Festive fun at Mercia Marina

Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019

THE festive season is in full swing at Mercia Marina with Santa’s Floating Grotto and musical entertainment among the Christmas offerings.

The Trent & Mersey marina at Willington, is festooned with lights and a host of Christmas trees, with visitors able to take a special fun festive photo to use on social media or to create a personalised card at the bandstand.

xmas mercia400 19Winter woodland

There is also a special winter woodland in the Piazza building where visitors are invited to take in more than 30 illuminated trees and festive music.

Santa’s Floating Grotto is running every weekend in December up until the 22nd.  Each child receives a Christmas gift with the cost of £7 for children and just £1 for adults who accompany them.  The price includes a short boat trip around the marina.

Bedazzled boardwalk

Shops at the marina will open late every Friday in the run up to Christmas Day lit by a bedazzled boardwalk with trees and lights.  There will also be musical entertainment every weekend from local groups and returning artistes, from 1pm to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

xmas mercia 19Children, parents and staff from Findern Community Pre-School will be visiting the marina during December after walking there as part of their annual Santa Stroll event.  Following the walk, they will be greeted by Santa himself in his winter woodland and treated to a trip on Santa’s Floating Grotto where they will receive a gift.

A special time at the marina

Tony Preston, Sales and Marketing Manager of Mercia Marina, explained:

“This is a magical time of year and it is always a special time at the marina with so much happening and you could say all your Christmases have come at Mercia, whether staying in a holiday lodge over Christmas or just coming over to do shopping with a difference."