Experience the magic of Santas on the Run at Charlton Farm!
This December, join the festive fun in the beautiful countryside setting of Charlton Farm, Bristol and North Somerset’s local children’s hospice. Your registration also includes 50% off the entry price into Noahs Ark Zoo Farm on the weekend of the event, to make it a truly memorable festive day out! If you visit Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm on the Sunday, there’s also a free delicious hot drink for every runner.
Cherished Christmas memories
Share this merry and bright day with family and friends as you jingle all the way through the scenic course that runs through the farmland and grounds of our Charlton Farm hospice in your festive fancy dress.
All ages and all abilities
Whether you're an avid runner or just want a leisurely walk, Santas on the Run is for everyone! Choose your pace and soak up the festive atmosphere, Santas on the Run isn’t a timed race, it’s about having yourselves a merry little Christmas!
Join us in the event village from midday to enjoy the festive atmosphere, before starting the run through a flurry of festive snow, with musical entertainment on the route. There will be a medal and festive goodie for everyone at the finish line.
Sign up today - places selling fast!
- Festive Full-price
- On sale until midday on Friday 1 December at midday
- Adult (16+) £12, Child (3-15 years) £6, Child (under 3) free
50% off admission at Noahs Ark Zoo Park Farm for runners and their families on 2 and 3 December
Unlimited Christmas cheer
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Festive fundraising for our families!
Getting festive this Christmas for Children’s Hospice South West is a way your family can help to raise vital funds to ensure that local children, young people and their families can continue to receive the care they need now and in the future.
We are asking each member of Team Santa to raise £25 which could help fund our 24-hour phone line so that even at Christmas, every call is answered.
Via email, you’ll receive your fundraising pack, all the printable downloads.
We will be sending a postal fundraising pack at the beginning of November with your runner number, however kick start your fundraising early by:
- Set up a JustGiving and share with friends and family on social media
- Join the Facebook event for festive fundraising ideas
- Hold your own festive themed event like a cake sale, Christmas quiz or raffle.
Your fundraising does make a real difference to over 550 families we are currently supporting this Christmas – every penny counts so no coin is too small.
It’s the easiest way to get sponsored. Let everyone know why you’re taking part and update your page with photos and videos. Share your page on social media, WhatsApp and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.
How your fundraising makes a big difference
Justine tells us about her son, Freddie, and how important Charlton Farm is to her family
It’s lovely to know you can come to Charlton Farm, where it’s calm and peaceful and you’re so supported, it’s like having a big, comfortable warm blanket around you. People are here to help and hug; it’s wonderful.
Text to donate
- To donate £5 text JINGLE 5 to 70560
- To donate £10 text JINGLE 10 to 70560
Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
What is Santas on the Run?
Santas on the Run is an untimed 2k accessible route around the grounds of Charlton Farm, where participants of any age can walk, jog or run dressed in their favourite Christmas-themed costume. You can take part with your friends, family, children, work colleagues or community group.
On the day we will have our Event Village open from midday, where you can join us for food and drinks, and a festive warm up, before the run starts at 1pm. There will be a snow machine and musical entertainment on the route, and you also receive 50% off entry into Noah Arm Zoo Farm on 2 and 3 December to make it a truly memorable day out!
Festive fancy dress ideas
We do not supply Santa suits as a part of your registration fee and have therefore reduced the entry fee to reflect this. This is to reduce the impact of single use Santa suits on the environment and also give you the opportunity to choose whether you want to be a Santa, reindeer, snowman, Christmas tree or just creative with any other festive attire.
We cannot wait to see what festive fancy dress you decide to take part in so here are some ideas below to get you thinking:
- Get creative with Christmas face paints
- Sleigh it like Santa – dress up in red and decorate your Santa beard
- Rock it like Rudolph- make reindeer ears with baubles!
- Twinkle like tinsel – create your outfit with Christmas decorations and lights!
- Sock it like a snowman
- Find a white t-shirt and decorate it with festive pictures!
- Make your own Christmas flag to carry
On the day
We are so excited to be welcoming you to Charlton Farm for Santas on the Run, and hope it will be a truly memorable way to kick start December with your friends and family.
We are not accepting on the day sign-ups for this event, so please do not come to Charlton Farm on the day. Thank you.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at the event, although we please ask that they are kept on leads and you clean up any mess that they leave.
Charlton Farm, Charlton Farm Rd, Charlton Dr, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PE
- 12 noon to 12.50pm Please arrive before 12.50pm to allow time to hand in your sponsorship, coin collection cards and gingerbread houses and take a chance to look around our Event Village.
- 12.35am: Best festive costume competitions
- 12.45am: Festive warm up
- 1.00pm: Santas on the Run!
- 1.00pm to 1.45pm: Complete the 2k circular route as fast or slow as you wish. As you cross the finish line you will collect your medal and festive treat.
- 2pm: Event village closes
When you get home
Add your photos from the day to the Facebook event.
On the day competitions
- Best festive fancy dress adult
- Best festive fancy dress child
- Best festive dress dog
- Best festive buggy