Santa is ‘sleighing’ them at Brookside

The sleigh has been designed so that Santa is as close as possible to the kids, whilst still abiding by the COVID safe rules

 In a year where COVID has impacted everything, Santa is keeping everyone safe at Brookside by bringing his beautiful wooden sleigh to help with social distancing. 

The bright red and gold sleigh maintains distance between Santa and the kids, however, has been designed so that there are no awkward, arms-length photos, with kids having fun in the back of the sleigh while Santa rides up front. 

Brookside Marketing Manager Christian Polglase says that the families who have already visited our ‘real’ Santa have loved that the photos don’t “scream COVID” and the new online booking system has meant that parents are seeing no lines and therefore no stress. 

“Santa engaged some industry experts when designing his sleigh so that he could be as close to the kids as allowed under current rules”, Mr Polglase said. 

He also mentioned that “the unique design angle of the sleigh means that the photo gives an impression of the kids being closer to Santa than they actually are. It is also large enough to hold the biggest of families too”. 

Santa will be visiting Brookside every day until Christmas, however with limited shopping centres offering Santa photos this year, spots are filling up fast. 

“If your kids want to ride in Santa’s sleigh, then Mums and Dads need to be quick to secure their place.”, Mr Polglase said. 

Bookings can be made via the Brookside website – 

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