SANTA Claus will be stopping off at the Head of Steam railway museum in Darlington next month.

He will be in his special grotto on December 8, 14, 15 and 21 between 10am and 4pm where children can go along and receive a special Christmas gift.

Other attractions will include mini-train rides, a reindeer trail, face painting and arts and crafts.

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The museum will also be sparkling with decorations and alive with Christmas music.

Pre-booking is essential and for more information call in at the museum on Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am to 3.30pm to pick up a Santa at the Station leaflet or contact the museum on 01325-460532.

Information can also be found at www.head-of-steam.co.uk