Embrace the festive spirit and get your Christmas shopping wrapped up early with a visit to Derwen College Christmas Fayre from 24 to 26 November.

The three-day seasonal extravaganza offers something for everyone, including a popular Christmas Market, an audience with Santa and an array of shopping and eating opportunities. There’s even the chance to meet two adorable miniature donkeys.

The Christmas Fayre – from Friday, 24 November to Sunday, 26 November – will see a host of local artisan producers selling festive food, gifts, crafts and decorations. The market stalls will be offering unique hand-crafted present ideas alongside Derwen College’s own Garden Centre and Gift Shop merchandise. There’s also a bar and live music. There will be late night shopping on Friday until 8pm, followed by Saturday opening (10am–4pm) and Sunday opening (10am–4pm).

Santa will be reading stories, while Mrs Christmas hands out gifts and chats to youngsters from their Christmas Kitchen on all three days (booking essential at https://derwen.me/AudienceWithSanta).

Youngsters can meet two cute miniature donkeys from Dinky Donkeys. The loveable little donkeys are just 32 inches tall, and adore a bit of fuss and a photo opportunity.

There will be festive food available to buy in the Walled Garden Café on all three days.

Throughout December, The Garden Centre & Gift Shop promises a sparkly festive welcome, with the sale of Christmas trees, Derwen Charity Christmas cards, seasonal plants, wreaths, decorations, and unique gifts and hampers. The Vintage Advantage charity shop will be brimming with yuletide pre-loved treasures including Christmas fashions, gifts and homeware.

The Orangery Restaurant will be starting its Christmas Menu on Monday, 27 November, and then serving Monday to Friday until 15 December (deposits and pre-booking required for groups of more than six).

What’s more, customers to our Derwen Marketplace will be supporting Derwen College students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in their learning and work experience. At the same time, customers will be raising money for Derwen Charity, which further supports students with SEND to reach their aspirations.

To find out more about Christmas at Derwen and how to book your visit to meet Santa and Mrs Christmas, visit the website at www.derwen.ac.uk