YOUNGSTERS are able to visit Father Christmas during a meet and greet in a hotel on Thursday.

Father Christmas will be at his grotto and will give children a present at the Barley Mow in Pendle, on Thursday, Decmeber 21 between 5pm and 7pm.

Children also visited the festive man at the Forest hotel in Fence on Sunday.

Sean Kirkley, general manager at the Forest, which is ran by the Seafood Pub Company, said: “The dine with Santa events have been really popular with families this Christmas and we’ve received some really positive feedback from everyone who has met Father Christmas so far."