shaping up to be our best Christmas yet. We have created a unique Christmas experience that children will remember for a long time.

“Greeted on arrival by Santa’s helpers, children will be led into a specially created 100-seat theatre to enjoy traditional style storytelling from the Storytelling Society.

“On their way to visit Santa, children will get the opportunity to meet Santa’s reindeer who will be onsite until December 22.

“Children will then visit Santa in his grotto and receive a special Christmas gift before moving on to enjoy Christmas scenes and winter animatronics, including a display from the Ice Queen and her pixies, in the Christmas Wonderland.

“The ice-rink has been a popular addition to Santa’s Magical Wonderland and this year it will remain at M&D’s until Sunday, February 16.”

Tickets for Santa’s Magical Wonderland costs from £7.95 for children and £5.25 for adults including tea or coffee and mince pie.

Tickets to M&D’s On Ice cost from (off peak) £5.25 for children, £6.25 for adults 16+, £8.25 for a toddler under five plus one adult and £19.75 for a family of four including one adult.

For more info visit M&D’s website