AN award-winning Santa's grotto is in Barnsley in the run-up to the big day.

Children can write a letter to Father Christmas and take a peek inside the Worsbrough Mill workshop where the elves have been busy preparing for the big day, before finally meeting with the man himself.

Also new for this year is the Christmas gift and food fair, which will be hosted in the grounds of the mill.

Dates for the grotto are December 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 10.30am to 4pm, with a special evening event taking place on December 19 from 4pm to 7.30pm.

Click here for booking details.