Christmas Grotto opens at centre

GROTTO: The festive scene at the Belle Vue Community Sports & Youth Centre, in Hartlepool.
GROTTO: The festive scene at the Belle Vue Community Sports & Youth Centre, in Hartlepool.

VISITORS to a community centre are in for a festive treat thanks to the launch of their new Christmas Grotto.

Belle Vue Community Sports & Youth Centre, in Kendal Road, Hartlepool, is all geared up for the festive season thanks to their Grotto which is now proudly in place inside the centre.

It opened at the end of last month and is already proving a big hit with young and old visitors to the centre.

The Grotto is open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

On Tuesdays, the Grotto is open between 9.30am and 11am, with story time due to take place between 9.30am and 10am.

On Saturday, Santa will be inside the centre between 11.30am and 1.30pm, with story time taking place between 11.30am and noon.

Meanwhile, on Sundays, the Grotto will be open between noon and 2pm, with story time taking place between noon and 12.30pm.

A centre spokeswoman said: “Come along and create magical memories with a Christmas story from Santa in our Grotto.”

A photograph with Santa Claus costs £1.50 while a visit with Santa, which includes a gift, costs £3.50.

Meanwhile, Belle Vue Community Sports & Youth Centre also provides a wrapping service throughout December for people looking to get their Christmas presents wrapped.

Meanwhile, a carol service will take place at the Kendal Road venue later this week.

Songs for Christmas will be held on Friday, December 6, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

For information either call into reception, the centre on (01429) 221832 or visit www.bellevuecentre.org.uk