CHILDREN are being given the chance to take part in a community hub's twist on the traditional Santa's grotto this Christmas.

That's after staff and volunteers at The TCR Hub, in Barnard Castle, developed a new sELFie trail in the grounds.

Developed by reception manager, Vicky Taylor, the volunteers prodcues an 11-point question trail with each question leading to a point in the grounds with a festive theme and their naughty elves.

The trail costs £5 per child with a prize and goody bag.

It will be open on Saturday, December 15, at 10am and then from Monday, December 17 to Saturday, December 22.

All profits will go towards the Hub's community business.

Rachel Tweddle, of the Hub, said: "We wanted to do something unique to the area and different from the usual grotto formula. We wanted to use our volunteers skills and talents and the trail does just that."

Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.