We made our visit to see Father Christmas, it was the longest we have had to wait (an hour!) but as always, he was fantastic and truly worth the wait in the bitter cold.
Mr Bee and Father Christmas got on like a house on fire! Louie warned Santa not to eat too many mince pies and they had a good old giggle together, it was absolutely adorable.
After another warm cup of tea and a play on the heaving play park, we headed in to the gardens for the lights and labrynths trail starting from the church and ending in the house. We bumped in to one of Louie's school friends which made the day even more magical for him, as they ran together giggling along the way.
St Giles' was lit up in full glory and was a beautiful place to stand and watch the sun settle behind the trees on the shortest day of the year (whilst Louie spent aaaaages climbing a conifer...)
Another magical day spent at our lovely Calke, stunning as ever.