Christmas craft fair and family events at Souter Lighthouse

A landmark attraction will be home to all things festive this weekend.
A festive weekend is in store at the lighthouse.A festive weekend is in store at the lighthouse.
A festive weekend is in store at the lighthouse.

Souter Lighthouse is holding a host of Christmas events on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12.

The National Trust property’s popular Christmas craft fair is back, which organisers say offers visitors a more relaxed way of shopping between 11am and 4pm.

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Entry is free and visitors can browse locally hand made crafts, gifts, cards and jewellery across a range of stalls.

Children can also get creative at Souter’s ‘design your own Christmas stocking' event over the weekend.

Families can design and decorate a Christmas stocking in their own unique style, to keep or as a personalised gift for someone special.

The Trust said: “Father Christmas is sure to be impressed when he finds it hanging up on Christmas Eve! £4 per stocking. Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December. No need to book, drop by the Education Room upstairs from the admissions area/secondhand bookshop between 10am and 3pm.”

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Also running is Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail, where children can join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends, and give nature a helping hand.

The trail is in place between Saturday, December 11 and Friday, December 24 between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm, offering a chance to explore the lighthouse grounds and Whitburn Coastal Park.

Percy's little helpers can follow the trail in any order to discover games, including Wellie Hoopla and a Wheelbarrow Walk to gather food for wildlife, and seven activity stations.

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