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Get ready for some festive fun this season at Bowhill

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

This Christmas season prepare to have some fun at events for all the family at Bowhill House and Grounds.

To kick-start the festivities, families can join Santa, his elves, and some Christmas-jumper clad runners for a festive themed fun run of 1 mile or 5km through the grounds. Bowhill’s annual Santa Jog returns on Saturday 1st December at 11am and is open to visitors of all ages.

Joggers and spectators can heat up afterwards with a cosy cappuccino or a pigs-in-blankets roll. On the day price for the 5km is £10, or £7.50 for 1 mile – discounts are available for advance bookings.

There will also be a magical adaptation of Grimm’s tale, The Elves and the Shoemaker from 3pm on Saturday 1 December. It will be a colourful performance with puppets and of course, lots of lovely shoes.

One good turn deserves another, and this message is prevalent in Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s production of The Elves and the Shoemaker. A poor shoemaker has not enough money to pay his rent. He has enough materials to make one last pair of shoes or he will lose his shop! With the help of two mischievous Elves, he makes some unusual shoes that are very much appreciated and rewards the Elves in return.

Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for children and £25 for a family of four.

Christmas crafters can also create a sparkling festive wreath for their home at workshops held throughout December at Bowhill House and Grounds.

A handmade Christmas garland adds a personal touch to home decorations and the team at Bowhill will provide all the materials to make the wreaths as colourful, fragrant, elaborate or subtle as desired. A hot drink, mince pie and step-by-step tuition will also be provided making the workshops suitable for experienced and novice crafters alike. 

Wreath making workshops take place from 10am-12pm on 4th, 5th and 6th December, 2-4pm on 11th December and 6-8pm on 12th December.

The two hour workshops cost £25 per person and can be booked by calling 01750 22204.

Helen Currie, House Manager at Bowhill House and Grounds, said: “Our fun, festive events are the perfect way to get into the spirit of Christmas this season. Families can have a packed day out and enjoy the Santa Jog and the Grimm’s tale puppet show on the same day.

“Our wreath making workshops have proved very popular in previous years and are a great activity to do with family and friends to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

“We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Bowhill and I’d urge anyone interested in our festive events to book in advance to secure their place.”

For more information visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/events or follow @BowhillHouse on Facebook and Instagram. To book any of the above events please call 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk.