It’s fes­tive fun at the ru­ral mu­seum farm

Big fam­ily day out

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

Stargaz­ing, carol-singing, a pan­tomime and a fes­tive craft fair all form part of an ac­tion-packed pro­gramme planned for the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life’s Christ­mas Fair at the farm this Sun­day.

This spe­cial fes­tive coun­try­side cel­e­bra­tion in­cludes the chance to see don­keys in a Christ­mas na­tiv­ity scene at the mu­seum’s his­toric work­ing farm, en­joy sto­ry­telling ses­sions and meet Shet­land ponies, goats and al­pacas in the an­i­mal mar­quee.

KYBO the­atre group will present their Santa’s Magic Work­shop pan­tomime in the main build­ing where vis­i­tors can meet Santa and lis­ten to car­ols per­formed by Glas­gow Youth Choir.

The event also fea­tures craft­mak­ing ses­sions and a craft fair with stalls selling sea­sonal gifts in­clud­ing hand-crafted dec­o­ra­tions, wreaths, jew­ellery and ham­pers.

Fam­i­lies can learn about heav­enly con­stel­la­tions with the Cly­des­dale As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety and book an elf-driven trac­tor ride to the farm to en­joy scented po­man­der-mak­ing and tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian par­lour games in the farm­house, plus stock-judg­ing in the farm­yard.

They can also see the mu­seum’s mag­nif­i­cent Cly­des­dale horses as well as cat­tle, pigs, sheep, hens and High­land cat­tle, Air­gread II and Ceo V.

Tick­ets to the event also al­low vis­i­tors to dis­cover the story of Scot­land’s ru­ral past through the fas­ci­nat­ing ex­hibits and dis­plays in the mu­seum gal­leries.

Gen­eral man­ager Shirley Maciver said: “This is one of our most pop­u­lar events and fea­tures a host of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages. It’s a great way to dis­cover some of the coun­try­side tra­di­tions of Christ­mas past and to en­joy a fes­tive fam­ily day to­gether.”

The event runs from 10am to 4.30pm. Tick­ets cost £10/£9/£6.

Stock­ing filly St Ken­neth’s pupil Rona Leg­gat de­liv­ers a gi­ant Christ­mas stock­ing to Anna the Cly­des­dale

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